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With Election Day just one month away and the last day of school not far behind, we're anticipating what's ahead and getting everyone ready for summer! That means seasonal hiring for our summer camp and more, nearing adoption of the next fiscal year's municipal budget, and identifying areas of priority action among the town council based on community feedback. There are also a number of paving projects being planned before summer; specific dates are largely weather dependent. Read on for updates spanning across town, from roads to beaches, parks, Town Hall, and the Library.

Decision Time

By Don Hamill, Town Councilor

We are facing some big choices with several large capital projects looming on the horizon. As of this date, we have not prioritized these projects for Scarborough, despite being very far along in our annual budget cycle.

Town Council Chair Report

By John Cloutier, Town Council Chair

As we approach the midpoint of my term as Scarborough’s Town Council Chair, I thought it would be timely to highlight some of our work to date.

Be Tick Aware: Tips from the Scarborough Conservation Commission

May is National Tick Awareness Month. Take note of these reminders as you spend more time outdoors in these warmer months. Everyone can enjoy the great outdoors, despite the presence of ticks, by taking these ten recommended safety precautions compiled by the Scarborough Conservation Commission.

Scarborough Receives Climate-Ready Infrastructure Grant

The Town of Scarborough is one of 75 communities to receive a Community Action Grant to fight and adapt to climate change. Scarborough received $46,240 for its proposed project, “Climate-Ready Infrastructure: Building a Resilient Route 1 and Pine Point Road”. The funding will be used to develop resiliency strategies for US Route 1 where it crosses Scarborough Marsh and State Route 9 (Pine Point Road) near the Maine Audubon Center.

Candidates Night (Town Council Vacancy)

A vacancy on the Scarborough Town Council will be filled during the June 14 election. Candidates Night was held on April 27 to meet the three candidates and hear their thoughts on key Town issues. Learn more about the candidates and watch the recording of Candidates Night.

Town Mailbox Policies

Learn more about Town of Scarborough policies related to mailbox installation, including location, support design, offset from the road shoulder, and more.

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