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City of Bangor Notices for week of Oct. 26

City of Bangor Notices for week of Oct. 26

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Honorable Chair and Members of the Bangor City Council Edward A. Barrett, City Manager Next Week’s Meetings – October 26, 2009 October 16, 2009 ** REVISED **

October 24 (Sat.) October 25 (Sun.) October 26 (Mon.)

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

October 27 (Tues.)

7:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

October 28 (Wed.)

October 29 (Thur.)

(See Schedule) 9:00 a.m.

October 30 (Fri.) October 31 (Sat.)

5:00 p.m. (See Schedule) 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Planning Board Bus Tour American Heart Walk (Husson University) Parks & Rec. Advisory Committee Tour of Facilities and Parks (meeting at Parks & Rec. – 647 Main St.) Acadia's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony(932 Ohio St.) Executive Session -- Executive Session, 1 MRSA 405 6 A – Personnel Matter Executive Session -- Executive Session, 1 MRSA 405 6 A – Personnel Matter -- Evaluation of the City Manager Council Meeting Government Operations Committee BCVB’s Fall Membership Reception ( Winterport Winery, 279 South Main Street, Winterport) Special Committee on Comprehensive Planning Chamber Early Bird Breakfast - The Proposed Bangor Municipal Arena (Spectacular Events) Commission on Cultural Development *MRC Board of Directors Meeting (40 Harlow Street) Gambling Control Board (45 Commerce Dr., Augusta) Recycling Committee (530 Maine Ave.) *Candidates’ Nights at the Libray – School Committee Candidates – Library’s Lecture Hall *Candidates’ Night at the Library – City Council Candidates – Library’s Lecture Hall School Committee Saint John/City of Bangor Welcome Reception (Isaac Farrar Mansion) Saint John/City of Bangor Workshops (Wellman Commons, 294 Union Street) Big Lots Grand Opening (Bangor Parkade Shopping Center; 490 Stillwater) Board of Assessment Review Saint John/City of Bangor Workshops (Wellman Commons, 294 Union Street) Saint John NB-Tour of Police Station, Court House Fire Prevention Open House (Central Fire, Main Street)

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Edward A. Barrett, City Manager NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 73 Harlow Street.

PLANNING BOARD CITY TOUR SATURDAY, October 24, 2009 Tour Starts at 9:00 A.M. Leaving from Bangor City Hall

AGENDA

1.

Planning Board City Tour of Recent Developments. Return

American Heart Walk
2009 Northeastern Maine Start! Heart Walk 10/24/2009 8:30am -- 12:00pm Husson University O'Donnell Commons 1 College Circle Bangor, ME 04401

A heart healthy breakfast will be provided by Hannaford Supermarkets. Lunch will be provided by Subway. We will have survivor speakers, screenings, a bouncy house for the kids, face painting and lots of fun!

For more information contact: Melissa Goodrich 207-523-3002 melissa.goodrich@heart.org Return

Bangor City Council: The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board invites each of you to join them for another tour of selected City recreation facilities and areas. We conducted a similar tour in June ’08 which members felt was beneficial. Based on discussion at our last meeting, this tour will include the Rolland Perry City Forest, Essex Woods, Sawyer Arena, and other City parks along the way. We will be meeting at Parks and Recreation on Sunday October 25th at 1:00pm and the tour will probably last until 3:30pm. Transportation will be provided. Please let me know by Friday if you will be able to join us. This will enable us to coordinate the transportation. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from each of you. If you have any questions, please let me know. Tracy Tracy Willette, CPRP Director, Parks and Recreation City of Bangor, ME 207-992-4490 207-947-1605(FAX) Return

Government Operations Committee Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm City Council Chambers Detail Information CONSENT AGENDA 1. Council Ordinance 09-321, Amending Schedules I, III, IV of Chapter 291, Article III, §§ 291-38 and 291-39 of the Code of the City of Bangor – Parking Prohibited at All Times and Parking Prohibited Except for Limited Times – Area Around John Bapst High School This Ordinance Amendment is being referred to the Committee from the City Council. These proposed changes have been previously reviewed and recommended for approval by the Government Operations Committee. REGULAR AGENDA 2. Proposed Ordinance Amendment – Handicapped Parking Time Limits With the assistance of advocates for persons with disabilities, the Police Department and City staff has been reviewing policies related to handicapped parking time limits. Following this review, a proposal has been prepared for consideration which would expand and formalize those time limits. A memorandum from City Solicitor Heitmann is attached along with the proposed Ordinance amendment. We anticipate that Galen Saucier and Michael Noyes will be present to discuss along with City staff. 3. Future Use of Former Fire Station 6 on Griffin Road Now that the Fire Department has moved into its new station on Griffin Road, it is appropriate to begin discussions regarding the former station and land. As a starting point, attached is a background memorandum from Chief Cammack outlining the current use, options, and information about the site. 4. Update – Information Regarding Chinese Sister City Relationship Council Chair Palmer has requested an opportunity to update the Committee regarding a proposal to consider establishing a sister city relationship with a community in China. Planned invitees will include two representatives of Bangor Chinese School. Return

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Time: 5:30—7:00 PM PLACE: PAIRINGS AT WINTERPORT WINERY
279 SOUTH MAIN STREET, WINTERPORT

RSVP BY OCTOBER 23 TO GIBRAN GRAHAM AT THE CVB CALL 947.5205 OR EMAIL GIBRAN@VISITBANGORMAINE.COM

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Special Committee on Comprehensive Planning Regular Meeting Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 7:00 PM City Hall, Third Floor Council Chambers Agenda
1. Presentation and discussion: Arts and Culture 2. Public comment 3. Other (a) Next meetings: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 7:00 PM (Future land use plan) Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 7:00 PM (Year-end assessment) (b) Topics previously covered: Implementation plan for 2005 update Existing land use plan RR&A Waterfront/harbor Housing Economic development Transportation/traffic Natural/water resources Historic structures Schools #1 (Bangor School Department) Community Facilities Regional ties/cooperation TPL Greenprint Parks/recreational facilities/open space Schools #2 (other educational institutions) Return

Early Bird Breakfast
The Proposed Bangor Municipal Arena
Date: Oct. 28 Time: 7-9am Place: Spectacular Events, 395 Griffin Rd., Bangor Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members RSVP: 947-0307 or Email (please write Breakfast in subject heading) Speakers will include Thaxter Trafton, who will talk about his experience in managing arenas across the country; Brian Nanson, who has a background in merchandising at arenas; and Susan Hawes, Bangor Councilor and the Chair of the Special Committee on Arena Implementation, who will present the city's proposed plan. Networking 7-7:30; Breakfast & Speakers: 7:30-9 Return

Commission on Cultural Development Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 8am Council Chambers - Agenda Welcome & Introductions Approval of minutes from 7/30/2009 meeting Recap Maine Arts Commission Grant Planning Meeting of 10/19/09 Willard Carlton Orr Memorial Proposal Review Grant Application to Commission Discussion of re-organization of the Commission  structure of full commission meetings going forward  Review meeting schedule 7. Review Commission financials 8. Other Items? Return 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

BANGOR RECYCLING COMMITTEE

The next meeting of the Bangor Recycling Committee will take place in the Conference Room at Bangor Public Works on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2009 from 5:00 6:00 PM. If you are unable to attend, please call the Public Works Department and leave word with Dana Wardwell (992-4501) or Jerry Hughes. (992-4509) AGENDA ITEMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Call to Order Revise Approve Agenda Minute Approval Recycling Report Review of Government Ops Meeting on 09/29/09 Recycling Options Discussion & Work Assignments Items For Next Agenda Close Meeting Return

AGENDA October 28, 2009

Persons Present: Jerry Hughes, Jay Dresser, Monique Gautreau, Geoff Gratwick, Paul Svendsen Call to Order: Councilor Gratwick called the meeting to order at 5:02 PM... Revise Approve Agenda: The agenda was approved as written. Two items were added; canvas bag discussion and overview of the annual MRRA meeting. Minute Approval: No minutes were presented because the tour of Brunswick was the August meeting. Recycling Report: Dana reported that budget predictions are on target. Commodity prices are increasing slowly. Brunswick Recycling Tour: Members of the recycling committee were briefed on the Brunswick tour that took place on August 24th. User fees and the single stream concept were discussed. Jay Dresser asked if the revenues received from the bags in Brunswick are put into the recycling budget as a line item or if the revenues go into the general fund. The committee replied that bag revenues in Brunswick go back into the recycling budget. Government Operations Committee September 29th: Geoff informed the committee that there will be a Government Operations Committee at 5:00 PM on September 29th and invited committee members to attend. An agenda item pertaining to recycling will be part of the Government Operations meeting. MRRA Annual Meeting: Geoff Gratwick explained that he and Jerry Hughes attended the annual meeting of the MRRA. Contact was made with Mark King who heads up the state of Maine composting school. Jerry will be coordinating with Mark in hopes that a winter workshop can be held to discuss food composting in the Bangor area. Cotton Bags Earth Day 2010: Hannaford has agreed to give away 2,500 100% cotton grocery bags on Earth Day in 2010. Congratulations to Jay Dresser for making this happen. Jay has asked that when the bags are distributed in the Bangor area that recycling committee volunteers help on Earth day. Close Meeting: The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 PM. Return

Recycle Committee Minutes September 23, 2009

Candidates' Nights at the Library Come hear what the local candidates have to say at the annual forum for those running for City Council or School Committee. Wednesday, October 28, 2009 School Committee Candidates ~ 5:30 to 6:30 pm City Council Candidates ~ 6:45 to 7:45 pm In the Library's Lecture Hall Michael Gleason, a retired Senior Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, will be the moderator.
As Bangor voters know, national elections may get a lot of attention, but it is the local elections that have a noticeable bearing on one’s everyday life. It is often not easy to get information about local candidates. In the City Council Forum, each candidate will be given two minutes for an introductory statement including defining important issues the City Council needs to address; then each candidate will be given two minutes to answer the question – “Describe the ideal Bangor in 2035 — and tell what actions were taken by City Council in 2010-2013 that helped the city reach this ideal.” After this question, there will be written questions from the audience, read by the moderator. Each candidate will then be given two minutes for a closing statement. The School Committee Forum will follow the same format, but the question each candidate must answer will be— “Describe your ideal school system—one you would have in the city if there were no financial constraints or state or national mandates.” All citizens of Bangor are invited to attend. The sessions will be recorded for broadcast on the city’s cable channel at a later date.

BANGOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday, October 28, 2009 City Hall Council Chambers 7 p.m. AGENDA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Recognition H1N1 Planning Update Bangor Achievement in Literacy Report BHS and JFDS School Core Competency Plans for 2009-2010 Readmit Student X ARRA Application Report Acceptance of Donations Personnel a. Extra-Duty Assignments

SAINT JOHN/ BANGOR SISTER CITY VISIT October 28-30, 2009 WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 28TH Time Hotel Registration 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Event/Participant Hollywood Slots Hotel – 427 Main Street, Bangor Welcome Reception Location Isaac Farrar Mansion 17 Second St. Bangor

7:15 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Note:

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 29TH Saint John Delegates transported from Hollywood Slots Hotel to Wellman Commons Breakfast Welcome by Mayor of Bangor Mayor of Saint John Each Speaker will be introduced by Nancy Moar Communication Manager (Saint John) and Edward Barrett, City Manager (Bangor) Economic Development Tim Curry – President – Atlantica for Energy Opening Remarks Shelley Rinehart – Executive Director, Policy Development & Planning, NB Dept. of Energy Imagine the Possibilities Mike Aube Eastern Maine Development Corporation “Mobilize Maine” Michael Ballesteros Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Wellman Commons 294 Union Street Wellman Common Wellman Commons Wellman Commons 294 Union Street

8:30 a.m.- 8:50 a.m. 8:55 a.m. -9:15 a.m.

9:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. 10:05 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break Nancy Thorne Access Altantica

Steve Carson - Enterprise Saint John 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. 10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Imelda Gilman – Kathy Craig Board of Trade Event/Participant Location

Time 11:15 a.m.- 11:40 a.m. 11:40 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Tourism Kerrie Tripp – Bangor Convention & Visitor Bureau Skip Cole, Roosevelt Campobello International Park Tammy LeBlanc – Manager Hilton Trade & Convention Center Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and Destination Marketing Fee Lunch Transportation 12:45 p.m.-1:05 p.m. Ian Simpson - General Manager N.B. Southern Railway Speaking primarily to multi-modal transportation issues and secondarily to forest products. David Cole – Commissioner of Transportation - Bangor Angela McLean – Saint John Airport 1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. 1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Tony Caruso – Asst. Airport Director - Maine Mike Gushue – Mayor Court Digby Ferry Princess of Acadia Wellman Commons 294 Union Street Wellman Commons 294 Union Street

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

1:05 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

2:15 p.m.- 2:35 p.m. 2:40 p.m.- 2:55 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Gail Kelly – Senator Snowe’s Office Carol Woodcock- Senator Collin’s Office Legislation on Weight Limits

Break Energy Wellman Commons 294 Union Street

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Daniel Goodwin -Challenges and Opportunities in Developing shared energy infrastructure. Energy Corridor Project (working on project between Province of NB and State of Maine)

3:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m. 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Matt Kearns, First Wind Dick Arnold Old Town fuel & Fiber Company Wrap up, Ed Barrett, City Manager Saint John Guest transported back to Hollywood Slots Hotel Saint John Guests transported to Montes International from Hollywood Slots Reception/ Dinner FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

Wellman Commons

Montes International

7:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Saint John Guests transported from Hollywood Slots to Wellman Commons Breakfast Dr. David Hart, Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Sustainability Project at University of Maine

Wellman Commons Wellman Commons

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Wrap Up 10:30 a.m. 12: 00 p.m.

Larry Parent Advanced Engineering Wood Composites Center of University of Maine UNBSJ - Tentative Mayor Court & Mayor Palmer - Closing Remarks Tour of BangorNew Police Station – New Court House. Transportation to be provided by Bangor Saint John Council and Staff

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Grand Opening October 27th @ 9:00 a.m. Bangor Parkade Shopping Center 490 Stillwater Ave.

Big Lots

Please join us as we officially celebrate the opening of our first store in Bangor on Friday, October 30! We will be opening shop in the Bangor Parkade Shopping Center; 490 Stillwater, Bangor. As part of the festivities we will be making a donation of $2,500 to our nearest school neighbor, Fruit Street Elementary School. Giant check and scissors will be on hand as part of the fun to begin at 9:00am. An RSVP would be greatly appreciated by Tuesday, October 27. Please feel free to email or call the following: Stacey Marlow – staceylmarlow@yahoo.com, (440) 4874016 or Toni Fink – tonifink@att.net, (440) 785-4514. I'm guessing most Bangor residents are not familiar with our stores as the nearest Big Lots are in Augusta and Auburn. So, to give you a preview of what you might find at your new store coming soon, here are a couple details about Big Lots: At Big Lots, items typically sell for 20 to 40 percent less than discount stores and up to 70 percent below traditional retailers. Your new Big Lots will carry thousands of everyday items, including consumables, non-perishable food items, health and beauty aids, toiletries, diapers, cleaning products, small electronics, housewares, home décor, tools, toys, gifts and one-time closeouts that loyal Big Lots’ shoppers expect. Big Lots also offers high-quality seasonal products and great values on a full assortment of brand name furniture and Serta mattresses. Feel free to check us on online at www.biglots.com. GRAND OPENING DETAILS:  Bangor Parkade Shopping Center; 490 Stillwater, Bangor  Friday, October 30 – 9:00 A.M.  Guided tours of the new store and refreshments will be served before the ceremony On behalf of Big Lots, Stacey Marlow Return

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

DATE: October 29, 2009 TIME: 5:00 PM LOCATION: Third Floor Council Chambers

AGENDA 1. Election of Officers 2. Guest Speaker Phil Drew will discuss a Maine Supreme Judicial Court Case “Town of Bristol” If you are unable to attend please notify Assessing Office at 992-4209 Return

October 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Fire Station on Main Street

Fire Prevention Open House

The Bangor Fire Department is hosting our annual Fire Prevention Open House on October 31st at the Central Fire Station on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since the open house will fall on Halloween we’ve adopted the theme of “Keeping Warm This Winter Shouldn’t Be Scary” and as such we’re encouraging children to come in costume . . . think of it as a warm-up to the festivities planned for later that night. We’re giving away several free door prizes, including a ride to school in a fire engine for one lucky Bangor student. While the heating oil prices may not be as high as last year, interest in safe and efficient heating continues to remain high (thanks in no small part to the energy tax credit) and so we are inviting local business representatives to set up displays on heating with woodstoves, pellet stoves, propane, natural gas, heating oil, electric space heaters and heat pumps. Activities and demonstrations are planned throughout the day . . . we encourage folks to stop by and check us out. Return

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