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Penobscot County seeks person for Land Use Planning Commission

Posted May 02, 2013, at 3:28 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot County Commissioners are seeking an individual interested in serving on the Land Use Planning Commission.

The reconfigured state panel is charged with overseeing zoning and development on Maine’s 10.4 million acres of Unorganized Territory. The LUPC last year replaced the former Land Use Regulation Commission, according to a previously published report.

Under legislation that became law last year, eight of the nine members of LUPC are to be nominated by commissioners from the eight counties that have the most Unorganized Territory within their borders. The governor makes one nomination to the board.

Applicants must live in Penobscot County, be a former resident of the county, or be retired after having worked within the county for five years, according to information provided by the commissioners’ office. They also must have expertise in commerce and industry, fisheries and wildlife, forestry or conservation issues.

The term for the position is four years and requires a background check prior to nomination. The nominee also must be endorsed by a majority of the members of the Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee.

LUPC members receive mileage reimbursement and a stipend, according to the commissioners’ office.

For more information, call County Administrator Bill Collins at 942-8535 or email him at  bcollins@penobscot-county.net. Resumes may be mailed to Collins at 97 Hammond St., Bangor ME 04401.

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