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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.
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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    April 29, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Presentation – Harbor Management Plan Update

    Set Agenda for May 11, 2020 Regular Monthly Meeting

     

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT https://zoom.us/j/821403776?pwd=ODdVOTByR2xVWEZjbzRPWG5QeGZ5UT09

    Meeting ID: 850 3784 2239  Password: 019011

    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 05/11/2020 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA:                            May 4, 2020

     

    Communications:  None

     

    Licenses and Permits:

    1. Liquor, Entertainment & Lodging House Licenses – Rockland Harbor Hotel
    2. Liquor License – Sammy’s Deluxe
    3. Liquor License – Up In Smoke BBQ
    4. Entertainment Licenser – Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
    5. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Rock Harbor Pub
    6. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Café Miranda
    7. Medical Marijuana Production Facility – Scrimshaw

     

    Resolves:

    #22  Participation in MMA WC Safety Initiative Program

    #23  Commendation – K. Elwell

    #24  Accepting Donation – Fire Department

    #25  Accepting Donations – Library

     

    Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:  None

     

    Ordinances in First Reading:

    #16  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-303  General Provisions; C3 Zone, Flag Lots

          #17  Quit Claim Deed – 38 Dodge Mountain Road

     

    Orders:

    #17  Authorizing Tax Anticipation Note Borrowing

    #18  Authorizing Closure of Main St. & Use of City Property

     

    Consent Agenda:

     

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    11Council Meeting (via Zoom)
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    12Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    13Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Rockland Port District
    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review
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    14Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    Council Meeting (via Zoom)

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

    CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

    May 6, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 AT

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

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    SEE BELOW FOR AGENDA

     

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

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

    Meeting ID: 819 0822 2738 Password: 026484

    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

    REGULAR MEETING                               AGENDA                              May 11, 2020

     

    1. Roll Call
    2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    3. Public Forum (comments should be emailed to tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov)
    4. Council/Manager Response to Public Comments
    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. Liquor, Entertainment & Lodging House Licenses – Rockland Harbor Hotel
    3. Liquor License – Sammy’s Deluxe
    4. Liquor License – Up In Smoke BBQ
    5. Entertainment Licenser – Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
    6. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Rock Harbor Pub
    7. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – Café Miranda
    8. Medical Marijuana Retail & Tier I Cultivation – Scrimshaw Cannabis

     

    1. Resolves:

    #22  Participation in MMA WC Safety Initiative Program                      City Council

    #23  Commendation – K. Elwell                                                              City Council

    #24  Accepting Donation – Fire Department                                           City Council

    #25  Accepting Donations – Library                                                        City Council

     

    1. Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing: None

     

    1. Ordinances in First Reading:

    #16  Chapter 19, Section 19-303 C3 Zone, Flag Lots                              Councilor Davis

    #17  Quit Claim Deed – 38 Dodge Mountain Road                                City Council

     

    1. Orders:

    #17  Authorizing Tax Anticipation Note Borrowing                                City Manager

    #18  Authorizing Closure of Main St & Use of City Property                 Mayor Westkaemper

     

    1. Adjournment.

     

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    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review

    Zoom Meeting

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    May 12, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    FY 2021 Municipal Budget Review

     

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

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

    Meeting ID: 899 3825 1303 Password: 752844

    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

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    19Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Harbor Management Commission
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    20Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review
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    21Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Concert: New Shades of Blue
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    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    May 15, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT  THE CONTINUATION OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    FY 2021 Municipal Budget Review

     

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

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

    Meeting ID: 898 0710 8138 Password: 731496

    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

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    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review

    Zoom Meeting

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    May 19, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT  THE CONTINUATION OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    FY 2021 Municipal Budget Review

    Order #19 Authorizing Transfer of TIF Funds for Downtown Recovery Loan Program

    Update on Downtown Closure

     

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

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

    Meeting ID: 871 4942 3131 Password: 630592

    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

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    06:30 PM

    Virtual Concert: New Shades of Blue

    The jazz duo New Shades of Blue will perform a virtual concert for Rockland Public Library. New Shades of Blue has enjoyed playing up and down the coast of Maine and throughout New England. They please audiences with an eclectic mix of music, featuring classic jazz favorites and originals, as well as blues and some reggae. The core of the band is Juliane Gardner – lead vocalist & keyboards, and Christopher Poulin – lead vocals, guitar, & flute. Juliane has shared the stage with Chris Smither, Jessie Winchester, and Noel Stookey. Christopher has performed with Kenny Burrell, Bob Moses, and Deborah Davis, among others. To receive a link to attend the event via Zoom, please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov.

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

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    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review
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    28Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Virtual Presentation: Sunblock & Syzygies- w/NASA Ambassador Seth Lockman
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    30CANCELED: Community Blood Pressure Clinic
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    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Budget Review

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    May 26, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT  THE CONTINUATION OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Order #19  Authorizing Transfer of TIF Funds (Postponed 05/20/20)

    FY 2021 Municipal Budget Review

     

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

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

    Meeting ID: 891 3836 6711 Password: 785482

    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

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

                                                                                                                ORDER #19

    IN CITY COUNCIL

     

                                                                                                                May 20, 2020

     

    ORDER  Authorizing Transfer of Downtown TIF Funds

     

    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AS FOLLOWS:

     

                THAT the City Manager is authorized to transfer up to $100,000 from the Downtown/Tillson TIF to the Downtown Recovery Loan Program Account to help businesses within the TIF District.

     

    Sponsor:  City Manager

    Originator:  City Manager

     

    Postponed 05/20/20 to 05/27/20

    Vote:  4 for, 1 opposed (Westkaemper)

     

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    06:30 PM

    Virtual Presentation: Sunblock & Syzygies- w/NASA Ambassador Seth Lockman

    Have you ever wondered about the meaning or significance of planetary alignments? Did you know there are many types of alignments? Learn all about them – and how we use them to discover planets around other stars – in “Sunblock and Other Syzygies” with Seth Lockman, Solar System Ambassador.

    Seth has lived all over the state of Maine, and earned his high school diploma from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. Shortly after graduating college Seth created a weekly half-hour talk show about the night sky and the universe. During its four-year run the panel interviewed some amazing guests, presented at STEM functions across the state, and participated in two Night Sky Festivals in Acadia National Park. Currently Seth manages social media for an aerospace startup in Brunswick Maine.

    This event will be via Facebook Live, head to our Facebook page for more info.

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

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    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

    CANCELED: Community Blood Pressure Clinic

    Methodist Conference Home

    The Rockland District Nursing Association sponsors monthly Community Blood Pressure Clinics at locations throughout the area. Clinics are open to the community and free of charge.

    8:45-9:45 AM at the Methodist Conference Home, 39 Summer Street, Rockland

    It only takes a minute to have your blood pressure checked and checking saves lives.

    Location: Methodist Conference Home
    39 Summer Street
    Rockland,  ME  04841
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    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.

    Latest City of Rockland News

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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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