Current Committee Members

Matt Markot – matt@lelt.org

Peter Lowell – lakesmoose@gmail.com

Glen Jukkola – gjukkola@gmail.com

June Sleeper – june.sleeper@gmail.com

Brian Mayhew – bmayhew05@alumni.unity.edu

Victoria Hill, Town of Bridgton Staff/Community Development Director
(207) 595-3560
vhill@bridgtonmaine.org

TOWN OF BRIDGTON OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE

Read the Town of Bridgton Open Space Plan here

CHARGE, MISSION AND AUTHORITY

NARRATIVE:  The Town of Bridgton Select Board adopted the Town of Bridgton Open Space Plan on July 25, 2023. This Committee is being formed to implement goals and strategies written in the plan.

MISSION AND CHARGE: The Open Space Committee acts as an advisory committee and resource to the Select Board. The Committee will coordinate with other entities within the Town government including the Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force, Recreation Department, and Community Development Advisory Committee. The key element of the Committee’s mission is to carry out the implementation chapter (chapter 7) of the Town of Bridgton Open Space Plan.

AUTHORITY:  The Committee shall report to the Select Board at least monthly on their work and progress. As an advisory committee, the Open Space Committee makes recommendations to the Board for consideration. The Community Development Director shall function as staff for the Committee. The Committee may request volunteers to assist their efforts, however such persons are not considered voting members of the Committee. The Committee may request additional authorization from the Select Board for specific activities.

PROCESS AND COMPLIANCE: Every member of the Committee shall comply with existing state law and the policies and procedures of the town including but not limited to the conduct and notice of meetings, the Town’s Ethics and Guidelines Policy, conflict of interest laws and the Town Personnel Policies.

APPOINTMENTS:  The Committee shall consist of no more than five (5) members of the public appointed by the Select Board. The committee members will include a representative from Loon Echo Land Trust, and five (5) members from the public. The Town Manager, Recreation Director, and Community Development Director will serve as ex-officio members.

MEETINGS:  The Committee shall hold regular public meetings, be responsible for the creation and posting of all agendas and the creation of the public record of each meeting in accordance with the prevailing state law.  Such records shall be forwarded to the Select Board and any other entities they are working with.

AMENDMENTS: The Select Board may amend this Charge and Mission as they deem appropriate.

The Open Space Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug 01

Open Space Committee Meeting

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 05

Open Space Committee Meeting

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 03

Open Space Committee Meeting

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 07

Open Space Committee Meeting

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dec 05

Open Space Committee Meeting

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 02

Open Space Committee Meeting

January 2, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 06

Open Space Committee Meeting

February 6, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 06

Open Space Committee Meeting

March 6, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Apr 03

Open Space Committee Meeting

April 3, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 01

Open Space Committee Meeting

May 1, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm