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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Select Board Meeting
January 25, 2021
6:00pm
Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available, here.


NOTICE
Due to COVID -19 protocol, starting Wednesday, January 20, 2021 the Town Office will be waiting on customers at their outside sliding window.
Face masks are required and no one will be allowed inside the building.

A reminder that vehicle registrations, dog licenses, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife licenses and registrations can all be done online at Maine.Gov.

Assessors’ Agent, Garnett Robinson, as well as Code Enforcement Office/Plumbing Inspector, Scott Bickford, will not be in the office until further notice.
Scott Bickford can be reached using his pager at 207-818-0161.
Thank you for you patience during this unprecedented time.


Maine CDC is changing the quarantine period for individuals known to be close contacts of cases of COVID-19 to 10 days
Details here


Public Notice
Town of Cushing – Request for Bids

All bids must be sealed and sent directly to the Cushing Town office. All bids may be accepted or refused after being received and reviewed.

FIRE TRUCK
Cushing Fire Department is seeking bids for new Fire Truck.
Partial list of requirements:

3000 Gallon Tanker/Pumper
450 Horsepower Engine
2 Man Cab
International Chassis

All bids must be submitted by February 8, 2021. All interested parties can contact Chief Flanders either by email or cell phone for more information.

Chief Flanders
207-691-7936
cushingfire19@yahoo.com

AMBULANCE
Cushing Rescue Squad is seeking bids for a new ambulance.
Partial list of requirements:

4×4 Ford or Ram chassis – Diesel
170 x 95 x 72
Liquid springs
Back up camera
Power load/Power stretcher
Squad bench

All bids must be submitted by February 8, 2021. All interested parties can contact EMS Director Andrew Blanchard by email for more information.

EMS Director Andrew Blanchard
cushingrescue@gmail.com


Food Pantry Volunteers
The Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please contact Karen Goodwill at 354-0669.


2021 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
This is a reminder that dog licenses will expire December 31, 2020.

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 current 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, 2021.


2020 Cushing Tax Bills

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


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


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