Public Hearing Notice- January 19, 2020

Town of Bridgton

The Planning Board for the Town of Bridgton will hold a Virtual Public Hearing at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Public comments will be heard for Mountain Road Storage regarding a proposed Self-Storage/Outside Storage Facility.

A copy of the application can be viewed at the Town office by appointment. Agenda and instructions for Virtual Public Hearing will be posted at a later date.

Please direct any questions or make an appointment with Erin O’Connor, Administrative Assistant at eoconnor@bridgtonmaine.org or 207-803-9952 

 

Governor Mills Executive Order 12/11/2020

With widespread community transmission and increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Maine, Governor Janet Mills today signed an executive order (Governor Mills Executive Order 12.11.20) that simplifies and strengthens the enforcement of the State’s face covering requirement. Moving forward, owners and operators of all indoor public spaces – regardless of the type of entity or size – must not allow those who refuse to wear a face covering to enter or remain in their venue. Previous Executive Orders had required enforcement in some but not all public settings.

For more information about Maine’s response to COVID-19 please visit Governor Mill’s Official Documents Page for more information or to see previous executive orders please visit the Governors

Workshop Reminder & Information Packet – Community Development Block Grant Program 2021

TOWN OF BRIDGTON AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2021

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 2021. Applications are due January 12, 2021 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. For Infrastructure project applications click here. For Public Service applications click here. Applicants are required to attend a MANDATORY “workshop” with Community Development staff to review requirements and project eligibility. The mandatory virtual workshop will take place December 9, 2021 at 9:00. Any questions may be directed to Courtney Kemp, CDBG Admin at the town office- ckemp@bridgtonmaine.org or (207)-803-9960

       Mandatory Workshop Login Information

Click here to get the informational packet: Informational Packet

Please join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 388-171-805

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Maine Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Economic Recovery Grant Program

Maine Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Economic Recovery Grant Program Application

The funding for this program originates from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and will be awarded in the form of grants to directly alleviate the disruption of operations suffered by Maine’s small businesses and organizations in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is governed by Federal CARES Act requirements and the State cannot expand eligibility to organizations excluded in the Federal legislation. DECD, in collaboration with our economic development and business support partners, is offering a final round of targeted grant funds to provide some revenue loss relief due to COVID-related business disruption.

Funds will be awarded to the first 2,500 approved applications on a “first come-first served” basis to eligible tourism, hospitality & retail customer facing businesses and organizations in the following industry classifications:

  • Accommodation and Food Services; Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
  • Retail Trade
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

Gross sales as reported on sales tax filings is the key metric so eligible organizations will also need to have submitted sales tax filings for their operations.

Eligible applicants may receive up to $20,000.

Click Here for more information

Community Development Block Grant CDBG Program 2021

Town of Bridgton and Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant Program 2021

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 2021. Applications are due January 12, 2021 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. For Infrastructure project applications click here. For Public Service applications click here. Applicants are required to attend a MANDATORY “workshop” with Community Development staff to review requirements and project eligibility. The mandatory virtual workshop will take place December 9, 2021 at 9:00. Any questions may be directed to Courtney Kemp, CDBG Admin at the town office- ckemp@bridgtonmaine.org or (207)-803-9960

       Mandatory Workshop Login Information

Please join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/388171805

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 388-171-805

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/388171805

Select Board Meetings – Remote Only

All Selectboard Meetings will be held remotely until further notice. Login information for the meeting can be found on at the top of the agenda of each meeting. Please note that this number does change with each meeting. Please visit the Board of Selectman Page on the website or Click Here to find the Agendas and meeting minutes for each meeting.

New Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Opportunity

$40 Million Economic Recovery Grant Program to Support

Maine Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Small Businesses

Gov. Janet Mills announced today an economic recovery grant program to support Maine’s tourism, hospitality, and retail small businesses. Backed by $40 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), the Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Recovery Grant Program is focused specifically on supporting Maine’s service sector small businesses, such as restaurants, bars, tasting rooms, lodging and retail shops, which have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and now face additional challenges with the coming winter months.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis to the first 2,500 applicants which will allow for funding to be dispersed as applications are received and reviewed.

The application portal will open Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. on DECD’s website and will remain open until funds are depleted.

The application is expected to take about ten minutes to complete. Funds must be committed by December 30, 2020 per guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department.

Eligible applicants may receive up to $20,000.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 2 at 9 AM to discuss the program and to answer questions. Please click here to register.

Town Office Closure Update

An additional staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The affected staff member was last present at the Bridgton Town Office on Friday, November 20th, 2020. In accordance with CDC guidance, the office will remain closed until Monday, December 7th, 2020. Staff members are working remotely at this time and all Department Heads are available via email or cell phone. A list of services for the Town Clerk’s office available for online processing can be found on the Town’s website, on the Town Clerk’s page, or by clicking here.

 

Any member of the public who has been identified as an individual with “close contact” which is described by the CDC as “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2-days before illness onset.” will be notified accordingly.

 

For more information about Community-Related Exposure please visit the CDC Website by clicking here

 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

 

 

Select Board Meeting 11/24 Cancelled

The Board of Selectmen Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 has been cancelled due to a positive staff contraction of the COVID-19 virus, the Bridgton Town Office will be closed until Monday, November 30th.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Town Office Closure Tentatively Until 12/03/2020

Due to a positive COVID-19 virus test of an employee, out of an abundance of caution, the Bridgton Town Office will be closed tentatively until Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 per CDC recommendation.

For more information on CDC guidelines please click here to be directed to the CDC public health page.

 

Traveling to Maine-Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Visitor Information

The Keep Maine Healthy plan aims to protect Maine people, protect visitors, and support Maine small businesses by reducing, to the greatest extent possible, COVID-19 risks associated with travel.

The plan relies on three cornerstones:

1) Testing that encourages all visitors to “know before you go”;

2) Screening for symptoms among travelers; and

3) Engaging Maine communities to promote COVID-19-prevention best practices and public health education.

If you are traveling, or planning to travel to Maine, please consult the Keep Maine Healthy plan and FAQs for the latest guidance. A list of Maine COVID-19 testing sites is here.