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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Select Board Meeting
September 28, 2020
6:00pm
Agenda, when available, here.



Duplicate Absentee Ballot Requests

The Cushing Town Office is receiving many duplicate absentee ballot requests. These mailings are being sent by Political/Advocacy Groups and are not coming from the Town Office staff itself.

While we understand the confusion behind receiving so many different requests, we would like citizens to know that you only need to request one ballot. Once you have returned one request, there is no need to send any more requests in.

To see if you have already mailed one in or to request a ballot on your own, you may also contact the Town Office during regular business hours at 207-354-2375.


TOWN OF CUSHING
PUBLIC HEARING

The Cushing Board of Selectmen will conduct a public hearing at the Cushing Community Center on September 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm, preceding the Select Board Meeting, to receive public comment on the proposed amendments to the General Assistance Ordinance Appendices A-H.  A copy of the proposed amendments can be viewed at the town office during regular business hours.


2020 Cushing Tax Bills

The 2020 tax bills have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please contact the Cushing Town Office.


Absentee Ballot Request Forms

Absentee Ballot Request Forms for the November election are now available at the Town Office by phone or written request. Ballot requests are also available online at https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl. The town does not have the actual ballots yet, but requests forms are available and ballots will be mailed to those who have requested as soon as they arrive.


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


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.


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


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