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.

NOTICE TO PERSON(S) PLOWING DRIVEWAYS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGTON, MAINE

Warning is hereby given that no person or persons shall plow, shovel or otherwise deposit snow, or cause the same to be done, into the limits of any traveled public way within the Town of Bridgton.

It is permissible to plow the snow bank left by the street plow directly in front of a driveway to each side of the driveway onto the snow bank.

Pursuant to MRSA 17A, Section 505, “Placing Obstructions on a Traveled Road” and MRSA 29A Section 2396 “Snow, a person may not place and allow to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally”. Persons in violation of these laws shall be subject to legal action.

Overnight Parking

From November 15, 2018 – April 15, 2019 no vehicle shall be parked on any public street or way from 11:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. as per MRSA 29A Section 2068-2069 and the Bridgton Traffic Ordinance adopted January 10, 1995 and amended August 27, 1996 and October 25, 2005. A town-wide parking ban may be called for with notification. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense.

Public Notice – town cemetery clean up

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF BRIDGTON

Cemeteries

All baskets, pots, flowers, wreaths, and other temporary grave decorations must be removed from all Bridgton town-maintained cemeteries by Monday, October 15, 2018.

Thank you, Jim Kidder, Public Works Director

Request for Bids

Town of Bridgton, Maine

Bridgton Community Ice Rink

 REQUEST FOR BIDS

 MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

SEALED BIDS DUE:  3:00 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2018

 Sealed proposals are being accepted for the Town of Bridgton, Bridgton Community Ice Rink Project (the “Project”), which consists of obtaining competitive bids from responsible and responsive Contractors to;

Make structural repairs to the building warming room addition to include selective demolition and disposal, light excavation, concrete piers, support wall reconstruction. Interior demolition and repairs, subflooring, painting, dressing room partitions, door replacement.

Warming room metal roof flashing repairs and sheathing/insulation upgrades.

Interior high bay LED lighting upgrades to include electrical wiring.

Installation of gable exhaust ventilator fans and related wiring and controls.

Alternates for siding choices, finish flooring and ventilation controls.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 9:00 AM at the Bridgton Community Ice Rink 26 North High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 to examine the work site. The site is behind the Bridgton Old Town Hall on 26 North High Street.  Attendance at this meeting by the Contractor or the Contractor’s qualified representative is a mandatory prerequisite for the acceptance of a bid from that Contractor.

Complete written bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes plainly marked, “Town of Bridgton, Bridgton Community Ice Rink” to:

Brenda Day, Administrative Assistant

3 Chase Street

Bridgton, ME 04009

not later than 3:00 PM Thursday October 11, 2018, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Except as provided herein, the Town shall award the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.  To be considered responsive, bidders must provide enough information with their bids to constitute a definite, firm, unqualified, and unconditional offer.

For contract bid documents, including plans and specifications click here or by e-mail request to Brenda Day (bday@bridgtonmaine.org).

BRIDGTON COMMUNITY “COOLING” CENTER

HAZY, HOT AND HUMID!!

With a forecast in the 90’s with high humidity for the next two days a cooling center has been set up at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, beginning Tuesday, August 28, 2018 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018 open 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.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.

Notice of a Public Hearing – Willis Brook Ordinance August 29 2018

Notice of a Public Hearing
Planning Board
Proposed Willis Brook Aquifer Ordinance revision

August 29, 2018
6PM
Downstairs Meeting Room
Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street

The Town of Bridgton Planning board will hold a public hearing on a proposed Willis Brook Aquifer ordinance revision. The hearing is on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6PM in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street in the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street.

Highland Lake Beach Testing

** MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT **

Highland Lake Beach Testing
Town of Bridgton
Wednesday, August 1st,

This morning we received the test results for the water at Highland Lake Beach. The testing found that the water’s e.coliform count was well below the acceptable limit and Highland Lake Beach will be reopening.

We were made aware of this issue by our routine water testing and we will continue to monitor our public beaches on a regular basis till Labor Day to keep them safe for public use.

We will be opening Highland Lake Beach for swimming immediately.

Highland Lake Beach Closing

Highland Lake Beach Closing
Town of Bridgton
Friday August 10, 2018

Testing performed on 8/09 has indicated an e.coliform count above the acceptable limit at Highland Lake Beach. We will be closing Highland Lake Beach immediately to swimming. Highland Lake Beach will remain open for picnicking and the boat launch will also stay open. The Town will send out samples to be tested  on Monday and will post the results of the testing once we receive them.

Cooling Center

BRIDGTON COMMUNITY “COOLING” CENTER
HOT!! 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 Monday, August 6, 2018 through Wednesday, August 8, 2018 open 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.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.

Highland Lake Beach Testing

** MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT **

Highland Lake Beach Testing
Town of Bridgton
Wednesday, August 1st, 

This morning we received the test results from the Paris Utility District for the water at Highland Lake Beach. The testing found that the water’s e.coliform count was well below the acceptable limit and Highland Lake Beach will be reopening.

We were made aware of this issue by our routine water testing and we will continue to monitor our public beaches on a regular basis till Labor Day to keep them safe for public use.

We will be opening Highland Lake Beach for swimming immediately.

Highland Lake Beach Closing

Highland Lake Beach Closing
Town of Bridgton
Tuesday, July 31st,

Testing performed on 7/30 has indicated an e.coliform count above the acceptable limit at Highland Lake Beach. We will be closing Highland Lake Beach immediately to swimming and will be moving the swimming lessons that are normally held at Highland Lake Beach to Salmon Point. Highland Lake Beach will remain open for picnicking and the boat launch will also stay open. The Town sent out samples to be tested today and will post the results of the testing once we receive them. An update will be posted on Facebook and our website by the end of the day tomorrow.

As of now, the cause of the high e.coliform count remains unknown but local fowl and low water levels may have played a role.

Woods Pond Beach Investigation Results

** MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT **

Woods Pond Investigation Results
Town of Bridgton
Monday, July 23,

According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus was found in two human stool specimens submitted for testing which confirms that this was a Norovirus outbreak. As of 7/19/18, epidemiologists have identified 97 people who reported being ill and were associated with this outbreak.

The CDC’s epidemiological investigation found that people who put their heads under the water while swimming or swallowed water while swimming were at greater risk for infection. Of note, there were several people who were not at the beach who became ill after caring for someone who was ill.

According to the CDC,

Norovirus is very contagious and spreads easily from person to person. It is common in Maine and throughout the U.S.

  • Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.  Symptoms generally start 24-48 hours after swallowing the virus, though it can appear earlier than that. Illness is usually not serious though people can feel very sick.  Most people get better within 1-2 days.
  • There is no treatment.  If you feel unwell, consulting with your medical provider is recommended.
  • You can decrease your chance of getting ill by washing your hands often with soap and water, carefully washing fruits and vegetables, and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces.”

A Norovirus Fact Sheet from the Maine CDC can be found at: http://bridgtonmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Norovirus_FS_2017.pdf

Woods Pond Test Results

Woods Pond Test Results

Town of Bridgton

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

 This morning we received the test results from Paris Utility District, 7 C.N. Brown Way, South Paris Maine for the Woods Pond swim area.  Test results were 3 E.Coliform, acceptable limit is 235 therefore PASSED.

While testing, we opted to include the water from the sinks in the bathroom, which is not for drinking and signed as such.  This test failed.  Therefore, we have shut the water supply off to the bathroom sinks and have made available hand sanitizers.

We will be opening the beach for swimming immediately.

We want to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked through this process.

Woods Pond Beach Update

Woods Pond Beach Closure

We apologize for any confusion related to our original post. Here is the information available to us:

Late Friday afternoon, the Town of Bridgton received a phone call from the Center for Disease Control. The CDC reports that several people became ill with abdominal issues after swimming in Woods Pond between July 2 and July 6. The town closed the beach immediately.

The town is unable to sample the water and diagnose the cause until the testing facility reopens Monday morning, July 9. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information.

Until then, please do not use Woods Pond and instead visit Highland Lake Beach, Sabatis Island and Salmon Point.


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