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    1Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Energy Advisory Committee
    Planning Board Meeting
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    2Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    3Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    More Than Meets the Eye: A Zoom Maine Author Talk by Margie Patlak
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    Events for June

    1st

    05:00 PM

    Energy Advisory Committee

    Zoom Meeting

    Agenda: Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting – Rockland, Maine

    Tuesday   06/01/21, 5:00-6:30

     

     

    1.      5:00 PM Review / approval of minutes – 5 minutes

     

     
    2.      Additional agenda items, Public comment-Group consensus for time allotted

     

     
    3.      Review and approval of definitions for the various types of solar arrays to be considered for zoning approval in Rockland.  20 minutes

    Committee members prepared with wording for definitions in addition to those discussed at last meeting.                                                                 Connie/Davis

     

    Brief discussion and vote
    4.      Preliminary placement of solar categories on zoning map of Rockland in preparation for meeting with Planning Committee 45 minutes

    Committee to have reviewed map on Google drive.                  Davis/Connie

     

    Group discussion and vote
    5.      Establish process to set joint meeting with Planning Committee to discuss our recommendations. 15 minutes

     

    Identify and distribute tasks
    6.      Adjourn 6:30

     

     

     

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    3rd

    06:30 PM

    More Than Meets the Eye: A Zoom Maine Author Talk by Margie Patlak

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    For award-winning science writer Margie Patlak, exploring the unique nature of the Maine coast opens a door to deeper ties and insights. Watching a striped monarch caterpillar transform into a chartreuse pendant dabbed with gold, she realizes the limits of life and what is passed between generations. Tides show how fleeting time is, and clouds and weather reveal greater forces that take away all illusions of control. She also explores the continental collisions that thrust up and fractured Maine’s mountains; digs into the latest scientific thinking on how animals navigate; and exults in the dizzy dance of plankton under the microscope. Even moose, fox, and fishers reveal more than meets the eye. These facets of the natural world speak a hidden language Patlak translates with her scientific knowledge and reflection. In this talk, Patlak will read from her book, discuss her writing process, and answer questions.

    Margie Patlak is an award-winning science writer and memoirist who has written hundreds of articles about the environment, neuroscience, biomedical research, and technology for popular publications such as Discover magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many others; and her personal essays have appeared in a number of literary journals and newspapers. She has degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies and divides her time between Philadelphia and Corea, Maine.

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

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    9Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Harbor Trail Committee
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    10Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    A Virtual Concert by Carlos Pavan
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    12Friends of Rockland Public Library Annual Book & Plant Sale
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    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

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    Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee

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    Topic: Rockland Downtown Waterfront Planning Project – Committee Meeting

    Time: Jun 8, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

     

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    Harbor Trail Committee

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    Rockland Harbor Trail Committee Agenda June 9, 2021

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    Welcome/Introductions:
    Approval of Minutes:
    Old Business:
     Update of trail panels – pricing?
     Update on Mathew’s painting project
     Update on Dragon Field maintenance
     Update on Sandy Beach Bathroom
     Update on connection to Ferry terminal park
     Update on south end of trail
     Invite to Rockland Main Street Inc Director?
    New Business:
     $$$$$$$$$
     Other
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    Events for June

    10th

    06:30 PM

    A Virtual Concert by Carlos Pavan

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Carlos Pavan skillfully blends Argentine tango and folklore rhythms with classical and jazz concepts. Described as having “striking music and great originality” by Classical Guitar Magazine, he is part of a new wave of modern classical guitar composers working from a mix of traditions and influences. Pavan will perform some of his incredible work for the library in this virtual concert.

    Carlos Pavan was born in Argentina and has been living in New York since 2000. He is a former student of maestro Jorge Morel, Dave Smey (Brooklyn Conservatory), and Pablo Ziegler (A. Piazzolla’s pianist). Carlos has performed internationally in France, Canada, Portugal, Ireland, and Japan, and has recorded three albums. He is currently the artistic director and composer of the Park Slope Chamber Players.

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

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    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Public Library Annual Book & Plant Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join us on the Library lawn for the Annual Book & Plant Sale! All proceeds go directly to Library programming and materials. Special Friends-Only preview sale starts at 8:30, general public may shop at 9:00 am. If you have books or plants to donate, please email Rebecca at friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com. See you there!

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    15Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee
    Energy Advisory Committee
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    16Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
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    17Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    The Infiltrators: A Virtual Film Screening
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    13th

    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Public Library Annual Book & Plant Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join us on the Library lawn for the Annual Book & Plant Sale! All proceeds go directly to Library programming and materials. Special Friends-Only preview sale starts at 8:30, general public may shop at 9:00 am. If you have books or plants to donate, please email Rebecca at friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com. See you there!

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    Energy Advisory Committee

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    Agenda: 06/15/21, 5:00-6:30 PM

    1. Review and vote to approve minutes of 06/01/21 meeting

     

    1. Public Comment

     

    1. Additions to agenda

     

    1. Solar Ordinance recommendations to City Council Clarifications – Brief round of committee views – VOTE
    2. Zoning related to Community Benefit/Distribution stipulation Standard Solar Development: No Community Benefit related to distribution is stipulated related to distribution, Rockland residents may have access to 15% discount, but not preferentially.

    Current Zoning: Industrial only

     

    1. Standard Community Solar with distribution stipulation: Distribution to Rockland residences preferentially at standard 15% (Subscription model)

    Current Zoning: Industrial only

     

    1. Community Owned Solar, “Ownership shares model”: Ownership shares are bought by citizens or the Municipality leading to “cost of production” price for power after investment is paid off. Share purchased by the City (Municipal shares) may be distributed to municipal entities, such as school electric bills or to certain sectors of the population within the City, such as the electric bill for Main St. businesses, Non profit groups, low income residences.
    2. Current Zoning: All zones except Residential A, AA

     

    1. Other models brought before the committee.

     

    1. Size standards for zoning

    Use size standards in acres rather than amount of energy produced to differentiate size of project.

    Brief round of committee views,   VOTE

    1. Small <2.5 acres
    2. Medium 2.5-20 acres
    3. Large 20+ acres
    1. Should we recommend inclusion/consideration of other benefits/Impacts in ordinance?

    Brief round of committee views,   VOTE

    1. Viewscape/environmental/social impact
    2. Safety
    3. Surface water management
    4. Site maintenance/decommissioning
    5. Potential tax revenue

    5.Presentation to City Council July 12, 2021

    1. Proposal: Changes to Chapter 19 of Ordinances
    2.    Renewable Energy Projects: Separated and addressed separately
    3.    Solar Projects: Recommendations and other considerations
    4. Future Planning and Request for clarification of how to serve needs of City Council
    Events for June

    16th

    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.

    June’s selection is Trust Exercise by Susan Choi, which won the National Book Award for 2019. For July we’ll be reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

    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 June

    17th

    06:30 PM

    The Infiltrators: A Virtual Film Screening

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    We are thrilled to host our third virtual film screening of the year. Please note that unlike our typical Thursday night programs, it will not be recorded and archived to YouTube.

    The Infiltrators, a 2019 film by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, is the true story of two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested by Border Patrol and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center. The film follows Marco and Viri, members of a group of radical Dreamers who are on a mission to stop deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. The film is a co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting.

    This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).

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

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    21Virtual Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    22Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    23Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    24Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Mainely Power: A Zoom Maine Author Talk by Matt Cost
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    21st

    06:00 PM

    Virtual Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Catching Up With The Classics is an online book group that meets monthly via Zoom. The book schedule for the next couple months is as follows:

    June 21st- The Red Tent by Anita Diament

    July 19th- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

    We’re always looking for new readers! Email pking@rocklandmaine.gov for more info, or call the Library, 207-594-0310, to request a book title.

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    06:30 PM

    Mainely Power: A Zoom Maine Author Talk by Matt Cost

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Mystery author Matt Cost will provide a reading from his book Mainely Power, which was selected as the Maine Humanities Council’s ReadME fiction book for 2021. Set in Brunswick, Maine, the novel features a colorful cast and thrilling suspense. Goff Langdon, private detective and mystery bookshop owner, must untangle a web of intrigue when he is hired for a case and framed for not one, but two murders. After the reading, Cost will answer questions, share his writing process, and discuss other topics related to mystery novels.

    Matt Cost is the award-winning author of the Mainely Mystery series. He has two novels set to be released in 2021: Wolfe Trap, the start of a new mystery series, in June, and Love in a Time of Hate, a historical fiction novel, in August. Over the years, Cost has owned a video store, a mystery bookstore, and a gym. He has also taught history and coached just about every sport imaginable. Cost now spends his days at the computer, writing. He lives in Brunswick, Maine with his wife, Harper and two dogs.

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

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    • Discussion of RFP content and structure

     

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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.

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