The inaugural meeting of the Rockland Housing Task Force scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 17) has been postponed due to the snowstorm.

Rockland Mayor Valli Geiger said the meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 270 Pleasant St.

The council is expected to formally appoint members to the task force prior to the start of the meeting.

The meeting is expected include presentations by Tom Marshall, a member of the Rockland Comprehensive Planning Commission, and Tia Anderson of Habitat for Humanity, as well as a discussion of the task force's purpose and three areas of focus by Geiger.

Those goals are to look at possible redevelopment of the McLain School into housing, the possible development of the upper floors of downtown Main Street buildings for residences, and possible reasonable regulations of tiny houses.

The city has also been discussing whether to allow more dense developments in certain areas of the inner city as a way to address the acute shortage of affordable housing in the community.

The snow also led to the cancellation of schools in the Midcoast as well as the Knox County courthouse and county administrative offices.