Brooksville, Maine Welcomes You!
It's about time for Elections and Annual Town Meeting (ATM), but amid COVID-19 you may be wondering.... how is it going to look? Well, like everything else this year it will look a bit different!
With your health and well being first and foremost on our minds, a bit different, we hope will also mean manageable in the safest way possible!
After much discussion and research it seemed the safest option would be to have all articles voted in a written ballot form. We inquired as to what other towns are doing, checked with Maine Municipal, the School, Superintendent, the Governor's Office, and our auditors.
The final decision - There will NOT be an open Annual Town Meeting for Brooksville in 2021, rather a -
2021 Brooksville Town Elections
Written Municipal and School Referendum Vote Day
Your annual election of officers ballot will be exactly the same as always.
The change is that ATM articles which are normally voted by a raise of your hand at an open Town meeting will appear in ballot form.
That sounds a bit daunting....75ish municipal articles and 16ish school articles, ugh! Right? We thought so too. So articles are going to be grouped together by department. For example reserve accounts will all appear together. Each item and the request will be listed out but you would only be voting once.
By grouping articles together it should reduce the number of both school and municipal articles to a more manageable size ballot.
At this point articles are still being drafted, the example above may not look exactly as the ballot will appear, but the setup will be similar. Our hope is to have the actual sample ballots available for you to view and familiarize yourself with by the first week in February. Giving you a bit of time before you need to vote.
Because of these changes there are several things you need to know and remember.
1. All articles will be in written/ referendum form.
2. To receive an absentee ballot -
a. You MUST complete an Absentee Ballot (AB) Application. Applications will be available February 1 near the drop boxes at the front of the building or you may request one from the Town Clerk. 326-4518
b. You must be a registered voter in Brooksville.
c. Completed (AB) applications can be dropped off in the Town Drop Box. Once processed your Ballot(s) will be mailed to you.
d. Completed Ballots must be received in the Clerk's Office on or before 8:00pm on March 1, 2021
3. To vote in person -
a. Go to the Town House on March 1, 2021
b. Voting booths will be open from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
c. As the number of people allowed in the building is strictly limited and the ballot is rather long....be prepared to wait. You should dress appropriately or consider voting by absentee ballot.
4. We recommend voting absentee if possible.
As always please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Be well, be safe, and kind Brooksville,
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE
are Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
on the following dates:
The town office is open
Monday and Wednesdays
9 AM to 2 PM
and Thursday nights
6 PM to 8 PM
for curbside service.
You can still call, fax and email us.
CONTACT US FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO TRANSACTIONS BY MAIL OR IN PERSON:
TAX COLLECTOR – firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN CLERK – email@example.com
TREASURER – firstname.lastname@example.org
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER – email@example.com
PLUMBING INSPECTOR – firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARIAN – email@example.com
HARBORMASTER – firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRE DEPARTMENT -
CHIEF, Matt Dow 479-1911
EMERGENCIES - dial 911
FOR A BURN PERMIT
TOWN OF BROOKSVILLE
PO BOX 314
BROOKSVILLE, MAINE 04617
FIND US -
Brooksville Maine Town Office - on FaceBook
Website - www.brooksvillemaine.org
All dogs must be registered annually by December 31st
The 2020 licenses expire December 31, 2020. To avoid a$25 late fee please pay by December 31st.
WE ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.
2019 Annual Town Report
Click below to see reports:
Sedgwick Brooksville Town
The Harbor Committee
meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm, at
the Public Service Building .
Mark Shaughnessy, Chairman
Debrae Bishop, Harbormaster 207-664-4885
Email Address harbormaster@brooksvillemaine.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S HOURS
The CEO will be in on Wednesdays, between the hours of 9 a.m
and 12 p.m.
Directions to the Walkers Pond Landing
(Sedgwick Brooksville Town Landing)
From Coastal Road ME175 in Brooksville turn right onto Caterpillar
Hill Road, ME15/ME 175, go 1.4 miles, turn right onto Cooper Farm Road (*just past a scenic turnout, the Cooper Farm Road is the 1st
road on right after turnout). Almost .2 miles on the Cooper Farm
Road, on the right, is the Walkers Pond Road. The Walkers Pond Road
is a mile long dirt road. Speed limit on this road is 15 mph. At the end
of this road is the Sedgwick Brooksville Town Landing.
BLUE HILL / SURRY TRANSFER STATION
Starting March 29, 2020 the hours are changing as follows:
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DEMO HOURS: 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED ON ALL HOLIDAYS EXCEPT FOR
HELP US FIND YOU IN AN EMERGENCY!
House number signs, green & white $10.00 each
to order call 326-4904
Leave your name, phone number & address.
We will gladly make them up for you.
Thank you for your help.
THE BROOKSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT