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Official Results on Both the School Budget Validation Referendum and State Elections

posted Jun 12, 2018, 9:23 PM by Tody Justice   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 5:43 AM by Colette Mathieson ]

The official results for the School Budget Validation Referendum Election held on June 12th:
The Yes vote: 2,966 and the No vote: 2,868.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Election Information

posted May 16, 2018, 12:22 PM by Tody Justice   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 3:35 AM ]

There will be a State Primary Election, a State Referendum Election and a School Budget Validation Referendum Election on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Absentee Voting with Special Circumstances

As of Friday, June 8th and Monday, June 11th, any voter requesting an Absentee Ballot must complete the Special Circumstances Application below and indicate one of the 4 reasons allowed by state statute – Title 21-A M.R.S.A. §753-B sub2(D): 

 

1.         Unexpected absence from the municipality during the entire time the polls are open on Election Day; or

 

2.         Physical disability; or


3.         Incapacity or illness that has resulted in the voter’s being unable to leave home or a treatment facility; or

 

4.         Inability to travel to the polls if the voter is a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct.

 

The VOTER must complete and sign the above form before a ballot will be issued. Only the voter can make the request.

Sample Ballots are available below - Not sure of which Senate/House District you are in? Check the Street List below to find out.

This is the first election where voters will be voting by Rank Choice Voting. For further information on this, please go to the following link:

http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2018/rcvoutreach.html

Voting will take place at the High School Alumni Gymnasium on Election Day, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. As a reminder the main entrance to the High School is now located at the traffic light in front of the Municipal Building at 259 U.S. Route One.

For further information on Absentee Voting and Voter Registration, please contact the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at 207-730‑4020.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION

posted May 8, 2018, 10:01 PM by Tody Justice   [ updated May 8, 2018, 10:04 PM ]

The unofficial results of the Special Recall Election for the Board of the Education are posted below [see document below].

SCTV - Cable Challenges

posted May 4, 2018, 11:00 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated May 4, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

We are always looking for ways to serve the residents of Scarborough the very best that we can. Sometimes, in the process of making improvements, there are

unexpected challenges. Please see the explanation from Cable Operations Manager Michael Hoffheimer for the lack of audio for the April 26, 2018 Finance Committee meeting that is now available on demand on the Scarborough Community Television web page:

Here is a brief explanation of what happened last Thursday with the Finance Committee Meeting:

Since our upgrade we have not been able to run simultaneous meetings in both Chambers A and B without using a camcorder in one while recording the live switched broadcast in the other. Last week our AV company installed the hard drives from our previous set up that allowed us in the past to record back ups of every meeting as well as record live programs from both chambers, even at the same time. The issue that arose was the hard drive connected to chamber B was not wired correctly for sound and although the meeting went out live with sound, the hard drive did not record it. That night there were also two other meetings scheduled at the same time taking all of my staff and all of my recording capability. The sound recording issue has now been addressed and tested.

Absentee Voting with Special Circumstance

posted Apr 27, 2018, 9:55 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated May 4, 2018, 6:27 AM by Tody Justice ]

Absentee Voting with a Special Circumstance - Starting on Friday, May 4th and Monday, May 7th the voter must fill out a ‘Special Circumstance Application

[Application below] and check the appropriate box that applies:

 

I will be absent from my municipality of residence unexpectedly during the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.

I have a physical disability.

      I am unable to leave my home or treatment facility due to an incapacity or illness;

      I am a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct and am unable to travel to the Polls.

 

For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 207-730-4020.


Special Recall Election - Tuesday, May 8, 2018:

posted Apr 26, 2018, 4:40 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated May 4, 2018, 6:22 AM ]

Voting will take place in Town Council Chambers at the Scarborough Municipal Building located at 259 US Route One from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8,

2018.

 

The Absentee Ballots [Sample ballots below] for the Special Recall Election are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Voting in the presence of the Town Clerk without a reason will begin on Thursday, April 26th and end on Thursday, May 3rd during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for the first and third Wednesday, we are open until 6:30 p.m.

 

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, April 28, 2018, for absentee voting from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

The voter may request an absentee ballot by completing theApplication for an Absentee Ballot [Application below] form and mailing it to the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at P.O. Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04070-0360 or the voter can contact the Town Clerk's Office at 207-730-4020 to make their request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them.

 

Starting on Friday, May 4th and Monday, May 7th the voter must fill out a ‘Special Circumstance Application” [Application below] and check the appropriate box that applies:

 

I will be absent from my municipality of residence unexpectedly during the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.

I have a physical disability.

      I am unable to leave my home or treatment facility due to an incapacity or illness;

      I am a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct and am unable to travel to the Polls.

 

For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 207-730-4020.

Update on April 25th Public Hearing

posted Apr 25, 2018, 7:39 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

Due to concerns about a limit of 130 persons for tonight’s public hearings the Council Chair, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Fire Inspector and Assistant

Town Manager met yesterday to discuss options that would increase capacity of Council Chambers. By rearranging the layout of the room and including Fire Department staff on site during the hearings the capacity has been increased to 160 people. To assure compliance with the capacity, the Fire Inspector and a Police Officer will be counting people at the front doors of the Town Hall as people come in. The Town Hall doors will open, as per usual, 30 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled meeting. For tonight that is 5:30. When capacity is reached no additional people will be allowed to enter the Town Hall. In order to accommodate as many people as possible the Council Chambers will have chairs at the front of the room and standing room at the back. If you are able to stand please leave the chairs for residents that are not able to do so.

Members of the public that wish to submit written comments that respond to the stated reason for recall of incompetence to be read into the record can do so in two ways:


  1. Drop off written comment to the Town Clerk’s office by 4:00 pm today, Wednesday April 25, 2018.

  2. Email your written comment to the Assistant Town Manager by 5:00 pm today, Wednesday April 25, 2018 at lcrockett@scarboroughmaine.org.


All germane written comment received by these deadlines will be read aloud at the public hearing by the Assistant Town Manager. Any germane written comment submitted that would exceed the three minute limit will be read until the three minute time limit has been reached.


Beach and Boat Launch Passes Available May 1st

posted Apr 13, 2018, 7:26 AM by Tody Justice

Beginning Tuesday, May 1, season passes will be available for purchase.  The Town Clerks Office will be the primary office issuing beach parking permits.The
Collections Office will also issue beach parking permits only to those customers who are also doing business in their office.

Please be sure to bring your vehicle registration with you as it is necessary to purchase a beach parking permit. 

After reviewing neighboring communities' rates, we are happy announce that we are holding the resident rates flat for the 2018 season and have made adjustments to non-resident rates to bring us in line with other facilities.

Prices below have been updated for the 2018 beach season:

Season Parking Pass
(all 3 beaches)
Daily Parking FeesBoat Launch 
Season Pass
Boat Launch 
Daily Fee
Resident Pass$40Single Vehicle
5:30 am - 9:00 am
$5Resident$25Resident$10
Resident -
Additional Vehicle
$5Single Vehicle
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$15Non-Resident$75Non-Resident$20
Resident Senior Pass$0Single Vehicle
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$5
Non-Resident Pass$150Large Vehicle 
(RV, camper, bus)
$45

REMINDER - PIPELINE REPLACEMENT STARTS THE WEEK OF APRIL 16TH

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:59 AM by Tody Justice

PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PLANNED IN SCARBOROUGH THIS SPRING

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Approximately 5,600 feet of steel pipe will be replaced along Gorham Road

HAMPTON, N.H., March 22, 2018 -- Unitil Corporation, (www.unitil.com), a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, will be replacing 5,600 feet of pipe on Gorham Road between Maple Ave and Route 1 in Scarborough Maine as part of a coordinated effort with the Town of Scarborough.

The replacement work is being done to relocate an existing pipeline in advance of a planned Municipal Roadway Improvement Project on Gorham Road in this same area later this year. The gas pipeline work is expected to begin mid-April and last through the end of June.  During construction activities, speeds will be reduced to 25mph within the work zones and heavy truck traffic will be detoured to Haigis Parkway and Payne Road.

“We’ve been working closely with town officials to minimize disruption where possible and will continue to do so, but we do recommend seeking alternative routes while construction is ongoing,” Unitil Media Relations Manager Alec O’Meara said. “Our plan is to work efficiently and to have our line out of the way in time for this important road improvement project to begin.”

Unitil has hired TRI-MONT Engineering, Co. to provide Project Management services for this effort and our Contractors will be PL Enerserv and Enterprise Trenchless Tech, Inc. (ETTI).  

Certification of Sufficiency and Validity of Recall Petitions

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:31 AM by Tody Justice

Pursuant to Section 906, of the Town Charter, this notice from the Town Clerk’s Office is to inform the public that the petition have been verified to place the

questions for recall of Board of Education members Donna Beeley, Cari Lyford and Jodi Shea.

 

The Petitions were processed in accordance with Chapter 200 – Town Charter, Section 903. Petition for Recall of an Elected Official. The required number of valid signatures to reach was 2,622. On March 26th the Town Clerk’s Office received 78 petitions for each individual. After certifying 74 petitions on each individual, we established that the Sponsors had obtained more than the required 2,622 valid signatures of registered votes for each petition.

 

Therefore, the petitions have been certified as sufficient and valid. Pursuant to Section 906.1 - Upon receipt of the certification of sufficiency and validity from the Clerk under Section 905.3, the Town Council shall call a public hearing to be held within 30 days of the date of the Clerk’s certification. Notice of the public hearing shall be given in the same fashion as the notice proposed ordinances under Section 213.

 

The Town Council agenda for Wednesday April 11, 2018 will include acceptance of the certified petitions and scheduling of three public hearings to begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday April 25, 2018.

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