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State of Maine Notice of Presidential Primary and Special Referendum Election Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Notice To The Community

Due to the recent losses within the community the counseling department is here for support if needed, walk in appts are available.

Please feel free to stop by and/or call 817-7411 or 817-7400

Expanded Aftercare Transportation Hours

Starting Monday, February 10, Aftercare Transportation will now be available:

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 9:00 pm

A CALENDAR OF LOCAL AFTERCARE EVENTS

Questions? Contact the Health Dept.: (207) 817 7400

To schedule services please call : (207) 631 0524

PENOBSCOT NATION CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW 24 UNIT ELDER APARTMENT BUILDING

The Penobscot Nation recently celebrated the opening of a brand new 24 unit elderly apartment building. Designed for Penobscot elders seeking to age in place, the building features river views from all one-bedroom apartments, while the 8 2-bedroom apartments face away from the river. Located on Nohkomess Street, the building replaced a previous 8 unit apartment building that was beyond repair.

The new building features radiant flooring, great accessibility, walk-in showers, and a large common room on the second floor, as well as Senior Meals on the first floor. Lunch is served Monday to Friday in the first floor dining area for all Penobscot elders older than age 55. Future plans call for various activities to be hosted in the large open spaces, and within the activity room.

Rent is determined on a sliding scale, based on the household income, and ranges from 20 to 30% of household income. The maximum eligible income for a single person household is $31,080 and $35,520 for a two-person household. Additional amenities included are: 4 laundry rooms, heat and hot water, trash pickup, snow removal, camera security system, and an intercom in each unit to speak with guests seeking to enter at the front door.

Chief Kirk Francis thanked all in attendance at the ribbon cutting, and especially members of the Council and Housing Commission that have supported the development of this facility over the past 5 years. Project supporters from MaineHousing, Hunt Capital, HUD, Federal Loan Home Bank, Genesis, Four Directions, Bangor Savings Bank and others were also in attendance and thanked for their support. At this time there are several 2-bedroom units for elderly households with 2 members. The goal is to fill all 24 units no later than March 1, 2020. Interested households are encouraged to contact Lisa Pardilla at 207-817-7370 for more information and to make application.

Penobscot Indian Nation
Fee lands for Sale

*Hampden: A 27-acre parcel zoned Residential B located on Mayo Road, Hampden, Maine. It has road frontage in 2 locations on Mayo Road, the northerly frontage is approximately 30 feet and the southerly frontage is approximately 130 feet. Conforming residential lots must have at least 200 feet along a public road, so to develop the lot will require a variance from the Town.

*Lakeville: This is comprised of 4 separate lots.

  1. The largest lot is 13.4 acres located on Bottle Lake and is enrolled in the Maine Tree Growth Tax program. About half of the lots consists of non-forested wetlands.
  2. 8.1-acre lot along Horseshoe Stream that runs between Junior Lake and Horseshoe Lake.
  3. Blueberry Island is 1.11 acres and located within Sysladobsis Lake and contains an old building. Inquiry should be made with the Town to see if the existing building has grandfathered status for building a new camp because it does not otherwise meet set back requirements for a building permit.
  4.  A 3.22-acre lot near Bottle Lake East Shore but does not have lake frontage.

*Steuben: This property consists of a 13 lot subdivision that totals approximately 36 acres and a 42.6-acre back lot; all located on Quiet Shores Drive, Steuben, Washington County, Maine. All the lots have shore frontage on Dyer Harbor. The property is zoned residential and unimproved. Power and telephone are available at the road but there is no public sewer or water. Lot 2 sold in 2005 for $180,000. Most of the 42.6 acre back lot is classified as wetlands by the National Wetlands Inventory.

Tribal Closing Notification

We will make a decision on any closure by 6:30 am and have it posted on our website and Tribal Administration Facebook page Facebook Link. We also notify channels 2,5 and 7. The police department should only receive calls if you cannot access any of these outlets.

Thanks everyone