The Week Ahead: August 3-7, 2020

On Monday, August 3 at 3 p.m., the Goodall Library is hosting Chewonki’s “Mammals of Maine: From Mice to Moose” an interactive online program for the whole family. Full details here.

Beginning Tuesday, August 4, you can request an absentee ballot for the November 3 election. Due to the pandemic, the City of Sanford is strongly encouraging absentee voting. You can request a ballot by calling the City Clerk’s office at 324-9125 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also find a form to print and fill out here and mail it to the City Clerk. The state’s system to request a ballot online is being upgrading and should be available in a few weeks. Absentee ballots will be sent out in October.

The City Council will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting will include a public hearing on a Justice Assistance Grant for the Police Department. New business includes the appointment of new Code Enforcement Officers, plumbing inspectors and constables; ratifying a three-year agreement with the Sanford Firefighters union; accepting $726,676 from Maine DHHS for Covid-19 programs; and more. The full agenda, including instructions to access the meeting by phone or internet, is posted here.

On Wednesday, August 5, the Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Among the items to be discussed is a request by R. Pepin & Sons for site plan approval for a 5-year mineral extraction permit at its current site at 245 Old Mill Road in Sanford. The full agenda, including Zoom link, is here.

Springvale Public Library‘s Mainers on Main St. series continues on Thursday, August 6 at 6 p.m. The program is Cultivating Home with Colleen Raney of Diadem Flower Co. and will be presented as a live video on the Library’s Facebook page.

Sanford Community Adult Education‘s fall course brochure will be mailed to area homes next week, but it’s online now. A mix of in-person and remote classes are scheduled. Many of the courses are planned for in-person learning, but can easily switch to online if the pandemic worsens and buildings need to be closed. Want to learn welding or American Sign Language? How about making couch pillows or wind chimes? Zumba, anyone? Check out the full brochure here.

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