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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Select Board
Meeting
May 10, 2021
6:00pm
Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available, here.


Planning Board
Meeting
May 5, 2021
6:00pm
Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available, here.


Announcements


2021 Lyme and Other Tickborne Disease Information

Lyme disease is the most common vector borne disease in Maine. Ticks are already active, and we expect the number of Lyme disease cases to increase as the weather continues to get warmer.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine and we want to encourage Mainers to stay tick free using “Stop. Check. Prevent.”

Maine CDC Health Advisory  here


Notice from the Town of Cushing Select Board to Attendees at the Cushing Town Meeting

We are writing to tell you that two individuals who attended the Cushing Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 27 have learned that they were exposed to someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

The two individuals concerned have been tested and have tested negative. The individual who tested positive was not at the Town Meeting.

We are informing you out of an abundance of caution in consultation with the Town of Cushing Health Officer.

– Cushing Select Board


TOWN OF CUSHING
PUBLIC HEARING 

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Officers of the Town of Cushing will hold a public hearing preceding the meeting of the Select Board May 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom to hear public comment on joining the Midcoast Internet Coalition.

This is an informational meeting to discuss the broadband plans of the Midcoast Internet Coalition and how it will benefit Cushing if the Town votes to join it.  There will be informational material available on the Town website (cushing.maine.gov) before the meeting, and we will be joined by Matt Seigel who is the vice Chairman of the Coalition who will be available to answer questions regarding this exciting new utility.


PAVING BID
Town of Cushing 

The Town of Cushing is accepting sealed bids for paving approximately ¾  of a mile for a width of 17’ of Davis Point Road and the Y at the  intersection of Hathorne Point Road and Pleasant Point Road.

Work to be bid as follows:
Provide shim coat, if needed, to restore 2% crown to road and apply 1 ½ ” of ½” binder (compacted) topcoat using three roller system and install all driveway aprons.  Make cut at intersection of Davis Point Road and Pleasant Point Road as necessary for a smooth transition.

Finish pavement on Hathorne Point Road intersection to Pleasant Point Road with ½” binder 1 ½” -2” thick.  Both sides of Y to be paved, as well as cuts on both ends as necessary for a smooth transition.
Work needs to be completed by August 30, 2021.

Sealed bids labeled “ Davis Point and the intersection of Hathorne Point Road Paving” will be accepted at the Cushing Town Office, until 4:30 P.M. on Monday, May 24, 2021.  Sealed Bids will be opened that night at the Select Board Meeting at 6:00P.M.

Proof of insurance and independent contractor status (if needed) is required.

The Town of Cushing reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids in whole or in part.


2020 Cushing Town Reports
Cushing Town Reports are in and can be picked up at the Town Office and at the Cushing Library.  When the office is open, the reports are outside in a box by the door for easy pick-up.


Maine Health Alert Network (HAN) System
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

COVID-19 UPDATES:
QUARANTINE AND TESTING
See full document here


Vaccine Information from MaineHealth
See full document here


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


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.


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 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