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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Select Board
Meeting
May 23, 2022
6:00pm
Cushing Community Center
Agenda, when available,  here.


 Planning Board
Joint Workshop with the Select Board
May 21, 2022
 8:00AM  
Cushing Community Center


Announcements


Town of Cushing
Pleasant View Cemetery Turf Reseeding Bid

The Town of Cushing is accepting bids on loaming and reseeding Pleasant View cemetery located on the west side of Davis Point Road in Cushing. The cemetery will be treated for grubs (do not include treatment in your bid) in June and needs extensive loam replacement, grading and grass reseeding after the grubs are gone. There is no irrigation available so Fall reseeding may be best.

Work needs to be completed by October 15, 2022.

Sealed bids labeled “ Pleasant View Cemetery bid” will be accepted at the Cushing Town Office, until 4:30 P.M. on Monday, June 13, 2022.

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.


ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE

Absentee Ballots are available at the Cushing Town Office for the June 14, 2022, Primary Election. The RSU #13 School Budget Referendum absentee ballots will not be available until after the Budget Meeting that will be held on May 24, 2022, at 6:00 P.M.

To receive an absentee ballot, a registered voter may come to the town office to vote, call 354-2375 for a ballot to be mailed to the voter (only the voter may do this), or come in and fill out a request form to pick up a ballot. Immediate family members may come in and fill out an application to take a ballot to a family member.

Please note:  Due to State Statute Title 21-A section 753-B Wednesday, June 8, 2022, will be the last day to request an absentee ballot or vote by absentee unless a voter meets the criteria for a Special Circumstance Application. Only the voter can fill out the Special Circumstance Application. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 354-2375.


TOWN OF CUSHING
OFFICE ASSISTANT (updated)

The Town of Cushing is seeking applicants for a part-time Office Assistant. The qualified applicant will assist the Town Clerk/Treasurer and Tax Collector in performing a wide variety of duties including, but not limited to, processing motor vehicle registrations, collection of taxes and other payments/fees, cash-ups, records/file management, answering phone inquiries, elections, and general clerical and bookkeeping duties as required. Solid experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is expected, as well as overall computer literacy and the willingness and competency to learn new things. Qualified individuals must be able to multi-task, be highly motivated, maintain confidentiality, have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as basic math skills.   

This is a regular part-time position of approximately 10 hours per week and occasionally more on certain weeks as needed to cover vacations, elections, etc. Applicant must be able to be bonded.
The applicant does not need to be a Cushing resident.

To apply please submit cover letter, resume, and at least three work-related references to:

Town of Cushing
Office Assistant Search
39 Cross Road, Cushing, ME 04563
or via e-mail at cushingme@roadrunner.com

The Town of Cushing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Veterans Committee

The Town of Cushing is looking to form a Veterans Committee to help honor our local Veterans. The first meeting will be Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm at the Cushing Community Center. Anyone who wishes to help on this committee is encouraged to attend. Presently two gentlemen from Friendship in their early 80s are the ones taking care of our Cushing cemetery Veteran’s graves, we are hoping this committee will help our residents take over that honor. Any questions you can contact Dan Staples at 207-691-8000.


Local Health Officer (updated)

The Town of Cushing is seeking applicants for Local Health Officer. The Local Health Officer is a public health official appointed for a three-year period and responsible to the Select Board. This is a stipend paid position with no set hours. Applicant does not have to be from Cushing, but must be at least 18 years or older, and hold a high school diploma, GED, or documentation of successful completion of a home-schooling program. The Local Health Officer should be qualified by education, training, or experience in the field of public health. There is online training that is required.

Interested candidates please contact the Town Office at 354-2375 or
e-mail cushingme@roadrunner.com

The Town of Cushing is an equal opportunity employer.

Job description here


Cushing Town Reports

Town Reports have arrived and are available for
pick up at the Town Office and at the Cushing
Library.


General Assistance

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: Alton Grover at 701-7808.  

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.

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