Rivers & Coastal Waters Commission

Rivers & Coastal Waters Commission

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The Rivers & Coastal Waters Commission (RCWC) was formed in 2014 to oversee the implementation of the Harbor Management Plan; develop and present recommendations to the Town Council on the usage of the coastline, anchorages, moorings, and related town owned property.  RCWC members are appointed by the Town Council and consists of 3 citizen representatives, 1 Commercial representative, 1 members from the Parks and Recreation Commission, 1 member from the Brunswick Marine Resources Committee, 1 member from the Conservation Commission. The Commission regularly meets at 6pm on the fourth wednesday of every month at the Brunswick Town Hall, either room 206 upstairs or the Council Chambers downstairs.

Rivers & Coastal Waters Commissioners

Rivers & Coastal Waters Commissioners

Mr. Bill Good ~ Citizen Representative  Term expires 5/1/2019

Mrs. Helene Harrower ~ Commercial Enterprise~ Term expires 5/1/2020

(Vice-Chair) Mrs. Sue Stableford ~ Citizen Representative ~  Term expires 5/1/2019

(Chairman) Mr. Mark Worthing ~ Citizen Representative ~ Term expires 5/1/2020

Mr. Steve Walker ~ Town Council Representative

Mr. Dave Watson ~ Town Council Representative

Mr. William Wilkoff ~ Parks and Recreation Representative

Mr. Marko Melendy ~ Brunswick Marine Resources Committee ~

Mrs. Amanda Bunker ~ Conservation Commission ~

Mr. Douglas Niven ~ Citizen Alternate ~ Term expires 5/1/2019

Mr. Cory Theberge ~ Citizen Alternate ~ Term expires 5/1/2020

STAFF  Harbor Master Daniel Devereaux

Harbor Plan

This Harbor Management Plan serves to address the growing need for effective management of the Town of Brunswick’s coastal and navigable waters. The plan should be considered a guidance document and a tool for the Town, the Marine Resource Committee, and future committees.

The plan consists of five major components:

INVENTORY: Documents existing conditions within Brunswick’s major harbor areas, including (but not limited to): physical features, natural resources, habitats, uses, access points, moorings, and marine infrastructure.

MAPPING: The previous section is supported by mapping of inventoried features. The maps are provided in an appendix to this report and GIS based mapping data generated during this project (e.g. locations of moorings, piers, and access points) have been provided electronically to the Town.

PRIMARY GOALS: Four broad goals are put forth that encompass the overall management objectives presented. These goals can be used as general guiding principles in effective harbor planning and decision making.

HARBOR & WATERFRONT OBJECTIVES: Documents the specific issues and objectives identified through this study. Topics are discussed with reference to successful examples from other towns and organizations and recommendations are provided. The commentary in this section supplements the list of objectives and priorities found in the appendices.

HARBOR ORDINANCE UPDATES: The Town’s Harbor Ordinance, enacted in 2005, stands to be improved in a number of areas. This section provides draft language for improving the ordinance to follow the recommendations of this plan. Relevant ordinance provisions from several Maine municipalities have been referenced for this section.

2015 Adopted Harbor Regulations

Citizens Guide of Coastal Laws

Local Mooring Regulation & suggested Industry Standards

Harbor Management Plan

Town of Brunswick Local Mooring Regulations

Reports:

MPBL Eelgrass Mitigation Report

Brunswick Sea Level Rise Report

Brunswick Water Access Aerial Map

New Meadows Lake Modeling

State of New Meadows 2002

Maquoit Bay Climate Adaptation Plan

MPBL Citizens Advisory Report

2007MPBL Cooperative Managemt Agreement

Boat Launch Comps.

Typical Moorings used in Brunswick Waters