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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
ROCKLAND CITY HALL WILL BE REOPENING ON JUNE 1ST. FOUR (4) CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME. THE PUBLIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.
Thompson Meadow Road is closed effective Monday, September 16th, 2019. Approximate re-opening schedule is 30 days.

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    Upcoming & Current Events

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    1Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    2Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
    Council Workshop – Recreation Center Discussion
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    3Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    4Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Trailblazing Women Author Talk for Kids
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
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    5Virtual Presentation: Hiking & Nature Talk with Aislinn Sarnacki
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    Events for June

    1st

    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                           May 29, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY,  JUNE  1, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Discussion:  Pleasant Street Tax Increment Financing District

    Set Agenda for 06/08/2020 Regular Meeting

     

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 893 1729 5704 Password: 621647

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

     

     

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    ITEMS FOR 06/08/2020 REGULAR MEETING:                                               June 1, 2020

     

    Communications:  None.

     

    Licenses and Permits:

    1. Liquor License – Hill’s Seafood
    2. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Myrtle Street Tavern
    3. Liquor License – Claws, Inc.
    4. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – In Good Company
    5. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Café Miranda
    6. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Ada’s Kitchen
    7. Lodging House License – Limerock Bed & Breakfast

     

    Resolves:

    #26  Accepting Donations – Library

    #27  Accepting Donations – Garden Group

    #28  Accepting Donation – Fuel Assistance Program

    #29  Recognition – Edith Dondis (100th Birthday)

     

    Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:

    #16  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-303  Flag Lots & Duplexes; C3 Zone

    #17  Authorizing Quit Claim Deed – 38 Dodge Mountain Road

     

    Ordinances in First Reading:

    #18  Ch. 13, Article IV  Pesticide Use Ordinance

    #19  Ch. 19, Secs. 19-302 & 309  Micro Community-Based Renewable Energy Projects

    #20  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-305  Manufactured Housing & Mobile Home Parks

     

    Orders:

    #20  Authorizing SHIP Grant Application & Acceptance

    #21  Authorizing Use of City Property – Café Miranda

    #22  Authorizing Outdoor Service of Alcohol – Rotary, Inc.

    #23  Calling Election & Setting Poll Times – July 14, 2020

     

    Consent Agenda:

     

    Events for June

    2nd

    05:30 PM

    Council Workshop – Recreation Center Discussion

    Zoom Meeting

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    May 27, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Discussion:  Recreation Center/Flanagan Center

     

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 874 4310 4216 Password: 915702

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

     

     

     

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for June

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    4th

    02:00 PM

    Trailblazing Women Author Talk for Kids

    Perfect for ages 7-13.

    Join us on to celebrate Trailblazing Women with a book talk on “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator).

    Trailblazing Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the First African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her outstanding poetry. From Chicago, Gwendolyn wrote about “real life” from a young age.

    Suzanne Slade and Cozbi Cabrera teamed up in “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” (released in April 2020) to explore Gwendolyn’s amazing path and poetry, as well as the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression.

    During this virtual engagement, you will hear the read-aloud of the book, learn about the surprising 5+ year research process (primary source research) in a fun and relatable way, and have the opportunity to investigate the author/illustrator’s collaboration and inspiration in this fabulous children’s book about this iconic woman.

    This program will be moderator by PBS Chicago’s Tim Russell, VP of Community Engagement.

    Events for June

    5th

    06:30 PM

    Virtual Presentation: Hiking & Nature Talk with Aislinn Sarnacki

    Reporter Aislinn Sarnacki

    Reporter Aislinn Sarnacki will present a Virtual Hiking and Nature Talk via the Zoom platform. Sarnacki is a reporter at the Bangor Daily News and the editor of Act Out, a section of the BDN that features stories, videos, and other content about a wide variety of outdoor activities, nature, and conservation. She produces a weekly column about hiking trails and other outdoor destinations throughout Maine. Additionally, Sarnacki has authored three hiking guidebooks: “Family-Friendly Hikes in Maine” (2017), “Maine Hikes off the Beaten Path” (2018) and “Dog-Friendly Hikes in Maine” (2019).

    Sarnacki will talk about some great hiking trails and nature walks in the Midcoast area, sharing a selection of photos from her adventures. She’ll also talk about her job at the Bangor Daily News, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how she produces her video series and what it’s like to be a reporter in the Maine outdoors. The talk will end with a Q&A session. Bring your questions about wildlife photography, ticks, trail etiquette, camping, and more. To request a link to attend via Zoom, please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4:30pm on June 4th.

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    8Council Meeting
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    9Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    “How Maine Are You?” Online Trivia Night, Part 2
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    10Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    11Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Rockland Public Library Concert: John & Rachel Nicholas
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    06:30 PM

    “How Maine Are You?” Online Trivia Night, Part 2

    Patty King with 1820 Maine map

    In honor of the Maine State Bicentennial, the Rockland Public Library presents Part Two of “How Maine Are You?” trivia night. The evening will feature four rounds of trivia and participants will play for the honor of being known as the “Master of All Things Dirigo.” Rockland resident Rodney Lynch is the current Dirigo Master, having bested participants at the first trivia night in May.

    This casual and fun night will be presented via Zoom and co-hosted by librarians Shane Billings and Patty King. To request a link to the event, which is necessary to participate, email pking@rocklandmaine.gov. Participants may play as a team or as individuals.

    For more information and with questions, contact Patty King at the library at 594-0310, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or pking@rocklandmaine.gov.

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    06:30 PM

    Rockland Public Library Concert: John & Rachel Nicholas

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Rachel and John Nicholas

    John and Rachel Nicholas have been making music together for more than 30 years. Their compelling songs are anchored in the history of folk, roots, and popular music and tell stories that are deep and true. Their soulful harmonies have been described as singing “with one voice.”

    Their most recent EP, ‘House of Dreams,’ was released in August 2016 and spent a total of seven weeks on WERU’s most played CDs. From their previous release -‘Here You Are’ – their songs ‘People Like Us’ and ‘America, It’s You’ were both award winning entrants in The Great American Songwriting Contest in 2009.

    Since moving to Midcoast Maine in 2012, they have become known for hosting a music series at Harbor Square Gallery for six years as well as their collaborative band, The Lowdown, with fellow singer-songwriter David Dodson. They have also become regular features at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival. They have shared the stage with Dave Mallett, Patty Larkin, Chris Smither, Paul Sullivan, Mary Gauthier and many others throughout New England.

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    16Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    17Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Contemporary Book Club Online
    Council Workshop – Pesticides
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    18Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Contemporary Book Club Online

    Rockland Public Library’s Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group will meet via the Zoom platform on Wednesday, June 17th at 3pm. This month’s focus is The Friend, the 2018 critically acclaimed novel by Sigrid Nunez. The novel addresses themes of grief and mourning, while also focusing on the love between human beings and dogs. The Friend won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. To attend the discussion, please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov for a Zoom link.

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    23Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    24Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    25Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Presentation: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    02:00 PM

    Virtual Presentation: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

    Sheila Kirby

    Ann Luther

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the effort, while also providing a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind, choices that continue to echo 100 years later. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done. This program is co-sponsored by League of Women Voters – Midcoast.

    This will be a Zoom presentation- please email Shane at sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov for registration information.

    For more virtual events from us and around the State of Maine go the Statewide Virtual Calendar

     

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    10:30 AM

    Facebook LIVE Storybook with Ms. Jenn

    Miss Jenn

    Celebrate Summer Reading Program with 5 weeks of LIVE storytimes with Ms. Jenn on the Rockland Public Library Facebook page. Ms. Jenn will read, sing, and introduce you to fun activities like Fairytale Yoga & Pocket Dice dance moves. This interactive storytime will include fairytale songs and stories to get your mind and body moving!

    Ms. Jenn will be live on Mondays at 10:30 AM on June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, (no Ms. Jenn on July 27th), & Aug 3rd.

    Join us live at our Facebook page or watch the recordings at a later date. Looking for more stories? Miss Katie provides three virtual storytimes a week on YouTube & Facebook.

    For more information about Summer Reading Program email Miss Katie at kdrago@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for June

    30th

    Alerts & Announcements

    Visit http://www.maine.portcall.com/ for latest cruise ship schedules.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
    ROCKLAND CITY HALL WILL BE REOPENING ON JUNE 1ST. FOUR (4) CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME. THE PUBLIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.
    Thompson Meadow Road is closed effective Monday, September 16th, 2019. Approximate re-opening schedule is 30 days.

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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
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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