NOTICE OF ROAD POSTING

The Town of Bridgton Roads are now posted in accordance with MRSA Title 29A Section 2395.  This is done to protect our roadways from damage during the thaw cycle. Please contact Jim Kidder with any questions at 207-647-1127.

Nomination Papers

Town of Bridgton
Public Notice

Nomination papers will made available on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, in Bridgton for the following offices:

Two (2) Selectman/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor for three (3) year term;
Two (2) Planning Board Member for a three (3) year term;
One (1) Planning Board Member for a two (2) year term;
One (1) Planning Board Alternate Member for a three (3) year term;
Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a three (3) year term;
One (1) Trustee of the Water District for a three (3) year term;

The nomination paper filing deadline is the close of business hours on Friday, April 13, 2018.

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#2 BRIDGTON
Picturesque Bridgton is best known as a resort town in Maine’s Lakes Region. Located at the western end of Cumberland County, Bridgton is home to the renowned private prep school Bridgton Academy, Pondicherry Park and Shawnee Peak Ski Area. The town of 5,000 inhabitants saw a 14.29% increase in the number of homes sold from 2016 to 2017. Along with this increase, the average sale price rose from $166,750 to $176,750. Click here to view article.

Planning Board Meeting December 12, 2017

The Planning Board Public Hearing for December 12, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. A new Public Hearing will be scheduled for January 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for B & B Cultivation, LLC

Public Hearing Waste Discharge License

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO FILE A WASTE DISCHARGE LICENSE AMENDMENT

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Downstairs Meeting Room located at 10 Iredale Street in Bridgton, Maine to take both written and oral comments regarding the Town’s intent to file with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (“MDEP”) an application to renew its waste discharge license.

The Town in compliance with 38MRSA has notified the abutters of the proposed public hearing and filing.

A copy of the application will be made available for public inspection at the Town Office during  regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  The Town intends on submitting the application to MDEP the week of December 2, 2017.

Robert A. Peabody Jr.
Town Manager

NOTICE TO PERSON(S) PLOWING DRIVEWAYS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGTON, MAINE

Warning is hereby given that no person or persons shall plow, shovel or otherwise deposit snow, or cause the same to be done, into the limits of any traveled public way within the Town of Bridgton.

It is permissible to plow the snow bank left by the street plow directly in front of a driveway to each side of the driveway onto the snow bank.

Pursuant to MRSA 17A, Section 505, “Placing Obstructions on a Traveled Road” and MRSA 29A Section 2396 “Snow, a person may not place and allow to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally”. Persons in violation of these laws shall be subject to legal action.

Overnight Parking

From November 20, 2017 – April 15, 2018 no vehicle shall be parked on any public street or way from 11:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. as per MRSA 29A Section 2068-2069 and the Bridgton Traffic Ordinance adopted January 10, 1995 and amended August 27, 1996 and October 25, 2005. A town-wide parking ban may be called for with notification. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense.

Community Development Grant Fund Availability — Call for applications

Notice of Community Development Grant Fund Availability — Call for Applications

Please be advised the Town of Bridgton is soliciting applications for the TOWN OF BRIDGTON MAINE & CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CDBG PROGRAM for FFY 2018. Applications are due January 22, 2018 on or before 4 PM. Applications are for Public Service. Applications must be for programs serving those with low/moderate income or for the elimination of slum and blight. Applications will be reviewed by staff and forwarded to the Community Development Committee for a recommendation and then forwarded to the Select Board for approval. It is not known as of this writing the amount of funds the town will receive. Applications are available in the Municipal Office at 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009, or on the town’s website: www.bridgtonmaine.org. Applicants are required to attend one MANDATORY “workshop” with Community Development staff to review requirements and project eligibility. There will be two opportunities to attend a workshop:
Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 10 A.M. OR Thursday December 14, 2017 at 10 A.M. Other questions may be directed to Audrey Knight, Community Development Director, or Brenda Day, Administrative Assistant at the town office (207-647-8786.) For Public Service Program Application click here.

Federal Government Reimbursement

The Town of Bridgton is seeking financial reimbursement from the Federal Government for the recent storm event.  To assist us in this process, please send photos of downed trees on Bridgton public roads to Todd Perreault, EMA Director, at ema@bridgtonmaine.org  AND don’t forget to include the street location of your photo.    Thank you

House number reminder

Just a reminder to all citizens to make sure your house has proper identification so that emergency services can locate your home in the event of an emergency. Numbers shall be displayed on a post, fence, wall, mail box, or on some structure at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure. The numbers displayed shall be no less than four (4) inches in height. The numbers displayed shall be of contrasting color to the building.
Remember: They can’t help you, if they can’t
find you.

Request for bids-Lower Main Street Survey and Reconstruction Drawings

PRE-BID MEETING: 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 19, 2017
SEALED BIDS DUE: 3:00 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Sealed proposals are being accepted for the Town of Bridgton Survey and Reconstruction Drawings for Lower Main Street (the “Project”), which consists of obtaining competitive bids from responsible and responsive Contractors to conduct a right-of-way survey, and produce design and shovel-ready reconstruction drawings for a roughly 1-mile segment of Lower Main Street. Right-of-way design will include sidewalks, storm drains, shade trees, sewer line stubs to side streets, and consideration of CMP pole relocation.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on October 19, 2017 9:00 AM at the Town Office 3 Chase St, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009.
Complete written bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes plainly marked, “Lower Main Street Project” to: Brenda Day, Administrative Assistant 3 Chase Street Bridgton, ME 04009 no later than 3:00 PM Thursday October 26, 2017, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contract bid documents, including plans and specifications, are available on the Town website(http://www.bridgtonmaine.org) or by e-mail request to Brenda Day (bday@bridgtonmaine.org).