All Current Alerts & Announcements

9.20.23 Public Services is actively picking up storm debris at this time. They are starting in the south end and working north.
Reminder: Taxes are due Friday, September 29th and City Hall closes at noon. Payments postmarked by September 29th will not be subject to penalty. Payments may also be dropped in the lockbox outside the front door of City Hall. Thank you!
8.23.23 The recycle hopper and residential hopper have changed. They are clearly marked and any questions please see attendant.
On July 1, 2022 Transfer Station permits are increasing. $145.00 for a Resident Permit and $20.00 for a Second Sticker.
FALL LEAF AND BRUSH PICK-UP 2023 The Public Services Department will be collecting garden debris/brush and leaves beginning the week of November 6, 2023. The crew will be making just one trip through the City to pick up garden debris/brush, so please have it placed for pick up by 7 AM on Nov. 6, 2023. Pick-up times will be 7 AM to 3 PM on weekdays. GARDEN DEBRIS/BRUSH will be taken if PLACED SEPARATELY from leaves along the edge of the sidewalk/street. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET OR SIDEWALK LEAVES Should be raked into piles along the edge of the sidewalk/street and should be covered with a tarp or weighted material. If you would rather bring your brush and leaves to the transfer station there is no charge for the month of November. Keeping the leaf piles separate from the debris/brush piles helps us to properly recycle these items and makes the process more efficient. Please remember not to block any sidewalks or roadways. If you have any questions, please call Rockland Public Services at 207-594-0320.

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  • Police Review Committee Meeting

    Rockland Police Review Committee Meeting

    Facilitator: Angela  Notetaker: Dana
    Agenda Items (subject to change)
    Guest: Tom Luttrell, city manager
    • Chief of Police hiring process
    • Current grievance mechanisms
    Creating a committee report 
    • What could be included in the report?
    • What a reasonable timeline for the report?
    • How should this be presented to the public?
      • What venues can we utilize to share information
      • Do we want feedback?
    • Where to recommendations fit into this report?
      • Recommendations could be part of this, but do not need to be finalized or voted on
    Use of Force
    • Please see meeting notes for information regarding use of force continuum and deadly force triangle
    • Please review Joel’s email regarding call volume, arrests, and use of force data currently available for Rockland PD
    • Grievance mechanisms
      • Functionally independent grievance mechanism (Jan)
        • Based on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights “a grievance mechanism can only serve its purpose if the people it is intended to serve know about it, trust it, and are able to use it.”
        • Administered by town manager
        • Clearly established policies and complaints
        • Allow for anonymous filing if preferred
        • Publicized bt the city
        • Solicit input from public about the grievance mechanism
        • Legitimate, accessible, predictable, equitable, transparent, rights-compatible, source of continuous learning
      • Caution with language and incorporating positive feedback (Emily)
      •  Considering the officer who was charged with assaulting an elder woman recently – how does this help us understand use of force and grievance processes
      • Is the DA process enough for citizens with grievances?
      • How would a grievance process have credibility and good standing with the public?
    • Standing citizen review committee and use of force data collection 
    • Potential recommendation ideas: police academy to educated citizens about the PD, training for Rockland citizens to report crime
    Other suggested agenda items:
    • Use of time
      • What is the current nature of patrol and use of officer time in Rockland’s PD? How is serving our community effectively and where can it be approved?
      • Spending time in vehicles vs person to person interaction (see articles shared by Joe)
      • Current staffing, call volume, and response time
      • Hearing from officers about their work days
    • Standing review committee
    • Including Rockland PD officers in our discussion
    Set agenda for next meeting
    • What outreach or research needs to be done before our next meeting? Who will do it?
    • Generate agenda items
    • Next meeting Monday, July 11,4:30 pm – any conflicts?
    • Next notetaker:


    Jun 27 2022


    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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