Town of Lincoln
Public Notice

The Lincoln Town Council will hold a public hearing and workshop on Monday, August 10, 2020 starting at 5:30 pm on the DRAFT Lincoln Lakes Water Levels and Minimum Flow Ordinance and to take input from the public before the Town Council acts on a motion to adopt the draft Water Level Ordinance. The purpose of the Ordinance is to manage and sustain water levels, once established at follow-on public hearings to set water levels, and thereby seek to protect existing shorelines on the ponds and lakes in Lincoln. The Ordinance draft will be posted at the Town Office, on our website and Facebook page as of Monday, July 27, 2020 and will remain on file until action by the Town Council on the Ordinance. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. If you cannot attend and you wish to send along comments/concerns, you can do so by emailing questions@lincolnmaine.org or sending them to Town Clerk Ann Morrison, 29 Main St., Lincoln, ME 04457 before 5pm on Monday August 10, 2020.


 

The Town of Lincoln, Maine is not affiliated in any way whatsoever or responsible for the website and Facebook page Welcome to Lincoln, Maine.  Those sites are maintained by a privately owned company that does not speak for us as a Town, or the  great people in our wonderful community.   The Town of Lincoln does maintain our own official Facebook page, Town of Lincoln, Maine and this website, lincolnmaine.org.    We encourage people to visit our website and our official facebook page to keep up with Lincoln news and information.


The Maine Army National Guard proposes to develop, operate and maintain a 13.9-acres Light Demolition Range ; a 2.3-acre 25-meter rifle range; renovate and expand approximately 8 miles roadway totaling 30.9 acres; conduct Army aviation flight operations; and build 20.5 acres bivouac (campsite) and equipment staging and parking areas at the Woodville Training Site in Woodville and T2 R9 NWP in order to host battalion-level (approximately 640 Soldiers) training and qualification on all assigned small arms weapon systems. 

Part of this project is an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of these facilities. The EA is now available for a 15-day public comment period from May 13, 2020 through May 28, 2020 and we want to broadcast is within the community.

Environmental Assessment on the MEARING Woodville Project

 


 

We are compiling a list of local businesses/organizations who have been affected by COVID-19. This will be updated regularly on both this page and our Facebook page. If your business has changed procedures, hours, or closed, please email Kelly Ryder at kelly.ryder@lincolnmaine.org or contact her on Facebook.  We will get through this together. Be safe.

 

Here is our updated list


 

Effective Wednesday March 18, 2020 the Town Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Please call 794-3372 to find out how you can process your transaction on-line or through the mail.  Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Due to the Covid-19 virus being present in Maine, The Town Office is not processing Passport Applications until April 13, 2020.   If you need to process a passport please check Passport Services website for information or the location of an office that is still processing applications. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

The Lincoln Memorial Library will be closed starting March 18, 2020 until further notice.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Town of Lincoln Buildings

The Town of Lincoln is seeking professional consultants to suggest possible options and make recommendations to the Town which will begin a process that may eventually lead to rearrangement of or new construction of various operating buildings for the Town.

 It is envisioned that this process will take into account all buildings the Town currently operates and could bring recommendations regarding consolidating various operations and / or relocating some operations.

The Council has authorized spending for this initial investigation to be followed by a report of findings in a dollar amount not to exceed Fifteen Thousand dollars ($15,000.00).

 The successful proposer should respond stating their qualifications to do this work and a timetable for the work and submitting their initial report.  The Town desires to have this report in hand prior to August 1, 2020 but will give stronger consideration to any qualified group that can produce the report prior to June 1, 2020.  Final submission of the report is to be given to the Lincoln Town Council in person at an open meeting.

To be considered all responses to this request must be submitted, via US mail or email or hand delivered to Richard Bronson, Town Manager, Town of Lincoln, 29 Main Street, Lincoln, Me  04457 or town.manager@lincolnmaine.org

 Any questions should be directed to Richard Bronson at (207) 794-3372.  

 


Request for Proposals Logging Services for Site Owned by Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corporation

Request for Proposals
Logging Services for Site Owned by
Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corporation
February 7, 2020
Introduction
The Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corporation (LLIC), a non-profit local economic development
corporation originally created by the Town of Lincoln to advance business and commercial
interest for the community is soliciting proposals from qualified logging contractors to purchase
stumpage, harvest, transport and market timber on a parcel of approximately 35 acres that was
formerly a part of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue (LP&T) mill site and which is now owned by LLIC.
This parcel will be a part of the envisioned reuse of the entire 300+ acre former LP&T site as it
becomes the Maine Forest Products Innovation Park. LLIC is pursuing a multi-year
development plan to recruit new Forest Products companies, with special emphasis on the
Cleantech and Greentech businesses forecast to be the future of Maine’s forest-based
economy. The harvesting activities undertaken on this parcel should reflect LLIC’s duel
commitments – first, to sustainable environmentally responsible utilization of our forest-based
resources; and second, to fully transparent transactions undertaken in the public interest.
The goal of this project is to generate the maximum possible revenues for LLIC’s ongoing
development work. A second goal is to complete the logging operations before other
development activities are planned or undertaken that could pose additional logistical
limitations, especially if those limitations could have an adverse impact on the environmental
quality of operations and outcomes. The forest operation must be silviculturally sound to insure
the forest stand is managed for future growth in the event that anticipated development does
not take place in the near future. To those ends, logging operations should be completed by
March 31, 2020.
Scope of Work
Here is the overall scope of work for the project:
• Negotiate and secure markets for all wood products from LLIC parcel;
• Harvest, process and truck all wood products to brokers or mills from LLIC parcel;
• Chip and/or grind logging residue and remove from site, and;
• All logging operations to be concluded no later than March 31, 2020.
Additional requirements include:
• All work must include erosion control based on Best Management Practices for Forestry.
• All work must be performed with oversight from a Maine Licensed Forester supplied by
the contractor;
• Preference will be given to a contractor who is Master Logger Certified.
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Proposal Submission Requirements
All Bidders must provide the following:
• Narrative outlining the expected approach to this forest operation including a proposed
harvest area and a description of the actions to be taken to provide buffers and other
environmental controls in line with best forest management practice as represented in:
https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/publications/handbooks_guides/bmp_manual.html ;
• Information on contractor’s experience, including three similar jobs undertaken within
the last five years;
• A fully completed Bid Price Sheet (RFP Appendix A);
• Certification / information regarding Maine Licensed Forester performing project
oversight, and;
• Master Logger Certification, if available.
Submitting the Proposal
Proposals due:
Proposals should be submitted electronically to: economic.development@lincolnmaine.org
and must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. local time, on the Thursday, February 13, 2020.

For the complete details of this RFP, please use this link. LLIC RFP — Logging Services 2-7-20


The 2020 U.S. Census Day is April 1, 2020.

For the 2020 Census you will be able to complete the Census online, by mail, or by phone. 

Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 U.S. Census. 

There are also jobs available at the U.S. Census Bureau here in Maine. To learn more or to apply, please visit http://2020census.gov/jobs


As of November 1st the Winter Parking Ban took effect. From now until April 1st between the hours of 12:01 am and 6:00am all vehicles are prohibited from parking upon any public way in the Town of Lincoln except in cases of emergency. Winter Night-Time Parking Permits may be issued to tenants of residential apartments located on Main Street between Lake St. and Burton St. where there is no off-street parking with the building. This permit allows night-time parking in a certain section of Veteran’s Memorial Square and vehicles must be removed by 7:00am to allow for snow removal. These permits are available at the Town Office for $10 per vehicle (2 allowed per apartment). Please bring your driver’s license, current vehicle registration, lease agreement (if current address is not on license or registration). The permit must be placed on the rear driver’s side window. If the window is tinted, or you have a removable top or cap- place in lower driver’s side corner of the windshield.


Request for Proposals LED light conversion Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 :The Town of Lincoln is seeking qualified electrical contractors to provide and install LED type lights including fixtures as needed in and outside every building the town operates or uses. The goal is to convert all lights the town uses to LED. The successful bidder must first complete and inventory of lights and fixtures that will be needed. Then the successful bidder must provide a contract to complete the work, net of all rebates. Interested providers may contact Rick Bronson, Town Manager at 29 Main Street, Lincoln or initially contact him by phone at 794-3372. To be considered, proposals must arrive prior to January 1, 2020. The Town of Lincoln reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted.

Request for Proposal for Reuse or Redevelopment of Ballard Hill 

The Town of Lincoln is seeking proposals for Reuse or Redevelopment of the former Ballard Hill School. The proposals may be for outright purchase or maybe for civic type of redevelopment proposals. To be considered, any proposal must include sale price being offered, details on what sort of development or use is proposed, and details as to how the buyer will fund the needed work with evidence of financial ability to return the building to fully meeting all current State and Local codes and ordinances. For consideration by the Lincoln Town Council, all proposals must be received by the Lincoln Town Manager prior to May 1, 2020. 

With questions or to discuss possible proposals, contact Rick Bronson, Lincoln Town Manager at the Lincoln Town Office at 29 Main St. Lincoln, or by calling (207)794-3372.

The Lincoln Town Council may accept or reject any or all proposals presented. In any case wherby no proposals for sale or redevelopment of the former school are accepted, the Lincoln Town Council reserves the right to dispose of the building as they see fit. 

 


 

Lincoln Lake Smart Meeting August 13th at the Lincoln Town Council Chambers at 5:30pm. Anyone interested in preserving the Lincoln Lakes Recreational area should attend this informational meeting.


Beginning May 1st the new ATV registrations will be available for purchase, but for an increased price. The pricing is as follows: Resident Season $45 Non-Resident 7 Day $75 Non-Resident Full Season $90 If you would like more information on this increase please see the attached LD 212 An Act to Provide a Source of Funding for ATV Recreational Management Fund that was recently passed.


The South Lincoln Boat Landing is closed until further notice due to minor flooding.


May 13th through May 16th will be the dates for this year’s spring clean up.  Please see the attached schedule for when the crew will be in your area along with what is accepted and what will NOT be picked up.  Clean Up Week Schedule


The schedule for the FY20 Budget Meetings is as follows:

Thursday April 18th

Thursday April 25th

Thursday May 2nd

Thursday May 9th

Thursday May 16th

Thursday May 23rd

Monday June 3rd

1st Public Hearing Monday June 17th

2nd Public Hearing and Vote

All meetings will begin at 6:00pm and not run later than 9:00pm.


 Town Employees to participate in Mandatory Safety Workplace Training
Please be advised. The Town of Lincoln’s employees will be participating in Mandatory Safety Workplace Training on Thursday, September 27th, starting at 9 am. The Town Office, the Library, the Transfer Station, and the Rec Department will all be closed. The training is expected to take all day. The Public Safety department, (EMS, Fire, and Police) will still be on duty.


Special Presentation about Brownfields Program

 

On May 14th at 6:00 pm before the Town Council meeting in the Council Chambers, there will be a special presentation and slide show by Ransom Consulting Engineers and Scientists regarding the Brownfields Program. Chris Redmond and Nick Hodgkins of the Maine DEP will also be on hand for questions and discussion about the Brownfields Program. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Adopted Fireworks Ordinance

April 24, 2018- With the warmer weather finally upon us, everyone is enjoying the outdoors.  With this comes, fireworks use.  Please be advised of the new ordinance that the Council adopted in January.  To see if you are in compliance with this ordinance, please read the attached document.  While enjoying your fireworks please be mindful of those neighbors around you and be considerate.  We all want to have fun but we should all respect each others privacy and noise limitations.  Thank you for your cooperation and have a great season! Fireworks Use Ordinance


New Transfer Station Hours

Beginning May 1st the Transfer Station will open at 12:00 (noon) on the first Tuesday, every other month.  For this year those dates will be May 1, July 3, September 4 and November 6, 2018. All of the other Transfer hours are the same.  If you have any questions please call the Transfer Station at 794-2621.


Town Office Policy Changes

Due to budget restraints and minimizing overtime, the following lengthy transactions will have revised hours in order to begin the processing: As of April 30, 2018, NO NEW registrations (vehicle, ATV, Snowmobile, Watercraft) will be started after 4:45 pm. Marriage licenses (to get married) will not be started after 4:30 pm. For the couple’s convenience, the marriage intention paperwork is available on our website.  Couples can fill out the paperwork ahead of time and bring it with them, unsigned, when they come to purchase their license. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Take or Leave Pile Reopened With New Guidelines

As of April 7, 2018 the Take or Leave Pile at the Transfer Station has been reopened.  There are a few guidelines that we respectfully ask the public to follow as listed below: Do Not Leave: Tires AC Units Refrigerators T.V.’s Paint Food Items Any broken items or items in disrepair Construction Materials: Please see attendant for inspection of these items.  The attendant will decide if these items will go on the Take or Leave Pile or discarded in the appropriate disposal station. Thank you for your cooperation!


Are You Interested in Becoming a Poll Worker?

Have you ever wondered how the workers on Election Day received that privilege?  Would you like to earn a little extra spending money and see your friends and neighbors at the same time?  If you are a resident of Lincoln and are a registered voter 18 years old or older, you could be working the next election!  Please stop by the Town Office between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday to fill out a Citizen Participation Form.  We would love to add you to our list of workers! Citizen Interest-Participation Form


Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market
Now is the time to start thinking about the Lincoln Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market. It will take place on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Square beginning on June 22 and ending on October 12, excluding July 20 and September 28. Stop into the Town Office to register, or call the Recreation Department at 794-6548 with any questions.

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