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LISBON/LISBON FALLS, MAINE USA
The Lisbon Town Office
Departments including, MTM, Library, Transfer Station will be closed
during the Christmas & New Year's holiday on Monday, December 24th,
Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1.
On behalf of all employee's, we would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Charter Communication Notification -Effective January 21, 2019
Charter Communications (“Charter”), locally known as Spectrum, is making its customers aware that effective on or after January 21, 2019,
WCSH-Antenna TV on Basic and Starter TV, channel 1246, will no longer
be available. WCSH-Quest will launch on Basic and Starter TV on channel
For a current channel lineup, visit www.spectrum.com/channels.
The citylink service
will be not be operating the last two runs on Christmas Eve, (Monday,
December 24th) the last run that day will begin at 3:15 pm. The final pick-up
for the Lisbon Connection is scheduled to leave the Bates Street
station at 3:44 pm on Christmas Eve. Should you have any questions,
please contact Western Maine Transportation at: (207) 333-6972. Thank
Charter Communication Notification - Effective January 4, 2019
(“Charter”), locally known as Spectrum, is making its customers aware
that effective on or after January 4, 2019, Star India, located on
Spectrum Channel(s) 1550,1552 and 1553 will cease providing programming
to Spectrum. Star India is carried as a subscription service for
Dog licenses expire December 31, 2018! The grace period is over on January 31, 2019 and a late fee of $25 will be charged.
fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $6.00 per dog. Unaltered dogs are
$11.00 per dog. Bring with you your new rabies certificates.
these online if you like by going to Lisbon's website, under Town
Clerk, look for the link to licensing dogs online.. All renewal dog
license information can be uploaded into your town file and renewal dog
tags can be mailed.
I reviewed Tuesday night’s
Town Council meeting for December 4, 2018 and was surprised to see Councilor
LaRochelle being nominated for the position of Chairman of the Town Council.This
just demonstrates members of the Town Council have not read or do not
understand what the town Charter says.
Section 2-04, Chair,
paragraph (b) reads “Term Limits.No member of the Town Council shall be
eligible for election as Chair or Vice Chair for more than two consecutive one
year terms.For the purposes of this
section, election to an unexpired term of less than six (6) months shall not be
considered a term.”
One would think this is very
clear.However, it is not and I do not understand how anyone can interrupt
this any different.If you have
served as the Chair for two consecutive terms, you can no longer be eligible to
serve again as Chairman/Chairwoman.If
you notice, it does not say in the current term or any other terms.It says very simply, if you have served as Chairman of the Town Council
for two consecutive terms; you are no longer eligible to serve as Chairman
On Tuesday night, Chairman
Ward nominated Councilor LaRochelle for the position as Chairman of the Town
Council.This is in violation of the above stated
provision of our town Charter but our own Town Clerk did not explain this to
LaRochelle served two consecutive terms as Chairman in his previous term on the
Town Council.Currently, there are two
Councilors that can no longer serve as Chairman of the Town Council ever again
and they are Councilor LaRochelle and Councilor Ward because both have already
served town consecutive terms as Chairman of the Town Council.
I personally believe after every election of
Councilors; they should be issued a copy of the town Charter and required to
is inexcusable when Councilors are not familiar with the town Charter.This should be the Bible they are
required to live by.This minor
requirement would eliminate a lot of mistakes made by the Town Council and improve
the serve provided to this community.
Public Hearing Notice - Graveyards/Medical Marijuana Establishment Licenses
December 18, 2018 at 7PM at the Lisbon Town Office
The Lisbon Town Council
will hold a public hearing on December 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town
Office at 300 Lisbon Street in the Public Meeting Room to consider the
following business licenses: Automobile Graveyards for1. Campbells' Used Auto Parts 36 River Road, Lisbon2. Huston's Auto Salvage 9 Capital Ave., Lisbon Falls Medical Marijuana Establishment License forLisbon Cannabis Company60 Capital Ave., Lisbon Falls The public is invited to attend.
The Lisbon Water
Department has restored water service to the Ferry Road. We will be
flushing the water main until the water clears. The leak was a circumferential crack that we typically experience this time of the year as the ground freezes. If you have a water emergency please call the Lisbon Police Dept. at 353-2500 and a water technician will contact you ASAP.
Charter Communication Notification - November 20, 2018
locally known as Spectrum, is making changes to our channel lineup for
customers in your community. Effective on or after December 5, 2018,
WPXT Escape is launching on SPP Basic & Starter TV Channel 1261.
For a current channel lineup, visit www.spectrum.com/channels.
In Oberservance of
Thanksgiving the following Town Departments will be closed on Thursday,
November 22 and Friday, November 23rd: Town Offices, Library, MTM and
Transfer Station. The Lisbon Police Department will remain open for
Thank you and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Lisbon Conservation Commission Meeting Report
October 16, 2018, at Frank’s.
Conservation Commission of October 16, 2018, was called to order at
6:00 pm. Attending were members Richard Nadeau, Alan Seamens and
Richard Main, Also attending was Alan Ward (Council Representative) and
Mark Stevens(Staff Advisor.) Annica McGuirk was excused.
discussed four town properties: Village/Lisbon Street, Summer Street
Park, Gazebo Memorial Park and Capital Avenue Park. The Village Street
property is slated for cleanup and use as “green space” by Lisbon
residents. A portion of the recently awarded community block grant
allots monies for the projected uses.
The Summer Street
Park has had some cleanup of undergrowth to provide for parking and
increased uasge. At some point in the future, the tentative thoughts
are to identify the park as “dog friendly.”
that Gazebo Memorial Park really did not need replacement of the two
invasive Norway Maple and, as a Commission, voted to recommend placement
of urban friendly trees in another town space – location to be
The members of the Commission also discussed
future uses of the Capital Avenue Park. Discussion of possible picnic
tables (in addition to the one there), chairs or benches and an area for
light recreation. Handicap parking is also projected.
of the Commission also discussed possible use of municipal “brownfield”
sites for municipal solar farms. Richard will research other
municipalities which have created solar farms and get specific
information on cost, payback and result. The Commission will invite a
representative of the industry to the next meeting, November 19, at MTM
A discussion followed about community composting
programs. Richard will check out programs in other municipalities and
feasibility of creating such a program in Lisbon. We are mindful that
such a program is labor intensive and requires a large space for the
The Commission hopes to encourage such programs which have a true benefit to the community and reduce tax costs.
Senior's Thanksgiving Dinner Date Change due to the weather
Thankgiving dinner will be held at the MTM Center located at 18 School Street tomorrow, Thursday November 15,
at noon instead of Friday because of the weather forcast. Please call
the Lisbon Parks and Recreation for more information. Office 353-2289
Public Hearing Notice - Liquor Lic for Walts- Special Entertainment Permit for Coombs Mountfort
For December 4, 2018 Council Agenda
Notice is hereby given
that the Lisbon Town Council intends to hold a public hearing on
December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Public Meeting Room to
hear comments on a new Liquor License for Walt’s Place, located at 13
Village Street in Lisbon, ME.
The Council will also hold a public
hearing on December 4, 2018 at 7PM to hear comments on a renewal Special
Entertainment Permit for the Coombs-Mountfort American Legion Post 158
located at 10 Webster Road, Lisbon, ME.
The public is invited to attend.
The Lisbon Water
Departments business office will be closed November 15, 2018, for staff
to receive mandatory training. If you have a water emergency please call
the Lisbon Police Dept. at 353-2500 and a water technician will contact
A Rabies Clinic will be
held at the Lisbon Road Animal Hospital located at 1981 Lisbon Road, in
Lewiston on December 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM until done. Call 784-5421
for an appointment. The fee is $20 per pet cash or checks only! Dogs
must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Please bring in last years
Dog licenses expire December 31, 2018. Renew your dog's license prior to January 31, 2019 to avoid the $25 late fee per dog.