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    1Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    2Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Energy Advisory Committee
    Planning Board Meeting RESCHEDULED
    3
    3Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Mclain School Committee
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    4Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Susan Conley Presents Landslide, in Conversation with Richard Russo
    Ad Hoc Downtown Traffic Pattern Study Committee Meeting
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    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

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    03:00 PM

    Mclain School Committee

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    • Project update
    • Discuss potential rezoning whether the Committee wishes to weigh in

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    4th

    07:00 PM

    Susan Conley Presents Landslide, in Conversation with Richard Russo

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    In this event, hosted over Zoom by Knopf and co-sponsored by Maine libraries, Susan Conley will discuss her remarkable new novel, Landslide.

    Susan Conley is the author of five critically-acclaimed books. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Harvard Review, and others. She’s won the Maine Book Award and the Maine Award for Publishing Excellence and is co-founder of the Telling Room, a creative writing lab for kids in Portland, Maine.

    Richard Russo is the author of nine novels, two collections of stories, and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls. He lives in Portland, Maine.

    For the link to register, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 5 p.m. on March 4.

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    Ad Hoc Downtown Traffic Pattern Study Committee Meeting

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    Traffic & Pedestrians – Goals, Facts, Positions

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    Special Council Meeting – Executive Session
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    9Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    10Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Harbor Trail Committee
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    11Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Shredding Paper: A Zoom Author Talk by Michael Hillard
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    05:00 PM

    Rockland Port District

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    05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Executive Session

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               March 5, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY,   MARCH 8, 2021 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE AGENDA-SETTING MEETING THAT BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

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     Executive Session Pursuant to 1 M.R.S. 405(6)(F)

    For Hardship Tax Abatement Hearings.

     THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY

    VIA ZOOM AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    06:00 PM

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               March 5, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 AT

    6:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

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    OR BY PHONE AT 1-646-558-8656

    THIS MEETING IS ALSO BEING LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303.  PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, MAIL AND IN PERSON ON ZOOM.  EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CITY MANAGER AT tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

     

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                    STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    REGULAR MEETING                                AGENDA                               March 8, 2021

     

    1. Roll Call
    2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    3. Public Forum of not more than 30 minutes (5 min. limit each speaker)
    4. Council/Manager Response to Public Comment
    5. Meeting Notice
    6. Reading of the Record
    7. Reports:
    8. City Manager’s Report
    9. City Attorney’s Report
    10. Other Official’s Report
    11. Mayor’s Report

     

    1. Consent Agenda: None

     

    1. Licenses and Permits:
    2. Lodging House License – Lindsey Guest House
    3. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Park Street Grille
    4. Liquor License – Clan MacLaren
    5. Liquor License – Roselyn Thai Fine Cuisine
    6. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Trackside Station Restaurant
    7. Liquor License – Home Kitchen Café
    8. Liquor License – The Landings Restaurant
    9. Lodging House License – Ripples Inn
    10. Lodging House, Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – 250 Main Hotel
    11. Lodging House License – 410 Main Street LLC
    12. Liquor License – Primo Restaurant

     

    1. Resolves:

    #11  Encouraging Passage of Revenue-Neutral Fee on Carbon Fuels                        Councilor Dorr

    #12  Appointments – Boards, Commissions & Committees                                        Mayor Glaser

    #13  Accepting Donations – Library                                                                               City Council

    #14  Accepting Donations – MacDougal Park Walking Path                                      City Council

     

    1. Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:

    #39  Chapter 19, Section 19-302  Definitions; Accessory Apartments                     Councilors Davis & Dorr

    # 5   Discontinuance of a Portion of Knowlton St.                                                        Councilor MacLellan-Ruf

    # 6   Chapter 19, Section 19-302  Definitions; Structure                                                     Councilor MacLellan-Ruf

    # 7   Chapter 19, Section 19-304  Unattached Accessory Apts Prohibited                       Councilor Davis

     

    1. Ordinances in First Reading:

    # 1  Chapter 19, Section 19-302 Renewable Energy Projects (Post. 1/11/21)                  Councilor Davis

    # 8  Chapter 19, Section 19-304  Res. A Zone Condition Use; Housing                  Councilors Davis & Austin

    # 9  Chapter 2, Article XVI  Parks & Rec Director                                                        Councilor MacLellan-Ruf

    #10 Chapter 13, Articles I & II  Parks & Rec Director                                                  Councilor MacLellan-Ruf

    #11  Chapter 19, Section 19-302  Parking Facilities, Lots & Structures                    Councilor Austin

    #12  Chapter 19, Section 19-304  DT Zone Regs; Parking Structures                        Councilor Austin

     

    1. Orders:

    #12  Authorizing Transfer of Funds – Meadow Brook Bridge Project                      City Manager

    #13  Authorizing Transfer of Funds – Library Painting Project                                  City Manager

    #14  Accepting Grant Funds – Fire Dept. PPE; COVID-19 Grant                               City Manager

    #15  Authorizing Reserve Fund Expenditure – Historical Society LED Project      City Manager

     

    1. Adjournment.
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    04:00 PM

    Harbor Trail Committee

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    Events for March

    11th

    06:30 PM

    Shredding Paper: A Zoom Author Talk by Michael Hillard

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Dr. Michael Hillard

    From the early 20th century until the 1960s, Maine led the nation in paper production. Then the industry slid toward failure. What happened? Dr. Michael Hillard’s accessible and fascinating new book, Shredding Paper, uncovers the history behind the rise and fall of Maine’s mighty paper industry. Through a retelling of labor relations and worker experiences, Hillard paints a grim portrait of the doomed paper industry that centers blue-collar workers and families.

    Michael Hillard is Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Maine. He has published widely in the fields of labor relations, labor and working class history, and the political economy of labor and capitalism. Dr. Hillard regularly provides expert testimony in Maine on macroeconomics and employment issues affecting working people.

    Please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend.

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    16Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    17Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
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    18Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Waterlovers! Meet the St. George River Canoe Trail: A Zoom Talk by Meg Rasmussen
    Ad Hoc Downtown Traffic Pattern Study Committee Meeting
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    03:00 PM

    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Broaden Your Literary Horizons with Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group!

    Launched in 2020, the Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (CFDG) enjoys lively and thought-provoking conversations about celebrated novels by prize-winning international authors. The group currently meets via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes new members. The Library invites interested readers to contact: pking@ rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Maureen Anne Jennings facilitates the CFDG. Maureen is an author and editor who lives in Rockland. Her fiction includes Bartender Wanted and One Too Many, as well as work published in various anthologies.

    The early 2021 schedule continues with Agent Running in the Field by John le Carre on March 17; and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo on April 21.

    The CFDG’s 2020 reading list covered novels that received or were finalists for major international literary prizes, such as the Pulitzer, Booker, National Book, Pen Faulkner, and Dublin International Literary awards. Selected titles included Sing, Unburied Sing; The Underground Railroad; Elsey Come Home; An American Marriage; The Friend; Fates and Furies; Exit West; Machines Like Me; Behold the Dreamers; and Clock Dance.

    Events for March

    18th

    06:30 PM

    Waterlovers! Meet the St. George River Canoe Trail: A Zoom Talk by Meg Rasmussen

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Meg Rasmussen

    Waterlovers! Meet the St. George River Canoe Trail: A Zoom Talk by Meg RasmussenFor everyone interested in canoeing and kayaking, Meg Rasmussen, Executive Director of the Georges River Land Trust, will present a photographic excursion highlighting access points, rapids, portages, and historical points of interest featured in GRLT’s river trail map.

    The St. George River flows through rich farmland, still forests, and seven lakes on its 51-mile journey from Lake St. George to Muscungus Bay, and boasts amazing opportunities to see wildlife along the way. Tune in and plan your paddling adventures this summer!

    The Georges River Land Trusts’ mission is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences. GRLT is a network of conservation easements, trails, and preserves protecting more than 4,000 acres with 60+ miles of public trails.

    For a link to this Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

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    22Historic Preservation Committee
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    24Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    25Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Seed Saving: Why Me? – A Zoom Talk with Lisa Millette
    Ad Hoc Downtown Traffic Pattern Study Committee Meeting
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    06:30 PM

    Seed Saving: Why Me? – A Zoom Talk with Lisa Millette

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Lisa Millette

    The vegetables, herbs, and flowers grown in the U.S. today came from all around the world, yet we are slowly losing the diversity of our seed stock. In this talk, we will cover a brief history of how seed varieties came to our country and its importance and relevance today—especially in the face of climate change. We will end discussing some easy varieties and techniques to begin saving seeds on your own.

    Lisa Millette has over 11 years of experience growing annual vegetables, herbs, and flowers, including 3 years leading the seed saving operations at the Biodynamic seed initiative: Turtle Tree Seed. She currently resides in South Thomaston and works as a Community Development Officer at the Island Institute. When not dreaming of her garden, Lisa enjoys cross-country skiing, learning about and practicing yoga, and curling up with her cat, a good book, and a cup of tea.

    To join, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

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    Alerts & Announcements

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
    You can now re-register your vehicle with on-lineRapid Renewal
    Property Tax Abatement Deadline is March 26, 2021.
    The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 9th. Thank you!

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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History of Rockland or Doing business here.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
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    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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