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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.

FY2019 Budget Schedules

posted Apr 3, 2018, 1:01 PM by Colette Mathieson

Please find attached two FY2019 Budget Schedules (1st) Town Finance Committee - Budget Review Schedule - the (2nd)  FY2019 Budget Developmental Calendar
combined of both Town and School meetings plus workshops.

New Date - Visual Impact Analysis - Verizon Wireless Balloon Test

posted Apr 2, 2018, 6:05 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 8:20 AM ]

Updated Notice -  On Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Verizon Wireless will be conducting a visual impact analysis for the proposed 100-foot telecommunication tower on a leased parcel of land at 415 Black Point Road. The property is further identified on the Scarborough tax maps as R103, Lot 17A and is the location of the Scarborough Sanitary District treatment facility


EASTERN TRAIL ALLIANCE - "TASTE OF THE TOWN GALA"

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:20 PM by Colette Mathieson

Join the Eastern Trail Alliance for the "Taste of the Town" Gala on Saturday, April 7, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Camp Ketcha. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds
help fund the completion of a 1.6 mile section on the trail between South Portland and Scarborough.

The event will feature music from the Time Pilots, tastings of signature dishes from local restaurants and a silent auction.  A cash bar will be serving local beer and wine.

So put on your dancing shoes and have some fun while you support the Eastern Trail.

Tickets are available at EasternTrail.org.

RECALL UPDATE

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:13 PM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 1:21 PM ]

 

Today, March 26, 2018, petitions were received for the recall of Donna Beeley, Cari Lyford and Jodi Shea from the Board of Education

for the stated reason of “incompetence”.  The process required for the recall of an elected official is clearly prescribed in Section 903 of the Town Charter and has multiple steps.  It is important that each step is carefully considered to ensure compliance with the Charter and that we do not speculate on future steps.   

 

With the receipt of the petitions today, the first step is for the Town Clerk to determine whether the petitions are in compliance with the requirements and whether the required number of valid signatures (at least 25% of the number of votes cast in Scarborough in the last gubernatorial election, (2622) has been obtained.  The Town Clerk must certify the petitions within ten (10) working days of today, such certification of sufficiency and validity shall be submitted to the Town Council. 

 

Upon receipt of the certification, the Town Council shall within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the certification call a public hearing, the purpose of which is to allow the officials sought to be recalled a right to be heard and to respond to the reasons stated in the recall petition and to public comment.  As it is unknown at this time when the Town Clerk will submit the certification, it is not possible to speculate when the public hearing will be held, but given the interest in this matter, provided that the required seven day notice is met, the expectation is that the public hearing will be scheduled at the next regular public meeting of the Town Council following the certification of the petition. 

 

Within thirty (30) days after the date of the public hearing, the Town Council shall call and hold a special Town election for the purpose of submitting the petitioned question to the voters.  If the Town Council fails or refuses to order a recall election as required, the Town Clerk shall call the election.  One way or another the voters will decide whether these three elected officials are recalled from office.  Again, it is too early to identify a potential date for the special recall

election at this time.

 

Should the recall be successful and result in one or more vacancies on the Board of Education there will be another process and public vote.  More information and specific detail will be forthcoming as the process proceeds.  

PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PLANNED IN SCARBOROUGH THIS SPRING

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:45 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 6:57 AM ]

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).  

The graphic below shows the area impacted by construction.

Visual Impact Analysis - Verizon Wireless Balloon Test

posted Mar 19, 2018, 11:29 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 6:03 AM ]

Updated Notice - Due to windy conditions, Verizon Wireless was unable to conduct the scheduled visual impact analysis on Saturday, March 31 and S
unday, April 1 for the proposed 100-foot telecommunications tower on a leased parcel of land at
 
415 Black Point Road. Verizon Wireless will need to reschedule the visual impact analysis. The website will be updated accordingly.

Previous Notice - On Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (backup date of Sunday, April 1, 2018), Verizon Wireless will be conducting a visual impact analysis using a
balloon test for the proposed 100-foot telecommunication tower on a leased parcel of land at 415 Black Point Road. The property is further identified on the Scarborough tax maps as R103, Lot 17A and is the location of the Scarborough Sanitary District treatment facility.

Scarborough Town Hall Closed Due to Weather & Parking Ban

posted Mar 13, 2018, 2:40 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 2:45 AM ]

Due to the winter storm, Scarborough Town Hall and non-emergency operations are closed today, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
All meetings scheduled today at Town Hall are canceled.

TOWN-WIDE PARKING BAN
There will be a town-wide parking ban in effect from 6:00 AM on Tuesday, March 13th through 6:00 AM Thursday, March 15th. 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Stay safe!


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