Waldoboro officials are working to find a use for the A.D. Gray building, fill committees and boards, and do a community planning project on the town’s vision. It is also budget season, and department budget requests are due to the town manager Friday, Jan. 29. Other issues on the radar include alewives, a bicycle and pedestrian study, the Central Maine Power project, and work of the Downtown Village Task Force.

A.D. Gray

The town-owned A.D. Gray school building remains for sale with a listing price of $249,000 for the school or $349,000 for the school and the adjacent house. Town Manager William Post said the selectmen voted to list the building for sale or lease to generate ideas to use the former school.

“We didn’t want to close doors, we want to open doors,” Post said Jan. 20.

The town continues to explore using the building as a community center and renting out space for businesses or organizations. There has been one showing but no offers, Post said. Waldoboro voters would have to approve the sale of the building.

Town committees

The town is seeking volunteers to serve on several boards and committees. Openings include two positions on the Lincoln County TV Board of Directors, one position on the Economic Development Committee, one position on the Board of Appeals and five positions on the new Community Energy Committee.

The Community Energy Committee will help the town with its application for a $10,000 Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant. The grant calls for an energy committee to develop an energy plan and oversee its implementation. The committee will also look generally at the town’s energy use and conservation projects. Post said a couple of residents have expressed interest in serving on the Community Energy Committee. Post said he expects the committee to be formed in the next four to five weeks.

For more information on serving on a town committee or board, contact the town manager at 832-5369 or townmgr@waldoboromaine.org. Applications for the committees and boards are available at the town office.

Visioning project

The town issued a request for proposals for a facilitator or group to lead a community visioning process to find out what Waldoboro residents want their town to look like in the year 2030. The town received eight proposals and is reviewing them.

In issuing the request for proposals, the town said its goal with the visioning project is to “inspire community involvement and reach out to various stakeholder groups to elicit feedback and develop consensus.”

Post and Planning and Development Director Patrick Wright will make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen after they finish reviewing the proposals. The visioning project was initiated by the Economic Development Committee.

Flu clinic

Lincoln County Health Care will offer an H1N1 flu clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town office. There is no charge for those without insurance. Those with insurance should bring their cards and Lincoln County Health Care will bill the insurance provider.