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Posted on: October 4, 2018

General Assitance Ordinance Amendment Adopted 10/2/2018

On October 2, 2018, Bar Harbor Town Council adopted the following amendment that takes effect retroactive to October 1, 2018. Copies have been filed in the Town Clerk’s office.


Effective: 10/01/18

General Assistance Ordinance Amendment of Maximum Benefit Levels for Appendices A, B, C, D and E

Town of Bar Harbor  

#2018-06 

An Ordinance Amendment for the annual revision of the maximum benefit levels for Appendixes A, B, C, D and E. 

 The Town of Bar Harbor hereby ordains that Chapter 102, General Assistance, of the Town Code is amended as follows: 
[Please Note: Old language is stricken.  New language is underlined.]

CHAPTER 102 – GENERAL ASSISTANCE

The Town of Bar Harbor hereby ordains that Chapter 102, General Assistance Ordinance of the Town of Bar Harbor code is hereby amended by replacing Appendixes A, B, C, and D for the period of October 1, 20178 to September 30, 20189, pursuant to 22MRSA4305 (4).

Appendix A

Effective: 10/01/17-09/30/18 

Effective: 10/01/18-09/30/19 

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Persons in Household      1                 2                      3                  4                 5*

Hancock County        693 698         787 798        992 1,009       1,249 1,274      1,367 1,397

NOTE: Add $75 for each additional person.

 

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Appendix B

Effective: 10/01/17-09/30/18 

Effective: 10/01/18-09/30/19 

Food Maximums

Please Note: The maximum amounts allowed for food are established in accordance with the USDA Thrifty Food Plan. As of October 1, 20178, those amounts are:

Number in Household           Weekly Maximum     Monthly Maximum

            1                                              44.65                           192

            2                                         81.86 82.09                   352 353

            3                                       117.21 117.44                    504 505

            4                                       148.84 149.30                 640 642

            5                                       176.74 177.21                   760 762

            6                                       212.33 212.56                  913 914

            7                                       234.65 235.12               1,009 1,011

            8                                       268.14 268.60               1,153 1,155

NOTE: For each additional person add $144 per month.

Appendix C

Effective: 10/01/17-09/30/18 

Effective: 10/01/18-09/30/19 

Hancock County

                                                            Unheated                                            Heated

Number of Bedrooms           Weekly           Monthly                      Weekly           Monthly

            0                                  124                  535                              147                  633

            1                                  139 140          599 602                      167 169          720 726

            2                                  183                  788                          213 215          915 924

            3                                  227 230          976 988                    270 273          1,159 1,175

            4                                  242 246          1,041 1,058                294 299          1,264 1,285

Appendix D

Effective: 10/01/17-09/30/18 

Effective: 10/01/18-09/30/19 

UTILITIES

ELECTRIC

A) Electricity Maximums for Household Without Electric Hot Water: The maximum amounts allowed for utilities, for lights, cooking and other electric uses excluding hot water and heat:

Number in Household                      Weekly           Monthly

            1                                              $14.00             $60.00

            2                                              $15.70             $67.50

            3                                              $17.45             $75.00

            4                                       $19.20 $19.90         $86.00

            5                                              $23.10            $99.00

            6                                              $25.00            $107.00

NOTE: For each additional person add $7.50 per month.

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Appendix E

Effective: 10/01/17-09/30/18 

Effective: 10/01/18-09/30/19 

HEATING FUEL

A) When considering requests for heating fuel, eligible applicants will be granted assistance with the actual amount necessary up to the following maximums:

Month             Gallons                       Month             Gallons

September       50                               January            225

October           100                              February          225

November       200                              March              225 125

December        200                              April                125

                                                            May                 50

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[end of ordinance]

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