Select Board Public Hearing, April 7, 2020 5:00pm (virtual)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 via virtual meeting to accept oral and written comments on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding projects for Program Year 2020-2021.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 302-555-885

You can view the applications here.

**UPDATED** MUNICIPAL SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE

March 18, 2020

RE: COVID-19 Update

The Town of Bridgton has made the decision to close the Town Office to the public effective Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 3rd, re-opening April 6th.  Essential personnel will be working remotely, monitoring emails and phone messages. We apologize for any inconvenience, but continuing to reduce the risk of exposure will help avoid further shut down. Our priority is keeping our employees and community both safe and informed.

Updates will be provided via our web-site https://bridgtonmaine.org/ and FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/bridgtontown/.  This situation is ongoing, and subject to change pending additional information and updates.

Board and Committee Meetings are suspended until further notice. Any changes in schedule will be posted on our web-site and FaceBook pages.  More information on events scheduling may be found:  https://bridgtonmaine.org/events/

The Bridgton Town Office is closed to the public effective Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 3rd, re-opening Monday, April 6th.  Hours of operation will be re-evaluated at that time.  Please note – many services are supported on-line, such as licensing, permitting, and payments. A limited number of Staff will be on-site daily, monitoring phones and email.

A secure drop box is located at the main entrance of the Town Office. This drop box may be used for payments, applications, and General Assistance documentation. Processing and distribution of USPS Mail will be limited to twice weekly.

General Assistance applications will be processed by phone only, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  For more information on the application process and program requirements, please visit: https://bridgtonmaine.org/seek-assistance/ or call Laurie Chadbourne, Town Clerk at 207-803-9950.

Bridgton Recreation Department and Old Town Hall – the Town Hall is closed and all programs are cancelled through April 3rd. Program cancelations include ALL Town Hall Gym facility programs. At this time spring sports programs including pre-season baseball, softball, and lacrosse and current after-school programs have all been suspended until further notice with the intent to still have spring programming and a sports season.

The Recreation Department will still accept registrations for all spring and summer program.  Please visit https://bridgtonmaine.org/bridgton-recreation/ for on-line registration.  For additional questions, please contact Gary Colello, Recreation Director, 207-647-1126 or by email: gcolello@bridgtonmaine.org.

Bridgton Public Safety: The Iredale entrance will remain locked, anyone needing police assistance can use the call box phone outside the Police Station or call us direct at the non-emergency phone number: 207-647-8814.

The following public services have been suspended: fingerprinting, concealed weapons permit processing, burn permit assistance, and the medication drop box.

The Public Safety department will not be accepting gifts such as pastries, cards of thanks, fudge, and other tokens of generosity that are often brought to the PD.

Officers are dedicated to providing this community with the highest level of public safety. If you have an emergency please call 911 and we’ll be there.  For more information: https://bridgtonmaine.org/police/

Bridgton Public Services, 31 Willet Road: Essential staff will be on-site regular hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday but is closed to the public. Please contact David Madsen with questions or concerns at 207-647-1127 or by email: dmadsen@bridgotnmaine.org.

The Transfer Station, 118 Sandy Creek Road, will remain open regular hours, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Staff has implemented measures to limit potential exposure – staff have been directed not to help unload vehicles and the store is closed to the public.  Any questions should be directed to David Madsen, Public Services Director, 207-647-1127 or by email: dmadsen@bridgtonmaine.org.

Town Staff are monitoring calls and emails. A full list of staff and department phone numbers can be found on-line at: https://bridgtonmaine.org/staff-directory/ and are listed below.

Robert A. Peabody, Jr., Town Manager

207-803-9958

rpeabody@bridgtonmaine.org

Georgiann M. Fleck, Deputy Town Manager

207-803-9959

gmfleck@bridgtonmaine.org

Todd Perreault, EMA Director

207-803-9971

ema@bridgtomaine.org

Catherine Pinkham, Health Officer

207-803-9064

Healthofficer@bridgtonmaine.org

Richard Stillman, Police Chief

207-803-9976

rstillman@bridgtonmaine.org

Tom Harriman, Fire Chief

207-803-9955

firechief@bridgtonmaine.org

Laurie Chadbourne, Town Clerk

207-803-9950

lchadbourne@bridgtonmaine.org

Brenda Day, Code Enforcement Officer

207-803-9963

bday@bridgtonmaine.org

Charisse Keach, Finance Officer

207-803-9957

ckeach@bridgtonmaine.org

Linda LaCroix, Community Development

207-803-9956

llacroix@brigtonmaine.org

David Madsen, Public Services Director

207-647-1127

dmadsen@bridgtonmaine.org

Gary Colello, Recreation Director

207-647-1126

gcolello@bridgtonmaine.org

211 Maine provides free, confidential information and referral services, by phone, text or email.

  • Dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695)
  • Text your ZIP code to 898-211
  • Email info@211maine.org
  • 211 is TTY and Video Relay accessible if calling from Maine
  • Visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus

Additional COVID-19 information, updated daily, is available from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCov/

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

 

If you have questions, please contact Robert A. Peabody, Jr. at 207-803-9958 or by email: rpeabody@bridgtonmaine.org

Liston E. Eastman
Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Robert A. Peabody
Town Manager

Notice of Auction of Tax-Acquired Property

** UPDATE **

AUCTION POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M.

Notice of Auction of Tax-Acquired Property

5.43 ACRE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

461 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine

Formerly known as The First and Last Motel

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with MRS Title 36, §943 and the Town of Bridgton Policy on Disposition of Tax Acquired Properties, a public sale will be conducted on March 27, 2020 commencing at 10:00 a.m. at the Bridgton Municipal Complex, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009.

Real Estate: Consists of a 5.4 +/- acre parcel with 620 +/- ft. of frontage on Portland Road/Route 302. As-is, where-is. Refer to Tax Map 5, Lot 7.

Preview: For an interior inspection, contact Robert A. Peabody, Jr, Bridgton Town Manager at 207-647-8786.

Terms:  Minimum bid: $40,000. Required demolition and removal deposit: $25,000, by certified check or money order, made payable to the Town of Bridgton. The winning bidder will be required to demolish and remove from the property the former motel building(s). The property will be sold by public auction subject to all outstanding municipal assessments.  Conveyance of the property will be by Municipal Quitclaim Deed. All other terms will be announced at the public sale.

For more information CLICK HERE or contact Robert A. Peabody, Jr., Bridgton Town Manager, 207-647-8786

Christopher Grant

Auctioneer ME Lic #1489

294 So. High Street, Bridgton, ME

COVID-19 Information

Maine CDC COVID-19 Information (updated daily)

The Maine CDC is preparing for the potential spread in Maine of the respiratory illness called COVID-19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The CDC urges Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider, who will determine whether you should be tested and, as appropriate, submit a sample for testing.

How can I help to prevent the spread?

There are simple steps you can take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses such as influenza and the common cold:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  4. Stay home while you’re sick and avoid close contact with others

Currently there is no vaccine available to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Tell your health care professional about any recent travel or contact with other COVID-19 cases. Your healthcare professional will work with Maine CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

More information is available on the U.S. CDC’s What You Should Know page.

Contact 211 Maine for answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19:

• Dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695)
• Text your ZIP code to 898-211
• Email info@211maine.org
• 211 is TTY and Video Relay accessible if calling from Maine
• Visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus

Additional Resources: 

CMHC COVID-19 Preparedness

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet 1

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet 2

CDC COVID-19 Preparation

CDC COVID-19 Symptoms

CDC Sick with COVID-19

CDC Stop Spread of Germs

Streetscape Public Notice – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 LAMP POSTS

Beginning this week, contractors will be installing lamp post bases and poles along the north side of Main Street as long as weather permits.

There may be brief closures of sections of sidewalk during this installation, but the contractor will work to ensure access is restored as quickly as possible.  If any business or property owners have trouble accessing their buildings, please let us know so we can do whatever we can to address your concerns.

Colin Dinsmore, PE
HEB Engineers, Inc

NOTICE OF ROAD POSTING

The Town of Bridgton Roads will be posted in accordance with MRS Title 29-A Section 2395 effective March 4, 2020.

This is done to protect our roadways from damage during the thaw cycle.

**PLEASE NOTE -PAVED ROADS LISTED BELOW & ALL DIRT ROADS WILL BE POSTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **

For more information please contact the Town Office, 207-647-8786 or David Madsen, Public Services Director, 207-647-2326 or 207-647-1127

SOUTH BRIDGTON

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

WEST BRIDGTON

Mountain Road, Hio Ridge Road, Sam Ingalls Road, Whitney Road, Highland Pines Road, Millbrook Road, Harmon Road, Issac Stevens Road, Kilgore Road, Cedar Drive, 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.

Lakes Region Explorer 2020 Schedule & Route Updates

The Lakes Region Explorer is now officially stopping at the Bridgton Hospital after the schedule departure time from the Bridgton Community Center, and doing a one-way loop through Downtown Bridgton via Main St. and South High St.

Beginning this year there is a new bus on the road!  Seasonal summer service will be provided each Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day – each Saturday there will be three (3) round-trip rides beginning with an 8:30 a.m. departure from Bridgton and with a last trip leaving Portland at 4:20 p.m.

 

Rates:
$3 – ONE WAY TRIP
$2 – STUDENTS (w/ID)
$2 – SENIORS (65+)
$2 – PEOPLE w/DISABILITIES
$25 – 10-RIDE PASS
$50 – MONTHLY PASS
Children 5 & under free (w/ fare paying adult)

More information, including a revised brochure with schedule, rates and route is available on the Town of Bridgton website: https://bridgtonmaine.org/public-transportation/ and the RTP website: http://rtprides.org/lakes-region-explorer/

Holiday Recycling

‘Tis the season for wrapping paper, packaging, wreaths and trees.  Do you know where it all goes?  

Holiday trees, garlands, and wreaths – free of tinsel please! – may be disposed of at the Public Works Garage on Willett Rd.  For your convenience there is an area marked near the sand box at the east/lower entrance of the parking lot.

Please remember that wrapping paper IS recyclable, but bubble wrap and styrofoam packaging is NOT.

For more recycling tips please visit EcoMaine

Town of Bridgton Transfer Station is open T’s and S’s = Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7:00AM – 5:00PM.  For more information, please visit https://bridgtonmaine.org/trash-recycling/ or call 207-647-8276.

COMMUNITY COOLING CENTER FRI, JULY 19 – SUN, JULY 21

HAZY, HOT AND HUMID!! With a forecast in the 90’s with high humidity for the next several days a cooling center has been set up at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, beginning Friday, July 19, 2019 through Sunday, July 21, 2019 open 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., for people to take refuge from the heat. A pet friendly facility. For more information please call the Bridgton Community Center at 207-647-3116.

For more information on expected temps, how to identify heat-related health emergencies, and how to stay cool click HERE.

Annual Board Training

PUBLIC NOTICE

On Thursday, July 11, 2019 beginning at 4:00p.m. at the Bridgton Town Office, 10 Iredale Street, Bridgton, Maine there will be a legal training for the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Appeals Board which may also include members of various other Committees.  Although there will be a quorum of members present representing each Board or Committee, no official business will be conducted.

Georgiann M. Fleck, Deputy Town Manager
Town of Bridgton

2020 Police Cruiser BID/Proposal Package

TOWN OF BRIDGTON

Attention: for Addendum dated July 11, 2019 please click here.

The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the provision of one (1) 2020 Police Cruiser.

Sealed proposals must be received by the Office of the Chief of Police no later than Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM 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 Richard Stillman, Chief of Police
at 207-647-8815 or rstillman@bridgtonmaine.org.

Richard Stillman
Chief of Police

Terms, General Conditions and Instructions

The Town of Bridgton seeks bid proposals for one (1) 2020 Police Cruiser. All respondents must 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 fax and hard copies. Unless otherwise indicated all submittals shall be to:

The Office of the Chief of Police
Town of Bridgton
8 Iredale Street,
Bridgton, Maine 04009

Respondents shall be solely responsible to assure the completeness of their proposals. No addendums will be accepted once the deadline has been declared. All submittal shall become the property of the Town of Bridgton unless otherwise approved by the Town.

The Town of Bridgton has created the bid/proposal package. It should consist of the first section which outlines the general information and details of the process. The second section should contain the complete product or service specifications. Additional sections may be included as the Town determines. Failure to affirm with the Town receipt of the complete package will be cause to reject a respondent’s bid/proposal if it is incomplete.

The specifications within this package are to be considered as a minimum. No exceptions to these minimum standards will be allowed. The Town has a fleet of Ford police cruisers and has determined that it will continue to use the Ford Police Utility model and will not accept alternative makes or models.

If a bid bond or check has been required, the Town shall retain them until the execution of all necessary contract documents between the Town and the successful respondent. If the successful respondent rejects the award or fails to execute the necessary documents in a timely fashion, the Town, at its sole discretion, may attempt to enter into an agreement with the next lowest respondent or reject all bids and start the process over and shall keep their bid bond or check to cover the costs of re-advertisement, changes in pricing as a result of the delay and to cover the costs of the Town associated with re-starting the process over again.

Unless otherwise indicated by the Town, a respondent may use their own forms and format to prepare their proposal or bid. Each proposal must clearly indicate the name of the company and the person who is authorized to make such a proposal. If more than one entity is involved in the same proposal, then all of the company names, corporate addresses, emails, contact numbers and other pertinent information must be included in the proposal or bid. Each proposal or bid must address every element of the Town’s specifications or a full disclosure by the respondent as to which specifications were not met and why.

All proposals shall be delivered in a sealed package properly identifying the proposal or bid’s purpose ie. “Police Department Cruiser”.

Periodically, the Town may issue an addendum to its bid/proposal package and at its sole discretion may choose to extend the deadline for all bids/proposals.

Respondents are invited to attend the opening of all sealed proposals on the date and time and at the location indicated in the public notices.

A declaration of an apparent low bidder or successful bidder does not constitute the award of the bid. The award shall be made only after a thorough review of the proposal or bid and the actions by the Select Board. The final decision to make an award shall rest with the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. Their decision shall be final.

If a performance or materials bond is required it shall be presented to the Town after an award is made and before any notice to proceed is issued.

Selection of the successful proposal or bid shall, in part, be based upon the completeness of the submittal, the quality and price of the item(s), the reputation of the respondent and the ability of the respondent to meet all deadlines for delivery of the item(s). In some cases it may be deemed necessary to negotiate with the respondents to assure the Town receives the item(s) it expects.

A brief and precise narrative of the company or companies (if more than one are working together on the bid/proposal) shall be included indicating the background and other municipalities that were supplied the goods or services being proposed.

The Town of Bridgton reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or bids, to waive any formalities in the process and to ultimately make a selection that it deems is in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

In some of the Town’s solicitations, special conditions shall apply. If any are required they shall appear here.

Payment Terms:

The Town of Bridgton will pay the final bid price at the time of receipt of the vehicle with title. No financing will be required for this purchase.

Warranty and Guarantee:

All warranty and guarantee information, whether it be provided by the manufacturer or dealer, must be included in the bid/proposal package. Where the Town has specified the duration of such, the detailed information must be included and any variations from the Town’s request must be clearly identified with an explanation including any alternative.

Plans, Drawings, Manufacturer’s Specifications:

Included in the bid/proposal shall be the vehicle specifications that further detail the products conformity to the Town’s bid/proposal request. Such documents that relate to the maintenance and operations of the vehicle must also be included.

INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BID/PROPOSAL

NOTICE TO ALL BIDDERS: THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE ATTACHED TO THE GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION OF THE BID/PROPOSAL PACKAGE.
PLEASE REVIEW EACH SECTION CAREFULLY AND IF YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING MIGHT BE MISSING PLEASE CONTACT THE BRIDGTON TOWN OFFICES AT 647-8786 IMMEDIATELY.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH RESPONDENT TO ASSURE THEY HAVE A COMPLETE PACKAGE. THE TOWN WILL NOT EXTEND THE BID/PROPOSAL DATE AND TIME DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE RESPONSE EVEN IF PORTIONS OF THE TOWN’S BID/PROPOSAL ARE MISSING.

Police Utility Patrol Vehicle suitable for Patrol/Emergency Use
2020 Ford Utility Police Interceptor

 Black with White Doors (Factory wrapped)
 Dark Color Interior
 All Wheel Drive
 Cloth Front Bucket Seats, Vinyl Bench Rear seat
 Heavy duty rubber floor covering
 Power Driver Seat including lumbar support
 ENGINE 3.7 Liter TI-VCT V6
 304 HP @ 6250 rpm
 75 MPH rear crash tested
 Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission with external oil cooler
 High output alternator & Heavy-Duty Battery
 Heavy Duty suspension components (Springs, Shocks, Sway Bars)
 Advance Trac Stability Control
 4-wheel disc ABS brakes
 Five (5) p245, 55 R18, BSW tires, full size spare
 Wheels, (5) heavy duty steel wheel 18”
 Heavy duty power steering with external oil cooler
 Center hub caps
 SYNC Basic with Bluetooth 53M
 Police pre-wire package for lights, radio, siren, etc. 60A
 Radio noise suppression package
 Certified calibrated speedometer
 Driver side mounted spotlight – Whelen LED Bulb
 Interior door activated courtesy lights disabled
 Power windows & door locks w/driver control
 Tilt steering wheel
 Electric rear defogger
 Air conditioning (front only)
 Tinted window glass
 Engine gauge package – oil, amp, water
 AM/FM Radio w/Clock
 Dual heated power outside rear view mirrors
 Front & Rear splash guards
 Key FOBs and keyed alike 1284X 59B
 Setina push bumper PB450L
 Trailer hitch – Class II
 Automobile headlight switch/front head lamp solution 66A
 Courtesy lights disabled – Dark car feature
 Rear door handles inoperable/locks inoperable
 Rear windows power delete, operable from drivers’ position only
 5-year 100,000-mile LTD powertrain warranty

Selectboard Meeting – Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Public Input on Resident Concerns – Tractor Trailer Trucks

NOTICE 

Neighborhood Resident’s Concerns – Tractor Trailer Trucks

The Board of Selectmen, having recently received comments and emails raising concerns regarding tractor trailers using the neighborhood roads of Church, Cottage, Walker, Fowler, and Gage Streets, welcomes public input at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 5:00p.m. in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street in the Municipal Office Building addressed at 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, ME  04009.

A recommendation has been made to post these side streets for no through trucks, so as to limit further damage to properties.  We value input from impacted businesses as well as concerned residents.