For Immediate Release
Municipal officials are pleased to announce that the Town of Bridgton has received a $6,134 dividend check from the Maine Municipal Association as a result of its good loss experience and loss prevention programs.
The Maine Municipal Association offers three self-funded pools for municipal and quasipublic entities in Maine: The Workers Compensation Fund formed in 1978, the Property & Casualty Pool formed in 1987 and the Unemployment Compensation Fund formed in 1978.
The programs are overseen by governing boards of elected and appointed municipal officials. Each year the boards review each program's loss experience to determine if dividends may be paid. Patricia Kablitz, Director of Risk Management Services for MMA, said more than 77 percent of program participants received a dividend this year for their good risk management practices and loss experience.
This year the Workers Compensation Fund has distributed almost $650,000 in dividends to participants and the Property and Casualty Pool has paid dividends of nearly $550,000, for total payments ofjust under $1.2 million returned directly to MMA members.
In the twenty years the Maine Municipal Association has been paying dividends, the two programs have returned over $21 million to participating members. For more information about any of the NfNfA Risk Management Services programs, including online training programs and other services, check the offerings on their website at www.memun.org and click on the Risk Management Services link, or call 1-800-5905583.
The Town of Bridgton is seeking bids for a 2018 Police Cruiser.
Please see bid package for more information.
Highland Lake Lowering Notification
Starting on October 1, 2017, Highland Lakes’ water level will be lowered temporarily so lakefront property owners can perform dock repairs, place rip rap, clean the exposed lake bottom along the shoreline, and perform other waterfront improvements.
Lakefront property owners should take actions necessary to protect their personal property. This includes, but is not limited to, adjusting pontoon retaining lines and properly securing or removing boats, canoes and kayaks.
Owners planning improvements to their docks or shorelines are advised to consult D.E.P and Robert Baker, Code Enforcement Officer for allowed improvements or permits required prior to doing so. If you have any questions regarding which improvements require approval, contact Robert Baker at email@example.com or call (207) 803-9952.
Town of Bridgton
Release Date: July 10, 2015
CODERED Emergency Alert System -Voice Over IP (VOIP)
The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center began using the CODERED emergency Alert system about a month ago and reports that the system is working well.
According to Director Bill Holmes, “staff members report that the system is easy to use and functions well.” Holmes said that last week, the CODERED system was used to alert area residents / businesses in Windham of a missing elderly woman. Within minutes, after receiving the alert notice, a local bank called to report that the woman reported missing was inside the bank.
An update to the initial CODERED implementation includes notifying citizens in Cumberland County using VOIP telephones who wish to receive the emergency alert notices that they will need to “opt in” their telephone information in order to alert notices.
Citizens can opt in their cellular telephones and VOIP telephones by going to the Cumberland County website at cumberlandcounty.org and selecting the CODERED Icon.
Additional questions may be directed to Glen Glarland, Fire Chief for the Town of Bridgton, at 207-647-8814
Georgiann M. Fleck
Public Information Officer