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Another step in Aroostook’s Community Guided Planning

Sarah Medina of Seven Islands, who has been keeping  MFPC informed about Aroostook’s community guided planning effort forwarded the email below, sent Wednesday by Jay Kamm, senior planner for the Northern Maine Development Commission.

Kamm wrote: “I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the process document developed for the Aroostook County Community Guided Planning and Zoning Project.  This process document was unanimously approved by NMDC’s Executive Board of Directors during their June 13, 2013 meeting.

NMDC is now requesting that the document be brought to the LUPC for its review and approval at the July meeting.  We believe that this document meets the needs of the region and reflects the basic principles of the LUPC.  NMDC looks forward to working with the steering committee and the LUPC on this project.

We would like to thank Alison Truesdale and Frank O’Hara for all of their work to develop the document and facilitate the first three meetings.  The process went very smoothly thanks to their expertise.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this document.” Sarah added that it’s anticipated that the planning committee will be formed in August. Information will be posted at the LUPC website throughout the process.

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