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
Consistency Finding June 21, 2012
Other Agency Comments (attached to Completeness Finding above)
|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
Ways to be involved
Community members were consulted throughout the Comprehensive Plan Update process through a variety of means.
The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee itself was composed of a broad cross section of individuals from the town including small business owners, current and former Planning Board and Comprehensive Plan Committee members, municipal officials, and representatives from civic organizations.
The activities and draft documents of the Comprehensive Plan Committee were posted on the web site of the Washington County Council of Governments who provided consulting support to the town in the preparation of the Update.
Public input was solicited in several ways.
There was a questionnaire regarding town facilities and services distributed to all residents in 2010.
Another town-wide survey was mailed to all resident and non-resident property owners in 2011.
A Community Visioning Meeting was advertised widely and held in November, 2011.
Lewis Pinkham, Town Manager