USDA Invests Over $46 million to Improve Wastewater Infrastructure for Three Maine Communities

USDA Rural Development State Director Timothy P. Hobbs said, “The investment of $46 million in three Maine wastewater systems will be of immense benefit to the communities who are served. These upgrades will modernize decades-old wastewater infrastructure, resulting in increased efficiencies, advancements in technology, and ensuring Maine’s environment is preserved for the people fortunate enough to call Maine home.”

Read the entire press release here:

https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/news-release/usda-invests-over-46-million-improve-wastewater-infrastructure-three-maine

 

USDA RD Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grant Program Project Announcement

USDA RD Project Announcement

This Rural Development investment will be used to rehabilitate the Town of Bridgton, Maine’s wastewater treatment system. The proposed project is to construct a new wastewater treatment facility, upgrade some aging sewer collection infrastructure, and to expand the system which will enable additional users in the greater downtown area to have access to public wastewater services. The expansion portion of the project is expected to add 448 new users, increasing the total number of users on the system from 207 to 655. The proposed project will focus on the wastewater system/facility as it is in need of immediate upgrades.

Some of the plant’s original equipment and processes are upwards of thirty-five years old, and the overall facility is well beyond the twenty-year useful life for which it was originally designed. The plant is now at an age where it has a greater chance of equipment failure and it has incurred increased maintenance needs. Several key unit processes at the plant are inefficient, inadequate, or obsolete. The rehabilitation improvements address the aging infrastructure and capacity issues in the project area, as well as restore the design capacity of the facility at a reasonable cost. The proposed upgrades, which are long overdue, will help the system operate more effectively and efficiently, as well as address the Maine Department of Environmental Protection health and sanitary concerns. The upgrades included in this project represent the highest priorities identified in the Town’s Strategic Plan and will have the greatest benefit to the distribution system. The proposed project is in an Agency identified target area. Rural Development staff have been working within the City over the past few years to extend our services and programs to help the City enhance its mission. The proposed project will not only correct the system’s current operating deficiencies, but also help the City improve their economic development opportunities.

The proposed project is a collaborative effort with funding provided by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Town of Bridgton, and Rural Development. By working together all organizations are able to enhance their selection criteria and make their limited resources go further.

 

Other Funding:
$2,000,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund
$443,000 Town of Bridgton

Total Project Cost: $20,880,000

Loan Term: 28 years @ 2.375%

Other Funding: Other: $2,443,000.00
Total Project Cost: $22,880,000.00

 

Notice of Community Development Grant Fund Availability

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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 2019. Applications are due January 21, 2019 on or before 4 PM. Applications shall fall under the following types of projects/programs: Public Service, Public Infrastructure/Facility, Housing, Downtown Revitalization, or Economic Development. Applications must meet one of 2 national objectives: 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 o. For Infrastructure project applications click here. For Public Service applications click here. Applicants are required to attend one MANDATORY “workshop” with Community Development staff to review requirements and project eligibility. There will be two opportunities with 2 different time slots to attend a workshop:
Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM or Wednesday December 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM. Other questions may be directed to Brenda Day, Administrative Assistant at the town office (207-803-9963.)

BRIDGTON COMMUNITY “WARMING” CENTER

A warming center has been set up at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, beginning Wednesday, November 28, 2018 through Thursday, November 29, 2018 open 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., for people to take refuge from the cold.

The Bridgton Community Center is a pet friendly facility.   For more information please call the Bridgton Community Center at 207-647-3116.

Notice Public Hearing and Intent to File a Waste Discharge Permit Modification – Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO FILE A WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT MODIFICATION

December 11, 2018

5:30PM

Downstairs Meeting Room

Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street

 

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018 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 a wastewater discharge permit modification application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (“MDEP”).

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 17, 2018.

Bridgton’s rebranding campaign puts it on the map with young home buyers

So does branding really work?

Well, the town of Bridgton, ME, about 40 miles from the city of Portland, came up with the warm and fuzzy tagline “Love Always, Bridgton,” after working with PR firm Black Fly Media. The town of roughly 5,000 has an aging population, about half of them 45 or older, and about one-third of all homes are seasonal or second homes. Town leaders wanted to attract more year-round young families to keep the town vital.

A series of in-depth interviews with residents, business people, and town officials revealed that the town’s most cherished assets were its lakes, streams, and ski area, Shawnee Peak, and its affordability relative to Portland, says Black Fly Media’s Nelson.

“The most predominant thing that kept coming up is that people loved the town, for different reasons,” Nelson says.

Read the whole article here: https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/suburbs-try-branding-campaigns-woo-millennial-home-buyers/

 

 

Notice of a Public Hearing – Saunders Mills LLC December 12, 2018

Town of Bridgton

Planning Board – Public Hearing

Saunders Mills, LLC

December 12, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

Downstairs Meeting Room, Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street

 

The Bridgton Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street in the Municipal Building addressed at Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine to consider the following application: Hotel Bridgton Submitted by Saunders Mills, LLC, 12 Bacon St., Bridgton, Maine 04009, Map 22 Lot 85, 86, 70

 

The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. The Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business as necessary.

Pondicherry Park Stewardship Committee Vacancy

Town of Bridgton
Pondicherry Park Stewardship Committee Vacancy

The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for an individual to serve on the Pondicherry Park Stewardship Committee. Residents interested in representing Bridgton should submit a Committee Application to the Town of Bridgton, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton no later than November 21, 2018.

Applications are available at the Town Office and may be downloaded HERE.

Request for Bids – Generators

TOWN OF BRIDGTON seeks bids for:

Public Works Garage Generator & Old Town Hall Generator

LOCATED AT:
31 Willett Road & 26 N. High Street
Bridgton, ME 04009

DUE DATE:
November 30, 2018-2:00pm

PROJECT COMPLETION DATE:
May 15, 2019

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -9am at 31 Willett Road,
then immediately following at 26 N. High Street.

Download the complete Bid / Proposal  Package HERE.

 

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The Town of Bridgton seeks bid proposals for (1) generator for the Bridgton’s Public Works garage and (1) generator for the Old Town Hall, totaling two (2) generators.  All respondents must attend the pre-bid meeting and adhere to the submittal process for their proposal or bid to be considered.  Unless otherwise indicated, no electronic version of a proposal or bid shall be accepted, only hard copies.

All sealed submittals shall be clearly marked and sent to:

Todd Perreault, EMA Director

Generator Bid

8 Iredale Street

Bridgton, Maine 04009

Pre-Bid meetings is Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 31 Willett Road, then immediately following at 26 N. High street.

 Bids must be received no later than 2:00PM on November 30, 2018, at which time all proposals shall be opened.

The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon those proposals that meet and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton.

Inquiries should be directed to Todd Perreault, EMA Director at 207-647-8814.  Download the complete Bid / Proposal  Package HERE.