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Hello,

Just a couple of things. 
1 A quick change to the Select Board Sept. 29th (previously empty) agenda
2. Sorry, I have been out of touch for a couple of weeks - Cold season has hit my house! However I hope everyone is doing well and have had a chance to check out the wonderful paving job done by Eatons Paving. Though they had a rough time getting here due to elements beyond their control, once they arrived they did the 3 sections in record time with as little inconvenience as possible.  

Thanks, have a great today and a better tomorrow.
Be well, be kind, be Brooksville,
Gayle

                           - Notice of  Addition to September 29, 2022 Regular Select Board meeting Agenda -
                                                                       Emergency Agenda update

7:00 PM - Winter Road Maintenance - The Budget and Advisory Committee members will join the  Board to discuss 2022/2023 
winter road maintenance. They are looking into options available to plow the roughly 16 miles of State aid (Route 175 and 176) 
roads  in Brooksville.  

Per Order of the Select Board
Town of Brooksville
 


-- 
Gayle Clifford
Selectmen's Office
Town of Brooksville
PO Box 314
Brooksville, Maine 04617
207-326-4518


Brooksville

    The Town is looking for parties interested in maintaining one or two available sections of Town Road during the 2022/2023 Winter season.  Interested parties with questions regarding mileage, wages, and conditions please call the Town Office, 326-4518, after 9:00 AM on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email town.office@brooksvillemaine.org .   on or before Sept. 8, 2022.

      Interested parties are invited to meet with the Select Board on September 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Town House, 1 Town House Rd.


 Hello Everyone,

Happy Labor Day Weekend.  Whether it will be Blue Hill Fair, your final cook-out of summer, or traveling to school, make it a safe, sunny, perfectly wonderful memory!

A couple of things - For Your Information                                                  TH = location Town House

1. PAVING - Eaton Paving will  be in Town paving over the next 2 weeks - PAVING 
- They had plannned to start paving on the 6th but asphalt plant closed, so expect to start on the 7th, plant and weather permitting. 
- They will be starting at Breezemere Rd and yes the road would be closed to regular traffic through most of the paving period, that would apply on all three of the Roads.  

We recommend that if you live on these roads you will want to make travel allowances. Either leaving a car at the end of the road or at a neighbors house on Coastal Rd. you may want to reschedule appointments.

Breezemere Rd
 - Sept. 7th - entire road, from Coastal to Red Trail will be paved.  YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the 2+ days involved.

      - Both the Steamboat and Town Landing roads will be paved the following week. Sept 12 -
Town Landing Road   - The entire road, from Coastal to the Town Dodge Pt. Landing will be paved.  YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the day(s) involved. 
Steamboat Wharf Rd - The entire road including the circle will be paved.   YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the day involved. September 

All of these dates are dependent upon Plant operations and weather permitting.  I apologize for the inconvenience

2Scheduled events - 
September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 -12:00N - Welcome Back -Thursday Meals for Me/ Community Cafe.  To sign up call Audrey P. 207-326-8864 TH
Sept. 1 - 7:00 PM the Select Board meeting  Nothing on the agenda at this time.  TH
Sept 3rd - 5th - Labor Day Weekend or better known around these parts as Blue Hill Fair Weekend.
Sept 6th - Bright and Early -School Days - School Days - Oh Those First Day of School Days! 2022-2023 Schedule attached below
Sept. 6th - 7:00 PM - Planning Board Monthly meeting - 3 items on the agenda (Hoff, Gregor, Emerson ) TH
Sept. 7th 9:00 - 11:30AM - Select Board weekly meet -appointments scheduled at 9:00(Roads)  9:30(S. Wharf Town Landing) and 10:30 AM (Future of DI Nursing Home) TH  *See message below 
Sept. 8th - 7:00 PM the Select Board would like to talk with anyone interested in Winter Road maintenance - plowing & sanding one or both uptown 2 sections of roadway. - for the coming winter season.TH
Sept. 8 - 5:00 PM - School Board monthly meeting at the school (click for agenda)  https://www.schoolunion93.org/su93-Home/latest-agenda
Sept 14th - 9:00 - 11:30 AM -Select Board weekly meeting -  TH
Sept 15th - 7:00 PM -  the Select Board meeting  -  At 7:00 PM Board will move to -  Executive session pursuant to 1 MRS§405(6)(E) to consult the Town Attorney regarding pending litigation.  TH
Sept 17 - 18th Jared C Grindle Softball - Games played at both the Penobscot and Brooksville ball fields

 3. INH -  There are several groups working to find ways to sustain the Island Nursing Home. The Stonington Town Manager reached out to us to let you know they are looking for interested people, from the Peninsula communities, to join them.  
     If you would... be interested, or like to find out more, please come to the Sept. 7th meeting, contact the office at 326-4518, or  respond to this email. 
     SELECT and BUDGET BOARDS will meet on Sept 7th 10:30 AM with Skip Greenlaw and other interested parties to discuss the future of the INH. 

4. Notice from Consolidated Communications - So. Wharf Rd. - Proposal to lay new fiber optic cable, submerged, between Castine and Brooksville, with the two existing submerged utility cables. Please find attached a notice of Changes being made to update the underwater cable crossing and more specific information regarding the plans.  Comments must be received by September 11, 2022

5. Fall FYI... Ugh!  I know you don't want to hear this....but it is getting to be that time of year....So
Get your Generator check out
fill up your tanks
check your chargers, flashlights and lanterns.
- find your Versant account # and leave it by you phone
close off those basement windows. 
Update your phone listing - If you've gotten rid of your landlines, please take the time to update your Bay Community Register.  They will want your name, address, Town, number to be replaced (and new number). They are also the ones to contact if you've just moved to town and would like a phone contact listed in the 2023 issue. Remember this is our only local phone book, so call (207-374-2341) or email  bcr@pbp.me  the Penobscot Bay Press 
Schedule your flu shot, and COVID-19 booster if you haven’t already!
Oh yes and finally....
if you see Earl, remind him he still has to get the firewood sorted...OK that's probably on me...but heck it is September, I might need a little help....

Have a wonderful weekend,  enjoy the days.  

Be well, be kind, be Brooksville, 
Gayle


PAVING -WILL NOT START UNTIL AFTER 

                         LABOR DAY

I am sorry, I still have no additional information regarding an exact date that roadwork (paving) will begin in Brooksville.  As soon as I know more I will reach out to you.  


- They will be starting at Breezemere Rd and yes the road would be closed to regular traffic through most of the paving period, that would apply on all three of the Roads.  

We recommend that if you live on these roads you will want to make travel allowances. Either leaving a car at the end of the road or at a neighbors house on Coastal Rd

Breezemere Rd
 - The entire road, from Coastal to Red Trail will be paved.  YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the day(s) involved.
 
Town Landing Road   - The entire road, from Coastal to the Town Dodge Pt. Landing will be paved.  YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the day(s) involved.
 
Steamboat Wharf Rd - The entire road including the circle will be paved.   YES - Paving will limit and close the Road to access in and out on the day(s) involved. 


I do know the contract requires work be done by September 15, 2022 . I apologize for the inconvenience and hope I will have more information soon....or if you look out the window and see them paving....please let me know!

 

NOTE -  I do not have phone or email contacts for everyone on these roads, so please if you could just check with your neighbors to make sure they are aware of the scheduled roadwork over the next few weeks I would really appreciate it, I don't want to miss anyone.  Thank you.
  * Eaton's paving hopes to have confirmed a schedule on Friday of this week, as soon as I get it I will be in touch. They did tell me they plan to do Breezemere first and if at all possible  that will be on Monday. Sorry for the short notice...
 Gayle 






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Community Resilience Partnership funding
A number of us met again on Tuesday, 7/26/22 to begin the process of qualifying Brooksville for participating in Maine’s new Community Resilience Partnership.  Attached are minutes from Debbie Grimmig.

Towns that enroll are eligible to seek funding for energy-efficiency and climate-resilience projects (up to $50,000/town or up to $125,000 for up to five towns applying together.

Draft priority actions
The group that met on Tuesday, 7/26/22 used the Self-Evaluation tool to identify three priority actions that it recommends for future funding opportunities from the state and from other funding sources.

Conduct a vulnerability assessment to address the resilience of roads to high tides, storm surge and sea level rise.
Explore ways of providing food security (reliable abundance), including increased local food production, as climate change negatively affects non-local agriculture and food production.
Develop an emergency management plan that addresses climate risks, including wildfire risk.
Those recommendations and additions to the Self-Evaluation Tool are highlighted in green in the attached updated version of the Self-Evaluation Tool.

Comments encouraged
Please send your comments on the attached document to both Allen Kratz (allenwkratz@gmail.com) and Debbie Grimming dgrimmig@myfairpoint.net so that the next version includes your input and that of a broad cross section of our community.  

Please respond by Friday, 8/19/22.

Thanks!

- Allen Kratz, Debbie Grimmig and Parker Gassett

Service Provider Team
Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future

Select Board Schedule 


Meetings come to order at 9:00 AM and adjourn at 11:30 on Wednesdays.   If you would like to talk
 with the Board, you can call to: be added to the schedule or  check availability on any particular 
Wednesday.

 August 18, 2022 - Bi Weekly Thursday Evening meeting 7:00-8:00 PM
(as of 8.10.22) The Board of Selectmen's Agenda 
7:00 PM - Meeting to discuss the 2022-2023 Winter Season - Road Maintenance 

No other business at this time.



         A list of Businesses and Activities


 in town.




2021 Comprehensive Plan



Frequently asked questions


 about Brooksville's Updated


 Comprehensive Plan





2021 Brooksville Annual Town Report 


BROWNTAIL MOTH INFORMATION

February is browntail moth awareness month in Maine, primarily because it is becoming more of a health hazard in Maine and now is an easy time to identify and remove browntail moth caterpillar tents, before they emerge and become active. There are several resources available for us to learn about their life cycle and how best to minimize their impact. They are listed below, plus an invitation to attend a Maine Forest Service workshop in Deer Isle on February 19th. Let’s work together to keep the browntail moth out of Brooksville. If you have an infestation this summer, let the town know where it is.

COVID TEST KITS



Please see link below in order to receive 4 free at home


covid tests kits per residential address. Very easy to


 sign up and they’ll ship directly to your house.


 

https://special.usps.com/testkits



2022 DOG LICENSES are available.

All dogs must be registered annually by December 31st

 

The 2021 licenses expire December 31, 2021.  To avoid a$25 late fee please pay by December 31st.  




 

THE PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDING IS OPEN.


 

Hours are:

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday Evening

Saturday Morning

 

Library

9-5

9-5

6-8

9-12 Noon

Phone: 326-4560

Selectmen Office

9-2

9-2

 

 

Phone: 326-4518

Tax Collector

9-2

9-2

6-8

 

 

Town Clerk

9-2

9-2

6-8

 

 

 

Selectmen Available

 

9-11:30

Bi-weekly 7PM 



The Tax Collector and Town Clerk ask that you have all necessary paperwork with you when you arrive. If you have any questions you can call 326-4518,  OR for your convenience you can continue to email information and requests prior to your visit.  That way they will be able to have everything ready for you when you arrive!

Phone 207-326-4518
Fax 207-326-8039
 tax.collector@brooksvillemaine.org    Yvonne Redman - for tax,auto and boat concerns
 town.clerk@brooksvillemaine.org       Amber Bakeman - for hunting, fishing or marriage licenses, as well as voter questions.
 town.office@brooksvillemaine.org     Gayle Clifford - for general information or to schedule meetings with the Selectmen.

TREASURER – treasurer@brooksvillemaine.org
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER – jdevlin04617@gmail.com 
PLUMBING INSPECTOR – johnhgray42@gmail.com 
LIBRARIAN – brook@brooksvillelibrary.org 
HARBORMASTER – harbormaster@brooksvillemaine.org 
FIRE DEPARTMENT -
CHIEF, Matt Dow 479-1911
EMERGENCIES - dial   911
FOR A BURN PERMIT
 http://www13.informe.org/burnpermit/public/index.htmlt 


  Mailing address:

TOWN OF BROOKSVILLE

PO BOX 314

BROOKSVILLE, MAINE 04617 

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Selectmen's Office
Town of Brooksville
PO Box 314
Brooksville, Maine 04617
207-326-4518

  

 Brooksville's new dedicated 5-kilometer


 (3.2 mile) Exercise Loop
 
Walk, run, or bike

           This route travels over some of Brooksville's less-trafficked roads on relatively flat terrain.   
             The loop starts on South Wharf Road, continues on Henry Point Road, Wharf Road, Parsonage Road and finishes on Coastal Road.  Roadside signs and maps will define the loop
  
            



Callahan Mine October 2021 Update


BLUE HILL/SURRY TRANSFER STATION


207-374-5458


Effective June 1, 2021  the hours are changing as follows:


Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.



CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS


 AND HOLIDAYS 




WE ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.








Sedgwick Brooksville Town


Landing Committee



Walker Pond Meeting

meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month

 at 9:00 am at the Brooksville Town House.



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.org






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.

 






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