Election Day Notice!

Tomorrow is Election Day!

 Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bridgton Town Hall

26 North High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009

Fore more information about this election please visit our election page.

Please note: Facial Coverings and Social Distancing are required.

** Boil Water Notice! North Bridgton Customers Only **

** ATTENTION **

from the Harrison Water District

to North Bridgton Customers ONLY

Due to a Water Main Break and reduced pressure in the North Bridgton water main, a Boil Water Order has been issued.

This will remain in effect until further notice.

** BOIL WATER ORDER **

Due to the possibility of unsafe water, North Bridgton customers are directed to Boil ALL Water for one minute at a rolling boil before, drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or in any other activity involving the consumption of water.

This Order shall remain in effect until further notice!

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to:

Bill Winslow @ 595-1601

(or)

The State of Maine Drinking Water Program at 287-2070 during normal business hours.

Registrar Weekend Hours Notice

Registrar Hours Notice

 

Reminder The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours Tomorrow, 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

Registrar Extended Hours Notice

Registrar Hours Notice

Reminder The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours Tomorrow, Thursday, October 29nd; 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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

Registrar Weekend Hours Notice

Registrar Hours Notice

 

Reminder The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours Tomorrow, Saturday, October 24th; 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

Registrar Extended Hours Notice

Registrar Hours Notice

 

Reminder The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours Tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd; 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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

Food Establishment COVID-19 Guidelines

Glove Use

Gloves are not mandated.  Per the food code gloves are to be used once hands are washed when they are touching ready to eat foods like sandwiches.

Face Coverings

Executive Order 14 FY 20/21, requires eating establishments, bars, tasting rooms, social clubs and lodging operations and accommodations to implement measures requiring customers and employees to wear face coverings in publicly accessible areas. Such measures may include denial of entry or service.  The establishment’s responsibility under this section is in addition to compliance with all other applicable Executive Orders, State of Maine guidance and the Restarting Maine’s Economy COVID-19 Prevention Checklists, including requirements governing the use of signage.

Patrons

A person not wearing a required face covering who seeks to enter an establishment shall first be informed of the face covering requirements and given a chance to comply by putting on either a cloth face covering or plastic face shield. If that person continues to refuse and asserts a medical condition as the reason for the refusal, the operator of the establishment may offer alternative means of service at curbside or delivery if available as an accommodation but may not permit the person to enter without a face covering.  The establishment operator shall not ask for the nature of the medical condition, or as for proof.

ADA Employee Accommodation

When discussing face coverings with an employer and the employer states either they or their staff have medical conditions and cannot wear a face covering, let them know a face shield is required then.  However, there may be a mental health condition or other disability, which would preclude a person from wearing a mask or face shield.  Please do not get into a discussion about an individual’s disability with the employer.  We cannot ask about details of medical conditions, mental health issues or disabilities, except to learn whether there is one.  If the employer insists someone cannot wear a face shield, then our guidance is to simply refer them to the ADA Coordinator (Eric.Dibner@Maine.gov) who will advise them on a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The employer will need to let you know what the corrective action plan is.  It is also our understanding that if the employee cannot be reasonably accommodated, then they might be unable to conduct the duties of that position.

Eric Dibner’s contact info:

150 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

(207) 592-2087 cell

(207) 623-7950 desk

(207) 287-5292 fax

TTY users call Maine Relay 711

Indoor/Outdoor Gatherings

Establishments must comply with the following occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor seated food and drink service:

  1. For indoor seated gatherings, the total number of people at any one time must be no more than 50% capacity or 100 people total, whichever is less. This includes front-of-house staff. Tables should be spaced to ensure that guests of separate parties are no less than 6 feet apart when seated.
  2. For outdoor seated gatherings, the occupancy limit is 100 people. This includes front-of-house staff. Establishments with outdoor seating should ensure that they have a back-up plan for outdoor seating that adheres to physical distance requirements in case of inclement weather.
  3. Total occupancy of an establishment (combining indoor maximum of 100 and outdoor maximum of 100) must not exceed 200 people.
  4. The amount of space needed to safely seat patrons will vary based on a number of factors, including the layout of the establishment. Establishments need to include six feet of physical distancing, room for seating and patron ability to sit and stand, room on the sides for patrons to be able to reach their seats, and central aisles or egress routes.
  5. If an establishment cannot accommodate the maximum occupancy limit and the physical distance requirements, occupancy must be further limited to allow for compliance with physical distance requirements.

Enforcement

Consistent or repeated violations of a restaurant not enforcing employees and customers wearing a face covering or face shield or non-compliance with the Executive Orders and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Prevention Checklists will result in the issuance of an IHH if the violation is substantiated and temporary license suspension for repeated substantiated violations.

EO 14 (FY20/21)

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/An%20Order%20to%20Implement%20Phase%20Four%20of%20the%20Restarting%20Maines%20Economy%20Plan.pdf

Here is the link to the DECD Seated Food and Drink Service Checklist for more information:

https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/seated-service

Please contact Lisa Silva at lisa.silva@maine.gov or Rebecca Walsh at rebecca.walsh@maine.gov if you have any further questions or need assistance.

Planning Board Public Hearing- November 3, 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, November 3, 2020 in the Downstairs Meeting Room, 10 Iredale Street entrance of the Municipal Building in Bridgton, to hear public comment for Puffin Co. for a proposed Adult Use Recreational Marijuana Storefront.

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

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”?