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IMPORTANT WINTER STORM INFORMATION

posted Jan 4, 2018, 4:40 AM by Tody Justice

*CLOSINGS: Due to the winter storm, Scarborough Town Hall and non-emergency operations as well as Scarborough Schools are closed Thursday, January 4, 2018.  

* PARKING BAN - An emergency parking ban has been issued for 1:00 pm Thursday (1/4) to 5:00 pm Friday (1/5). Any vehicle parked on a public roadway will be subject to ticket, tow, and storage fees at the owner's expense.

* BLIZZARD WARNING FOR OUR AREA | COASTAL FLOOD WATCH: Between the strong winds, astronomically high tide, and heavy snow we all need to prepare for the worst. Have your supplies ready and a safety plan in case the power goes out for an extended time, or potential flooding. Although this is going to be a significant event it isn't anything we haven't dealt with in the past.

* TOWN PLOWS: Visibility will be limited. If you are able to, please leave on an outside light, it helps the plow drivers keep their bearings.

* DRIVING: PLEASE do not venture out if at all possible. Visibility will be very low, combined with the high potential for snow covered roads, due to the high winds blowing snow back into the roadways.

* PUBLIC SAFETY: Police and Fire will be fully staffed but keep in mind that response times will be delayed due to snow conditions. 

For further updates, please listen to your local news channels.  Be safe!


Scarborough Parking Ban Information

posted Dec 22, 2017, 6:18 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

A parking ban will be in effect from 11:00 pm Friday December 22 through 4:00 pm Saturday December 23. Please help our Public Safety Crews and Public Works crew keep the
roads safe for everyone by parking your vehicles off public roadways.

Application for Experimental Aquaculture Lease

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:57 AM by Tody Justice

Application for Experimental Aquaculture Lease by Matthew Hassler & Robert Willette

Site: between Harmon Island and Starbird Road, Spurwink River, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Below are three documents regarding the above-referenced experimental aquaculture lease application.

Please see the notices for additional information.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy L. Burke at cindy.l.burke@maine.gov or call her at(207) 624-6567.

The Community Recycling Center - 2017 Holiday Schedule

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:04 AM by Colette Mathieson

Please see the following schedule for the Community Recycling Center during the holidays.

Closed:  Saturday, December 3rd
             Tuesday, December 26th

Closed:   Saturday, December 30th

Happy Holidays!!

Public Hearing - Gorham Rd Phase I - December 13, 2017

posted Dec 8, 2017, 10:28 AM by Colette Mathieson

Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th starting at 6:30pm at the Scarborough Public Library, to review the final design, for Phase 1 of the Gorham Road
Complete Street project. This phase of the project will include roadway improvements along the Gorham Road corridor from the school campus to Maple Avenue.  This capital improvement project is being partially funded through grants from both Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS).


Additional information related to the Complete Streets project and the Phase 1 Design Plans can be found at: http://www.scarboroughmaine.org/departments/planning-codes/planning/complete-streets

Specific comments or questions can be directed to Angela Blanchette, Town Engineer at ablanchette@scarboroughmaine.org

REMINDER - Rescheduled Meetings Due to Chambers Overhaul (December 5-15)

posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:07 PM by Tody Justice   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 1:08 PM ]

Due to the renovations of the Town Council Chambers (December 5-15) the following meetings will be held as noted below: 

·         Town Council       Wednesday, December 6        Wentworth Learning Commons     7:00 to 10:00 pm

·          Zoning Board       Wednesday, December 13        Middle School Cafeteria              7:00 to 10:00 pm

·         Planning Board    Monday, December 11             High School Cafeteria                  7:00 to 10:00 pm

 

Unofficial Results of the November 7, 2017 Municipal and State Elections

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:54 PM by Tody Justice

Attached are the unofficial results of the November 7, 2017, Municipal and State Elections. There were 6,666 voters who cast ballots in this election. The
percentage for voter turnout this election was 40%

The Community Recycling Center - Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:34 AM by Colette Mathieson

Thanksgiving week schedule for the Community Recycling Center is as follows:

The Recycling Center will be open Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22, 2017 only and will reopen Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!!

Halloween is only Happy if Everyone has fun and stays Safe!

posted Oct 31, 2017, 10:07 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 6:47 AM by Scarborough Webmaster ]

Halloween is only happy if everyone has fun AND stays safe.

We are not going to cancel Halloween, but we do ask that everyone use good common sense tonight. We... recommend only trick or treating in areas that have

power. If you aren’t sure the area you are going has power you can check the CMP outage website (www.cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html). Stay alert for storm debris or safety concerns, if you feel the area may not be safe please avoid it.

Safe alternatives for Trick or Treating include:

** Trunk-or-Treat at the Rock Church (66 Gorham Rd, Scarborough), 6-8pm.
(https://tinyurl.com/y7h4xlty)
“Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot with theme decorated trunks full of goodies! Children go trunk-to-trunk in their Halloween costumes to collect their treats! We have a neighborhood full of candy and fun in our parking lot!”

** Halloween Party at Salt Pump Climbing Co (36 Haigis Parkway, Scarborough), 6-9pm.
(https://tinyurl.com/ya5yallb)
“There will be rock climbing, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, costume contest, snacks and refreshments, and more!”
There is a fee for entry and equipment rentals, and there is a waiver to be signed. Cash only as their phone lines are down.

** Trick or Treat at the Maine Mall, 5-7pm.
“For children 12 and under please. Show off your costumes as you trick-or-treat at participating mall retailers, while supplies last. Participating stores will have a pumpkin in their window. For safety we request no masks or weapons (even if part of a costume).”

We have verified these three events are still on for tonight.

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Kids please use flashlights and glow sticks and have something reflective on your costume or candy bag. Walk on sidewalks or as far to the right of the road as possible. Never go into a stranger's home without your parents. Please remember what may be a funny trick to you is messy vandalism to the receiver.

Adults please keep your speeds lowered tonight and watch carefully for little goblins along the road. If you are going out tonight have a sober ride. No excuses.

Parents please make sure your kids don’t have eggs, toilet paper, shaving cream, or other items used for vandalism. If they are caught they will have to clean up the mess, but they can also be summonsed and punished as a juvenile if it is serious enough.

We will have extra officers out tonight as well as our Police Explorers and VIP's. Don't forget we are handing out candy in our PD lobby to kiddos in costume.

Watch out for each other tonight.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Holmes Road Site Open to Scarborough Residents for Storm Debris Drop Off

posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:25 AM by Colette Mathieson

Starting Wednesday, November 1st through Sunday, November 5th, Scarborough residents may drop off tree branches and other storm related debris. Hours of
operation will be 8:00 am to 3:30 pm all days. Private contractors hauling debris on behalf of a Scarborough resident must provide name, address and telephone number of the resident.  No construction material will be accepted only tree related debris.  The Holmes Road site is located at 48 Holmes Road next to Beech Ridge Speedway. For more information please call (207) 730-4400

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