Town Council Orientation Workshop
July 21, 2010
Falmouth Town Hall
Council Chambers - 10:00 AM

Agenda Item
Item 1
Welcome and introduction from Tony Payne, Council Chair and Nathan Poore, Town Manager.
Organizational Structure - Review significant policy documents, reports, and ordinances.
Financial Structure - Review several significant financial policy documents and reports.
Land Use - Review several significant land use policy documents, reports, and ordinances.
Review Town Council appointments.
Item 4 (a)
Review of workshop and meeting agenda policy, including how to add an agenda item, introduce an ordinance or amendment, and when the agenda is final and posted.
Item 4 (b)
Review of the e-agenda packets, including format and distribution.

Item 4 (c)
Town Manager weekly communications.
Review Town Department Operations and Current Projects.
Review of Maine's "Right to Know" law - public information/records and Council executive sessions.
Item 7
Review the Maine Municipal Association Elected Officials Manual (a hard copy is available).
Item 8
Q&A with Jennifer Phinney, Director of Information Systems.
Item 9
General Discussion.