Community Outreach: Meetings and Survey

There are several opportunities for residents and landowner in the Washington County UT to provide input to the Community Guided Planning and Zoning (CGP&Z) process.

First Round of Public Meetings — Fall of 2015

Online Survey

Second Round of Public Meetings — Summer and Fall of 2016

Citizen-initiated Public Meetings — Oct-Nov of 2016

Final Public Meetings — Spring of 2017

The map at right depicts the places where (first round) meeting attendees live and where they work. Click on the image to download a PDF that provides the map in a larger size.

First round of public meetingsRound 1 Public Meeting Attendees

A Letter to Residents and Property Owners of the Washington County UT - mailed on September 18, 2015 to 2003 unique addresses in the Maine Revenue Services (MRS) property tax database. NOTE MRS database does not include Plantations.

Download Powerpoint Presentation delivered at each meeting here.

Thursday, October 15: Alexander Fire Department, 50 Cooper Road, Alexander (Meeting notes)

Tuesday, October 20: Dennysville/Edmonds Snowmobile Club Building 24 Milwaukee Rd (just off Rt. 86) Dennysville (Meeting Notes)

Thursday, October 22: Brookton Community Center, Route 1, Brookton (Meeting Notes)

Audience polling results (merged together from all 3 meetings).

Online Survey

The Letter to Residents and Property Owners of the Washington County UT invited residents and property owners to attend any or all of three public meetings (listed above) or to provide input by an online survey.

The Letter to Residents and Property Owners of  Baring and Grand Lake Stream Plantations was sent in February, 2016. It brings the Plantations into this process — with thanks to the Washington County Commissioners for financially supporting that inclusion!

Please note the survey was open for public input from October of 2015 through January of 2017 and is now closed for analysis of all input.

All survey input is summarized in Chapter 2 Collaboration and all written comments are compiled in Appendix “X” posted on the Plan Outline page.

Second Round of Public Meetings

As described in the Process Document there will be a 2nd round of public meetings in the Summer of 2016. All will be widely publicized as follows:

This second round of public meetings will provide an opportunity for residents and property owners to see current zoning in their communities, hear descriptions of potential new zones, and provide an opportunity to create a vision for future growth. Meeting minutes for each meeting will be posted as they occur.

All public meetings will be held from 6PM-8PM (download meeting handouts below)

Wednesday July 20th — Town Office — James Brite School 15 Water St. Grand Lake Stream — Grand Lake Stream prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Thursday July 28: Dennysville/Edmonds Snowmobile/ATV Club 24 Milwaukee Rd (just off Rt. 86) Dennysville — Marion/Cathance prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Monday August 29: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City — Forest City, Lambert Lake, Brookton, Big Lake prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Wednesday August 31: Dennysville/Edmunds Snowmobile/ATV Club (see address above) — Edmunds prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Tuesday September 20:  Whiting Community Center, Route 1, Whiting — Trescott prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Tuesday September 27: Baring Baptist Church, 47 Front Street Baring — Baring Plantation prospective zoning focus Meeting Minutes

Handouts for Summer-Fall 2016 Public Meetings

Citizen-initiated public meetings — October through November 2016

Trescott residents held a meeting on Oct 5th to come up with zoning change ideas and invited more people than were present in Whiting on Sept 20. They then invited Judy East to attend another meeting on Oct 11, again with the intent of bringing more people into the conversation and to come up with zone change ideas. The DRAFT (10-14-2016) Minutes of Both meetings are combined in one file here.

Wednesday November 2, 2016  Grand Lake Stream 5:30-7:30 PM  Meeting Minutes

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 Cobscook Community Learning Center 6PM Invitation from resident-initiated group

Final Public Meetings — Spring of 2017

Tuesday April 25, 2017 Washington County Community College 6-8PM 

Powerpoint Presentation  (3.1MB) NOTE — the PDF maps in this presentation are drafts that pre-date the changes from the final (4-25-2017) Public Meeting. The updated maps will be posted  on the GIS Mapping for CGPZ page after the UMM semester ends on May 13th and we have time to update them.

4-25-2017 Final Public Meeting Minutes

NEXT MEETING: Thursday June 8, 2017 Washington County Commissioners Machias 4PM Presentation of Final Recommendations

July or August — Date:TBD Land Use Planning Commission Location:TBD Commission Review of Final Washington County Recommendations

Contact Judy East at 454-0465 to join the e-mail list to receive updates as materials is added to the web site and meetings are scheduled.

If you reach the voice mail please include your name, your e-mail address and your affiliation, eg. Township [     ] resident, land manager, small business owner, forester, fisherman, etc.