Belfast City Council agenda: March 19
The Belfast City Council will hold a public hearing to review cost estimates and engineer’s drawings on proposed improvements to the intersection of Routes 1 and 141 and extending along Route 141 to East Belfast Elementary School. The purpose of this project is to provide traffic calming and safety enhancements through better coordination between pedestrian and motor vehicle circulation.
The proposed improvements are to be funded primarily by a $100,000 grant award received from the Maine Department of Transportation and are anticipated to include additional and/or replacement signals, signs, crosswalks, sidewalks and removal of a rock outcropping for improved visibility at the Routes 1 and 141 intersection.
Please join the City Council on Tuesday evening, the 19th of March, to hear a presentation by Gorrill-Palmer Engineering of Gray, Maine and the city staff on the cost estimates and engineer’s drawings and to provide comments of your own for City Council consideration on any specific improvements that you consider to be desirable at that location.
The cost estimates and engineer’s drawings are available for inspection at the Code and Planning Department, 131 Church Street, second floor. Questions, comments or suggestions? Please contact: Jamie Francomano, Assistant Planner firstname.lastname@example.org 338-1417 ext. 25.
Request by the Waldo County YMCA to conduct a Family Triathlon Festival on May 18, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the starting and finishing at the Waldo County YMCA.
Request by Chief Richards to appoint Ronald Green to be a paid volunteer firefighter for the Belfast Fire Department.
Review and update on the preliminary design and costs associated with traffic and pedestrian improvements for the intersection of Route 1 and Route 141.
Discussion and possible approval for the use of Heritage park on August 11, 2013 to support a standup paddle board race.
Request to hire Norman Poirier as Belfast’s next Parks and Recreation Director.
Update on proposed TIF amendments.
Request from Councilman Sanders for the Council to support a second request to the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an environmental hearing associated with the proposed LPG tank in Searsport.
Update from the City Manager on downtown parking enforcement and possible first reading to an amended city parking ordinance to create some two hour parking spaces in the Beaver Street parking lot.
An update on future airport projects
Requests by the City Manager for authorization to enter into a lease with Brooks Preservation Railroad to operate on a portion of the city owned rail corridor.
Harbor Walk update and request to hire an engineering student to document all Harbor Walk construction.
Request to increase the fee for all Boathouse events by $100, which draws more than 75 people.
Requested transfer of capital reserve money to pay for new folding tables at the Boathouse.
Request from the RSU 20 after school program to use the Boathouse free of charge on May 11, 2013 for a Mom Prom.
Requests from the City Manager for permission to bypass normal bidding procedures so that we can specify that the new windows and doors needed for the Boathouse come from Mathews Brothers.
Consideration of possible nominations for a Spirit of America award.