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May07
Town Budget Meeting The Town Budget meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th at Town Hall.
Check in begins at 6:00pm.   You must be present to participate and vote.  Remote access, absentee voting, and proxy voting are not allowed.

Town Meeting Warrant
April28
Absentee Ballot APPLICATIONS available

Absentee ballot APPLICATIONS for the June 8th Election are now available.
June 8th is the Municipal Referendum Election and the School Budget Validation Referendum.
Because there is no State election, absentee ballot application requests cannot be made online.  
We anticipate having the absentee ballots by May 12th. 

Polls will be open on June 8, 2021 from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
April28
"Although the Governor has lifted the CDC rules for wearing masks outside, it still contains the stipulation that masks must be worn when social distancing cannot be adhered to.  The Town of South Berwick has not changed the rules at the Transfer Station.  Masks must be worn by employees and residents at the Transfer Station until further notice."     ~Perry A. Ellsworth, Town Manager
April27
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection invites the public to comment on proposals to update existing water quality standards.  This impacts wht uses, such as recreation or fishing, are appropriate for which waterbodies.  The Federal Clean Water Act and Maine Law require that at least once every 3 years public hearings are held for review.  Please click HERE for more information.

You can access more information on Maine's water quality standards by clicking HERE.

A virtual meeting will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 9am to noon providing an overview of the proposals and offer an opportunity to provide input.  Registration for this meeting is available by clicking HERE.
April23
PUBLIC NOTICE
DRAFT Section 401 Water Quality Certification # 2021-FERC-001 for
Rollinsford Hydroelectric Project on the Salmon Falls River 
is AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Click HERE to view the entire notice and instructions.
You can also access information on the
Dept. of Environmental Services website.
Comments will be accepted until 4pm on May 26, 2021.
If you have questions about this draft certification,
please email Gregg Comstock at william.g.comstock@des.nh.gov
April21
SOUTH BERWICK WELL WATER TESTING
MAY 22, 2021
Kits are available at Town Hall and must be returned on Saturday May 22nd between 9am and Noon.
Click HERE for more information and pricing.
April21
Mills Administration Launches Maine Veterans' Dental Network in Partnership with Northeast Delta Dental 4/21/21
Announced today is the formation of the Maine Veterans' Dental Network in partnership with Northeast Delta Dental, participating dental clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).  The network will provide dental services to Maine's veterans who otherwise could not afford them.  It officially launches on May 15, 2021.  Click HERE for more information.
April20
Pumpkinman 2021 Triathlon & Running Festival will be "In-Person".  Click HERE for more information.
April15
Notice from the South Berwick Conservation Commission
April 22, 2021 is Earth Day
Earth Day was created to honor the natural wonder of planet Earth and also to bring attention to the state of our one and only home.  Fortunately, we can be part of the solution!  In South Berwick, citizen brigades powered by friends and neighbors have been pitching in to help get litter off our roadsides and out of our waterways, parks and other natural areas since 2018.  We are a small town with limited resources, and this is an incredibly important way we call ALL pitch in for the beauty and sanitation of our town and for the benefit of the wildlife and ecosystems that are harmed by it.
How it works:
  1. Gather up friends and family to clean up as a neighborhood brigade.  Name your brigade!
  2. Email sbcleanupbrigade@yahoo.com with your name, address & brigade name.
  3. Bring the road trash your brigade has collected, in ANY bag, to the Transfer Station on the third weekend of the month, from April - November.  (Be sure to check in at the office with your Brigade name when you go.)  The Brigade trash is free of charge.
This month the days to bring road trash to the Transfer Station are April 17th and April 18th.
Questions?  Contact sbcleanupbrigade@yahoo.com for more information.
April12

A Special PB Workshop has been scheduled with S Berwick's attorney, Phil Saucier (of Bernstein/Shur),  for Wednesday April 7 at 6:30.  The topic is  municipal regulation of marijuana, including the specific matters being reviewed by the Planning  Board. The workshop will be limited to these topics. This should be  helpful in our determination of the facts, issues, and legal considerations for the questions in front of us.

Please note this is not our normally scheduled meeting (which is April 21st) and will give us plenty of time for questions and discussion.  The public will be most welcome to attend/listen/observe, but discussion will be limited to Board members.

Click HERE for ZOOM Meeting Information

 

April08

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP  along route 91  -  April 17th 8am
Meet at The Grange Cafe  (idea to support local they have been struggling)
Organized by Allen Realty Group Keller Williams; Catherine Allen (lead) & Tiffany Allen.
Contact Allen Realty Group Keller Williams for more information. 

Allen Realty GroupKeller Williams Coastal Realty 750 Lafayette Road, Suite 201 | Portsmouth, NH 03801
Cell: 207-200-5114 | Office: 603-610-8500   tiffany@AllenRealtyGroup.co | Follow us on Facebook!

EventBrite Link below to sign up:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-clean-up-earth-day-tickets-149595693747?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

 

 

 

April06
PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

Public Works Department will be working on Great Hill Road
Monday April 12th.

Work will be done from the bridge to intersection of Thurrell Road.
April01
Property Tax Exemption UPDATE:
The application deadline for Property Tax Exemptions has been extended.  Per order by Governor Mills.  Click below for Application & Instructions
Homestead Application     Veterans Application
March29
TEST - TEST - TEST We will be publishing the directions shortly for anyone not currently getting messages as intended.

This is a test message for internal use.  Please disregard and continue to notify us of any concerns you may have with our website.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation.
March29
ROAD POSTING  WEIGHT LIMITS LIFTED IN SOUTH BERWICK AND BERWICK EFFECTIVE 3/29/2021
March11
FY '22 Budget Info has been posted to the Budget page and the Town Council page The public is encouraged to watch/listen.  Input from the public will be happily accepted at the public hearing,
tentatively scheduled for April 13th.

Budget Workshops are scheduled for 6:30pm, unless scheduled to take place after a Council meeting :

Thursday, 3/11 
Tuesday,  3/16 after TC meeting if time allows
Thursday, 3/18
Tuesday, 3/23 after TC meeting if time allows
Public Hearing = Tuesday, 4/13
March05

Maine Office of Marijuana - Rulemaking 
Public Hearing Monday March 22
OMP will host a virtual public hearing on Monday, March 22, 2021 to receive testimony from members of the public on a proposed rule intended to govern the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program. The hearing will begin at 9:00AM EDT and conclude when interested members of the public complete their testimony. 
Register HERE

 

March04
York River nears "Wild and Scenic" Designation
Click HERE to read more about how the York River could soon receive national recognition as well as potential federal funds if approved by congress.
March01

TOWN ROADS POSTED

Town Roads are posted as of 3/1/2021, restricting heavy loads during the SPRING thaw.
Questions:  Call Amy Aiguier at 207-384-3012 or Jay Redimarker at 603-534-4977

February24
South Berwick Public Library: Sourdough Starter Kit Giveaway Still baking bread?  Visit the Library for a Sourdough Starter Kit to while away the time while we wait for our turn to be vaccinated.
February11
StrengthenMe

The link above is a collaboration of community organizations and aligned agencies offering free stress management, wellness and resiliency resources for anyone experiencing stress reactions to the pandemic.  It is important to remember that stress reactions are normal in a time of isolation, uncertainty and ongoing threat of illness.  It is reasonable to feel overwhelmed or exhausted, or to experience other stress reactions.  StrengthenMe is there to help!
February10
Mills Administration Creates Free Fishing License Week to Encourage Maine People to Enjoy the Outdoors
Saturday, February 13 - Sunday, February 21
Click HERE for more information and to register online
February03
A Notice from Representative Tiffany Roberts regarding the Farmers to Family Food Box Program

Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods will be providing free family sized food boxes for those facing food insecurity.   This program is for the residents of House District 6 (North & South Berwick)  Each box will include meat, dairy products, and fresh produce.  One per family.

Noble High School
100 Noble Way
North Berwick ME  03906
Thursday, February 11, 2021
4:00 - 7:00pm  
(Cars may begin lining up at 3:30pm)

Click HERE for more information.
January07
What's going on in South Berwick?  Are you involved?
All citizens are encouraged to participate in town government!  It belongs to you!

There has been a new link added to the Town Council page "Town Council Ordinance Work".
This list will include ordinances and policies the Council is currently working on. 
Please review the list on a regular basis; it will change as projects are removed when completed and new ones are added.

Get the correct information from the source.   
If you have a question about Town Council activities please contact the Town Manager at pellsworth@sbmaine.us.
If you have a question about Planning Board activities please contact Joe Rousselle at jrousselle@sbmaine.us.
  
   
December02
The York River Wild and Scenic Study Committee is happy to announce that Senator King and Senator Collins introduced a bill to designate York River into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.  Click HERE for more information.

To view the press release, click HERE.
December02
The application portal for Governor Mills' Economic Recovery Grant Program will now open on
Thursday, December 3rd at 9:00 am
This change was made due to power outages earlier in the week.

  • Grants will be awarded on a First Come - First Serve basis to the first 2,500 applicants which will allow for funding to be disbursed as applications are received and reviewed.
  • The application portal will remain open until the funds are depleted.
  • The application is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete.  Funds must be committed by December 30, 2020 per guidance from the U.S> Treasury Department.
  • Eligible applicants may receive up to $20,000
  • This application portal is for the Tourism, Hospitality & Retail industry.
Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to access the Application Portal for the Maine Health Care Financial Relief Grant Program.
December01
Governor Mills Launches $40 Million Economic Grant Program to Support Maine Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Small Businesses.
Click HERE for more information.
November05
Following Record COVID-19 cases, Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order 11/5/2020 Face coverings must now be worn in public settings regardless of how far apart you are from other people.
Click HERE for more information.
July30
The Town of South Berwick proudly announced this years recipient of the Spirit of America Tribute Award at the annual town meeting on July 28th.
The Spirit of America Foundation was established in Augusta, ME in 1990 to honor volunteerism.  It is presented in the name of Maine municipalities, and in 2020 opened up to Maine school districts as well, to celebrate local individuals, organizations and projects for commendable community service.
Congratulations and Thank You to the 2020 Spirit of America Tribute Award recipient
B. Dan Boyle
Click HERE to view some of the many ways Dan actively supports your community
June15
Assessing Department Web User Information Click HERE for Assesing Department Web Help
April14
Are you in need of assistance meeting your basic needs during this crisis?
There are services to help!
Contact York County Community Action's Kittery Office at 207-439-2699
Get connected to support for fuel, utilities, food, food delivery, etc., as well as help navigating the federal & state benefits that you are entitled to.
Don't wait, call today!
August26
ASSESSING 101

A Resident's Guide to a basic understanding of Property Tax Assessment and the impact it has to the 2019-2020 Tax Committment hosted by Perry Ellsworth, Town Manager and Craig Skelton, Town Assessing Agent.
Following Record COVID-19 cases, Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order 11/5/2020 Face coverings must now be worn in public settings regardless of how far apart you are from other people.
Click HERE for more information.