Milbridge Comprehensive Plan Update

Using funds from a CDBG Planning Grant the Town of Milbridge appointed a Comprehensive Plan Committee and spent the last 12 months updating its Comprehensive Plan. The current Comprehensive Plan was written in 1995 and adopted in 1996. Since that time, change has taken place, both in Milbridge and in Maine law as it relates land use and municipal comprehensive plans.

The Comprehensive Plan pulls together information on a wide-range of community issues to assess trends and establish town policies over 10- to 15-year period. The entire Comprehensive Plan update is posted below as it was submitted to the State Planning Office in early April for their review.

There are variety of ways to be involved in the Comprehensive Plan. We want your input and involvement, please see below to find out more. Click here to find out more about Comprehensive Planning in general.

The final set of plan documents are assembled below for download.

The Comprehensive Plan was reviewed by the State Planning Office during April and May of 2012. The Comprehensive Plan was found to be consistent with the Growth Management Act on June 21, 2012. It was adopted

Submission Form

Acceptance for Review

State Agency Referral Letter

Completeness Finding

Consistency Finding  June 21, 2012

Other Agency Comments (attached to Completeness Finding above)

Chapters Review Questions
Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter A. Executive Summary, Community Vision and Public Participation
Chapter B. Historic & Archaeological Resources SPO Review Questions
Chapter C. Population SPO Review Questions
Chapter D. Public Facilities & Services SPO Review Questions
Chapter E. Recreation SPO Review Questions
Chapter F. Natural Resources SPO Review Questions
Chapter G. Agricultural and Forestry Resources SPO Review Questions
Chapter H. Marine Resources SPO Review Questions
Chapter I. Economy & Employment SPO Review Questions
Chapter J. Housing SPO Review Questions
Chapter K. Transportation SPO Review Questions
Chapter L. Fiscal Capacity SPO Review Questions
Chapter M. Land Use SPO Review Questions
Chapter N. Regional Coordination
Chapter O. Implementation
Chapter P. Town Survey


Map 1. Location

Map 2. Public Facilities & Services (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Map 3. Topography & Floodplains (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Map 4. Land Cover (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Map 5. Water Resources (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Map 6. Critical Habitat (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Map 7. Soils Classification (PDF, 4.6 MB)

Map 8. Marine Resources (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Map 9. Transportation (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Map 10. Current Land Use

Map 11. Proposed Land Use


Appendix A. Town Survey & Written Comments; Visioning Meeting Summary

Appendix B. Growth Management Strategies from 1995 Comp Plan

Appendix C. State Policies

Appendix D. Public Input Summary 2010

Appendix E. Evaluation Measures


Walkability Audit (2010)  

Ways to be involved

Community members were consulted throughout the Comprehensive Plan Update process through a variety of means.

Committee Members

Morna Bell

Alison Enslin

Ramona Phinney

BJ Seymour

Gary Willey

Ellen Strout

Bobbie Matthews

June Rolfe

Gary Willey

Andy Wilson

Lewis Pinkham, Town Manager