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Draft Polystyrene Foam Ban Ordinance

Dear Business Owner

 At the January 19, 2016 Brunswick Town Council meeting, the Town Council set a Public Hearing for Monday, March 21, 2016 to consider an ordinance banning polystyrene foam (“Styrofoam”) food and beverage containers in the Town of Brunswick. The proposed ordinance is attached for your reference.

Recognizing that this ordinance may have a direct impact on your business, the Town Council asked staff to provide several opportunities for community input and especially for business input. Please consider attending an information session and/or the Public Hearing (see timeline below). We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

 

Activity Timing
Business & Community Information Session, co-hosted by Town Recycling and Sustainability Committee, Brunswick Downtown Association and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

 

February 22, 2016 (Monday)

7:30 A.M.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library (23 Pleasant Street)

Business & Community Information Session, co-hosted by Town Recycling and Sustainability Committee, Brunswick Downtown Association and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

 

February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)

6:30 P.M.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library (23 Pleasant Street)

Business & Community Information Session, co-hosted by Town Recycling and Sustainability Committee, Brunswick Downtown Association and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber,

 

March 3, 2016 (Thursday)

Noon

Conference Room #206, Town Hall

(85 Union Street)

Public Hearing conducted

(Council usually waits until the next Town Council meeting to hold the vote on the Public Hearing item)

March 21, 2016 (Monday)

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, Town Hall

(85 Union Street)

Ordinance approved if Council supports April 4, 2016 (Monday)

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, Town Hall

(85 Union Street)

Businesses have opportunity to request temporary exemption, based on undue hardship, from the Town Manager

 

April 5, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Ban and enforcement provisions “activated”

 

October 1, 2016

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Linda Smith, Town of Brunswick, Business Development Manager at 207-721-0292 or lsmith@brunswickme.org. Thank you for your time and interest.

Solarize Brunswick – Press Release Regarding Selected Vendor

Site to find information on new program – www.solarizebrunswick.com

Town of Brunswick – Solarize Brunswick page

 

Please find a link to this information

Link to the full Maine Economic Development Guide

Davis Fund information

 

Click here to go to the Committee’s page

 

Brunswick Zoning Ordinance Annotated Outline link below

http://www.brunswickme.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Brunswick.ZO_.Annotated.Outline.Jan14.pdf

 

 

The Town of Brunswick has a variety of openings to serve on boards.  For more information on applying, contact the Town Clerk’s office 725-6658.  For a complete listing of upcoming vacancies or for information on boards in general go to Boards and Committee page.