Current Committee Members

Victoria Hill, Town of Bridgton Staff/Community Development Director
(207) 595-3560

Gary Colello, Town of Bridgton Staff/Recreation Director
(207) 647-1126

Robert Peabody, Town of Bridgton Staff/Town Manager
(207) 647-8786

Bruce Hancock

Christopher Walton

Elizabeth “Anne” Overman

Matt Markot

Amy Stone

Peter Lowell


NARRATIVE: The Town of Bridgton will be taking possession of the former Bridgton Memorial School from MSAD 61 in the near future. The Bridgton Memorial School Ad Hoc Committee is being formed to develop potential uses for the Bridgton Memorial School property.

MISSION AND CHARGE: The Bridgton Memorial School Ad Hoc Committee acts as an advisory committee and resource to the Select Board. The Committee will coordinate with other entities within the Town government including the Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force, Recreation Department, and Community Development Advisory Committee. The key element of the Committee’s mission is developing three potential uses for the property which are to be taken to the voters for a non-binding vote.

AUTHORITY: The Committee shall report to the Select Board at least monthly on their work and progress. As an advisory committee, the Bridgton Memorial School Ad Hoc Committee makes recommendations to the Board for consideration. The Recreation Director and Community Development Director shall co-function as staff for the Committee. The Committee may request volunteers to assist their efforts, however such persons are not considered voting members of the Committee. The Committee may request additional authorization from the Select Board for specific activities.
PROCESS AND COMPLIANCE: Every member of the Committee shall comply with existing state law and the policies and procedures of the town including but not limited to the conduct and notice of meetings, the Town’s Ethics and Guidelines Policy, conflict of interest laws and the Town Personnel Policies.

APPOINTMENTS: The Committee shall consist of no more than seven (7) members appointed by the Select Board and will serve to the conclusion of the Committee’s charge; specifically, the completion of the development of three potential uses for the Bridgton Memorial School. The committee members will include a representative from Loon Echo Land Trust, a representative from the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, a representative from the Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force, a representative from the Community Development Advisory Committee, and three (3) members from the public. The Town Manager, Recreation Director, and Community Development Director will serve as ex-officio members.

MEETINGS: The Committee shall hold regular public meetings, be responsible for the creation and posting of all agendas and the creation of the public record of each meeting in accordance with the prevailing state law. Such records shall be forwarded to the Select Board and any other entities they are working with.

AMENDMENTS: The Select Board may amend this Charge and Mission as they deem appropriate.