Peaks Island Council update:

ReCode presentation, Housing Committee, April PIC

Community meeting with Portland Police Chief

The PIC will hold a public community meeting with the Portland Police Chief on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm on Zoom. Link forthcoming.

There will be opportunity for public comment, but please submit questions in advance to

Portland ReCode Presentation recording

ReCode is the Portland Planning Department’s multi-year project to update the city’s land use code— the first comprehensive rewrite in over 50 years. The project will affect every facet of life in our city from housing and development to conservation and environmentalism to transportation and pedestrian issues.

At our March meeting, staff from the Planning Department gave a wonderful and thorough presentation on the ongoing work of ReCode and its implications for Peaks Island. The recording can be found on our public Google drive here. We highly recommend watching if you missed the meeting!

Housing Committee

In response to concerns raised in our 2020-2021 island-wide PIC Priorities Survey, we have established a Housing Committee. This committee will be chaired by Councilor Natasha Markov-Riss.

The Housing Committee seeks to make year-round Peaks Island living more accessible to individuals and families of low and middle income, while contributing to the inclusivity and vitality of our community.

Those interested in joining this newly-formed committee should contact

City of Portland Blood Drive

The U.S. is currently facing a severe blood & platelet shortage, so the City of Portland is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Merrill Auditorium.

Drive Date: Wednesday, April 20
Drive Times: 9 am to 2 pm
Contact: 207-808-5435
Sign up here.


Check your spam!

Our last email list update landed in a lot of junk mail folders. That’s likely because it was sent from our new email We’ve switched back to our old gmail address for this month’s mailing to be safe.

But please add to your contacts or search your spam/junk folders and mark the email as not junk!

PIC quick-links:
– Our monthly meetings’ Zoom is
– A digital archive of PIC meeting minutes, agendas, and materials is now available on our public Google Drive.
– All PIC email updates can be found here.
– Our emails can be found on the City’s PIC page. The full council can be reached at 2022 PIC is:
Peter Eckel, chair
S.E. Rafferty, vice chair
Peter McLaughlin, secretary
Fred Somers
Jerzy Sylvester
Natasha Markov-Riss
Scott Mohler

Peaks Island Council · Island Ave · Peaks Island, ME 04108 · USA

April PIC meeting

Our monthly PIC meeting is next Wednesday, April 27th at 6:15pm.

We expect significant updates from the Peaks Island Evacuation/Emergency Planning process, newly adopted Jetport Flight Path Committee, Environment & Sustainability Committee, and more.

The agenda and all documents will be found here once they’re available.

The Zoom link is Passcode is “0000”. The full Zoom information can also always be found at the bottom of the agenda.