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Scarborough Town Council Workshop - Avenue Two

posted Apr 19, 2017, 5:33 AM by Colette Mathieson

Scarborough Town Council, will hold a workshop on the subject of Avenue Two.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May
3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Please see attached flyer.

Update - Deadline to Submit Questions - Town & School Budget Forum

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:59 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

"The last opportunity to submit questions for the Budget Forum will be "Noon" on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  If you miss the deadline please come to the Forum and submit your questions.  We will do our best to answer all submissions."                                                

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
At the Wentworth School

Questions may be submitted in advance of the forum by following the link below:

Trash Collection Notice

posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:59 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 6:01 AM ]

A friendly reminder- carts may be set out for collection the evening or day before, but must be set out by 7:00 A.M. the
morning of collection, and should be removed from the Town's right of way the day of collection.

There are a number of factors that may effect collection times on a route, weather, mechanical breakdown or a different route driver may change the time your recycling and trash are collected on your scheduled day.  Carts need to be at the curbside no later than 7:00 A.M. on the scheduled collection day.  We appreciate your help.

TOWN HALL CLOSED - TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH

posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:39 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

Due to winter storm Stella, The Scarborough Town Hall and all non‑emergency operations, will close at 1:00 p.m. today,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Please safe and stay home if you can.

Budget Forum Format Survey

posted Mar 6, 2017, 11:11 AM by Town Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 11:16 AM ]

The Town of Scarborough is committed to transparency and access in all we do. The annual Budget Forum is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and receive answers about all things budget. We want to make sure that the Forum is as wide reaching and helpful as possible. Please help us serve you best by clicking the link below to participate in the survey. Thank you!

Results of the Special Municipal Election

posted Feb 28, 2017, 5:23 PM by Tracy Cole

Below you will find the Election results for the Special Municipal Election that was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to fill a
vacancy on the Board of Education.

Gorham East-West Connector Study - Presented February 15, 2017

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:55 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

In 2007 Scarborough, Gorham, South Portland, and Westbrook identified a mutual interest in improving the overall traffic
conditions on the commuting corridors between the rural communities to the greater Portland Center.  The communities requested a study be performed by Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) to examine the feasibility of an East-West Connector to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety while maintaining our neighborhood centers.  For Scarborough these corridors include: Gorham Road (Rt 114), County Road (Rt 22) as well as collector and local roads that feed onto these State routes through North Scarborough.  The Connector project is aimed at identifying a limited access corridor to alleviate the traffic congestion issues rather than expanding existing roadways and creating a commuter highway through the Village Center in North Scarborough.

The MDOT and MTA have completed their study identifying the feasibility of creating new connector corridor.  The next step to move the Connector project forward is for the four municipalities to support a Legislative resolution which would grant the MTA the ability to build a connector once they determine the viability of environmental permitting and design.  The Town Council will be discussing the merits of the project and considering support of the Legislative resolution on March 1.

Please see the attached for the presentation presented to the Town Council on February 15, 2017.

Pine Point Road Improvements On-Street Parking Amendment Presentation

posted Feb 17, 2017, 8:10 AM by Colette Mathieson

On behalf of the Transportation Committee, the Planning Department staff presented for Town Council consideration an
amendment to the Chapter 601, Traffic Ordinance, that will safely allow on-street parking on Pine Point Road between the intersection of East Grand Avenue and the intersection of Snow Canning Road, only in designated on street parking areas.

With the Maine Department of Transportation's paving project on Pine Point Road scheduled for summer, the Transportation Committee took the opportunity to investigate the issues along this stretch of roadway and incorporate a Complete Streets approach to the design, which includes facilities for bikes, pedestrians, traffic calming measures, and designated on-street parking.  These were issues that were brought up at the public meeting held at the Pine Point Fire Station on March 22, 2016.  It was very clear from public feedback that parking along both sides of Pine Point Road within a narrow paved shoulder was not a safe condition and modifications to the overall footprint of the corridor were necessary.  Staff and the Committee took the feedback from the residents and have provided a proposed cross-section design that provides a safe and balanced approach to resolve many of the issues along this corridor.

To view the Presentation presented to the Town Council on February 15, 2017 please see the attached document.

Phillips Brook Watershed Management Plan Meeting - February 27, 2017

posted Feb 16, 2017, 12:14 PM by Colette Mathieson

The Town of Scarborough will host a public meeting about the development of a watershed-based management plan (WMP) for
Phillips Brook at the Dunstan Fire Station on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine DEP and stakeholders, the Town of Scarborough has begun the implementation of an EPA grant to develop a WMP for Phillips Brook in Scarborough, Maine.  Phillips Brook watershed is comprised of a little over one square mile of area in the Dunstan Corner neighborhood and drains to the Scarborough River and ultimately, the Scarborough Marsh,  Dunstan Corner has a great potential for growth and development over the next decade.

Phillips Brook is listed as an Urban Impaired Stream in Maine DEP's Chapter 502 and is currently listed on DEP's 303(d) list of impaired waters as it does not meeting tis Class C water quality standards for dissolved oxygen and aquatic habitat.  The cause of impairment of Phillips Brook is largely unknown but may be partially related to stormwater runoff from impervious cover, a historic impoundment, floodplain fill, and development in the lower watershed that has encroached on the stream channel, floodplain, and wetlands areas.  The majority of the Watershed lies within Scarborough's "regulated area" under the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program.

The WMP process, which involves local landowners, land trusts, governmental agencies and representatives from the Town of Scarborough, will help develop strategies to protect and improve the water quality of Phillips Brook.  The WMP will also incorporate stakeholder recommendations and will be designed to address existing development, redevelopment and new development in accordance with current zoning and Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Scarborough.  The watershed needs will be prioritized based on environmental benefits and impacts; estimated costs; right of way requirements; and feasibility of implementation.  Most importantly, the plan will clearly detail what work is needed in order to improve and protect the water quality and aquatic habitat of Phillips Brook and identify an implementation strategy that includes cost estimates, funding strategy and sources, roles and responsibilities and completion schedules.

For Additional information regarding the plan and meeting contact: 

Angela Blanchette, Town Engineer


TOWN HALL CLOSED - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH

posted Feb 12, 2017, 1:11 PM by Tody Justice

Due to the inclement weather Town Offices will closed on Monday, February 13th. Please be safe and stay at home if you can.

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