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Dear all,


We are keeping this newsletter short, as the holidays are approaching. We will send a separate News Blast later in the month if anything else notable arises. We hope you have a great holiday weekend and that the sun comes out soon!


General Assembly Meeting


MCOG had our General Assembly meeting on Thursday at the Rockland City Hall. The meeting was well-attended, and the FY24 budget was approved. Please see the attached PowerPoint for the presentation.


MaineDOT launches “on-demand” presentation to gather input on a Carbon Reduction Strategy


MaineDOT is poised to receive $29.9 million in formula funds over 5 years from the new DOT Carbon Reduction Program, including $5.75 million in the first year, of which $3 million can’t be spent until a state Carbon Reduction Strategy is developed. As part of developing a Carbon Reduction Strategy, MaineDOT has launched an on-demand presentation about the strategy that will be open through July 31st to gather public input and invite comments. MaineDOT is particularly interested in comments and perspectives from rural stakeholders. Link:


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  All the best,


The MCOG Team

Mathew Eddy, Brian Dancause, Meg Rasmussen, Max Johnstone, Adi Philson, Michael Martone, and Charlotte Nutt


165 Main Street, Suite F

PO Box 62

Damariscotta, ME 04543



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General Assembly Agenda

June 27, 11-2:30 Rockland City Hall AGENDA I.                  Call Meeting to Order II.                 Approval of Minutes III.                Director’s Report-the Year in review IV.               


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