Public Notice – Cemeteries Prep & Clean Up

PUBLIC NOTICE

CEMETERIES PREP & CLEAN UP

Please be advised that all baskets, pots & flowers must be removed from all Bridgton town-maintained cemeteries by Thursday, October 15th, 2020 so that we may begin the process of cleaning up our cemetery grounds and preparing for the winter season.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

David Madsen, Public Services Director

Public Notice – Highland Lake Lowering Notification

PUBLIC NOTICE

Highland Lake Lowering Notification

Starting Friday, October 30, 2020, we will begin Highland Lake’s water lowering process, which will allow lakefront property owners to perform their dock repairs, place rip rap, clean the exposed lake bottom along the shoreline, and perform other waterfront improvements. This process will cease by November 30th.

Lakefront property owners should take actions necessary to protect their personal property. This includes, but is not limited to, adjusting pontoon retaining lines and/or properly securing or removing all boats, canoes and kayaks.

Owners planning improvements to their docks or shorelines are advised to consult the DEP and Brenda Day, Code Enforcement Officer, for allowed improvements or permits required prior to doing so. If you have any questions regarding which improvements require approval, please contact Brenda at bday@bridgtonmaine.org or call (207) 803-9963.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

David Madsen, Public Works Director

Public Notice – Cemeteries Prep & Clean Up

PUBLIC NOTICE

Cemeteries Prep & Clean Up

Please be advised that all baskets, pots & flowers must be removed from all Bridgton town-maintained cemeteries by Thursday, October 15th, 2020 so that we may begin the process of cleaning up our cemetery grounds and preparing for the winter season.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

David Madsen, Public Services Director

Municipal Officers’ Notice of Public Hearing on Secret Ballot Referendum

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at the Municipal Building located at 10 Iredale Street in Bridgton at 6:00 P.M. on October 13, 2020 to hear public comment on the following question that will be presented to the voters via referendum ballot on November 3, 2020:

Question 1. Shall the Town enact an ordinance entitled, “Amendments to Town of Bridgton Victualers Licensing Ordinance to Require Marijuana Establishments to Obtain a Local License”?

 

Tax-Acquired Property – Raspberry Ln Bid Opening Today!

Please join us today in person at the Bridgton Municipal Complex Downstairs Meeting Room at the 10 Iredale Street Entrance or join us virtually for the bid opening of 123 Raspberry Ln (Map 6, lot 24 J-11).

 

For more information about the property or to complete the bid package, please Click Here.

 

Please note that all bids documents and deposits must be received by 2:00 p.m today, Thursday, September 17th, to be considered.

 

Raspberry Lane Bid Opening
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/866329149

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 866-329-149

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/866329149

Town Clerk’s Office – Additional Hours

Registrar Hours Notice

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours on: Thursday, October 22nd; 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 24th; 9:00 a.m. until Noon; Thursday, October 29th; 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 31st; 9:00 a.m. until Noon for the purpose of accepting voter registration, absentee balloting, and other election related issues.

No other town business will be conducted during this time.

 

For more election information please visit the election page here

 

Tax-Acquired Property – Raspberry Ln Bid Opening Meeting Information

Please join us in person at the Bridgton Municipal Complex Downstairs Meeting Room at the 10 Iredale Street Entrance or join us virtually for the bid opening of 123 Raspberry Ln (Map 6, lot 24 J-11).

 

For more information about the property or to complete the bid package, please Click Here.

 

Please note that all bids documents and deposits must be received by 2:00 p.m on Thursday, September 17th, to be considered.

 

Raspberry Lane Bid Opening
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/866329149

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 866-329-149

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/866329149

Reminder! Tax-Acquired Property Request for Bids Due 09/17/2020

The Town of Bridgton is now accepting sealed bids for the purchase of the municipalities interest in tax-acquired property, 123 Raspberry Ln. Bridgton, ME 04009 – Map 6, Lot 24 J-11. All bids are due to be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th, 2020.

For more information and/or to complete the bid package, please click the links below:

Request for Bid Notice

Tax-Acquired Property 123 Raspberry Ln Bid Package

Assessing Card & Sewer Plans

Police Chief Pinning Ceremony

On Tuesday, August 26th, 2020, Phillip A. Jones was formally pinned with his Police Chief Badge by the Former Bridgton Police Chief, Richard B. Stillman.

Staff Wellness Luncheon – Office Closure Notice

The Municipal Office, Public Works, and Transfer station will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 1st, for a staff wellness luncheon.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you after our luncheon.

 

Board of Selectman Run-Off Election Today

Election must be by plurality vote. Bernard N. King, Jr. and Paul A. Tworog each received the same number of votes as candidates for membership to the Board of Selectmen. The Town of Bridgton is conducting the run-off election today, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 where ballots will be cast for the two tied candidates. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Bridgton Town Hall located at 26 North High Street.

U.S. Census Representatives on Site

The Representatives for the United States Census will be on-site again on,  Thursday, August 27th, located at the main entrance of the Town Office from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m to assist residents with their 2020 Census.

If you have not yet filled out your census or need assistance completing it, please stop by and the representatives will be happy to assist.

Your Response Matters!

The results of the 2020 census will affect our community funding, congressional representation, and more.

For more information about the Census or to complete the census online, please visit the 2020 Census website at: https://2020census.gov

Cat & Dog CPR / First Aid Course

The Maine POM Project:
Cat and Dog First Aid / CPR Course

Do you know what to do if your pet has a medical emergency?

If you are a pet owner, pet walker, pet sitter, pet groomer, dog daycare employee, animal shelter employee or volunteer, Animal Control Officer, Firefighter, EMT, Police Officer, CART member, or just want to be prepared in case of a pet emergency, this course is for you!

Course topics include

Understanding pet ownership responsibilities, administering medicine, managing breathing and cardiac emergencies, managing first aid emergencies, treating wounds, electrical shock, caring for eye, paw, or ear injuries, and preparing for disasters.

Registration Fee: $80.00

Half of the registration cost is due at the time of registration; the balance must be paid on or before the start of the course. The registration fee includes course tuition, course book, and certificate of completion.

Payments will be accepted in the form of cash or check. Please make checks payable to:

Maine POM Project.

Location and Schedule

Safety will be a priority at this event. We will be in a very large indoor area and will maintain the minimum 6-foot social distancing guidelines.

This course is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at the Bridgton Old Town Hall at 26 N. High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.

Class will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 3:00 p.m. A short lunch break will be included. Lunch will not be provided, so please be sure to bring your lunch.

Instructor: Bobby Silcott of Maine Pet Oxygen Mask “POM” Project

How to pre-register: Please call Carl Hoskins at 207-595-5237

     Be sure to register early, space is limited.

       All proceeds benefit the Maine POM Project   Maine ACO’s will receive 5 CEHs for attending

Cooling Center Open Aug 11th & 12th

HAZY, HOT AND HUMID!!  With the forecast in the high 90’s and high humidity a cooling center has been set up today, Tuesday, August 11th , 2020 until 5:00 p.m. AND  tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.  at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton (647-3116) for people to take refuge from the heat. Masks are required.

 

Georgiann M. Fleck

Public Information Officer

Sign Placement Ordinance Reminder

The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage the effective and safe use of signs in the Town of Bridgton and promote a healthy business climate while protecting the aesthetic atmosphere of the Town in accordance with the town’s comprehensive plan.

Under this ordinance, please remember that:

No signs, except for municipal sings, may be erected, installed or displayed in or within (10) feet of any park, garden, or monument owned or maintained by the Town of Bridgton.

Maine Department of Transportation official directional business signs shall not be allowed from the north side of Steven Brook Bridge, Rt. 302, map 24, lot 102 through Main Street headed west (Rt. 302) to map 22, lot 90.

Signs not in compliance with this ordinance may be removed at the discretion of the Code Enforcement Officer.

For more information or to review the full Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance please click here

 

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.