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    1City Hall Closed
    **First Friday Street Closure**
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    Events for October

    1st

    All of the day

    City Hall Closed

    Rockland City Hall

    Parking lot paving.  City Hall will be closed today.

    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    **First Friday Street Closure**

    Main Street

    Main Street will be closed on Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the First Friday Art Walk.  Lower Main Street will remain open, and there will be access thru Glovers Passage.

    Events for October

    2nd

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    4Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    5
    5Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Energy Advisory Committee
    Planning Board Meeting
    6
    6Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    7
    7Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Virtual Camden Conference Talk: Joseph McDonnell
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    Events for October

    3rd

    No Events
    Events for October

    4th

    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Click here for Meeting Notice

    Click here for Agenda

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               September 30, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL, 270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     Authorization for Retail Alcohol Sales at the Rockland Farmer’s Market

    Set Agenda for 10/13/2021 Regular Meeting

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

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                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    Events for October

    5th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Energy Advisory Committee

    Zoom Meeting

    Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee

    Rockland, ME

    Agenda: 10/05/21, 5:00-6:30 PM           Zoom only

     

    1.      Review and vote to approve minutes of 07/06/21 meeting 
    2.      Public Comment 
    3.      Additions to agenda 
    4.      Ecological considerations for Solar Development: Finalize approval of document to submit to City Council, Ret

     

     
    5.      Wind Power: Guideline Development. Update, Shawn 
    6.      Heat Pump Project: City of Portland, Sustainability Office “Electrify Everything” Project.  Model and/or support for a similar program here 
    7.      Solarize Rockland Project: Ideas related to a group buy of solar panels   George, Emma 
    8.      Borrego Project: Update 
    9.      Consideration of ow well Robert’s Rules have served us and vote whether or not to consider an alternative or “Watered down version”. 
    Review of Tasks 
    Close 

    1st Tues  zoom link

    Topic: Energy Advisory Committee

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    Events for October

    6th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for October

    7th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Virtual Camden Conference Talk: Joseph McDonnell

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Joseph McDonnell

    The United States, China and Europe, the three largest economies in the world, have long established trading relationships and partnerships on various common interests with each other; now, however, each has a strained relationship with the other two. The US and China are partners, competitors and adversaries in a complex relationship that has become increasingly hostile as China’s growth has threatened America’s hegemony. The US aims to check China’s advances in technology, commerce and military capability through a coalition of allies. But Europe has now become China’s largest trading partner and it does not want to be drawn into the growing tension between the United States and China. The interests of Europe and the United States diverged during the Trump administration and thus far have not come back into alignment with the United States. To complicate matters, each has its own domestic challenges. McDonnell’s talk will examine these tangled relationships. A Q&A period will follow the talk.

    Joseph W. McDonnell, a professor of Public Policy and Management at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine (USM), has observed and visited China many times over the past twenty years. In 2013, he secured a Confucius Institute for USM and served as its director until 2018. McDonnell has authored articles on China that have appeared in the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. He came to Maine in 2011 to serve as dean of the professional schools at USM and subsequently also served as USM provost. Prior to coming to Maine, McDonnell served as dean of the business school at Stony Brook University in New York.

    For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on October 7 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line. This program will be recorded and archived to YouTube after the event. Limited seating may also be available at the Library for a few area residents to view the program “live” on the Community Room projector.

    This talk is presented in anticipation of the 35th annual Camden Conference, titled Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad, which will take place February 25-27, 2022. To see more community events sponsored by the Camden Conference, visit camdenconference.org/events.

    Events for October

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    Events for October

    9th

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    11City Offices Closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
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    12Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee
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    13Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Harbor Trail Committee
    Special Council Meeting – Safe Harbors Informational Meeting
    Council Meeting
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    14Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Film Screening: Night of the Living Dead
    Candidate’s night
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    Events for October

    10th

    No Events
    Events for October

    12th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    04:00 PM

    Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee

    Zoom Meeting

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    Events for October

    13th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    04:00 PM

    Harbor Trail Committee

    Zoom Meeting

    Rockland Harbor Trail Committee Agenda Oct 13, 2021
    Welcome/Introductions:
    Approval of Minutes:
    Old Business:
     Status of sidewalk extension on Atlantic St
     Update on historic marker design
     wooden post
     Layout of Ingraham Point Marker
     Update on Sandy Beach Bathroom
     Update on connection to Ferry terminal park
     Update of trail panels arrival date?
     Update on extension of trail in Snow Marine Park
     Update on possible Beach cleanup – Date?
    New Business:
    Adjourn:

    Events for October

    14th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Film Screening: Night of the Living Dead

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join us for a spooky screening of the classic 1968 horror film that inspired a generation of zombie movies. Directed by George A. Romero and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea, the film centers on a group of people in rural western Pennsylvania who find themselves besieged by undead creatures. Seeking shelter in an isolated farmhouse, they must survive the night amid the hungry ghouls….

    This event will be held in-person at the Rockland Public Library, located at 80 Union Street, with limited seating, and simultaneously streamed over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on October 14.

    Events for October

    15th

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    Events for October

    16th

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    18Police Review Committee – first meeting
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    19Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Bicycle Maintenance Workshop with Erik DaSilva
    Planning Board Meeting
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    20Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
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    21Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    The Gatherings: A Zoom Talk with Shirley Hager and T. Dana Mitchel
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    22Friends of Rockland Public Library BOOK SALE!!!
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    23Friends of Rockland Public Library BOOK SALE!!!
    Drug Take Back Day
    Events for October

    17th

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    Events for October

    18th

    06:00 PM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Catching Up With The Classics is a book group that meets monthly. We will now being meeting in person, in the Children’s Garden, while the weather is nice. The book for October with Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

    We’ll follow that in November with James Baldwin’s, Go Tell It On the Mountain. We’ll close out the year with Willa Cather’s My Antonia.

    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.

    Events for October

    19th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    04:00 PM

    Bicycle Maintenance Workshop with Erik DaSilva

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    This event is an educational hands-on session for tweens, teens, and adults on bicycle maintenance. Erik DaSilva, safety education manager for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, will provide tools, equipment, and guidance for participants to work on their own bikes. Bring your bike and curiosity! Rain location: the Library’s Community Room.

    The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) works to make Maine a better place to bike and walk. They work to expand biking in Maine, improve bike and pedestrian safety, pass bike- and ped-friendly laws, and spread a love of being active to children and adults alike. The BCM is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded predominantly by donations—help make Maine better for biking and walking. Visit bikemaine.org to learn more!

    This event can accommodate up to eight people (or eight small groups – i.e. a couple, or a parent and children). Registration is required. Please call the library at (207) 594-0310 or stop by the checkout desk to claim your spot! For more information, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for October

    20th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    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.

    Fall continues with Booker Prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns for October; November’s pick is Deacon King Kong by James McBride.

    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 October

    21st

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    The Gatherings: A Zoom Talk with Shirley Hager and T. Dana Mitchel

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations (University of Toronto Press, 2021), written by fourteen Wabanaki and non-Native co-authors, tells the story of a series of cross-cultural meetings. From 1987 to 1993, Shirley Hager a series of weekend-long meetings between Indigenous and non-Native individuals throughout the Gulf of Maine bioregion, in Wabanaki territory. They sought to explore some of the most pressing questions at the heart of Truth and Healing efforts in the United States and Canada. In this book, she and her co-authors share the lessons they learned, and continue to learn, through their ongoing relationships. The Gatherings shows how indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can come together to create meaningful and lasting relationships. In this event, two of the co-authors will share their experiences in these meetings as well as stories about the book’s creation.

    Shirley N. Hager is a retired associate professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Currently, she serves with the Friends (Quaker) Committee on Maine Public Policy and chairs its Committee on Tribal-State Relations.

    T. Dana Mitchell is a Panawahpskek/Penobscot from the Bear Clan. His people carry the name of the river they live on, the Penobscot, which runs through central and eastern Maine. As Dana describes it, the river is their highway, their lifeline, and their bloodline. Dana grew up on Panawahpskek with thirteen siblings, descendants of a long line of tribal leaders.

    For Zoom links, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for October

    22nd

    01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Public Library BOOK SALE!!!

    Flanagan Community Center

    Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Rockland Public Library Fall Book Sale!

    The October 22 and 23 event will take place in the Flanagan Recreational Center on Limerock Street in Rockland. Friday hours are 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book fans take note: each day will be BYOB — Bring Your Own Bag book sale. Fill a (reasonably sized) bag with books for only $10!

    Events for October

    23rd

    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Public Library BOOK SALE!!!

    Flanagan Community Center

    Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Rockland Public Library Fall Book Sale!

    The October 22 and 23 event will take place in the Flanagan Recreational Center on Limerock Street in Rockland. Friday hours are 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book fans take note: each day will be BYOB — Bring Your Own Bag book sale. Fill a (reasonably sized) bag with books for only $10!

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    26Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
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    27Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
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    28United Healthcare Medicare Community Meeting
    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Poetry Reading- Dave Morrison
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    Events for October

    24th

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    25th

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    Events for October

    26th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for October

    27th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for October

    28th

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    United Healthcare Medicare Community Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    United Healthcare Medicare Community Meeting

    Come one, come all!

    Learn about United Healthcare Medicare Advantage and their special needs plans.

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Poetry Reading- Dave Morrison

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Maine poet Dave Morrison will celebrate the release of his new collection of poems with a reading in the Community Room. “A Murder of Crows Descended, Displacing an Exultation of Larks” is Morrison’s 16th book of poetry.

    This in-person event will offer limited seating and attendees will be asked to wear masks. There will be a simultaneous free livestream to Morrison’s Facebook page.

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    Alerts & Announcements

    ** ROAD CLOSURE ALERT** Main Street from the Park Street intersection to Summer Street will be closed on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the First Friday Art Walk. Access will be available via Glovers Passage.
    You can now re-register your vehicle with on-lineRapid Renewal
    Community input requested on the downtown waterfront -The Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee wants to hear from you. Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RocklandDW

    Latest City of Rockland News

    What’s Going On Locally?

    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
    Get directions