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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2019 Cruiser Bid Package–AWARDED

TOWN OF BRIDGTON

The Town of Bridgton sought proposals for the provision of one (1) 2019 Police Cruiser.

The receipt of bids was closed at 2:00p.m. on July 20th. There were no representatives present. Present representing the Town of Bridgton was Robert Peabody, Town Manager, Georgiann Fleck, Deputy Town Manager, Richard Stillman, Chief of Police, TJ Reese, Police Sergeant and Ashley Hutter, Public Safety Administrative Assistant. Chief Stillman opened up the bids received and read them aloud. To follow are the bids received and their amounts.

Casco Bay Ford

$32,686.00

Ripley & Fletcher

$34,562.37

Yankee Ford

$34,203.00

Macdonald Motors

$34,017.00

Quirk Ford

$32,337.00

Rowe Ford

$34,159.00

Following review of the bid(s) submitted, Richard Stillman, Chief of Police, will make a recommendation that the bid be awarded to Quick Ford.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT…early this morning (6/18/2018) town email addresses were hacked and e-mails were sent out to contacts within the account. For example…if the messages says “Good Morning, Please see attached” Please do not open the attachments and delete the message. We are currently working to correct the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking Ban

There will be a parking ban in Bridgton From Wednesday 7:00 p.m to Friday 7:00 a.m.

Nomination Papers

Town of Bridgton
Public Notice

Nomination papers will made available on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, in Bridgton for the following offices:

Two (2) Selectman/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor for three (3) year term;
Two (2) Planning Board Member for a three (3) year term;
One (1) Planning Board Member for a two (2) year term;
One (1) Planning Board Alternate Member for a three (3) year term;
Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a three (3) year term;
One (1) Trustee of the Water District for a three (3) year term;

The nomination paper filing deadline is the close of business hours on Friday, April 13, 2018.

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