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Friday, March 1, 2019

Revised - Town of Lisbon Comprehensive Plan - Final Draft as of 2-28-2019

Revised - Town of Lisbon Comprehensive Plan - Final Draft as of 2-28-2019

REVISED:  2/28/2019
INTRODUCTION
Aside from the Town Charter, the Comprehensive Plan is the most important municipal
document for Lisbon because it serves so many functions.
The Comprehensive Plan is a…
     Statement about what is important to the people of Lisbon.
The plan not only identifies important places and programs, but also documents core values and
a shared vision for the future of the community. This shared vision is a statement about the kind
of community people want to be a part of in the future.
     Blueprint for how to achieve important things.
The Plan contains a large laundry list of goals and policies to meet the state requirements for
all Comprehensive Plans in the state. However, ours is focused on a smaller, prioritized subset
these goals and policies in order to better guide activities and ensure that the Town Council, the
Planning Board, town staff and others are productive over the next few years.
     Land use plan.
The core of a Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for designating where and in what manner
future development should occur within the community. It specifically identifies areas in Lisbon
where most new growth should be located and points out areas where new growth should be
discouraged. These Growth and Rural areas are the basis for zoning updates and changes within
the forecast time period of the Plan.
     Snapshot of the community in time.
The Plan is a useful benchmark for future town staff, elected officials, and other interested parties
because it provides much detailed information about municipal services, buildings, properties
and financial data.
Please click here to read the full document.  Thank you
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

ATTENTION LISBON!!!!!!!!!!!


There is an epidemic sweeping across our country affecting the lives of millions of Americans; this is the opioid crisis.  Opioids affect the lives of everyone in our country.  It is important Lisbon does everything it can to prevent this crisis from affecting our community.
It is a parent’s responsibility to protect their families.  One way to protect our families is to rid our homes of expired or unused medications before it gets into the hands of our children or other unauthorized individuals.  By cleaning out our houses, we are eliminating the possibility of our kids using unauthorized medications.
If we can get all the expired and unused medication from our homes, it will help immensely to reduce the possibility of the opioid crisis in Lisbon.  Having the parents’ dispose of expired or unused medication will help to protect our community.  It is vital that each parent act responsible and do everything they can to protect their children from getting their hands on expired or unused medication.
Residents of Lisbon are very fortunate because there is an easy, no questions asked, method to dispose of these expired or unused medications.  The Lisbon Police Department has a green container located in the lobby of the police station.  This is available 24/7 365 days a year for your convenience.   There is no interaction necessary between residents and the police.  There is a dispatcher available if you have questions or concerns.  I recommend taking the label with the individuals name off before turning in these expired or unused medications to ensure no names are revealed.   The following is accepted:
The following items are accepted:
·        Prescriptions
·        Prescription Patches
·        Prescription Medications
·        Prescription Ointments
·        Over the counter medications
·        Vitamins
·        Samples
·        Medications for pets
The following items are not accepted:
·        Needles and other sharps
·        Aerosol cans
·        Inhalers
·        Hydrogen Peroxide
·        Thermometers
·        Medications from Businesses or Clinics
Please do not flush the medication down the toilet because this pollutes the ground water in our community.  I understand years ago that this was the way people disposed of medication but we have learned the effects of doing this.  This method of disposal is extremely harmful to our community.  Again, please do not flush medications down the toilet.
It is imperative every parent in Lisbon do their part to protect their families and our community.  There is no reason for individuals to take expired or unused medication in Lisbon because residents have a centrally located easy to use drop-off point at the Lisbon Police Department entrance. 
Help our community, by emptying our homes of expired or unused medication.
Larry Fillmore  

Monday, February 25, 2019

Census Bureau Announces Job Openings

 

Census Bureau Announces Job Openings

The U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for temporary field positions for the 2020 Census in every county of Maine and office positions in the Augusta area.
Click here for more details and positions available.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

Browntail Moth Notification

Browntail Moth Notification

The Maine Forest Service has surveyed for Browntail Moth (BTM) for decades. We have been fortunate that the numbers have been relatively low in most areas for much of the past decade providing relief for people and trees. But in the last several years we have been seeing a dramatic increase in the BTM population. This letter is to give notice to towns that have significant detected populations of BTM to facilitate response by towns and/ or their residents.
Please click here for more information.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON PARKING BAN UPDATE

Due to the predicted snow storm, Lisbon has issued a parking ban for Sunday, February 24th from 7:00 a.m. - midnight Monday. Thank you

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LISBON PARKING BAN UPDATE

 

Due to the predicted snow storm, Lisbon has issued a parking ban for Sunday, February 24th from 3:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thank you

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

LISBON PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 

Public Hearing Notice - Business Applicatons

Special Entertainment Permits - Flux and the Railroad Restaurant & Pub

Notice is hereby given that the Lisbon Town Council intends to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Public Meeting Room to hear comments on renewal Special Entertainment Permits for the following:  Tyson LaVerdiere & Jason LaVerdiere d/b/a Flux Restaurant, 10 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME and Sandra Harkins d/b/a Railroad Restaurant & Pub, 695 Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls, ME.  The public is invited to attend.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON PLANNING BOARD MEETING

Planning Board meeting

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PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE?


During Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, February 19, 2019, the Council voted unanimously on the timeline to the proposed Charter change.  For the pass five (5) or six (6) years, I have been opposed to making Charter changes because I believe it only weakens our Charter and provides an advantage to those in power to gain more power.
 
Upon reading the proposed changes this year, I original thought this was an excellent idea because it saved the taxpayers money and resolved some issues such as:

 
(1) We now have a consolidated voting place which eliminated the confusion of where an individual was required to go to vote.

(2) It eliminates the need for two different ballots; one for those residing in District 1 and one for those residing in District 2.

(3) Eliminating two ballots would reduce the cost of printing.
 
On the surface, these are all excellent reasons for approving this year’s Charter changes.  But in the process, the Town Council is eliminating the guarantee that both ends of town have a representative on the Town Council.  To me, this is critical to preserving the integrity of our community and far out weights the cost savings.  I believe the individuals who prepared our Charter had this in mind when they created our Charter and we should never change it.
 
This proposed change could very easily tip the scales on the Town Council to favor one end of town or the other.  It is easy to say Councilors will treat each end of town the same but human nature has shown this not to be true. 
 
Things which look good in the beginning are not always what they appear and I believe this is the case here. I would encourage everyone to weigh both sides of the issue and vote their feelings.  I am voting NO to this proposal because I believe it is vital that both ends of town have a true representation on our Town Council.
 
Please contact both your Councilors and our Town Manager and express your point of view.
 
Larry Fillmore

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

LISBON CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

 

Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

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LISBON PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL

A PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH BEGINNING AT 11 PM AND WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH COMPLETION OF SNOW REMOVAL.

A PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH BEGINNING AT 11 PM AND WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF SNOW REMOVAL. THE FOLLOWING STREETS IN LISBON FALLS WILL BE AFFECTED: MAIN ST, UNION ST AND SCHOOL ST.  
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Friday, February 15, 2019

LISBON PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL

A PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH BEGINNING AT 11 PM AND WILL BEIN PLACE THROUGH COMPLETION OF SNOW REMOVAL.

A PARKING BAN FOR SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH BEGINNING AT 11 PM AND WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF SNOW REMOVAL. THE FOLLOWING STREETS IN LISBON FALLS WILL BE AFFECTED: MAIN ST, UNION ST AND SCHOOL ST.  
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LISBON SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS

SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS IN THE AREA OF MAIN ST AND SCHOOL ST IN LISBON FALLS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

THE LISBON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL BE PERFORMING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS IN THE AREA OF MAIN ST AND SCHOOL ST IN LISBON FALLS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH.
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LISBON SNOW REMOVAL

SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS IN THE AREA OF MAIN ST AND SCHOOL ST LISBON FALLS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

THE LISBON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL BE PERFORMING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH.
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THIS IS A FACT, JACK!

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AOC IN ACTION

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

LISBON PARKING BAN UPDATE

 

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST, A PARKING BAN WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13.
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LISBON LIBRARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED

 

Library Governing Board Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the incoming storm, the Library Governing Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 p.m. at the library.  Thank you and please remember to be safe while traveling.
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LISBON TOWN DEPARTMENTS CLOSURE

Town Departments Closed - Monday, February 18, 2019

In observance of Presidents' Day all town departments will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019.  The Police Department however for non-administrative staff will remain open.  Thank you
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Sunday, February 10, 2019