Shoreland Zoning Training

April 27, 2015

Shoreland Zoning Training - Multiple Training Opportunities

Already past (ran live on April 23, 2015) but still available online are two training opportunities:

Part 1 is approximately one hour and focuses on the new provisions of the 2015 Guidelines and the amendment process. This presentation is primarily intended for local officials who are just beginning the process of amending ordinances, in order to be consistent with the new provisions of the 2015 Guidelines.

Here is the link to watch the recorded Adobe Connect meeting for this session:    http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p1h7pnvo28q/ Contact Time: 1 hour

Part 2 is approximately two hours and covers the basics of shoreland zoning standards and enforcement. This presentation is primarily for code enforcement officers, either preparing for the certification test or as a refresher.

Here is the link to watch the taped Adobe Connect meeting for this session: http://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/p17n618ybhv/  Contact Time: 2 hours

Field Workshops for Code Enforcement Officers

In addition to the online basic training, a few field workshops will also be offered, some in conjunction with the in-person workshops on the 2015 Guidelines. The field exercises will demonstrate both current standards and new provisions of the 2015 Guidelines. These workshops are primarily intended for code enforcement officers.
·         May 7: Raymond, Public Safety Building, from 1 – 4 p.m., no pre-registration
·         June 24: Caribou, NMDC, from 1 – 4 p.m., please register by email: stephenie.maclagan@maine.gov.
·         June 25: Lincoln, Region III, from 1 – 4 p.m., please register by email: stephenie.maclagan@maine.gov.
·         June 26: Milbridge, Town Office, from 9 a.m. to noon, no pre-registration.
·         June 29: Greenville, Town Office, from 1 – 4 p.m., no pre-registration.

Workshops on the 2015 Guidelines

The online training covers the amendment process in detail, but comparison between the current standards and the new provisions of the 2015 Guidelines is limited. These in-person workshops will include a more thorough comparison, and more briefly cover the amendment process. Local officials such as planning board members, in addition to code enforcement officers, are encouraged to attend. Information presented will be applicable whether or not the local ordinance was updated after the 2006 Guidelines. These workshops do not replace basic training on shoreland zoning.
 
·         May 7: Raymond, Public Safety Building, from 9 a.m. to noon, no pre-registration.
·         May 28: Augusta, Florian Hall, from 9 a.m. to noon, register at 8:30AM.
·         June 24: Caribou, NMDC, from 10 a.m. to noon, please register by email: stephenie.maclagan@maine.gov.
·         June 25: Lincoln, Region III, from 10 a.m. to noon, please register by email: stephenie.maclagan@maine.gov