TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
NOTICE OF FISCAL 2020 BUDGET
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING
The Millinocket Town Council will hold the following meetings to consider the budgets of the Town:
THURDSAY, June 13, 2019 – Public Hearing on the proposed Fiscal 2020 Municipal and Wastewater Budgets beginning at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building located at 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine.
THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 – Public Hearing and Adoption Meeting on the Fiscal 202 Municipal and Wastewater Budgets beginning at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building located at 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine.
TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
MAY 23, 2019
THE MILLINOCKET TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY,
MAY 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM IN THE MILLINOCKET MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL
CHAMBERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
May 14, 2019
Dated at Millinocket, ME
HAROLD R. DAVIS
TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY SALE
The Town Council of the Town of Millinocket is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in tax acquired properties. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Acquired Property Bid” on the outside. Each bid may be for one property only; any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one. All bids must be received by the Town no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Late bids will not be opened or considered.
Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address, phone number, and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to or greater than ten (10%) of the bid price. Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for the parcel. The properties are being sold “as is-where is” in all regards including, without limitation, the status of title, environmental, and local permitting determinations. Conveyance will be by Quit Claim Deed without covenants. The Town has not conducted, nor will it conduct, a title search, nor will the Town warranty a clear title for any tax acquired property offered for public sale. The Town strongly advises any successful bidder to conduct a title search.
Bids will be opened on the due date and will be reviewed and awarded by the Council at the Council meeting to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The Town Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Should the Municipal Officers reject all bids; the property may be offered again for public sale without notice or some other method of disposal or sale.
Each successful bidder shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase. In the event a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Town Council may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.
The properties for sale are described on the Town of Millinocket Tax Map and addresses as listed below. Some of these premises may be occupied with tenants and it will be the responsibility of the successful bidder to properly evict them. A full bid package and requirements for the sale of each property can be obtained at the Town Office in person or by email.
Tax Acquired Properties For Sale
Address Starting Bid
17 Penobscot Avenue – U05-206 $4,563.93
80 Iron Bridge Road-U17-087 $3,436.88
81 Lincoln Street-U04-123 $6,539.82
213 Congress Street-U05-066 $2,798.73
31 Bates Street-U03-291-A $3,955.24
115A Iron Bridge Road-U17-051 $4,491.32
394 Penobscot Avenue-U03-142 $6,502.38
113 Iron Bridge Road-U17-050 $5,875.14
478 Penobscot Avenue-U03-112 $5,746.69
179 Pamola Park-U11-037 $3,433.99
Starting May 1, 2019, ATV Registration Fees will increase to the following:
Resident Season $45
Non Resident 7 Day $75
Non Resident Full Season $90
POLICY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
Prior Registration/License is required to process Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Transactions.
Current Maine Driver’s License is Required by Law for Proof of Maine Residency.
Town Of Millinocket
Request for Proposals/Invitation to Bid
Millinocket District Court Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Modifications
The Town of Millinocket is seeking proposals to modify its Millinocket District Court
facility to improve on-going ADA access modifications required to meet provisions for
existing court facilities.
The scope of the work shall include alterations to site amenities, entrances, interior
accessible routes, restrooms, and other miscellaneous improvements. A complete
description of the required alterations can be picked up at the Millinocket Town Office,
197 Penobscot Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The successful contractor must indemnify the Town against all loss as a result of the
work and must provide proof of liability ($1,000,000) insurance and workers
compensation insurance at the time the bid is awarded. The Town must be added as
an additional insured to the contractor’s liability policy for the term of the work and a
certificate of such insurance must be provided to the Town before works starts.
Bids are to be placed in a sealed envelope, marked ADA Modifications, and mailed or
delivered to the Millinocket Town Office, 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine
04462, on or before Friday, May 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. The bids will be opened at that
time by the Town Manager. Contractors are welcome to be in attendance during the
opening of the bids.
Questions regarding the project may be directed to:
John Davis, Millinocket Town Manager
197 Penobscot Avenue
Millinocket, Maine 04462
Telephone (207) 723-7000 Ext. 5
FY20 BUDGET HEARINGS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.
- Tax Collector
- General Government
- Economic Development
Friday, April 19, Council Chambers beginning at 3:00 p.m.
- Code Enforcement Officer
- Municipal Building
- Legal Services
- Public Health and Welfare
Monday, April 22, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.
- Fire/Ambulance General
- Fire Department
- Human Resource
- General Assistance
Wednesday, April 24, Council Chambers beginning at 3:00 p.m.
- Public Works Administration
- Garage Maintenance
- Public Works Roads/Construction
- Transfer Site
Thursday, April 25, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.
- Regular Council Meeting
Immediately Following The Council Meeting
- Police Department
- Animal Control Officer
- Fringe Benefits
- Debt & Interest
Monday, April 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
- Enforcement Officers
- Community Services
- Wastewater Treatment
- Deliberations If Necessary
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the circumstances surrounding a rabid bat in the general area outside the Shaw House in Bangor on the weekend of March 16 and 17. The bat tested positive for rabies at Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL). Maine CDC is working closely with the community to identify all individuals who may have handled the bat, particularly those that handled it with bare hands, and make recommendations for rabies post-exposure vaccination. Rabies is fatal, so appropriate vaccination and prophylaxis for individuals who handled the bat with bare hands is
essential. The intent of this HAN is to remind Mainers that bats are wild animals and should not be handled without proper protection, encourage rabies post-exposure vaccination for
individuals potentially exposed to this bat, and alert others to the presence of a rabid bat in the community. To read more about this from the CDC please use this link. 2019PHADV005RabiesPositiveBat
TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
THE MILLINOCKET TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 at 4:30 PM IN THE MILLINOCKET MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION ON THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
Dated at Millinocket, ME JANUARY 8, 2019
DIANA M. LAKEMAN
**NEW HOURS** THE MILLINOCKET ASSESSING OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAYS 7:30 AM TO 3:30 PM.
The Millinocket Town Council will be holding a public hearing to discuss the Katahdin Region Broadband Utility Interlocal Joint Exercise of Power Agreement during the September 27, 2018 Town Council meeting at 4:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers.
The Drive Show Maine will be broadcasting live from designlab at 135 Penobscot Avenue, Tuesday, August 21 from 4-6 pm! They are coming to celebrate Millinocket being voted the 2018 Town of the Year! Your passion and votes made Millinocket the Town of the Year, now it’s time to celebrate your home town! We invite anyone who wants to stop by and share what they love about Millinocket to come take part in the show! The Magi City edged out Bucksport for the win! “The Magic City” edging out Bucksport in the final voting of this summer’s competition. The Drive will also make a $100 donation to a nonprofit of the town’s choice, and if you voted for Millinocket by commenting on the Facebook post, tune into the show Monday as we’ll announce the individual winner!
One lucky fan of Millinocket will win a pair of movie passes to the Bangor Mall Cinemas, a $50 gift card to the Sea Dog in Bangor and a VIP Detailing from Deane’s Detailing!
PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING NOTICE
U.S. EPA BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018, 4:30 PM
MILLINOCKET TOWN HALL
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and their consultant, Ransom Consulting,
Inc., will be hosting a public informational meeting for their Brownfields Assessment Program during the
Millinocket Town Council meeting on August 23, 2018. The Town Council meeting will start at 4:30 at
the Millinocket Town Hall building, 197 Penobscot Avenue. The MEDEP was the recent recipient of a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement activities
related to potentially contaminated Brownfields sites throughout the State, with a particular focus on the
communities of Millinocket, East Millinocket, and Lincoln. A Brownfield site is any property where the
expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence, or potential
presence of, a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
The goal of this public informational meeting is to educate interested individuals about the Brownfields
program, to answer questions from community members, and to solicit sites that could potentially benefit
from this program.
If you have questions or would like a site application form, please do not hesitate to contact Ransom
Consulting, Inc. Project Manager Erik Phenix at email@example.com or 207-772-2891. Additional
information is available on MEDEP’s website at www.maine.gov/dep/spills/brownfields
Broadband Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 31
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Katahdin Region Higher Ed Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, East Millinocket
Meeting to review draft legal documents of a potential broadband utility in the Katahdin region.
Availability of Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives
30-Day Public Comment Period, August 1 – August 30 and
Public Meeting August 1, 2018; 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the
Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue
Millinocket, ME 04462
Former Miller’s Department Store
230 Penobscot Avenue
Our Katahdin received an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant to remediate environmental contamination identified in the building of the Former Miller’s Department Store located at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket (the Site). As a requirement of the EPA Cleanup Grant, Our Katahdin is providing this notification of the availability of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the cleanup planned for the 230 Penobscot Avenue property. As part of the EPA Cleanup Grant, the ABCA is available for public review and comment. The ABCA and previously prepared environmental assessment reports for the Site, can be downloaded and reviewed at Our Katahdin’s website www.ourkatahdin.com/230penobscot, or reviewed in person at Our Katahdin’s office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue, Millinocket, ME Monday – Friday 9 am-4 pm. This notice also provides notice that comments on the ABCA and on the proposed cleanup and remediation of the 230 Penobscot Avenue Site can be submitted in writing to TRC Environmental, Inc. 6 Ashley Drive, Scarborough, Maine 04074; Attention Charlie Springer, (207) 274-2615 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public comment period for this document will begin on August 1, 2018 and end on August 30, 2018. A Public Meeting to discuss the remediation and cleanup will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue, Millinocket, Maine. Public comments on the ABCA and the remediation/cleanup will also be accepted at the meeting.
The Millinocket Town Council will be meeting to adopt the Municipal and Wastewater budget at 9:00 am, June 22, 2018 in the Council Chambers.
Do you have questions about Ranked- Choice Voting? Please visit the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions page for more information. Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
This is a video by the Maine Secretary of State’s office explaining more about Ranked-Choice Voting.
The Millinocket Town Council will be holding their 1st Public Hearing on the FY2019 Budget on May 24, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Council Chambers.