Latest Hard Metal Pricng

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BUT HER MOUTH IS NOT SHUT

Image may contain: one or more people, meme and text

WHAT MAKES THIS EQUAL

Image may contain: text

WASTED TIME


I just review the Town Council Workshop conducted on April 10, 2018 and was very upset over the length of the workshop.  Councilor Fern LaRochelle, I believe, is incapable of asking a simple question.  Mr. LaRochelle has to go into a dissertation on EVERY question.  I do not know if Mr. LaRochelle is really that dumb or he just likes to hear himself talk.  I have known Mr. LaRochelle for several years and do not find him to be stupid so I guess he just likes to hear himself talk.  I believe he thinks the more he talks the more important he is.
 
The meeting lasted for one hour and thirty-three minutes and if you eliminated all the dissertations the meeting could have been reduced by approximately forty-five minutes, if not more.  Mr. LaRochelle has some great ideas but he need to eliminate all the dissertations on every comment. 
 
I do not know about your time but my time is precious to me and to listen to Mr. LaRochelle repeat everything or babble on and on, just waste my time.
 
Mr. LaRochelle, please continue to ask all the right questions but without the dissertation.
 
Larry Fillmore

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rt. 196 Falls Streetscape Project to begin construction.

Rt. 196 Falls Streetscape Project to begin construction.

Ranger Contracting will be mobilizing in Lisbon Falls next week for the CDBG DR Falls Streetscape Project, which will begin construction on Tuesday, April 17th.
The first phase of the project will take place on Union Street. During construction, Union Street will be closed to all thru-way traffic and on street parking.  One lane will be open for those who reside and work on Union Street.
To avoid traffic delays, please seek alternate routes. 
Thank you for your patience!
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON TOWN OFFICE CLOSURE

Town Office Closed

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Town Office will be closed Monday, April 16, 2018 for Patriot's Day.  We will open the following day on Tuesday at 8:30 AM.
Patriots' Day was first proclaimed in Massachusetts in 1894 to commemorate the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.  Maine began celebrating Patriot’s Day in 1907.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON PLANNING BOARD MEETING

Planning Board meeting

SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON




Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time To Do The Right Thing by Dot Fitzgerald

As most of you know, I have been attending all town Council meetings and have missed only the first budget workshop.


Now that Ryan Leighton has moved on to bigger and better things, the Town is advertising for someone to manage the Transfer Station and PublicWorks Departments.


I was at the Budget Workshop when the Town Councilors, all but Mark Lunt, were criticizing workers at the Transfer Station for not checking vehicles for dump stickers. They said that people were dumping illegally, and we, (the town) was possibly losing money.

I spoke up at the next council meeting and asked how could they, Town Manager Diane Barnes and members of the Town Council, expect them to do that when they do not have enough help. They have 3 compactors to monitor, compact when full, monitor the whole, empty that when full, plus check when people are leaving off building material, etc, and writing receipts.

I suggested that they make Marcel Obie new head of the Transfer Station. That was met with stares by all.

The Transfer Station needs a full-time on-site manager to oversee day to day operations. Marcel Obie is perfect for the job as head of the Transfer Station.  He knows the job knows the people and the workers respect him.

Now on the Public Works Department:

Why advertise for someone to head that up when we already have someone there that knows the job, knows the town, and is respected by the workers and has been head of Public Works. and was doing the job when Ryan was head. He has a 6 year proven track record as Public Works director. 

Call your Town Councilors and ask them to make Elwood (Button) Beals head of the  Public Works Department again.

Leave personalities out of it, and do the right thing for the Community

Dot Fitzgerald
A Concerned Lisbon Citizen.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

WHY ARE DEMOCRATS WILLING TO REPEAT HISTORY?

Image may contain: 4 people, text

POSTER CHILD

Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and text

TOWN COUNCIL MANIPULATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN!


For the past few years, our Town Council has been manipulated by the Town Manager, Diane Barnes, when it comes to the Municipal budget.  Every year Mrs. Barnes comes in with an outrageous Municipal budget like this year adding $1.9 million dollars to last year’s budget knowing fully well this will never get approval in its entirety.  This is the shell game our Town Manager has been playing for years.

 
This strategy, used by Mrs. Barnes is like a con artist.  The con is to make the mark (in this case the Town Council) believe has done something good by reducing the demand which in this case is the Municipal budget.   I remember this strategy from my school days; two steps forward and one step back.  In this case Mrs. Barnes has proposed an increase of $1.9 million dollars when she knows fully well she will never get the full amount.  But it is important for her to make the Town Council think they have been financially responsible by reducing this budget in the best interest of the community.  This is extremely important for the con to work.  The Councilors actually believe they have save the taxpayer a large amount of tax dollars when this is as far from the truth as you can get. 

Here is how it works!  To understand this you need to first understand the primarily principle of economics which is:
 
                        REVENUE   =   EXPENDITURES

 
Now in Diane Barnes case it is different:

                        REVENUE    +    TAX INCREASE   =   EXPENDITURES
 
This is the reason our taxes go up every year.  Mrs. Barnes is counting on our Town Council to be satisfied with their cuts to not recognize the fact that every years our taxes go up.  Mrs. Barnes does not offer ANY options to reduce the expenditures of the town.  As long as the people continue to pay their taxes the town will never go bankrupt but what about the people?  Do the people of the community, especially those on a fixed income, have the resources to continue paying the tax increases every year?  THE CON IS THAT BY REDUCING THE PROPOSED BUDGET DOES NOT STOP THE INCREASE IN EXPENDITURES OR TAXES GOING UP EVERY YEAR.
 
Our Town Manager, Diane Barnes, knows that the only way to stop the tax increases is to reduce spending which she is not willing to do.  Mrs. Barnes understands that the Town Council is the ONLY entity that has the power to put a stop to this shell game by holding the line on last year’s budget and not letting Mrs. Barnes get away with this shell game she plays every year.  Without the Town Council recognizing what is happening to the people of Lisbon, there is no hope to stop the steady annual increase in our taxes.
 
I guarantee that the people will go bankrupt before the town if this is allowed to continue. 
 
The people need to call their Councilors and demand that this strategy be terminated immediately and that the Town Manager look for ways to reducing the operating cost of the town before forcing the people to pay more taxes.
 
Larry Fillmore

  

LISBON SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA - APRIL 9, 2018






LISBON TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Council Meeting-Special

Minutes

SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS

Charter Communications Notification - Effective March 29, 2018

Please see attached letter.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP

Council Meeting-Workshop

Budget Workshop

SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

Council Meeting

Minutes

SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LISBON PUBLIC HEARING

Public Hearing Notice - New Victualers

Notice is hereby given that the Lisbon Town Council intends to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Public Meeting Room to hear comments on a new Victualer’s for Tyson LaVerdiere & Jason LaVerdiere d/b/a The Flux Restaurant, 10 Main Street, in Lisbon Falls, ME.  The public is invited to attend.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Hearing Notice

Amend Chapter 70, Zoning Ordinances, Division 13.-District Uses, sec. 70-531 Table of Land Uses

Notice is hereby given that the Lisbon Town Council intends to hold public hearings on April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Public Meeting Room.  They will hear comments on the Amendments to Chapter 70, Zoning Ordinances, Division 13.- District Uses, sec. 70-531 Table of Land Uses.  A copy is on file at the Clerk’s office and online. The public is invited to attend.
The Council also intends to hold the following public hearings on April 17 to hear comments on new Victualer's Licenses for the Flux Restaurant,10 Main Street, Lisbon Falls; Walts Place, 13 Village Street, Lisbon;  EZ Marts of Maine d/b/a X-Tra Mart, 10 Frost Hill Ave, Lisbon Falls; and Richard George d/b/a Subway, 568 Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls..
 
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON