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Brooksville, Maine Welcomes You!



Brooksville Maine is a small coastal town with a laid-back community

lifestyle and diverse industries from fishing to plumbing to computer 

graphics and marketing.

We hope you will enjoy our  website!  




CALLAHAN MINE SUPERFUND SITE

COMMUNITY UPDATE

JULY 2020


- NOTICE -


The Brooksville Town Office will resume


 Thursday evening hours, beginning 


July 16, 2020.


 

      The Town Clerk and Tax Collector will expand current curbside service to Thursday evenings, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Just as on Mondays and Wednesdays, please call or email in advance and they will let you know what you need and when your paperwork will be ready to pick up. 

       The Selectmen will resume the bi weekly 7:00pm Thursday evening meetings on July 16, 2020. To meet with them you must call to schedule an appointment on or before the Wednesday prior to meeting date.

       For email addresses, a full schedule of meeting dates,  and other contact information call 326-4518, or find it on our website at brooksvillemaine.org.





TOWN OFFICE & LIBRARY ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER 


The Offices are open for curb-side service. You can still call, fax and email us.

We will be in the office on Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 to 2:00 am 

and Thursday evenings 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

CONTACT US FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO TRANSACTIONS BY MAIL 

 

CALL 326-4518


FAX 326-8039


Email town.office@brooksvillemaine.org

 

TAX COLLECTOR – tax.collector@brooksvillemaine.org

 

TOWN CLERK – town.clerk@brooksvillemaine.org

 

TREASURER – treasurer@brooksvillemaine.org

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER – jdevlin04617@gmail.com

 

PLUMBING INSPECTOR – johnhgray42@gmail.com

 

LIBRARIAN – brook@brooksvillelibrary.org

 

HARBORMASTER – harbormaster@brooksvillemaine.org

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT -

CHIEF, Matt Dow 479-1911

EMERGENCIES - dial   911

FOR A BURN PERMIT

 http://www13.informe.org/burnpermit/public/index.htmlt

 

Mailing address:

TOWN OF BROOKSVILLE

PO BOX 314

BROOKSVILLE, MAINE 04617

 

FIND US -

Brooksville Maine Town Office - on FaceBook

Website - www.brooksvillemaine.org



CDC Guidelines

  - Observe the 6' rule when dealing with people.....
  - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and or use alcohol based hand sanitizer...
 -  Avoid close contact with people....
 -  Do not shake hands....
 -   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands...
 -  Cough are sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow...then wash your hands....
 -   Stay home if you are sick...

ADVICE -

1.  IF AT ALL POSSIBLE - STAY HOME. 

2.  USE YOUR PHONE TO ASK QUESTIONS INSTEAD OF DRIVING TO ASK IN PERSON.
    BROOKSVILLE TOWN OFFICE 326-4518
    BROOKSVILLE POST OFFICE 326-4873
    BLUE HILL TOWN OFFICE - 374-2281
    TRADEWINDS - COMMUNITY PHARMACY - 374-3707
    WALGREENS PHARMACY - 374-3565
    CASTINE COMMUNITY HEALTH - 326-4348
    BLUE HILL HOSPITAL - 374-3400
        
3.  IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES CALL TO FIND OUT PROTOCOL FOR PICKING UP BEFORE
     LEAVING HOME.
    BUCKS HARBOR MARKET - 326-8683
    TRADEWINDS - 374- 5137
    TRADEWINDS - COMMUNITY PHARMACY - 374-3707
    WALGREENS PHARMACY - 374-3565  
     HAMMOND LUMBER - 374-2814
     VIKING LUMBER- 374- 5645

4. DO NOT LEAVE HOME FOR DOCTOR, DENTIST OR CLINIC APPOINTMENTS BEFORE
 CALLING FIRST. THE OFFICES MAY BE CLOSED!!!

5.  IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME WHO IS STILL TRAVELING AROUND COMING
IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WITH OUT ACTUAL NEED. PLEASE STRESS TO THEM OUT
SIDE CONTACT IS NOT ONLY DANGEROUS TO THEM.....BUT ALSO TO THOSE THEY
GO HOME TO.

    





The selectmen from Sedgwick and Brooksville voted to keep the Walker Pond recreational area open to Maine residents and non residents that have completed the mandatory 14 day quarantine as long as it can be done safely.

People coming to the landing are asked to work cooperatively with one another to maintain six feet between family groups and avoid overcrowding. 

If you are sick, stay home.

Hand Washing facilities are not available please bring your own hand sanitizer.

A significant increase in COVID 19 in the local area or failure of the public to maintain safe utilization of the area 
will be cause for closure. 










How to Complete the Census for both Brooksville Residents

as Well as Brooksville Seasonal Homes


 There are 3 regular ways to complete the Census and one      NEW option if you act now!

 

1.    If you want a Census worker to call you on June 25, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., email aschroth@healthypeninsula.org or call Healthy Peninsula at 374-3257 by June 23 to get on the list.

 

2.    You can complete the Census online at my2020census.gov. You do not need your 12-digit census ID to do this. 

 

3.    Fill it out by phone by calling 844-330-2020.  If they are busy, they can call you back on your preferred phone number at your preferred time.

 

4.    If you got a paper questionnaire in the mail or left at your house, send it back!  If you have lost the envelope, the mailing address is:

 

U.S. Census Bureau
National Processing Center
100 Logistics Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47144

 

 Information for Seasonal Homes is Below

 

WHY to Complete the Census

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.

§  School lunches

§  Plans for highways

§  Support for firefighters and families in need

§  Census results affect your community every day

 

Questions?

 

Contact Healthy Peninsula at aschroth@healthypeninsula.org or 374-3257.
                       CENSUS FOR SEASONAL HOMES
For any property you own but only use part of the time, follow these instructions: 

2. Enter the Census ID or address for this secondary property


3. Enter “0” for the number of people living at this property

4. Hit Next, and when a “soft error” occurs, click Next again


5. Select “No” when asked to confirm no person lives at this property 

6. Select primary reason – Seasonal (most likely)

7. Complete!

Following these instructions ensures all properties are counted!

For more information go to 2020census.gov 





Callahan Mine Superfund Site


 Spring Update





NEWS FROM THE HARBOR COMMITTEE



Brooksville welcomes our new harbormaster, Debrae


Bishop.  Debrae has extensive on water and 


administrative experience and is a great asset to the


town. 


Debrae’s contact info is as follows



 
Office #                207-326-4763


Cell #                     207-664-4885


Email Address    harbormaster@brooksvillemaine.org



 

Brooksville Broadband News:

Two items re. your DSL service (if that's what you are using) Inbox


Email from Abbie McMillen
Mar 23, 2020, 5:33 PM (18 hours ago)


1.  Frank Szylvian’s phone numbers:

If you suddenly are having increased problems with your DSL service, this is the guy to call.  He tries to be helpful so we should try to be nice.
Frank Szylvian  (some sort of field manager for Consolidated)
mobile 207 907 0276
work 207 667 9936


2.  A tip from Butler Smythe of Blue Hill:

With COVID-19,  increased demand on the Internet – from home – has raised more issues for many Americans, especially those with poor Internet Capacity (i.e. Speed). This is especially evident for those on DSL which uses traditional phone lines and ranks right up there with Dial-up! You CAN help yourself and others by doing one simple thing – and yes this has been tested and has worked for me for the last 3+ years. 
#1 TURN OFF your automatic Application Updates on your smart phones (All of them), tablets and anything else that uses bandwidth in the home or at work. Simple – it works, and it works for other services as well. 
I have looked at too much of the advice given for improving Internet capacity recently and not one “expert” had referenced this fact so I am here. This has been on the PUB site since it was set up....
Please pass it on!
http://www.peninsulautility4broadband.org/blue-hill.html


From the Maine Emergency Management Office of Hancock County







ATTENTION!!!



New hours for the Blue Hill/Surry
 
Transfer Station


Starting on March 29, 2020 the

 Transfer Station hours will be as

 follows:


Open:  9 am to 5pm every day


Closed on All Holidays except for 

Labor Day







2020 DOG LICENSES are available.

All dogs must be registered annually by January 31st.

 

The 2019 licenses expire December 31, 2019.  A state mandated late fee of $25 will be charged after January 31, 2020. 




WE NOW ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.









2019 Annual Town Report


Click below to see reports:



Sedgwick Brooksville Town


Landing Committee



Walker Pond Meeting

meets the 2nd Thursday of the month

 at 5:30 pm at the Sedgwick Town House.



The Harbor Committee

meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm, at

 the Public Service Building . 

Mark Shaughnessy, Chairman





CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S HOURS

The CEO will be in on Wednesdays, between the hours of 9 a.m

 and 12 p.m.




Directions to the Walkers Pond Landing 

(Sedgwick Brooksville Town Landing)


From Coastal Road ME175 in Brooksville turn right onto Caterpillar

Hill Road, ME15/ME 175, go 1.4 miles, turn right onto Cooper Farm Road (*just past a scenic turnout, the Cooper Farm Road is the 1st

 road  on right after turnout).  Almost .2 miles on the Cooper Farm

 Road,  on the right, is the Walkers Pond Road.  The Walkers Pond Road

 is a mile long dirt road.  Speed limit on this road is 15 mph.  At the end

 of this road is the Sedgwick Brooksville Town  Landing.

 



BLUE HILL / SURRY TRANSFER STATION


207-374-5458


Starting March 29, 2020 the hours are changing as follows:


Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


DEMO HOURS: 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.


CLOSED ON ALL HOLIDAYS EXCEPT FOR LABOR DAY






HELP US FIND YOU IN AN EMERGENCY!

House number signs, green & white $10.00 each
to order call 326-4904

Leave your name, phone number & address.

We will gladly make them up for you.


Thank you for your help.


THE BROOKSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT