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

Code Enforcement

Thank you for your patience as our Code Enforcement Officer (Rob Baker) will be out of the office for several weeks. The Code Office will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through Friday for any code questions or inspections. Please contact Brenda Day at 207-803-9963 or bday@bridgtonmaine.org.

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).

 

Bid Request – Bridgton Community Center Roof

Town of Bridgton, Maine

Bridgton Community Center Roof Replacement

REQUEST FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals are being accepted for the Town of Bridgton, Bridgton Community Center Project (the “Project”), which consists of obtaining competitive bids from responsible and responsive Contractors for the replacement of the roof in accordance with furnished documents and specifications.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on August 31, 2017 9:00 AM at the Bridgton Community Center 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 to examine the work site. Attendance at this meeting by the Contractor or the Contractor’s qualified representative is a mandatory prerequisite for the acceptance of a bid from that Contractor.

Complete written bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes plainly marked, “Town of Bridgton, Bridgton Community Center Roof” to:

Brenda Day, Administrative Assistant, 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 not later than 3:00 PM Friday September 8, 2017, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Contract bid documents, including plans and specifications, are available via download below or by e-mail request to Brenda Day (bday@bridgtonmaine.org).

Highland Lake Water Lowering Notification

Starting on October 1, 2017, Highland Lake’s water level will be lowered temporarily so lakefront property owners can perform dock repairs, place rip rap, clean the exposed lake bottom along the shoreline, and perform other waterfront improvements.

Lakefront property owners should take actions necessary to protect their personal property. This includes, but is not limited to, adjusting pontoon retaining lines and properly securing or removing boats, canoes and kayaks.

Owners planning improvements to their docks or shorelines are advised to consult D.E.P and Robert Baker, Code Enforcement Officer for allowed improvements or permits required prior to doing so.

If you have any questions regarding which improvements require approval, contact Robert Baker at ceo@bridgtonmaine.org or call (207) 803-9952.

Press Release: Household Characteristic Survey to Inform Wastewater Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BRIDGTON, Maine — August 4, 2017 — The Town of Bridgton is preparing to expand the capacity and upgrade its existing wastewater collection, treatment and treated effluent infrastructure, and is conducting a household characteristic survey to inform the process.

The existing sewer collection system will be expanded throughout the Downtown area and the Portland Road (Route 302) corridor. The project description and report is available to review at the town office. It includes a description of why the Town needs this infrastructure project, a discussion of potential technology, the location of current and future infrastructure and the potential users to be served.

The many critical reasons needs for this project include increasing demand, age and deteriorating condition of the existing infrastructure, impacts to surface water bodies and regulatory violations. The current system requires investment to meet the needs of the Bridgton community and to provide proper treatment of wastewater.  The existing pump stations are old and need upgrades to equipment and electrical systems.  The project will fix known deficiencies in piping including sags, offset joints and breaks.    Finally, the presence of poor soils in the area has made the use of private septic systems challenging, as they have historically experienced non-compliance. Under this project, private septic systems will not be required for users who connect to the sewer.

The Town officials, Woodard & Curran engineers and RCAP Solutions are working together with USDA Rural Development and Maine DEP to identify funding solutions.  A household survey will help in understanding the best approach to funding the project, and ensure that we represent all potential residential users’ financial circumstances adequately.  Therefore, we are surveying all potential residential users to have a more accurate determination of household income. This data will be evaluated only to determine if the project qualifies for federal financial assistance which is based on the median household income of the entire service area.    Your voluntary and full participation will greatly assist the town in ensuring the projects’ affordability for everyone.

Under the guidance of RCAP Solutions, Jamie McFaul will be conducting the survey.  This information will be complied by Arthur Astarita Maine State Lead for RCAP Solutions, the northeast affiliate of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (www.rcapsolutions.org).   All information will be held in strictly confidence by RCAP Solutions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Art at 232.3388 or Jamie at 517.7020.