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Friday, September 21, 2018

LISBON SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA - SEPTEMBER 24, 2018



LISBON PLANNING BOARD MEETING

Planning Board meeting

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Rt. 196/125 Intersection Traffic Pattern Change in Progress

Rt. 196/125 Intersection Traffic Pattern Change in Progress

Please be advised that the intersection of Rt. 196/125 (Durham Bridge/Frank's) traffic pattern change is now in progress.  This will be a phased project so please be alert of any directional and lane changes and drive with caution when entering the intersection.  We will continue to send updates.  Thank you
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Spectrum 2018 Annual Customer Notification

 

Spectrum 2018 Annual Customer Notification

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LISBON PUBLIC HEARING

Public Hearing Notice - Acceptance of a Downtown Revitalization CDBG Grant

The Town of Lisbon will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 7 p.m., at the Town Office to discuss acceptance of a Downtown Revitalization CDBG Grant in the amount of $300,000. The purpose of the grant is for rehabilitation of sidewalks and curbing, drainage, improvements to crosswalks, street lighting, bus shelters, and greenery in the village of Lisbon.  Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the Project Development Phase.  All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the acceptance of these funds are invited to attend this Public Hearing.  Comments may be submitted in writing to:  Tracey Steuber, Economic & Community Development Director at any time prior to the Public Hearing.  TDD/TTY users may call 711.  If you are physically unable to access any of the Town’s programs or services, please call Tracey Steuber at 207-353-3000 extension 122, so that accommodations can be made. 
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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

 

Council Meeting

Minutes of Meeting

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

MUNIS UPDATE

 
 
During the last Town Council meeting on September 4, 2018, the Finance Director, Lydia Colston, updated the council on the assessment of the MUNIS system.  If you remember in June, the council was trying to determine what to do with this software system.  They decided to hire someone to come in and evaluate where the conversions was and what to do next.
 
Apparently, the assessment was completed costing the taxpayers approximately $4,400.00.  According to Mrs. Colston, the conversion was going very slowly.  It seems after nearly two years; there are NO departments up and full operational.  However, Mrs. Colston believes she can have the financial services operational by October 1, 2018, payroll and licensing by next year and the financial piece, utility and tax billing by July 2019.
 
The firm that conducted the assessment offered the town to complete the installation for $186,000.00.  I have performed many conversions in my career and I can tell you this is a steal.  Without their assistance, I can almost guarantee you that by the end of the seven (7) contract this software package will not be FULLY operational.  I understand that this is a great deal of tax dollars but:  (1) it will be worth every penny and (2) it is unfair to saddle the installation and training of this software on our Finance Director; who has better things to do.  The installation and training of any software conversion is a full-time job and the individuals performing this task must be 100% dedicated to the job at hand. 

 
I can tell you from many years of experience, the town screwed this up from the beginning:

            (1) The Town Manager and the Town Council did not seek out   anyone with conversion experience to get their input.

(2) All conversions need to have the installation and training included in the original contract.

(3) Never enter into a multiply year contract prior to having seen how well the software package is working for your organization.  The Town Manager, Diane Barnes, recommended to the Town Council to accept the software owners’ proposal for multiply years.
 
 So how does the town recover from this self-infected mess?  I recommend the town spend the additional tax dollars to the firm that conduct the assessment or the firm that sold the software package to the town and get the installation and training done as quickly as possible.  The town is losing money every day this software is not fully operational.  Because the town has no way to perform simple tasks without this software, it will take longer to perform these tasks by hand.
 
I do not like the Town Council spending our tax dollars uselessly but I feel that this expenditure is up front money and will save a great deal of money long term.  Trying to have Mrs. Colston perform both the installation and training is absolutely crazy.  Mrs. Colston has more than enough on her plate as the Finance Director alone.
 
A fully operational installation of MUNIS will enable the town to terminate the use of TRIO, which is the current software used in some areas.  I believe by developing queries in MUNIS; it will eliminate the need to run two operating systems.  The town has to pay for running two software packages at the same time.  Eliminating the need for TRIO will save the town more money.  This is another great mistake, I believe, the town has made.
 
As much as I regret saying this but the town needs to spend the money to correct the mess the Town Manager and the Town Council created. 
 
Larry Fillmore

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP AGENDA


LISBON PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Hearing Notice - Bond Order MDOT Project - Route 125 from Route 196 to Huston St for $430,000

to be held on October 16 at 7:00 PM

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Lisbon have considered and approved in concept appropriating an amount not to exceed $430,000 to finance Lisbon’s 10% share of the cost of reconstructing State Route 125 from State Route 196 to Huston Street (the “Project”), and have determined that the most efficient way to finance that appropriation would be through the issuance of one or more bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $430,000, and the acceptance of federal and state funding in an amount not to exceed $4,300,000 for the remaining portion.
Pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Lisbon (the “Charter”), approval of the financing of this Project requires that a public hearing be conducted prior to the enactment of an ordinance calling for a  referendum.  Therefore, pursuant to the authority conferred by Section 8.21(b), and the requirements of Sections 6.09 and 8.11(b)(2) of the Charter, a public hearing shall be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. o’clock at the Town Office, 300 Lisbon Street, for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Ordinance providing for the issuance of such notes and bonds in an amount not to exceed $430,000 and securing the financing described above, intended to raise a total amount not to exceed $4,300,000 for the Project.
Copies of the proposed text may be viewed or obtained at the Town Clerk’s office, 300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon, or online at www.lisbonme.org.  The public is invited to attend.
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LISBON TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP

Council Workshop Agenda & Documents

Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 PM with the Planning Board

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LISBON TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

  Council Meeting

MInutes of August 14, 2018

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LISBON PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Hearing Notice - Bond Order for Fire Truck for $675,000

to be held on October 16 at 7:00 PM

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Lisbon have considered and approved in concept appropriating an amount not to exceed $675,000 to finance the purchase of a “pumper” fire engine (the “Project”), and have determined that the most efficient way to finance that appropriation would be through the issuance of one or more bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $675,000.
Pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Lisbon (the “Charter”), approval of the financing of this Project requires that a public hearing be conducted prior to the enactment of an ordinance calling for a referendum.  Therefore, pursuant to the authority conferred by Section 8.21(b), and the requirements of Sections 6.09 and 8.11(b)(2) of the Charter, a public hearing shall be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office, 300 Lisbon Street, for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Ordinance providing for the issuance of such notes and bonds in an amount not to exceed $675,000.
Copies of the proposed text may be viewed or obtained at the Town Clerk’s office, 300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon, or online at www.lisbonme.org.  The public is invited to attend. 
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Public Hearing Notice - Business Applications

 Special Entertainment Permit for Left Hand Club
Notice is hereby given that the Lisbon Town Council intends to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Public Meeting Room to hear comments on a renewal Special Entertainment Permit for the Left Hand Club, Left Hand Lane (End of Wagg Road), Lisbon, ME.  The public is invited to attend. 
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Public Hearing Notice - Bond Order MDOT Project

Public Hearing Notice - Bond Order MDOT Project - Route 125 from Huston St to Urban Compact Line for $294,000

to be held on October 16 at 7:00 PM

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Lisbon have considered and approved in concept appropriating an amount not to exceed $294,000 to finance Lisbon’s 10% share of the cost of reconstructing State Route 125 from Huston Street to the Urban Compact Line (the “Project”), and have determined that the most efficient way to finance that appropriation would be through the issuance of one or more bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $294,000, and the acceptance of federal and state funding in an amount not to exceed $2,935,000 for the remaining portion.
Pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Lisbon (the “Charter”), approval of the financing of this Project requires that a public hearing be conducted prior to the enactment of an ordinance calling for a  referendum.  Therefore, pursuant to the authority conferred by Section 8.21(b), and the requirements of Sections 6.09 and 8.11(b)(2) of the Charter, a public hearing shall be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. o’clock at the Town Office, 300 Lisbon Street, for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Ordinance providing for the issuance of such notes and bonds in an amount not to exceed $294,000 and securing the financing described above, intended to raise a total amount not to exceed $2,935,000 for the Project.
Copies of the proposed text may be viewed or obtained at the Town Clerk’s office, 300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon, or online at www.lisbonme.org. The public is invited to attend.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

LISBON Charter Communications Notification

Charter Communications Notification - Effective October 1, 2018

Charter Communications, locally known as Spectrum, is making changes to our channel lineup for customers in your community.
Effective on or after October 1, 2018, Newsmax (HD) will be launching on the Digital Tier 1/Silver level of service.
For a current channel lineup, visit www.spectrum.com/channels.  To view this notice online, visit spectrum.net/programmingnotices.
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Maine Senior FarmShare has 1,000 more openings!

Maine Senior FarmShare has 1,000 more openings!

Seniors can get $50 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers
AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) announced today that it has received additional funding from USDA’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program to support its Maine Senior FarmShare Program. These funds will provide $50 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to an additional 1,000 Maine seniors for the duration of this growing season.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is for Maine seniors who are 60 and older and meet income eligibility guidelines.
DEADLINE:  Seniors must sign up with a farm by September 21, 2018.
Maine Senior FarmShare:
Maine’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, Maine Senior FarmShare, is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture and supported by partner agencies throughout Maine. It utilizes a community-supported agriculture model to maximize benefits to local produce farmers and low-income seniors. During the 2017 season, participating farmers provided fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs directly to approximately 17,000 low-income seniors throughout Maine.
Maine’s program provides individual Maine seniors with $50 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables during the growing season. The program is designed to maximize direct support to farmers and low-income seniors, promote community relationships and provide nutrition education.
A “share” is $50 worth of fruits and vegetables delivered directly to seniors. Farmers may also have seniors come to their farm, a farmers’ market or other distribution sites where seniors can select what they want and “draw down” on their credit balance. Available fruits and vegetables vary from farm to farm, for September through November they may include: squash, corn, apples, beets, broccoli, eggplant, radishes, pumpkins and potatoes.
For additional information, contact: donna.murray@maine.gov or visit https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/senior_farm_share.shtml
Seniors can also reach out to their local Area Agency on Aging for assistance by calling the toll free number: 1-877-353-3771. 
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Public Health Advisory - West Nile Virus

 

Maine CDC confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected in the state. One mosquito pool (a collection which contains between 1-50 mosquitoes) tested positive for WNV at Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) on August 28th, 2018. The positive pool of Culex pipiens mosquitoes was collected on August 21st, 2018 in the town of Kittery in York county. This is the first positive mosquito test in Maine in 2018.
Click here for more information.
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