Maine Outdoor Recreation Survey

posted by Colette Mathieson

The Maine Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) is partnering with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to update the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. As a MRPA member agency, Scarborough Community Services is hoping that you will take the time to complete the Outdoor Recreation Survey linked below.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is interested in hearing about the types of outdoor activities you participate in and your thoughts about outdoor recreation opportunities in Maine. Your participation in this survey is very important as the results will be used to help develop the new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. 

To participate in the survey, please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser: 

The answers you provide in the survey will remain confidential and reported in combined form only. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on your answers. 

If you have any questions about the Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, please contact Rex Turner, at the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, at (207) 287-4920, If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the study director, Patrick Madden, at (207) 767-6440 ext. 101, 

To review the current SCORP go to: 

Thank you for your help in making Maine a great place to live and play!


posted Apr 4, 2019, 6:10 AM by Tody Justice

A Special Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Shawn Babine, with a term to expire in November

2020.  Nomination papers are now available in the Town Clerk's Office, with a deadline to return nomination papers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, by close of business. Nomination papers must be filed by the deadline to have your name appear on the ballot to be considered to fill this vacancy. Interested parties should contact the Town Clerk's Office at 730-4020 for more information.

This election will coincide with the School Budget Validation Referendum Election, being held at the Scarborough High School located at 11 Municipal Drive [Polls will open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.].

Town Council and School Board Round Table Discussions

posted Mar 22, 2019, 10:17 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 10:19 AM ]

The first of four round table discussions is next week on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.  Come share our thoughts on your local government and the services we provide.  Town Council and School Board members will be present for these informal, resident-led conversations.

Calling All Piping Plover Lovers!

posted Mar 15, 2019, 9:44 AM by Colette Mathieson

Plover Volunteers Needed!  Sign up to be a volunteer beach monitor and help keep these amazing endangered species safe!
Do you love spending time on the Scarborough's beaches?  Can you spare a couple of hours each week to get outside and make a difference? Do you want to help protect an endangered species?  if the answer is yes to these questions, It sounds like you should sign up to volunteer as a beach monitor!

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Postponed - Ordinance Committee - Marijuana Discussion - February 13, 2019

posted Feb 12, 2019, 10:26 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 6:27 AM ]

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the weather forecast, the commercial marijuana information session scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 pm has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm. 

Scarborough Ordinance Committee - Marijauna Discussions

posted Feb 8, 2019, 11:31 AM by Colette Mathieson

The Town Council Ordinance Committee is working to identify what forms of commercial marijuana activity the residents of Scarborough would like to allow. 

Please join us to learn about the law passed by the Maine State Legislature last year and the activities permitted under the law.  Come share your thoughts ask your questions, and be part of the process to develop these important ordinances.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, in Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in Council Chambers

Listen to Learn Sessions

posted Dec 11, 2018, 1:00 PM by Colette Mathieson

Please join Town Manager Tom Hall and Superintendent of Schools Julie Kukenberger for a "Listen to Learn" session. These informal conversations are designed

to give the Town Manager and Superintendent direct insight from residents on what services you value most, what services you want more of, and what services you feel are more than is needed.  This input will help guide budget development for FY20 and beyond so the more voices we hear the better the budget can reflect the community's priorities.

Thursday, January 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Town Hall Council Chambers

Wednesday, January 16, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scarborough Public Library, Community Room

Tuesday January 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall Council Chambers

Wednesday January 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wentworth School, Learning Commons

Route One Corridor Study - Public Meeting

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:23 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

Route One Corridor Study:


Public meeting: Thursday, December 13th, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Scarborough Municipal Building (Town Hall)

Study Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to make the Route 1 corridor safe and accessible for all travel modes.  Making the corridor more accessible will stimulate economic development, reduce vehicle delay, and improve safety for all users.

Residential Revaluation - Reminder

posted Nov 20, 2018, 7:55 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Dec 18, 2018, 10:37 AM ]

Reminder:  The Data Collection phase of the town-wide residential revaluation began in October and will continue until the end of May, 2019. The Assessing


Department is attempting to contact property owners in advance of the field work.   More information about the revaluation is available on the Assessing page as well as photos of the data collectors.

Updated FEMA Preliminary Maps

posted Nov 16, 2018, 8:43 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 8:52 AM ]

Updated changes to FEMA's preliminary maps on the town website, Simply select the map
labeled "FEMA Maps". At the top of the screen in the blue ribbon, there will be a search box where you can type in your address to automatically bring you to the location on the map. Next to the search box, there is a layer list icon that when selected, will allow You to choose between 3 layers: FEMA Current, FEMA Preliminary, and FEMA Preliminary Appeal. The FEMA preliminary and preliminary appeal layers are selected by default, but can be unchecked to see only one of the layers at a time. The appeal maps show what effect a successful appeal by the Town may have on the preliminary (proposed) FEMA maps. 

This is a useful tool for those that would like to know whether the appeal will have any effect on their future status with regard to the regulatory floodplain. 

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