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PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL MEETING
The Penobscot Nation is redeveloping the elder housing facility located at or near Nohkomess Way on Indian Island, which includes the demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new 24-unit rental housing project (the "Project"). The Nation is using Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance the construction of the Project, along with loan funds from Maine Housing, Bangor Savings Bank and various loans from the Nation. In order to facilitate the financing, the Nation has caused a Maine limited partnership to be formed which will serve as the vehicle for financing and constructing the Project, this limited partnership is called Penobscot Elder Housing Limited Partnership. The General Meeting has previously approved a lease with the partnership with a term of 25 years and a renewal term of 22 years. The Tax Credit program partner that is helping to finance this project, Hunt Capital, is asking that the renewal term be for 25 years instead of 22. Therefore, the issue is being presented to the General meeting to approve this additional 3-year period to the term of the ground lease. The Project will also include access and parking for the elder housing facility residents.
The Public Hearing will be held on December 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
The General Meeting will be January 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM, both meetings will be held at the Sockalexis Arena.
ATTENTION TRIBAL MEMBERS
DNR is compiling a list of Tribal Members That would like to be entered into the ELVER LICENSE LOTTERY
If you would like to be entered in to the ELVER LICENSE LOTTERY Contact Faye Lawson at DNR to get your name on the list 817-7331/817-7319
The purpose of the lottery is to choose new elver licensees for the 2019 elver harvesting season, if new licenses become available. DNR is starting a new list this year so please contact DNR even if you were on the list in prior years.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE LOTTERY WILL BE February 1, 2019
TELL US HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT WILDLIFE! -GET A CHANCE TO WIN A $50 CABELA'S GIFT CARD
You are invited to participate in a research project being conducted by the Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources and James Elliott, a master’s student (M.S.) in Forest Resources at the University of Maine, Orono. His faculty sponsor is Dr. Sandra De Urioste-Stone from the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, Orono. The purpose of the survey is to better understand your attitudes and views surrounding wildlife and wildlife disease management so the Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources can be better informed for effective decision making.
We would greatly appreciate if you would be willing to share your views. The survey should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You must be 18 years of age to participate. After completing the online survey you will have the option to be entered into a raffle to win one of three $50 Cabela’s gift cards. Survey responses will be kept anonymous. To learn more about this study and to take the survey, please follow the link below:
If you have any questions regarding the survey or this study, we would be happy to assist you. Please email or call us using the information given below. Many Thanks!
FEE LAND FOR SALE
Penobscot Nation is offering for sale to any Tribal Citizen the following fee land parcels at fair market value:
Lakeville Township—6 separate lots ranging from 1 acre to 13.4 acres and in total 30 acres (4 of the lots include water frontage) Hampden—27 acre parcel, zoned Residential B Holden—26 acre parcel Route 1A and zoned Commercial Greenfield— 3.95 acre parcel along Greenfield Road in an Unorganized Territory and zoned under the General Management District rules Washington County, Steuben — 11 lots remaining in a 12-lot subdivision located
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Penobscot Nation Youth Program will be having the Christmas Party on Wednesday December 19th.
Doors will open at 4:30pm
4:30-6pm will be Christmas activity tables and food 6-6:30pm Santa Claus will be giving gifts to the youth
YOUTH MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE A GIFT!! WE WILL NOT BE GIVING GIFTS FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE TO YOUTH THAT ARE NOT THERE.
The 10th annual Ralph K. Thomas Road Race/Walk was held Sunday November 4th and once again it was a great success. We had over 75 participants that ran and walked the course to help raise funds and awareness for the issue of diabetes in the community and to also honor a great Tribal member and role model, Ralph Thomas. Many thanks go out to the volunteers that made this event go off without a hitch. Without them giving their time, Sunday’s race and having it continue on for 10 years, could not have been possible.
VOLUNTEERS:Dale Lolar, Dee Love, Bri Lolar, Kaya Lolar, Ginny Everett , Leya Bryant, Charlie Bouchard, Tricia Stewart, Mackenzie Stewart, Maulian Dana, Lloyd Bryant, Ian Lolar, Maria Girourd, Crystal Sutton , Erika Honey, Debbie Kondilis, Bob Bryant, Chris Almy, Katherine Bell, Judd Esty-Kendall, Denney Beers, Abbey McCarthy, Josh Woodbury, Officer Dan Conary.
Thank You to the Penobscot Nation Health Services and Penobscot Nation Housing Department for their contributions toward this year’s shirts.
We have six shirts left from the race for sale at $10 each. (1)- Large and (5) –medium. Please contact the Public Safety Dispatch at 817-7358 if you would like to purchase one.
Penobscot Nation Youth Program
The Penobscot Nation Youth Program is looking for donations to help increase and enhance activities and programs for the youth. The youth are the foundation of our future and needs our help and support to create positive opportunities that will only strengthen our community. There are many ways to help: monetary donations, donations of supplies, and a donation of time with the youth. You can invest in many things in life and you may win some and lose some, but when you invest in the youth you win every time. The youth needs your help more than ever and every little bit helps.
Please contact John Neptune at 207-659-3490 or Brittney Fields at 207-217-1906 to let us know how you would like to help. A payroll deduction form has been attached, if that is a way you would like to support the youth of this community.