THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 AT TOWN CENTER, LOCATED AT 208 WALDOBORO RD. 

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.   POLLS OPEN FOR TOWN ELECTIONS

2:00 P.M.   RESULTS AND ANNUAL TOWN MEETING


Bremen Town Reports are In!

The Town Report covering January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 is available for pickup by property owners at the Town Office or the Bremen Library.

Please be advised that these reports will not be mailed this year.


Bremen Fire Department/Patriotic Club Annual Supper and Auction

Saturday, August 4

Dinner at 5 pm with auction to follow. This year the meal will be BBQ chicken; the cost is $12 per meal.  Reservations are required for the meal and will be accepted starting July 16.  Please contact Ron Poland at 529-5326 or Bonnie Poland at 540-3395 to make reservations.  Everyone is welcome (No reservations required.) for the auction following the dinner.  The auction will probably start around 6 p.m.


 

TOWN OF BREMEN PUBLIC NOTICE

The Department of Marine Resources has granted the following shellfish licenses to the Town of Bremen for 2018.  Licenses go on sale at the Bremen Town Center on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.  Fees must be paid in full when a license is issued.  A list of persons eligible for renewal licenses is available at the Town Center.  Renewal licenses are reserved for sale to individuals who have earned priority status under the Bremen Shellfish Conservation Ordinance as enacted on August 17, 2017.

Renewal licenses must be purchased within twelve (12) Town Office business days of first issuance.  Renewal licenses must be purchased by Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

If renewal licenses remain unsold after the 30-day initial issuance, they shall be made available to persons who qualify for that class by lottery, at the approved fee.  If licenses remain unpurchased after ninety (90) days from initial issuance, it shall be made available to any person by lottery, at the approved fee.

Class                         Subclass                                          Number                     Cost
Commercial               Resident                                                 32                                $260.00
Commercial               Nonresident                                             4                                $360.00
Commercial               Student/Junior Resident                      8                                   $15.00
Commercial               Student/Junior Nonresident                1                                  $30.00
The following licenses are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Recreational             Resident                                                   50                                   $12.50
Recreational             Nonresident                                               5  (sold out)              $25.00


Survey Available for Bremen Residents

The Bremen Conservation Commission is working on a plan to make the 4.5 acres of the Bremen Town Center Property more usable for residents of the town.

When the Bremen School closed many years ago and students in the town joined Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta, the Bremen Town Office moved to the former school building.  On the former school grounds were a ball field and playground.  The playground equipment was removed long ago, but the basic ball field grounds remain.  The plan is to preserve and refurbish the ball field and to make the rest of the 4.5 acres more usable for residents of all generations.

To provide the opportunity for Bremen residents to offer suggestions for this project, a survey will be made available on the Bremen town web site, and copies of the survey will be available in the town office beginning June 27.  The deadline for completion and submission will be indicated on the survey.  The information gathered will be reviewed by the Bremen Conservation Commission, the Bremen Selectmen, and a representative of the Bremen Library Board.  This information will then be provided to the project planner for consideration in carrying out the project.  Two meetings will be held to inform residents of the process for the project and to offer opportunities for residents’ comments and suggestions.  The Bremen Conservation Commission looks forward to receiving responses to the survey.

Please be advised that the reference to “residents” in the survey concerning the Bremen Town Center Project means both year around residents and seasonal residents.  Hard copies are available in the town office.

Conservation Commission Town Center Survey


The Bremen Conservation Commission will meet on July 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Bremen Library.


Recording Secretary for Bremen Planning Board needed.  See job duties below:

Recording Secretary Job Duties 2018


 

The Town of Bremen is currently seeking volunteers to serve as alternate members on the Planning Board.  Please call the Town Office for more information. 


The following is offered as a friendly reminder to all Bremen residents who are contemplating any construction-related activity on their property including but not limited to new construction, expansion, relocation, replacement, demolition, clearing, change of use, and road building.  Under those circumstances, residents should do the following to see what is allowed, what ordinances apply, and what might require a permit:

  • Consult the appropriate Town ordinances, which are on the Town’s website.
  • Consult the Town Code Enforcement Officer; the Town office can supply contact information.

The following options also are available:

  • Apply for an informal, non-binding pre-application conference with the Planning Board.
  • Confer with the Town planning consultant. See the Town Clerk for the consultant’s hours. 

In sum, the Town and its staff stand ready to help residents through any construction-related activity.  Prospective applicants must take the first step to consult the appropriate ordinance before construction begins.  After-the-fact permits are not automatically granted and are very expensive to acquire.  If an after-the-fact permit is not granted and a violation has occurred, the applicant may be required to undo what has been done at his or her expense.

Thank you.


The Bremen Conservation Commission welcomes visitors to our meetings and would love to get more members of the community involved. We are looking for a new regular voting member to bring the size of the group to seven. We also welcome associate members. Thanks! Contact the Town Center for more information.


The Harbor Committee concluded discussions on revisions to the Harbor Ordinance.  Stay posted for Public Hearing.  No date scheduled at this time.

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The Bremen Fire Department and First Responders need Members.  If you can help, please contact the Town Office.


Bremen Town Office Weather Closures will be published on WGME, CBS Channel 13