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Council approves School Department Budget


In a second Town Council Special Meeting this week, the council voted 5-2 on May 19, 2022 in favor of approving the Cape Elizabeth School Department Budget FY23 as recommended by the School Board for a total appropriation of $31,255,751 and estimate…

Fort Williams Park posts 2 RFPs


The Master Plan Update 2021 for Fort Williams Park, approved by the Town Council on November 8, 2021, includes recommendations to improve the freshwater pond located at Fort Williams Park and the stabilization of Goddard Mansion.  As such, the Town …

Council approves referring to the Ordinance Committee development of consultant RFP for ad hoc Housing Diversity Study Committee


During the Town Council Special Meeting on May 16, 2022, the council voted 3-2 in favor of referring to the Ordinance Committee the development of an Ad Hoc Housing Diversity Study Committee Consultant Request for Proposal (RFP).  Per Town Ordinance…

Lighting for Lions Field approved by Planning Board


On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 the Planning Board voted 6-0 in favor of approving a site plan amendment to install lighting on the Upper Lions Field, located at 221 Ocean House Road.  The Town of Cape Elizabeth, represented by Cape Elizabeth Little League…

Councilors unable to complete vote for School Board FY23 Budget


The Town Council was unable to carry out a successful vote on the School Board Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on Monday, May 16, 2022.  With two councilors absent, the final vote of 3-2 did not reach the required number of 4 votes for an order to pass per …

Spurwink School parking lot project canceled


Spurwink School Parking Lot CIP Project 2002-5105 has been abandoned because the cost of renovating the structure itself is in excess of $1 million.  In an April 11, 2022 Memo from Finance Director John Quartararo, "Without the ability to utilize th…

Thomas Memorial Library Foundation gift approved by council


At the May 9, 2022 Town Council meeting, the council unanimously approved the acceptance of a cash gift in the amount of $50,000 from the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation and the appropriation of said funds into the Thomas Memorial Library Fund, D…

Head light Keepers Quarters to be painted in time for National Governors Association event


The Town Council voted  7-0 on May 9, 2022 in favor of appropriating $40,000 from the fund balance account of the Portland Head Light Fund and further authorize an interfund transfer of $40,000 from the Portland Head Light Fund to the General Fund i…

Council approves sewer fee increases


On Monday, May 9, 2022 the Town Council voted 7-0 in favor of approving the recommendation made by Town Manager Matthew Sturgis and Public Works Director Jay Reynolds to amend the Fee Schedule for increased sewer rates of 3% each year for a three-ye…

Cape Elizabeth School Building Project to host design workshop


With the April 11, 2022 Town Council approval of a bond order to complete a schematic design, the School Board's Building Oversight Committee has scheduled a series of workshops to facilitate the charge.  On Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. the commit…

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