Scarborough & Cape Elizabeth joint workshop on Sawyer Road

Updated 2/8/2024:  The February 7th joint workshop between the town councils of Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough is available for viewing here.  The workshop lasts approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes.  The remainder of the recording is a Scarborough Town Council meeting.

The town councils of Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough will meet in workshop today, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Scarborough's Municipal Building to continue discussions regarding frequent flooding of Sawyer Road/Street and a $1.5 million grant awarded by the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP).  The two councils last met on March 16, 2022 to discuss past and projected tidal impacts on the Sawyer Road/Street culvert.   

In order to utilize the grant both towns would have to comply with removing 1,400 feet of road from Spurwink marsh and 62+ acres of saltwater wetland restoration or enhancement (requiring complete road removal).  Additionally, both Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough would need to meet a municipal cash match.  The councils will assess their respective community's infrastructure needs to determine how to move forward.   Each town will hold meetings in the spring and summer of 2024.

The workshop will be open to the public via Zoom as included in the agenda and available here.   The Scarborough Municipal Building is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME.

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