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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Select Board Meeting
July 13, 2020
6:00pm
Agenda, when available, here.


Board of Appeals Meeting
June 25, 2020
6:00pm
Cushing Community Center – Gym
Agenda, when available, here.



For Residents, Summer residents and Visitors in Maine,

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has put together 3 pages of frequently asked questions (FAQs) explaining the Maine CDC physician’s Standard Order for Covid 19 lab testing.

This is an order that can be printed from the Maine CDC website:
https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/documents/Standing-Order-FAQs.pdf

This is good information to have at hand. Printouts will be available at the Cushing town office.
Mariann Ahola 
Cushing Health Officer


State of Maine
Notice of Primary and Special Referendum Election
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Details here


WARRANT AND NOTICE OF ELECTION CALLING
REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT NO. 13
BUDGET REFERENDUM
Details here


TOWN OF CUSHING
Accepting bids for culvert work on Salt Pond Road
Updated Details here


July 14, 2020 Primary and Special Referendum Election
The State Primary and Special Referendum Election is Tuesday, July 14.

Sample ballots can be seen here.

At this time, both in-person and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election.

For the Town of Cushing, in-person voting will take place on July 14 at the Cushing Community Center 39 Cross Road from 8:00am until 8pm.

Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot.  Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure.

Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including the day of the election, without specifying a reason.  However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).

You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at 354-2375

For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html


NOTICE
The Cushing Town Office is re-opening to the public on Monday, June 1, 2020 with restrictions.  We will be open our regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. on Friday.

Face masks are required to enter the Town Office.

Only one customer will be allowed at the front counter at a time to maintain social distancing. We also will be waiting on people through the sliding window to the right of the front door when possible. At the Town Office entrance 6-feet spacing will be taped off for anyone waiting outside to come into the office. Once inside the building, there will be a hand sanitizer for people to use. The bathrooms will not be open to the public. Online services, mail, and phone services are encouraged.

Code Enforcement Officer/Plumbing Inspector, Scott Bickford, will be in our office on Wednesday afternoons, usually around 3:00 p.m. and Friday mornings 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Any lengthy transactions, such as applying for a marriage license, will require making an appointment. Please call 207-354-2375 to make an appointment.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these difficult times.


Video regarding July 14th Primary Election from
Maine Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap
here


Knox County Emergency Management Agency
COVID-19 Information and Resources
here


Thomaston Comprehensive Plan
available for review and comments
details here


Cushing  2019 Town Reports
are available at the Cushing Town Office and
the Cushing Library


Browntail Moth Information
The Maine Forest Service

Browntail moth caterpillars have hairs that cause a rash and can also cause respiratory distress in sensitive individuals.

For the past few decades the Maine Forest Service has surveyed for browntail moth in coastal Maine. Beginning in 2015 we started to see a dramatic increase in browntail moth populations. This letter is to give notice to towns that have significant detected populations of browntail moth in order to facilitate response by towns and/ or their
residents.

Full text here.


2020 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

This is a reminder that dog licenses will expire December 31, 2019.

Licenses are available online at www.doglicensing.com or at the town office. At the town office, please bring or mail a copy of the certificate of rabies vaccination along with $6.00 for spay/neutered; $11.00 for able to produce to the town office. A late fee of $25.00 will be added to the license fee February 1, 2020.

Town Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30-4:30, Friday-7:30-2:30. Address: 39 Cross Road.

If you have any questions, contact the town office at 354-2375.


cushing town offices

Town Office, Library and Community Center
39 Cross Road
Cushing, Maine 04563


Town Office Hours:
Monday 8:30 to 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 to 4:30
Friday 7:30 to 2:30
Telephone: 207-354-2375
Fax: 207-354-1375

Town of Cushing 
Coronavirus/Covid-19
Information Archive


Economic Development Committee and Community Concepts Finance Corporation offers assistance and advice for small businesses seeking SBA loans:  YouTube video here


West Bay Rotary Web Site
Linking Donors and Volunteers with Agencies in Need

West Bay Rotary has created a web site to promote and facilitate financial and volunteer support for Midcoast entities and individuals.

The web site links donors and volunteers to area agencies who have indicated a need for money and/or labor.

https://rotariansserving.org/


State Police Enforcement Practices Regarding
Governor’s Executive Order here


From Cushing Health Officer – 3/25/2020
Testing for COVID-19
Both Pen Bay and Miles hospitals have set up testing clinics that are open daily.
Details here


March 24, 2020
From Cushing Select Board – Information for visitors and residents.  here


March 23, 2020
From Cushing Health Officer – Update on local hospitals.  here


March 16, 2020
From Cushing Health Officer – Information on seeking treatment and recommendations for coronavirus.  here