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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Selectmen will hold a Special Town Meeting at the Brooksville Public Service Building in the main meeting room on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00PM, to vote on the following proposed project at 738 Coastal Rd Betsy Cove Landing, Map 21, lot 19 in Brooksville.
The proposed project consists of stabilizing the landing subbase, which is failing as a result of erosion. The scope of this project would include stabilization of the parking lot by reconstruction of the retaining wall between the Golden Stairs and the existing launch ramp. The project design would also increase the parking area at the landing by six spaces. A portion of the project will be funded by a grant to be awarded by the Maine DOT of $250,000. The estimate for the entire project is $615,000. The Town’s share would be $365,000.
The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for July 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm to see if the voters approve this project and authorize the Town to raise and appropriate $365,000 for this project. The Selectmen plan to fund this expenditure with a bond payable over 5 to 7 years dependent upon interest rate.
All Interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Information regarding proposed Betsy's Cove proposed reconstruction
July 22, 2021 Special Town Meeting Warrant
To Gayle Clifford, Resident of the Town of Brooksville in the
County of Hancock and State of Maine
In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the voters of the Town of Brooksville, in said County, qualified by law to vote in Town Affairs, to assemble at the Brooksville Public Service Building at 7:00 PM on Thursday the twenty-second (22nd) day of July A.D., 2021, to vote on the following articles:
1. To elect a Moderator by written ballot as provided in 30-A M.R.S.A. 2524(2)
2. Shall the voters of the Town of Brooksville authorize the Selectmen and the Harbor Committee to proceed with a Reconstruction Project at Betsy Cove Landing to stabilize the current subbase which is failing as a result of erosion.
Explanation: The project consists of stabilizing the subbase under the
landing which has been the result of tidal erosion. The scope of
this project would also include dredging, stabilizing and reconstruction
of the sustaining wall between the area of the existing launch and
parking facility. In the way the project is designed it would also increase
the parking area at the landing. A portion of the project, $250,000.00,
will be funded by a Grant to be awarded by the Maine DOT,
Department of Transportation, upon approval. The estimate of
the entire project to completion is $615,000.00. The Town’s share
would be any balance unmet by the Grant.
3. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to solicit bids for the above described project at Betsy Cove Landing, located on Map 21, Lot 19, at 738 Coastal Rd, in Brooksville.
4. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to, after reviewing all bids with the Brooksville Harbor Committee, accept and enter into a contract, with the successful bidder, to complete the specified work. *The Selectmen will hold the right to approve or reject any or all bids.
5. Shall the Town appropriate $60,000.00, from surplus, to go toward the Betsy Cove Landing re-stabilization project thus reducing the balance to be borrowed.
6. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to borrow an amount, not to exceed $365,000.00**, on such terms and conditions as they deem to be in the best interest of the Town and enter into a loan agreement with a financial institution, for the balance due on the Betsy Cove project.
**The amount borrowed would be reduced by $60,000.00 if article 5 is approved.
Treasurer’s Financial report:
TOWN OF BROOKSVILLE
1. Total Town Indebtedness
A. Bonds outstanding and unpaid: $ 0.00
B. Bonds authorized and unissued: $ 0.00
C. Bonds to be issued if this question is approved: $ 365,000.00
At an estimated maximum interest rate of 2.5%, the estimated costs of this bond issue will be:
( 6 ) Years at $ 66,265.74 P/Y
Principal: $ 365,000.00
Interest: $ 32,594.44
Total Debt Service: $ 397,594.44
The validity of the bonds and of the voters' ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount of the total debt service for the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is nevertheless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance.
Freida L Peasley, Treasurer, Town of Brooksville
The Registrar of Voters will be in session at the town office between the hours of 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM on Thursday the twenty-second (22nd) day of July A.D., 2021, to update the voters’ list.
Given under our hands at Brooksville, Maine, this 7th day of July 2021.
John H. Gray, Chairman
A True Copy: Attest: Richard M. Bakeman
Amber Bakeman, Town Clerk Horace A. Snow
Town of Brooksville, Maine
This will result in increased traffic on Bridge Road and Bagaduce
Road in Brooksville.
Bi-Weekly 7PM *Next June 10
Comprehensive Plan Committee Zoom Meeting
Wednesday 7/21/21 6:30 PM
1) Discuss status of following Plan sections in progress: Housing, Public Facilities & Capital Investment, Current Land Use, Future Land Use, Climate Change.
2) Discuss status of Plan summary cover letter, graphic cover.
3) Discuss current and future land use drafts.
4) Discuss Visioning Statement Draft.
5) Summarize what remains to be done, when it will be done and who will do it to prepare plan for State and Town approval.
6) Public Comment.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE
are Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
on the following dates:
BLUE HILL/SURRY TRANSFER STATION
Effective June 1, 2021 the hours are changing as follows:
Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
THE TOWN HOUSE
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YOUR TOWN REPORT.
2020 Brooksville Annual Town Report
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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.
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.
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Thank you for your help.
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