The official web site of The Town of Cushing Maine
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Select Board Meeting
October 9, 2023
6:00PM Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available, here .
Planning Board Meeting
October 4, 2023
6:00PM Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available, here.
Opening on the Planning Board
The Selectboard has extended the due date
for the letter of interest to Friday
October 6, 2023
The Town of Cushing is seeking a person to fill a recent vacancy on the planning board. This seat will expire in 2026.
If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org , drop it off at the town office, or mail it to Town of Cushing 39 Cross Road by Friday, October 6th.
If you have any questions, please contact Danny Staples at 691-8000.
The Town of Cushing Bid Requests
Ambulance/Fire Station Repair/Renovation Bid Request Here
Ambulance/Fire Station Paving Bid Request Here
The Town of Cushing’s Assessor’s Office
Property Owner’s Guide to Revaluation
New guide available here
MESSAGE FROM THE CUSHING BOARD OF ASSESSORS
A town wide revaluation of all properties located in our town is underway and in-progress. See message here.
Property Tax Stabilization Program Repealed
The Property Tax Stabilization Program has been repealed by the Legislature in response to concerns regarding inequity and reimbursement costs.
Any taxpayer whose application was submitted prior to December 1, 2022, and approved, will still receive the “freeze” on their 2023 property tax bill.
Since the program has ended, there will be no re-application process.
Taxpayers may qualify for the expanded Property Tax Fairness Credit and the Senior Property Tax Deferral programs among others. Information and applications for all Maine State programs can be found on our professional assessor’s website:
The assessors are in the Town Office on Thursdays. If you need to speak directly to them, you can call at 354-2375 on Thursday or call that number during the week to make an in-person appointment for Thursday.
Transfer Station Attendant
Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program
Are you struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments or other housing costs due to COVID-19 related financial hardships? The Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund may be able to help.
The 2022 Cushing Town Reports
at the Town Office
and the Library
and download (.pdf) here
A Message to Cushing Landowners
Dear Cushing Landowners,
As spring building season approaches I want to remind everyone that any building over 100 sq ft requires an intent to build notice before work can begin. Plumbing and Land Use applications are also required as needed.
All of these forms can be found on the town website at https://www.cushing.maine.gov/ordinances/. If you have any questions about these permits or other code enforcement questions feel free to email me at email@example.com. Or call 354-2375.
Matthew D. Deane
Code Enforcement Officer
Fiber Internet for Cushing
Dear Cushing resident,
We are reaching out to you, to request that you use the below link to provide internet speed test data that can be used by Cushing in a grant application to the state for grant money to bring fiber internet to our town.
As you may recall, our residents voted last June to join the Midcoast Internet Development Corporation, a community-owned broadband utility district, to bring high speed fiber internet to Cushing and other areas. A key part of our work has been to apply for state grant money to help build out this network. The state has decided that it will give grant money first to locations in the state that are considered “unserved” for internet service. The state defines “unserved” locations as those with internet speeds that are slower than 50 mbps download and 10 mbps upload. This is not based on what the internet company (e.g. Spectrum) says its speeds are, but is based on actual speed test data. If either of these measures is not met, the location would be considered unserved and eligible for state grant money. Importantly, Spectrum often has difficulty meeting the 10 mbps upload speed at many locations. Those locations would, therefore, be classified as unserved and eligible for grant money.
The state’s current map for Cushing lists Cushing as having 75 unserved locations and 807 underserved locations (speeds between 50-99 mbps download and 10-99 upload). We believe that the state mapping is inaccurate, and that Cushing has many more unserved locations than currently indicated. By clicking on the below link, you can automatically run a speed test and replace the data that the state currently has for your location with real, more accurate data. Correcting this with actual speed test data would allow Cushing to obtain more state grant money to install fiber internet.
midcoast.vetro.io (enter your address in the box in the upper left)
Thank you for helping Cushing work towards building out fiber internet in our town.
Sincerely, Cushing Selectboard
The municipality of Cushing administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA §4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance is available for public inspection at the town office. Also available for inspection is a copy of the State’s General Assistance Statutes, as copies of the State law are made available to the municipality, by the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Cushing Community Center Monday- 8:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday- 8:30am-4:30pm, and Friday-7:30-2:30pm.
In case of an emergency, applicants may contact: Cheryl Stackpole at 691-3496.
A written decision must be issued within 24 hours from the time of application.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ toll-free telephone number, to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program, is 1-800-442-6003.
This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA §4304-4305
Town of Cushing
Broadband Planning Report
A copy of the report can be found 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.
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
Substance Abuse and Recovery
Hotlines / Crisis Numbers
Local Assistance, Information and Services for Maine
Useful License Links