Brooksville 2021 Comprehensive Plan
Approved at June 15, 2022
Following State approval of Brooksville’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan in March 2022,
the Town approved the Plan at a special town meeting on June 14 th 2022 by a vote
by written ballot of 253 to 30.
Although the major work of the Comprehensive Plan Committee is now complete,
the committee will remain intact to help the Town evaluate the progress (or lack
thereof) in the implementation of the Plan’s recommendations. See the
“Implementation and Evaluation” section of the Comprehensive Plan below for
Implementation & Evaluation Program (p. 148 of Comp Plan)
Brooksville’s Comprehensive Plan for 2020 – 2021 contains many strategies that address local,
regional and national to global issues that the town will face in the coming ten years. Each chapter
contains specific goals and an objectives matrix containing the specific policies and approaches the
town will enact to accomplish the tasks determined in this plan. The matrices determine a goal (what
is to be accomplished), and an objective (how it will be accomplished), a responsible party (who will
implement the goal), and a time-frame (when it will start, and when it will be completed).
This Plan is a guide to assist the Select Board, Town Administrator and various committees to
establish annual work plans for town departments and to prioritize capital expenditures, investments
and improvements to Brooksville’s public facilities. This plan is also a tool for supporting decision
making by elected and municipal officials, and the success of this Plan is contingent upon it’s being
actively used in day-to-day operations. Brooksville’s Comprehensive Plan implementation must be
To accomplish this, an annual meeting will be held that includes, in addition to members from the
comprehensive plan committee, the Select Board, and members of the Planning Board, the Budget
Committee, and members from other committees whose responsibilities are pertinent to evaluation
and implementation of the Plan. The findings will be published in the annual town report.
The Growth Management Act, Title 30-A, Chapter 187 of Maine State Statutes, requires that
progress on the Plan be evaluated at minimum, every five years to determine the following:
1. The degree of implementation of Future Land Use strategies;
2. The Percent of capital investments dedicated to the growth areas defined in the Future Land
3. The location of new development relative to the established growth areas; and
4. The amount of critical natural resources, waterfront, recreation and open spaces protected
through the acquisition of property, conservation easements and other methods available to
the Town of Brooksville.
These four mandated requirements will serve as guidance for the previously mentioned
meeting and metrics to measure implementation.
The full 2021 Comprehensive Plan, as well as a Summary and a Frequently
Asked Question leaflet, can be downloaded from this webpage. A limited
number of paper copies are available at the Town Office and also at the library.
Questions about Brooksville’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan may be addressed to
Selectman and CPC co-chair John Gray at the Town Office or to BCPC co-
chair Jonathan Hall at Jonathanbobohall@gmail.com.