Public Notice – Highland Lake Lowering Notification


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 or call (207) 803-9963.

Thank you for your cooperation.


David Madsen, Public Works Director

Public Notice – Cemeteries Prep & Clean Up


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

June Openings

Transfer Station Changes – June 2020

The Transfer Station will begin accepting bottle donations effective June 2nd.

We will also be opening the store with the following COVID restrictions…

  •     Please limit the number of people in your household that enter as only 5 patrons will be allowed in the building at a time.
  •     Masks are encouraged per the Governor when 6ft social distancing can not be achieved.
  •     Do not handle merchandise that you do not intend to buy.
  •     DO NOT enter the store if you are not feeling well or have the following symptoms: fever, headache, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, cough.
  •     We are asking that if you experience any of the above symptoms within 8 days of visiting any of the Town’s locations, you please contact the Town Office at 207-647-8786 and report your illness.

IMPORTANT:  In order to track the number of guests in the store at any time, we have placed a bucket at the entrance with 5 golf balls inside.  Please take a golf ball and carry it with you.  Once you are done shopping or browsing, please return the ball to an attendant for disinfecting.  The attendant will return the ball to the pile for the next patron to use.

Thank you for assisting us with our temporary restrictions so that we may offer additional services to the public.  Stay Safe!


**UPDATE** As of 4/8/2020 roads are no longer posted.  Please use best judgment practices regarding the safety of large loads on saturated roads.

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.


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


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.


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).


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


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

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

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 or call 207-647-8276.


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

REMINDER: From November 15, 2019 – April 15, 2020 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.

Main Street Lamp Posts

Main Street Lamp Posts

The Bridgton Public Works department is selling individual lamp posts for $200 “as is where is”

Interested individuals must pay in advance at the Town Office, 3 Chase Street. The office is open Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM.

Receipt for payment must be shown at the Public Works Garage, 31 Willet Road, at the time of pick up.

To coordinate pick up, please contact David Madsen, Public Services Director at 207-647-2326. The garage is open Monday – Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM. Please note, due to the size and weight of the lamp posts, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to provide an appropriate vehicle/trailer to transport.

For more information, please contact Jerusha Murray, Executive Secretary at 207-803-9972 or by email

Main Street Lamp Posts and Flags


With Streetscape entering the next phase, to include sidewalk work, the Town of Bridgton will begin removing flags and other decorative elements to prepare for the removal of the old lamp posts.

David Madsen
Public Services Director

MUNICIPAL OFFICE + TRANSFER STATION CLOSING at 12PM – Thursday, September 19, 2019


Town of Bridgton

The Municipal Office and Transfer Station will close at 12PM on Thursday, September 19th for employee safety training.

The Municipal Office will be open regular hours, 8AM – 4PM on Wednesday, September 18th and Friday, September 20th.

The Transfer Station will be open regular hours, 7AM – 5PM, on Tuesday, September 17th and Saturday, September 21st.

Wastewater Expansion Project – Test Boring: Mon July 8 – Thurs July 11

Engineers will be completing soil borings throughout Bridgton in the roadway for proposed lines in connection with the new proposed waste water treatment facility/sewer system. They are performing shallow borings, up to 15 feet in depth in 50 locations throughout Bridgton.  Map of proposed locations may be found HERE.

• Day One – Monday, 7/8 – Start at the intersection of Oak Street and Main Street at the eastern end of the probes. Complete all of Main Street and Depot Street probes.
• Day Two – Tuesday, 7/9 – Start at the intersection of High Street and Hospital Drive. Complete High Street, Pleasant Street, Creamery Street, Fowler Street, Walker Street, & Church Street
• Day Three – Wednesday, 7/10 – Start at the intersection of Highland Road and Kennard Street. Complete Kennard, Bacon, Wayside, Nutty, Elm, Bennett, Iredale, McIntyre, & Meadow Street. Complete Frances Bell Drive if time permits.
• Day Four – Thursday, 7/11 -Start either on Frances Bell Drive or Portland Road and progress north to south.