LINCOLNVILLE — The Lincolnville Select Board approved several motions of support for an effort by the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee at the Aug. 22 meeting.

The Comprehensive Plan Review committee is working with a national organization, Community Heart & Soul, on ways generate feedback from residents in preparation for the next comprehensive plan.

Community Heart & Soul works with cities and towns on creative ways to reach out to their constituencies for planning purposes.

At the Aug. 22 meeting, the Select Board approved a resolution of support for the effort, and to apply for a $10,000 seed grant for matching funds to help guide the effort. Also approved was the formation of an ad hoc Town of Lincolnville Community Heart & Soul committee.

“I’m very appreciative the town has given this their support,” said Lincolnville Comprehensive Plan Review Chairperson Susan Silverio, “and now the work begins.”

In other business, the Select Board heard an update on the Penobscot Park project. Town Administrator David Kinney reported that the picnic shelters were in place with repair and restoration work taking place on and around those shelters.

An abutter to Penobscot Parks, Dan Leary, expressed some concern about the parking situation at the park. Leary noted that, with the park gates closed during renovation, many people are parking outside the gates.

Several Select Board members felt the parking issue might be connected to the gates of the park being closed while work is completed.

“It might be just as simple as educating the public (on parking and park rules),” said Select Board member Josh Gerrittson.

The Select Board resolved to put up signage to educate the public about parking at Penobscot Park and, once signage is in place, to leave the gates open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

The board also approved sending an amendment to the town charter to voters. The amendment would make language in the town charter gender neutral.

Select Board member Keryn Laite asked the Select Board to meet with the Lincolnville Central School Committee regarding the status and oversight of cooperative recreation areas.

In a prior agreement, the town ceded maintenance and oversight of the common recreation areas to the school.

“I feel we need to sit down with the school and recreation commission,” Laite said. “I’d like the town to take (maintenance and oversight) back.”

Laite said he’s concerned that very little is being done in both areas.

“In my mind, enough is enough,” Laite said. “It’s not up to the standards the taxpayers deserve.”

The Select Board also approved the town’s Municipal Valuation Return from Maine Municipal Association, and approved two tax abatements.