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Town Closures Due to Anticipated Snow Storm Thursday, December 17, 2020


In anticipation of the first major winter storm of the season the following facilities will be closed on Thursday, December 17, 2020:   Town Hall, Community Services, Richards Community Pool, Cape Elizabeth Fitness Center, Thomas Memorial Li…

Council approves 2021 appointments to boards and committees; openings remain on Board of Assessment Review, Fort Williams Park Committee, Recycling Committee, and Personnel Appeals Board


The Town Council on December 14, 2020 appointed 16 citizens to town boards and committees.  New terms begin Jan. 1, 2021. Openings remain on the Board of Assessment Review, Fort Williams Park Committee, Recycling Committee, and Personne…

Rep. Talbot Ross to Participate in Civil Rights Committee Meeting December 17


State Representative Rachel Talbot Ross, Chair of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations will join the Cape Elizabeth Civil Rights Committee to discuss the work and recommendations of the …

Town Manager's Report


December 14, 2020 Our battle against COVID-19 continues, as recent reports have shown increases in the positive cases, while last week Cumberland County was officially placed on the watch list by the Maine CDC.  With that information in mind…

Candidates Needed for Town Boards and Committees


The Town Council Appointments Committee is accepting applications from residents to fill vacancies on the following town boards and committees: Board of Assessment Review Fort Williams Park Committee Personnel Appeals Board Recyc…

Cape Elizabeth Police Department Food Drive Saturday, December 12


The Cape Elizabeth Police Benevolent Association  will be sponsoring a food drive this Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the IGA parking lot located at 339 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.  All mone…

Questionnaire and Five User Groups Scheduled for Fort Williams Master Plan


The Fort Williams Park Committee launched the beginning of the Master Plan Update on September 24, 2020 [see article].  The Master Plan, shaped by direct input from community members, landscape architects, engineers, and architects,&n…

Planning Board Approves Site Plan for Public Safety Telecommunications Tower


Following a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Planning Board voted unanimously in favor of granting the Town of Cape Elizabeth’s request for a Site Plan Review of a new 180' tall public safety telecommunications tower and a…

Planning Board Approves Short Term Rental Amendments and Revision of Recommendation Number 86 of 2019 Comprehensive Plan


Updated: November 19, 2020 Nine citizens spoke at the November 17, 2020 Public Hearing on Short Term Rental Amendments: four people spoke in favor of the amendments and five spoke against.  Following the Public Hearing, the Planning Board vo…

Town Council Progresses Sustainable Community Goal


The Town Council is forging ahead in their efforts to ensure a sustainable future for the town as outlined in the Town Council Goals 2020 and the 2019 Comprehensive Plan.  At the November 9 Town Council meeting  the council voted …

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