Planning Board – Notice of Public Hearing 4/12/22

TOWN OF BRIDGTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Planning Board of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, on an ordinance establishing a moratorium on commercial solar energy facilities. The ordinance can be viewed here, and copies will be posted at the Town Office. The meeting will be held in person. Please direct any questions to Linda LaCroix, Community Development Director at llacroix@bridgtonmaine.org or 207-803-9956.

Remote participation information is below.

Topic: Planning Board Meeting- Public Hearing
Time: Apr 12, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82635882983?pwd=bk5BS3FPd0hqSXNzZU1rZEhteVdCQT09

Meeting ID: 826 3588 2983
Passcode: 370364

Notice to Contractors – Oak Street Sidewalk Improvements

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

OAK STREET SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS TOWN OF BRIDGTON, MAINE

SEALED BID PROPOSALS DUE 3:00PM, FRIDAY, April 29, 2022

 

Sealed bids for the project named above will be received at the Town of Bridgton Community Development Office, 3 Chase Street Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 until 3:00 pm (prevailing time) on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bids received after this time will not be accepted.  Thereafter, bids will be opened in public and read aloud.  Construction is expected to begin on June 1, 2022 and be substantially complete no later than September 1, 2022. In general, the project consists of construction of approximately 800 linear feet of new paved sidewalk, including installation of bituminous curb, paving and ADA improvements. The Project is being bid and any bids submitted are subject to the conditions set forth in Section X of the “Municipal Purchasing and Sale of Supplies, Materials, or Equipment Policy” approved 9/22/2015, as amended, and the resulting Contract is subject to the laws of the State of Maine.  The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:

Community Development

Bridgton Town Office

3 Chase St., Suite 1

Bridgton, Maine 04009

Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on or after 9:00am on March 31, 2022 and on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents as described below.

ONLY electronic (PDF) copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the owners representative, during the hours indicated above or may be requested via e-mail and Dropbox.  Request for bid documents should be made via e-mail to Michael Zarba, PE at mzarba@slrconsulting.com.  Any questions concerning the project named above should be directed to the following:  Michael Zarba, SLR Consulting via e-mail @ mzarba@slrconsulting.com. Applicants shall have obtained at least one set of electronic or paper Proposal Documents to be considered a responsive applicant.

This project is being partially funded by HUD Community Development Block Grant funds.  Davis-Bacon Federal Wage Rates apply to this project, please take notice to the wage rate determination attached to the bid documents.

Planning Board- Notice of Public Hearing- March 28, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARINGS
Land Use Ordinance Amendments

The Planning Board for the Town of Bridgton will hold a public hearing on March 28, 2022 at 5 pm on Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Land Use Ordinance. The public hearing draft of the amendments will be posted on the Town’s website and available at the Town offices on March 22, 2022.

Agenda for public hearing will be posted at a later date on the Town website. Please direct any questions or make an appointment with Victoria Hill, Deputy CDD at Vhill@bridgtonmaine.org or 207-803-9960.

Notice of Public Hearing – 04/07/2022

The Recycling Committee will hold a Public Hearing at 6:45 P.M. on Thursday, April 7, 2022, to accept oral and written comments on the proposed Recycling Committee Remote Meeting Participation Policy, to continue to allow remote participation for scheduled meetings under the specific guidelines of the proposed policy.

The new policy can be viewed by clicking HERE, and a copy will be made available at the Town office.

Information on how to participate in remote meetings will be published at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting and can be found on each agenda.

Please direct any questions to Sally Chappell, Recycle Committee Chair, at beepbeep207@roadrunner.com.

Notice of Public Hearing- March 31, 2022

Town of Bridgton

PUBLIC HEARING:

The Bridgton Appeals Board will conduct a Public Hearing at The Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine on Thursday March 31, 2022, beginning at 5:00p.m. to consider the following:

An Administrative Appeal filed by David A. Lourie, Law Office of David A. Lourie on behalf of Rodney Danielson, Scott Sanson, and Joseph Faris from the Bridgton Planning Board’s Decision dated January 4, 2022, of the R&R Investments/34 Aspen Drive application for a Subdivision Amendment, located at 34 Aspen Drive, Bridgton, Maine 04009, known as Bridgton Tax Map 12 Lot 58-8

The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office by appointment only. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any legal argument concerning the decision of the Planning Board.

Notice of the Public Hearing – March 22

TOWN OF BRIDGTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 on the Community Development Advisory Committee recommendations to the Selectboard for funding of 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant applications. The applications are available to view here, and copies will be posted at the Town Office. The meeting will be held in person and remote access will be provided. Information on how to participate remotely will be published at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Please direct any questions to Linda LaCroix, Community Development Director at llacroix@bridgtonmaine.org or 207- 803-9956.

 

Winter Weather Closure – Today!

The Bridgton Town Office will be closed today Friday, February 25th, 2022 for inclement weather conditions. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, February, 28th, 2022. 

Road Postings 2022 – March 1 thru May 15

TOWN OF BRIDGTON
NOTICE OF ROAD POSTING

The Town of Bridgton Roads are now posted in accordance with MRS
Title 29-A Section 2395.
This is done to protect our roadways from damage during the thaw cycle.

The following roads will be posted commencing March 1, 2022 through May 15, 2022.
For more information please contact David Madsen, Public Services Director, 207-647-
1127 or dmadsen@bridgtonmaine.org

SOUTH BRIDGTON
Burnham Road, Willis Park Road, Ingalls Road, Fosterville Road (to end), Winn Road,
Swamp Road, North Road, Raspberry Lane, and Camp Pondicherry Road, Pinhook Rd,
Wildwood and Moose Cove Lodge.

WEST BRIDGTON
Mountain Road, Stack Em Inn, Hio Ridge Road, Sam Ingalls Road, Whitney Road,
Highland Pines Road, Millbrook Road, Harmon Road, Isaac Stevens Road, Kilgore Road,
Cedar Drive, Keene Lane, Kendall Ham, East Pondicherry Road, West Pondicherry
Road, and South Bay Road (Knights Hill Development).

NORTH BRIDGTON
Highland Road, Chadbourne Hill Road, Upper Ridge Road, Middle Ridge Road, Monk
Road, Kimball Road, Highland Point Development.

VILLAGE AREA
Kansas Road, Lower Main Street, Pond Road, Dugway Road, Mt. Henry Road, Zion Hill
Road, Smith Ave.

 

Join the Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force

JOIN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE TASK FORCE

It is time for the Town of Bridgton to update the 2014 Comprehensive Plan. The Community Development Department is calling for community members to join a task force that will create a resilient, sustainable, and equitable 2024 comprehensive plan that will guide us through the next ten years. For more information on the process, please review the Maine State Planning Office’s Comprehensive Planning: A Manual for Maine Communities.

 If you’re interested in taking part in this important task over the next two years, please fill out this form.

“The Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Act brought an explicit, new dimension to municipal comprehensive plans: prevent development sprawl. To achieve that goal, comprehensive plans must direct most of the anticipated growth to areas of town designated as “growth” areas, and away from “rural” areas. This is at the heart of the law: to find ways to continue to build neighborhoods and commercial centers where they make the most sense in order to accommodate and stimulate economic growth, and, at the same time, conserve large rural territories as working landscapes and natural gems.”

-Comprehensive Planning: A Manual for Maine Communities, p. xi. Maine State Planning Office 2005

Rabies Positive Animal Confirmed

Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory confirmed that a raccoon from our town tested positive for rabies. Rabies is common in wild animals in Maine. Make sure to never touch an animal that is wild or unknown to you. You should also make sure your animals are up to date on rabies vaccine. For more information on rabies, please visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/rabies or call the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821. 

Attached you will find the Maine CDC’s rabies fact sheet as well as Rabies in Maine.

Rabies Fact Sheet

Rabies in Maine

Maine CDC Rabies Prevention Video

 

SFY 2022 Small Community Grant Program Funding Requests

The Department is now accepting applications for SCG program funding requests to correct malfunctioning septic systems which directly or indirectly discharge sewage to waterbodies of the State or are causing public health problems. The SCG Application must be submitted by February 18, 2022, before 5pm.

With the 130th Maine Legislature’s approval of Governor Mills’ The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, one-time funding in the amount of $3,000,000 has been allocated to the Small Community Grant program, administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This funding was provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to be used toward State Fiscal Recovery. In 2022, $1,000,000 is available for Municipalities to apply for projects, and the remaining funds will be released in 2023.

The Municipality must submit the Grant Application, to determine initially if the Owner(s) qualifies for grant funds by providing the following information:

  1. Applicant Information form
  2. Application Description of Existing Conditions Form
    1. Tax Assessors Card for the property
    2. Copy of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return for all owners (individuals or entities) associated with property
  1. Do not include IRS attachments unless specifically requested by the Department. Black out social security and bank account numbers.
  2. In cases where a Federal Income Tax return is not filed, the owner must provide alternative documentation to the applicant for review and approval by the Department.

 

Please see application attachments below:

SCG Application Information

SCG Application Existing Conditions