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SECTION TOPIC             GOALS AND POLICIES                STRATEGIES                                              WHO   DATE DATE ONGOING?
                          Related State Goal(s):
LU.G1   Future Land Use
                          To encourage orderly growth
                          and development in appropriate
                          areas of each community, while
                          protecting the State's rural
                          character, making efficient use
                          of public services, and
                          preventing development sprawl.
LU.G2
LU.G3                     Town Goal:
                          To preserve Casco's rural
                          character while providing
                          adequate areas for residential
LU.G4                     and commercial growth.
LU.P0                     Policies:
                          1. To direct projected residential A. Apply for a state implementation grant. If
                          growth to growth areas, and        approved, move date of next item out two years
LU.P1                     divert it away from rural areas.   from grant approval date.                              BOS         Dec-03
                                                             B. Develop and propose new zoning ordinance
                                                             provisions that implement the Village, Village
                                                             Expansion, Residential and Rural Districts in
                                                             accordance with the information in the Future Land
LU.P1                                                        Use section of this Comprehensive Plan.                PB          Jun-05
                                                             C. Establish a municipal investment policy that
                                                             targets investments in the Village and Village
LU.P1                                                        Expansion Districts.                                   BOS         Jun-06
                                                             D. Develop a plan, with MDOT, for slowing traffic in
                                                             Casco Village, South Casco Village and Webb's
LU.P1                                                        Mills Village.                                         BOS         Jun-05
                                                             E. Conduct an inventory of significant village trees
LU.P1                                                        and assess their health and longevity.                 CC          Dec-06
                                                             F. Develop a plan for “street” trees in village
LU.P1                                                        districts.                                             CC          Jun-07
                                                             G. Track building permits and lot divisions by
LU.P1                                                        district on an annual basis.                           CEO    SD   Jan-04   ongoing
                                        H. Propose new road construction standards in
                                        subdivisions that reduce construction costs, allow
                                        roads at an appropriate scale and promote
LU.P1                                   interconnections.                                    PB    Jun-06
                                        I. Investigate construction of pedestrian ways in
LU.P1                                   new growth areas or existing Village Districts.      PSC   Dec-05
                                        J. Study and make recommendations on lease and
LU.P1                                   transfer of development rights.                      BOS   Dec-07
        2. To ensure Casco’s ordinance A. Review and propose additional Home
        allows for appropriate          Occupation Standards for different levels of use
LU.P2   commercial and industrial uses. and in different districts.                          PB    Apr-04
                                        B. Propose definition and performance standard
                                        changes to clarify "light industrial use" and
LU.P2                                   manufacturing/processing.                            PB    Apr-05
                                        C. Develop and propose ordinance changes to the
                                        Commercial District that implements the changes
                                        outlined in the Future Land Use section of this
                                        Comprehensive Plan.
        3.To discourage or prohibit     A. Continue participation in the National Flood
LU.P3   growth in natural hazard areas. Insurance Program.                                   BOS            ongoing
                                        B. Continue to prohibit development on slopes in
                                        keeping with state and local regulations and
LU.P3                                   recommendations.                                     PB             ongoing
                                                   Implementation Strategies

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SECTION TOPIC                                           STRATEGIES                                            WHO   DATE DATE ONGOING?
        Economic       Related State Goal(s):
EC.G1   Development
                       To promote an economic climate
                       which increases job
                       opportunities and overall
EC.G2                  economic well-being.
EC.G3                  Town Goal:
                       To ensure slow, steady
                       commercial and industrial
                       growth in keeping with Casco’s
EC.G4                  rural character and values.
EC.P                   Policies:
                       1. Ensure an attractive business
                       environment for small
                       businesses compatible with our A. Provide an adequate telecommunications
EC.P1                  values.                          infrastructure.                                       BOS         Dec-07
                                                        B. Profile the types of businesses that fit Casco’s
                                                        character and values as described in the
                                                        Comprehensive Plan and work toward attracting
EC.P1                                                   them.                                                 BOS         Dec-05
                                                        C. Track Home Occupations annually for a more
EC.P1                                                   accurate picture of economic activity in Casco.       CEO    SD   Dec-04   ongoing
                                                        D. Continue to fund regional economic development
                                                        efforts, such as the Lake Region Development
EC.P1                                                   Council.                                              BOS         Dec-04   ongoing
                                                        E. Review and propose additional Home
                                                        Occupation Standards for different levels of use
EC.P1                                                   and in different districts.                           PB          Apr-04
                                                        F. Pursue regional business park opportunities with
EC.P1                                                   area towns.                                           BOS    SD            ongoing
                       2. Ensure Casco’s ordinance      A. Propose definition and performance standard
                       allows for appropriate           changes to clarify "light industrial use" and
EC.P2                  commercial and industrial uses. manufacturing/processing.                              PB          Apr-05
                                                        B. Review and propose ordinance language to
                                                        ensure allowed commercial and industrial uses are
                                                        consistent with values and character in appropriate
EC.P2                                                   districts.                                            PB          Apr-05
ED.G1      Education   Town Goal:

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                    To provide quality education for
                    Casco’s children at a reasonable
ED.G2               cost.
                    To change the funding of
                    education to a more progressive
ED.G3               tax system.
ED.G4               Related State Goal(s):
                    To plan for, finance and develop
                    an efficient system of public
                    facilities and services to
                    accommodate anticipated
ED.G5               growth and development.
ED.P                Policies:
                    1. Encourage more
                    communications with SAD 61
                    and accountability to the Town A. Meet with Casco’s School Board members on a
ED.P1               and taxpayers.                   semi-annual basis.                                       BOS   SD             ongoing
                                                     B. Recommend additional ways for the school
                                                     district to communicate with taxpayers, particularly
                                                     those who do not have children in the public school
ED.P1                                                system.                                                  CAP         Jun-04
                                                     C. Request an analysis of the District’s last five
ED.P1                                                years’ revenues.                                         BOS         Sep-03
                                                     D. Request a 10-year projection of the District’s
                                                     revenues and expenses that includes both
ED.P1                                                operating costs and capital costs.                       BOS         Sep-03
                                                     E. Make recommendations to change the way the
                                                     budget referendum is organized to provide a
ED.P1                                                meaningful veto power to voters.                         BOS         Jul-04
                    2. Change the way public         A. Educate voters on the need for tax reform at the
ED.P2               schools are funded.              State level.                                             BOS         Sep-03
                                                     B. Meet with State legislators twice yearly and ask
                                                     them to pass tax reform that will rely less overall on
ED.P2                                                local property taxes.                                    BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                     C. Lobby State legislators at least annually to more
                                                     fully fund the State’s share of education and
ED.P2                                                education-related mandates.                              BOS   SD             ongoing
                                                     D. Lobby US congressmen and senators at least
                                                     annually to fund education mandates at the
ED.P2                                                promised 40% level.                                      BOS   SD             ongoing

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           Agricultural      Town Goal:
FA.G       Resources
                             To protect the Town’s rural
                             character and its important
FA.G                         agricultural resources.
FA.G                         Related State Goal(s):
                             To safeguard the State’s
                             agricultural and forest resources
                             from development which
FA.G                         threatens those resources.
FA.P                         Policies:
                             1. Protect important farmland     A. Identify potentially important farmland parcels,
                             from irreversible development. based on soils, open space, rural character, etc., as
FA.P1                                                          part of the Open Space Plan.                           OSC           Jun-04
                                                               B. Identify and educate landowners of farmland
FA.P1                                                          parcels regarding ways to protect their land.         OSC/CC         Sep-04
                                                               C. Work with willing landowners and local and state
FA.P1                                                          organizations to permanently protect farmland.        OSC/CC         Dec-04
                             2. Allow and encourage            A. Review current zoning ordinance and propose
FA.P2                        appropriate farming activities.   changes:                                                PB           Jun-05
                                                               * ensuring that farming and related activities are
FA.P2                                                          allowed in appropriate districts
                                                               * limiting farming activities in some districts, e.g.
FA.P2                                                          village and commercial
                                                               * requiring appropriate buffering in residential
FA.P2                                                          districts.
FA.P2                                                          B. Educate residents about:                             CC           Dec-05
                                                               * the available resources related to farming
                                                               (Cooperative Extension, Department of Agriculture,
FA.P2                                                          Grange, 4-H, etc.).

FA.P2                                                          * the use of open fields for hay or other production.
                                                               * the Farm and Open Space Current Use Tax
FA.P2                                                          Program.
FA.P2                                                          * the appropriate application of sludge.
                                                               C. Hold a farming forum in Casco in conjunction
FA.P2                                                          with other towns and local and state agencies.          CC           Mar-05
                             3. Protect historically significant
FA.P3                        farm buildings.                     A. See Historic and Archaeological Action Plan.
FI.G       Fiscal Capacity   Town Goal:
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                    Assure the ability of the Town to
                    meet present and future needs
                    while maintaining an appropriate
                    undesignated fund balance,
                    keeping debt below acceptable
                    levels, and maintaining a stable
FI.G                tax rate.
FI.G                Related State Goal(s):
                    To plan for, financeand develop
                    an efficient system of public
                    facilities and services to
                    accommodate anticipated
                    growth and economic
FI.G                development.
FI.P                Policies:
                    1. Advocate for meaningful tax A. Continue yearly membership with Maine
FI.P1               reform at the State level         Municipal Association.                                 TM                    ongoing
FI.P1                                                 B. Lobby our local legislators for tax reform.         BOS    SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                      C. Educate voters on the need for tax reform at the
FI.P1                                                 State level.                                           BOS          Sep-03
                    2. Create and maintain a 10-      A. Develop projections of the School District's
FI.P2               year fiscal plan for Casco.       expenses for the next ten years.                       BOS    SD    Dec-04   ongoing
                                                      B. Expand the town's current capital budget to a 10-
FI.P2                                                 yr revenue and expense plan for all capital items.     FINC   SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                                                      C. Develop projections for municipal operating
FI.P2                                                 revenues and expenses for the next ten years.          FINC   SD    Jun-04   ongoing

FI.P2                                                D. Establish an acceptable debt limit for the town.     BOS          Dec-06
                                                     E. Establish needed reserve funds and add to them
FI.P2                                                annually.                                               BOS    SD    Dec-03   ongoing

                                                     F. Review financial details with Budget Committee
FI.P2                                                at the beginning of each budget cycle.                  FINC   SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                     G. Develop measures for tracking the town's fiscal
FI.P2                                                health.                                                 FINC         Dec-05
                    3. Educate townspeople on
                    fiscal matters.                  A. Recommend additions to financial information for
FI.P3                                                inclusion in the 2003 and all future Town Reports.      FINC         Aug-03
                                                     B. Publish Town Report within 90 days after the end
FI.P3                                                of the fiscal year.                                     BOS          Sep-03

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FI.P3                                                 C. Publish financial articles in a local newsletter.    FINC     SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                                                      D. Maintain 10 years of municipal operating
                                                      revenues and expenses in a computerized
FI.P3                                                 spreadsheet.                                             TM      SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                     4. Implement GASB 34 in a        A. Create a detailed action plan for its
FI.P4                timely way.                      implementation.                                        TM/FINC         Dec-03
FI.P4                                                 B. Provide funding for GASB 34 implementation.          BOS            Jul-03
FO.G       Forests   Town Goal:
                     Protect and enhance Casco’s
FO.G                 forest resources
FO.G                 Related State Goal(s):
                     To safeguard the State’s
                     agricultural and forest resources
                     from development which
FO.G                 threatens those resources.
FO.P                 Policies:
                     1. Encourage use of our forests A. Identify and educate owners of forested land in
                     as a sustainable economic         Tree Growth and those parcels larger than 25 acres
FO.P1                resource.                         regarding:                                              CC            May-05
FO.P1                                                  * The Tree Growth Tax Law
FO.P1                                                  * Conservation options
                                                       * Technical assistance available to smaller woodlot
FO.P1                                                  owners
                                                       * The importance of managing forested land for
FO.P1                                                  landowner values
                                                       B. Provide code enforcement officer with
                                                       informational brochures on conservation options,
                                                       available technical assistance, etc. to show to
FO.P1                                                  interested landowners.                                  CC            Dec-05
                                                       C. In conjunction with state and regional agencies,
                                                       hold a local forum for woodlot owners to discuss
                                                       their issues and to present them with ideas for
FO.P1                                                  using their resource for economic gain.                 CC            Oct-07
                     2. Ensure that potential adverse
                     environmental impacts of forest
FO.P2                practices are minimized.          A. Educate woodlot owners regarding:                    CC      SD    Dec-05   ongoing
                                                       * The connection between improper forest practices
FO.P2                                                  and diminished water quality.
FO.P2                                                  * Best Management Practices


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                                                               * The importance of trees to overall environmental
FO.P2                                                          quality
                                                               B. Review the need for a local timber harvesting
                                                               ordinance, including the need to address liquidation
FO.P2                                                          harvesting.                                             PB          Dec-06
                                                               C. Ensure strict enforcement of existing state and
                                                               local regulations regarding timber harvesting
FO.P2                                                          practices and erosion and sedimentation control.        BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                            3. Maintain those aspects of       A. Contact Maine Forest Service’s Community
                            rural character to which forests   Forester and Project Impact Coordinator for
FO.P3                       contribute.                        information on available programs and funding.          CC          Dec-05
                                                               B. Educate developers on the economic benefits of
                                                               retaining a good stand of trees when harvesting in
FO.P3                                                          preparation for development.                            CEO   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                               C. Propose ordinance changes that provide for
FO.P3                                                          vegetated/forested buffers along public roads.          PB          Jun-06
                                                               D. Conduct an inventory of significant village trees
FO.P3                                                          and assess their health and longevity.                  CC          Dec-06
FO.P3                                                          E. Develop a plan for “street” trees in village         CC          Jun-07
           Historic and     Town Goal:
HA.G       Archaeological
                            To identify and preserve our
                            historic and archaeological
HA.G                        resources.
HA.G                        Related State Goal(s):
                            To preserve the State’s historic
HA.G                        and archaeological resources.
HA.P                        Policies:
                            1. Strengthen protection of our    A. Review and propose ordinance wording to
                            known historic and                 protect known sites, historic buildings and sensitive
HA.P1                       archaeological resources.          archaeological areas. Consider:                         PB          Jun-06
                                                               * An assessment of the impact of proposed
                                                               development on adjacent or nearby National
HA.P1                                                          Historic Register-listed or eligible structures;
                                                               * Stronger language to preserve the character of
                                                               our traditional village areas and other early
HA.P1                                                          settlement locations.




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                                                     B. Require review by an MHPC-approved
                                                     archaeologist for development in or near sites
                                                     identified by MHPC as having historical or
HA.P1                                                archeological potential.                              PB          Jun-06
                     2. Identify other important     A. Seek volunteers to identify additional historic
HA.P2                historic resources in Casco.    resources including all cemeteries.                   BOS         Jun-04
                                                     B. Secure funding for conducting a survey and
                                                     creating an inventory of resources in consultation
HA.P2                                                with the MHPC.                                        BOS         Dec-04
                                                     C. Encourage owners of significant resources to
HA.P2                                                protect them by inclusion on the National Register.   BOS   SD    Jun-04   ongoing
                     3. Preserve and disseminate the A. Educate and encourage town and citizen
                     historic knowledge of Casco.    contribution to the Maine Memory Network
HA.P3                                                sponsored by the Maine Historical Society.            CAP   SD    Oct-03   ongoing
                                                     B. Encourage membership in the Raymond-Casco
HA.P3                                                Historical Society.                                   BOS         Mar-04
                                                     C. Record the historical information of
HA.P3                                                knowledgeable Casco residents.                        BOS         Dec-04
                                                     D. Review and update the written history of Casco
HA.P3                                                as necessary.                                         BOS         Dec-10
                                                     E. Create maps, brochures and other means to
                                                     educate residents and visitors about Casco’s
HA.P3                                                historic roots.(LRDC,Chamber of Commerce.)            BOS         Jun-06
HO.G       Housing   Town Goal:
                     Provide opportunities for
                     adequate and safe housing for
                     all segments of Casco’s
HO.G                 population.
HO.G                 Related State Goal(s):
                     To encourage and promote
                     affordable, decent housing
                     opportunities for all Maine
HO.G                 citizens.
HO.P                 Policy:




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                             1. Promote housing that is
                             affordable to Casco residents
                             with a target of at least 10% of
                             new housing affordable to          A. Continue to provide housing choices for senior
                             households that make less than     citizens by allowing multifamily housing, Residential
                             80% of median household            Care Facilities and Planned Residential
HO.P1                        income for the Portland MSA        Developments in appropriate areas                       PB                   ongoing
                                                                B. Continue to allow manufactured housing town-
                                                                wide and Manufactured Home Park expansion in
HO.P1                                                           the MHP District.                                       PB                   ongoing
                                                                C. Propose accessory apartments wherever single
                                                                family homes are allowed without requiring
                                                                additional lot area where adequate wastewater
HO.P1                                                           capacity can be demonstrated.                           PB          Jun-04
                                                                D. Re-examine the town’s density bonus for
                                                                affordable units in subdivisions, and propose
HO.P1                                                           refinements necessary to promote its use.               PB    SD    Jun-05   ongoing
                                                                E. Develop a process to track affordable housing
HO.P1                                                           annually.                                               TA    SD    Dec-03   ongoing

                                                                F. Determine availability, condition and price ranges
                                                                of year-round rental housing in Casco, and develop
HO.P1                                                           a plan to address any deficiencies found.               BOS         Dec-05
                                                                G. List elderly housing as a permitted use in
HO.P1                                                           appropriate residential districts.
                             Related State Goal(s):
LU.G1      Future Land Use
                             To encourage orderly growth
                             and development in appropriate
                             areas of each community, while
                             protecting the State's rural
                             character, making efficient use
                             of public services, and
                             preventing development sprawl.
LU.G2
LU.G3                        Town Goal:
                             To preserve Casco's rural
                             character while providing
                             adequate areas for residential
LU.G4                        and commercial growth.

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LU.P0               Policies:
                    1. To direct projected residential A. Apply for a state implementation grant. If
                    growth to growth areas, and        approved, move date of next item out two years
LU.P1               divert it away from rural areas.   from grant approval date.                              BOS         Dec-03
                                                       B. Develop and propose new zoning ordinance
                                                       provisions that implement the Village, Village
                                                       Expansion, Residential and Rural Districts in
                                                       accordance with the information in the Future Land
LU.P1                                                  Use section of this Comprehensive Plan.                PB          Jun-05
                                                       C. Establish a municipal investment policy that
                                                       targets investments in the Village and Village
LU.P1                                                  Expansion Districts.                                   BOS         Jun-06
                                                       D. Develop a plan, with MDOT, for slowing traffic in
                                                       Casco Village, South Casco Village and Webb's
LU.P1                                                  Mills Village.                                         BOS         Jun-05
                                                       E. Conduct an inventory of significant village trees
LU.P1                                                  and assess their health and longevity.                 CC          Dec-06
                                                       F. Develop a plan for “street” trees in village
LU.P1                                                  districts.                                             CC          Jun-07
                                                       G. Track building permits and lot divisions by
LU.P1                                                  district on an annual basis.                           CEO   SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                       H. Propose new road construction standards in
                                                       subdivisions that reduce construction costs, allow
                                                       roads at an appropriate scale and promote
LU.P1                                                  interconnections.                                      PB          Jun-06
                                                    I. Investigate construction of pedestrian ways in
LU.P1                                               new growth areas or existing Village Districts.           PSC         Dec-05
                                                    J. Study and make recommendations on lease and
LU.P1                                               transfer of development rights.                           BOS         Dec-07
                    2. To ensure Casco’s ordinance A. Review and propose additional Home
                    allows for appropriate          Occupation Standards for different levels of use
LU.P2               commercial and industrial uses. and in different districts.                               PB          Apr-04
                                                    B. Propose definition and performance standard
                                                    changes to clarify "light industrial use" and
LU.P2                                               manufacturing/processing.                                 PB          Apr-05
                                                    C. Develop and propose ordinance changes to the
                                                    Commercial District that implements the changes
                                                    outlined in the Future Land Use section of this
                                                    Comprehensive Plan.

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                       3.To discourage or prohibit          A. Continue participation in the National Flood
LU.P3                  growth in natural hazard areas.      Insurance Program.                                   BOS                   ongoing
                                                            B. Continue to prohibit development on slopes in
                                                            keeping with state and local regulations and
LU.P3                                                       recommendations.                                     PB                    ongoing
           Water
NR.G       Resources   Related State Goal(s):
                       Protect the quality and manage
                       the quantity of water resources,
                       including lakes, aquifers, great
                       ponds, and rivers.
NR.G
                       Protect other critical natural
                       resources, including without
                       limitation, wetlands, wildlife and
                       fisheries habitat, scenic vistas
                       and unique natural areas.
NR.G
NR.G                   Town Goals:
                       Protect other important aspects
NR.G                   of our natural environment.
NR.P                   Policies:
                       1. Ensure appropriate town-
                       sanctioned committees and
                       adequate funding are in place to
                       address water and other natural
NR.P1                  resource issues.                  A. Form a Conservation Committee.                       BOS          Nov-03
                                                         B. Determine the desired roles of the Conservation
NR.P1                                                    Committee and Casco Lakes Advisory Committee.           BOS          Oct-03
                                                         C. Provide funding annually for water quality
NR.P1                                                    protection activities for all waterbodies.              BOS          Jun-04
                       2. Support efforts to protect our A. Continue to educate the public about the threats
                       waterways from invasive aquatic of invasive plants through such means as
                       plants.                           brochures at the Town Office, articles in the Casco
NR.P2                                                    Reporter and the annual display at Casco Days.          CLAC                  ongoing
                                                         B. Post appropriate signage at all public boat ramps
NR.P2                                                    in Casco and other boat launch areas.                   CLAC   SD    May-04   ongoing
                                                         C. Continue to coordinate local training for courtesy
NR.P2                                                    boat inspections.                                       CLAC                  ongoing
NR.P2                                                    D. Provide a boat inspection coordinator.               BOS    SD    May-04   ongoing

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                                                        E. Recruit volunteers for boat inspections at all
NR.P2                                                   public boat ramps in Casco.                           BOS          May-04
                                                        F. Coordinate local training on invasive plant
NR.P2                                                   identification and monitoring.                        CLAC   SD             ongoing
                                                        G. Recruit volunteers to monitor all waterbodies
NR.P2                                                   annually for invasive plants.of invasive plant
                                                        H. Map all known locations                            CLAC   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                        colonies in Casco waterbodies, and update
NR.P2                                                   annually.                                             CLAC   SD    Oct-04   ongoing
                    3. Ensure regulations and
                    enforcement measures are in
                    place to protect the quality of     A. Work with the State of Maine on jurisdictional
NR.P3               surface waters.                     responsibilities regarding surface waters.            BOS          May-04
                                                        B. Revise land use ordinance to assure a defined
                                                        review process for subdivisions with waterfront
NR.P3                                                   access.                                                PB          Apr-05
                                                        C. Review ordinance wording of enforcement
                                                        actions and penalties for water quality violations,
NR.P3                                                   and propose changes.                                   PB          Dec-04
                                                        D. Continue to require submission of an erosion
                                                        and sedimentation control plan for development
NR.P3                                                   based on current DEP guidelines.                       PB          Dec-04
                                                        E. Develope and propose a phosphorus ordinance
NR.P3                                                   town-wide.                                             PB          Jul-04
                                                        F. Review watershed district standards and
                                                        sensitive watersheds, particularly for Thomas Pond,
NR.P3                                                   for inclusion in the Watershed District.               PB          Dec-05
                                                        G. Review critical areas for inclusion in the
NR.P3                                                   Resource Protection District.                          PB          Dec-05
                                                        H. Ensure consistent enforcement of all existing
NR.P3                                                   laws and regulations.                                 BOS          Apr-04
                                                        I. Provide 80K legal training to Code Enforcement
NR.P3                                                   Officer.                                              BOS                   ongoing
                                                        J. Review and revise the current Hazardous
NR.P3                                                   Materials Ordinance.                                   PB          Jul-05
                                                        K. Review compliance with stormwater
NR.P3                                                   management regulations in Village Districts.          BOS          Oct-04
                    4. Support lake-protection
                    activities by local lake and road   A. Notify lake organizations about and encourage
NR.P4               associations.                       participation in lake-related workshops.              CLAC   SD    Jul-03   ongoing

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                                                    B. Attend the annual meetings of all Casco lake
NR.P4                                               associations.                                            CLAC   SD    Jun-03   ongoing
                                                    C. Develop a resource list of technical assistance
                                                    and funding sources and disseminate information to
NR.P4                                               associations.                                            CLAC         Apr-05
                                                    D. Assist in the formation of lake/road associations
NR.P4                                               for all great ponds.                                     CLAC   SD    Jul-03   ongoing

                                                    E. Assist Lake Associations in conducting
                                                    watershed surveys, creating watershed
                                                    management plans and conducting lake protection
                                                    projects. Give first priority to watershed surveys for
NR.P4                                               Coffee Pond, Parker Pond and Pleasant Lake.              CLAC   SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                    F. Keep current records for each Great Pond to
NR.P4                                               include:                                                 CLAC   SD    Sep-03   ongoing
NR.P4                                               - Name of association and primary contacts.
NR.P4                                               - Status of water quality monitoring.
NR.P4                                               - Data collected.
NR.P4                                               - Status and trends for each Great Pond.
                                                    - Status of Volunteer Courtesy Boat Inspection
NR.P4                                               program.
NR.P4                                               - Status of invasive plant monitoring.

NR.P4                                               - Locations of any invasive aquatic plant colonies.
NR.P4                                               - Status of NPS pollution/watershed survey.
                                                    - Status of NPS pollution/watershed management
NR.P4                                               plan.
                                                    G. Purchase quality DO testing equipment, and
                                                    train lake volunteers on its use.                        BOS          Jul-04
                    5. Ensure the quality and       A. Meet with Portland Water District annually to
                    quantity of drinking water      discuss issues regarding Sebago Lake as a public
NR.P5               sources.                        water supply.                                            BOS    SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                    B. Monitor and report on the water in the stream
                                                    below the town’s landfill for toxic substances and
NR.P5                                               determine the frequency for re-testing.                  BOS    SD    Sep-03   ongoing
NR.P5                                               C. Explore the need for a future town water supply.      BOS          Dec-08   ongoing
                                                    D. Review and propose additional protective
                                                    measures for the aquifer overlay district, and
                                                    ensure tht it is mapped correctly based on current
NR.P3                                               information.                                              PB          Jul-05

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                                                                E. Advocate that state agencies monitor and report
NR.P5                                                           on aquifer water quality on a regular basis.            BOS    SD    Mar-04   ongoing
                           6. Educate residents and Town
                           Officials on water quality and       A. Update Selectmen and Planning Board on status
NR.P6                      related Issues                       of Casco lakes annually.                                CLAC   SD    Feb-04
                                                                B. Develop and implement a plan for technical
                                                                training for Board of Selectmen, Code Enforcement
                                                                Officer, Town Manager, Harbor Master, Road
                                                                Commissioner, road maintenance contractors and
                                                                Planning Board regarding current water quality
NR.P6                                                           regulations and Best Management Practices.              BOS    SD    Mar-04   ongoing
                                                                C. Develop a long-term strategy to educate
NR.P6                                                           residents on a regular basis regarding:                 CLAC         Jun-04   ongoing
NR.P6                                                           - Shoreland Zoning and other laws.
NR.P6                                                           - Water quality issues
                                                                - Appropriate behavior around wildlife (loons, ducks,
NR.P6                                                           geese, muskrats, etc.)
                                                                - Rules and regulations of motorized watercraft and
NR.P6                                                           their safe use.
                                                                - Identification and proper disposal of universal
NR.P6                                                           hazardous wastes.
NR.P6                                                           - Proper use of lawn and garden chemicals
NR.P6                                                           - Proper septic system maintenance
                           7. Participate actively in regional
NR.P7                      water quality efforts.              A. See Regional Action Plan.
           Other Natural
ONR.G1     Resources       Related State Goal(s):
                           Protect other critical natural
                           resources, including without
                           limitation, wetlands, wildlife and
                           fisheries habitat, scenic vistas
                           and unique natural areas.
ONR.G2
ONR.G3                     Town Goals:
                           Protect other important aspects
ONR.G4                     of our natural environment.
ONR.P0                     Policies:




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                             1. Ensure adequate protection of
                             all wetlands, important habitats
                             and other environmentally
                             sensitive and unique natural     A. Develop an Open Space Plan and present for
ONR.P1                       areas.                           approval at Town Meeting.                                   OSC         Jun-05

                                                                  B. Review current standards, identified resources,
                                                                  and definitions for the Streams and Wetlands
                                                                  District and propose amendments to the zoning
                                                                  ordinance and official zoning map using the
ONR.P1                                                            information provided with “Beginning with Habitat”.     PB          Apr-05
                                                                  C. Educate the Planning Board and the Code
                                                                  Enforcement Officer on known significant habitats,
ONR.P1                                                            as identified on the “Beginning with Habitat” maps.     OSC         Apr-04
                                                                  D. Identify other significant habitats and geological
ONR.P1                                                            features for protection as part of Open Space Plan.     OSC         Sep-04
                                                                  E. Propose ordinance changes to better protect
                                                                  known significant habitats and locations of rare
                                                                  plants and animals, including requiring developer
                                                                  consultation with state agencies regarding impacts
                                                                  of all major subdivisions, and buffers around
ONR.P1                                                            identified resources or features.                       PB          Apr-05
                                                                  F. Continue to fund the Town’s existing Land
                                                                  Protection Fund at an annual level of at least
ONR.P1                                                            $20,000.                                                BOS   SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                                  G. Educate landowners on the existing options for
ONR.P1                                                            protecting land from landowners and Loon Echo
                                                                  H. Work with willing development.                       OSC         Apr-04
                                                                  Land Trust to permanently protect the most valued
ONR.P1                                                            areas.                                                  OSC   SD    Sep-04   ongoing
                             2. Protect other important
                             aspects of our natural               A. Propose ordinance changes to control light
ONR.P2                       environment.                         pollution.                                              PB          Jun-07
                                                                  B. Recommend town-wide performance standards
ONR.P2                                                            regarding noise pollution.
                                                                  C. Propose ordinance changes for scenic                 PB          Jun-06
                                                                  viewsheds and visual impact analysis of proposed
ONR.P2                                                            development.                                            PB          Jun-06
           Public Services   Town Goals:
PU.G       and Facilities
                             1. Provide quality town facilities
PU.G                         and services.

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                    2. Foster an informed and
PU.G                involved citizenry.
PU.G                Related State Goal(s):
                    Plan for, finance and develop an
                    efficient system of public
                    facilities and services to
                    accommodate anticipated
PU.G                growth and development.
PU.P                Policies:
                    1. Ensure the public’s safety and
                    provide quality public safety     A. Evaluate the success of the stipend program for
PU.P1               services.                         all public safety personnel and fund appropriately.   BOS         Jul-04
                                                      B. Explore a regional approach to public safety
PU.P1                                                 issues and services.                                  PSC   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                      - Discuss with Naples and Raymond a regional
PU.P1                                                 approach to policing services.
                                                      - Discuss with Naples and Raymond regional
PU.P1                                                 cooperative buying for fire and rescue equipment.
                                                      - Discuss with Raymond and Naples the possibility
PU.P1                                                 of a rural fire district.
PU.P1                                                 - Discuss regional dispatch alternatives.
                                                      - Make written proposal of findings and
PU.P1                                                 recommendations.                                      PSC         Dec-04
                                                      C. Determine need and timing for hired rescue
PU.P1                                                 department personnel.                                 PSC         Dec-05
                                                      D. Determine need and timing for hired fire
PU.P1                                                 department personnel.                                 PSC         Dec-05
                                                      E. Develop additional fire protection standards for
PU.P1                                                 subdivisions.                                         PB          Dec-05
                                                      F. Develop and implement a plan using existing law
                                                      enforcement agencies to address public safety
PU.P1                                                 issues.                                               PSC   SD    Jul-04   ongoing
                                                      G. Enforce current regulations regarding public
PU.P1                                                 safety issues. responsibilities of the part-time
                                                      A. Increase the                                       BOS                  ongoing
                    2. Provide adequate staff and     planner to include such things as ordinance
                    salary levels                     development, administrative paperwork and
                                                      meetings with applicants for submission
PU.P2                                                 requirements.                                         BOS         Jul-04
                                                      B. Investigate the need for part-time road
PU.P2                                                 commissioner with an engineering background.          BOS         Jul-06

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                                                     C. Provide additional direct customer service
PU.P2                                                staffing.                                              BOS         Jul-04
PU.P2                                                D. Provide additional maintenance staffing.            BOS         Jul-04
                    3. Demonstrate continued
                    professionalism in all Town      A. Form a Town Government Study Committee to
PU.P3               Government functions.            review town functions, such as:                        BOS         Nov-03
PU.P3                                                - Number of Selectmen
                                                     - Budget process: elected Budget Committee,
                                                     appointed Finance Committee or combination of the
PU.P3                                                two.
                                                     - Legislative process: Town Meeting or Town
PU.P3                                                Council
PU.P3                                                - Functioning of boards and committees
                                                     B. Review and revise guidelines and policies for all
PU.P3                                                town boards and committees.                            BOS         Sep-03
                                                     C. Attend relevant workshops, seminars and
PU.P3                                                conferences annually.                                  BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                    4. Implement GIS (Geographic
                    Information Systems) for the
PU.P4               Town.                            A. Acquire software for viewing and creating maps.     TM          Jul-04
PU.P4                                                B. Designate and train a principal GIS staff person.   TM          Jul-04
                                                     C. Allocate funds for continual upgrading of
PU.P4                                                hardware and software.                                 TM    SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                                                     D. Develop a set of maps suitable for newcomers
PU.P4                                                and for posting on the town's website.                 TM          Dec-04
                    5. Maintain and, when
                    necessary, enhance Casco’s
                    municipal buildings and other    A. Develop and adopt a capital investment policy
                    facilities in a cost-effective   that is consistent with directing growth toward
PU.P5               manner.                          specific areas.                                       BOS    SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                                                     B. Refine the existing Capital Investment Plan (CIP)
                                                     to include ten-year spending plan for all town
PU.P5                                                buildings.                                            FINC         Dec-03
                                                     C. Improve traffic flow at Bulky Waste Facility and
PU.P5                                                the Transfer Station.                                CNTSC         Dec-05
                                                     D. Assess the need and timing for an additional
PU.P5                                                scale at the Bulky Waste Facility.                   CNTSC         Dec-05
                                                     E. Assess the need for additional municipal office
PU.P5                                                space.                                                FAC          Dec-04
                                                     F. Install handicapped-accessible showers at
PU.P5                                                Casco Town Hall (evacuation shelter).                 BOS          Dec-04
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                                                     G. Design and distribute materials to promote use
PU.P5                                                of Grange Hall by private groups.                      BOS   SD    Oct-03   ongoing

                                                     H. Investigate and plan for wheelchair accessibility
PU.P5                                                for the second floor of the Grange Hall.               BOS         Dec-05
                    6. Communicate to townspeople
                    on a regular and frequent basis. A. Form a Community Awareness Program (CAP)
PU.P6                                                Committee.                                             BOS         Dec-03
                                                     B. Hold at least one selectmen’s meeting per year
PU.P6                                                in South Casco and Webb’s Mills.                       BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                     C. Require all Town boards and committees to post
                                                     meeting notices on Channel 3 and the website
PU.P6                                                calendar two weeks in advance.                         BOS   SD             ongoing
                                                     D. Advertise all Board of Selectmen’s meetings in a
                                                     designated newspaper, including major agenda
PU.P6                                                items, one week in advance.                            TM    SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                     E. Post Selectmen’s meeting minutes on website
PU.P6                                                within one week of approval.                           TS    SD    Jan-04   ongoing
                                                     F. Add ordinances, property maps, the
                                                     Comprehensive Plan and other information to
PU.P6                                                Casco’s website.                                       TM    SD    Sep-03   ongoing
                                                     G. Improve technology for ease of updating
PU.P6                                                Channel 3.                                             TM          Jul-04

                                                     H. Investigate the possibility of two public access
PU.P6                                                cable channels, exclusively for Casco’s use.           TM          Dec-05
                                                     I. Use email lists, Town Report and Town Meeting
                                                     Warrant to enhance communications with Casco
PU.P6                                                residents.                                             BOS   SD    Sep-03   ongoing
                                                     J. Continue to publish a local newsletter at least
PU.P6                                                twice a year.                                          BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                     K. Advertise in a designated newspaper and on
                                                     Channel 3 for a Town correspondent for area
PU.P6                                                newspapers.                                            TM          Jul-03
                                                     L. Devise strategies for increasing citizen
PU.P6                                                participation in town government.                      BOS   SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                    7. Encourage volunteerism for    A. Develop a list of current volunteer opportunities
PU.P7               identified tasks.                at the Town Office.                                    BOS   SD    Sep-03   ongoing
PU.P7                                                - Post at the Town Office
PU.P7                                                - Write appropriate articles for a local newsletter.

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PU.P7                                                    - Post specific needs on website and Channel 3.

PU.P7                                                    - Contact local youth groups about volunteer needs.
                                                         B. Develop and keep an updated list of potential
PU.P7                                                    volunteers.                                         BOS/TM    SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                         C. Advocate with SAD 61 officials to make
                                                         community service a required part of our schools’
PU.P7                                                    curriculum.                                          BOS            Aug-04
RE.G1      Recreation   Town Goal:
                        To provide a variety of
                        recreational opportunities for
RE.G2                   residents of all ages.
RE.G3                   Related State Goal(s):
                        To promote and protect the
                        availability of outdoor recreation
                        opportunities for all Maine
                        citizens, including access to
RE.G                    surface waters.
RE.P                    Policies:
                        1. Continue and expand the
                        Town’s existing recreational       A. Assess the need and timing for a paid
RE.P1                   programs                           recreational coordinator.                             BOS   SD    Jul-03
                                                           B. Recruit and sustain a volunteer recreation
RE.P1                                                      committee. annual funding for recreational
                                                           C. Provide                                            BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing
RE.P1                                                      programs.                                             BOS                  ongoing
                                                           D. Develop a long-range plan to include programs
RE.P1                                                      for all age groups, and projected costs.              REC         Jun-04
                        2. Help ensure that important
                        private open space remains         A. Determine which landowners provide important
                        available for responsible public open space and outdoor recreational opportunities
RE.P2                   recreational use.                  for residents.                                        BOS         Jun-04

                                                         B. Meet with these landowners annually to identify
RE.P2                                                    their issues and determine how to assist them.          BOS   SD    Sep-04   ongoing
                                                         C. Educate public on the threats to public use of
                                                         private land, pertinent laws and what they can do to
RE.P2                                                    ensure continued use.                                   CAP   SD    Oct-04
                        3. Maintain existing town        A. Determine responsibility for and timing of regular
RE.P3                   recreational facilities.         inspections of each facility.                           BOS   SD    Sep-03   ongoing
RE.P3                                                    B. Ensure timely maintenance and repairs.               TM                   ongoing

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                                                             C. Promote neighborhood involvement in the care
RE.P3                                                        of town recreational facilities.                     REC   SD    Apr-04   ongoing
TR.G       Transportation   Town Goal:
                            Provide a safe and adequate
                            public road system at a
                            reasonable cost while
TR.G                        minimizing negative
TR.G                        environmental impacts.
                            Related State Goal(s):
                            Plan for, finance and develop an
                            efficient system of public
                            facilities and services to
                            accommodate anticipated
TR.G                        growth and development.
TR.P                        Policies:
                            1. Manage road costs and
                            implement a long-range plan for A. Investigate the need for a part-time road
TR.P1                       predicting future costs          commissioner with an engineering background.         BOS         Jul-06
                                                             B. Determine future road construction and
                                                             maintenance costs and include in the Capital
TR.P1                                                        Investment Plan (see Fiscal Capacity section).       BOS         Dec-03
                                                             C. Determine current service levels and volume
TR.P1                                                        limits of existing town roadways.                    RC          Jun-07
                                                             D. Make recommendations regarding the feasibility
TR.P1                                                        of and guidelines for road impact fees.              PB          Dec-06
                                                             E. Propose new policy guidelines for private roads
TR.P1                                                        including:                                           RC          Dec-05
TR.P1                                                        - plowing and sanding:
TR.P1                                                        - road maintenance reimbursement.
                                                             F. Propose land use performance standards for
TR.P1                                                        private roads and driveways including:               PB          Dec-05
TR.P1                                                        - access management onto municipal roadways
TR.P1                                                        - minimum construction standards.
                                                             G. Determine the cost of winter maintenance for
                                                             private and state roads separate from municipal
TR.P1                                                        roads.                                               BOS         Dec-04
                            2. Improve road safety.          A. Work actively with MDOT and regional 302
                                                             committees to address safety issues at Cry of the
                                                             Loon, the intersection of Quaker Ridge and the
TR.P2                                                        South Casco Post Office.                             BOS   SD    Jul-03   ongoing


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                                                            B. Work actively with MDOT to substantially reduce
                                                            the number of accidents and the critical rate factor
TR.P2                                                       at the Pike’s Corner intersection.                     BOS   SD    Jul-03
                                                            C. Make recommendations for addressing
TR.P2                                                       speeding, ATV and other road safety issues.            PSC         Dec-03
                                                            D. Investigate construction of pedestrian ways in
TR.P2                                                       new growth areas or existing Village Districts.        PSC         Dec-05
                                                            E. Contine to work with MDOT to implement access
TR.P2                                                       management rules.
                                                            F. Review and propose access management rules
TR.P2                                                       for major town roads not covered by state rules.       PB          Dec-03
                                                            G. Develop a Route 302 corridor master plan for
                                                            Casco that considers aesthetics, safety, residential
TR.P2                                                       and commercial uses and traffic flow.                  BOS         Dec-06
                                                         H. Develop a plan, with MDOT, for slowing traffic in
                                                         Casco Village, South Casco Village and Webb's
TR.P2                                                    Mills Village.
                          3. Improve erosion and         A. Ensure that all municipal roadwork is performed
                          sedimentation control measures in accordance with the current state guidelines for
                          on Casco's roadways.           erosion and sedimentation control and Best
TR.P3                                                    Management Practices (BMPs).                              RC    SD    Jun-04    ongoing
TR.P3                                                    B. Correct erosion problems on town roads                 RC                   ongoing
                                                         C. Review the requirements for roads in the
                                                         Watershed District, and consider its use for
TR.P3                                                    Thomas Pond.                                              PB          Dec-03
           Regional       Town Goal:
RG.G       Coordination
                          To make more effective
                          decisions by coordinating plans
                          and activities with area towns
RG.G                      and organizations.
RG.P                      Policies:
                          1. Work with neighboring towns
                          to protect our shared natural     A. Develop a plan with Naples to protect the Songo
RG.P1                     resources.                        and Crooked Rivers and the Crooked River aquifer.      BOS         Dec-05
                                                            B. Sponsor an annual meeting of lake conservation
RG.P1                                                       groups with neighboring towns.                         BOS         Dec-03




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                                                     C. Develop a plan with Raymond, Otisfield, Poland
                                                     and Oxford for joint protection of shared
RG.P1                                                watersheds.                                           BOS         Dec-05
                                                     D. Meet at least annually with Portland Water
                                                     District to discuss issues regarding Sebago Lake
RG.P1                                                water quality.                                        BOS   SD    Mar-04   ongoing
                                                     E. Continue to work with Portland Water District,
                                                     Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, Cumberland
                                                     County Soil & Water Conservation District, Lakes
                                                     Environmental Association, (the Southern Maine
                                                     Lakes Association) and the Department of
                                                     Environmental Protection on local and area water
RG.P1                                                quality issues.                                       BOS                  ongoing
                                                     F. Hold a local forum in conjunction with
                                                     neighboring towns for woodlot owners to discuss
                                                     their issues and to present them with ideas for
RG.P1                                                using their resource for economic gain.               CC          Oct-06
                                                     G. Hold a local farming forum in conjunction with
RG.P1                                                neighboring towns and local and state agencies.       CC          Mar-05
                    2. Work with neighboring towns
                    to preserve habitat and open
                    space and coordinate open
                    space linkages, such as trail    A. Coordinate the work of the Conservation
                    systems and public access        Committee and Open Space Committee with that of
RG.P2               points.                          neighboring towns.                                    BOS
                                                     B. Use regional “Beginning With Habitat” data and
                                                     maps to help set coordinated priorities for habitat
                                                     protection and to help integrate habitat protection
RG.P2                                                and open space protection.                            OSC
                                                     C. Consider coordinating local open space plans
                                                     with the Cumberland County Regional Trails Plan
                                                     and/or other plans already adopted and with
RG.P2                                                existing trail and public access point networks.      BOS

                                                     D. Work with any regional 302 corridor committee
                                                     and MDOT to help plan for trail system linkages via
                                                     future bike lanes or pedestrian paths that could
RG.P2                                                enhance regional or local open space linkages.        BOS



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                    3. Continue to coordinate with   A. Continue to fund regional economic
                    regional economic development development efforts such as the Lake Region
RG.P3               efforts.                         Development Council.                                 BOS                   ongoing
                                                     B. Pursue regional business park opportunities with
RG.P3                                                area towns.                                          BOS
                                                     C. Consider regional economic development,
                                                     coordinated land use and transportation needs, as
                                                     well as local values and community character, when
                                                     reviewing Casco’s ordinance for appropriate
RG.P3                                                commercial and industrial uses.                       PB          Apr-05
                    4. Encourage a regional
                    approach to solid waste handling A. Meet semi-annually with Raymond and Naples
                    and public safety issues.        officials to discuss the possibilities of shared
RG.P4                                                services, such as:                                   BOS    SD    Nov-03   ongoing
RG.P4                                                 Shared fire department services
RG.P4                                                 Shared public safety administrator
RG.P4                                                 Shared police services
RG.P4                                                 Shared rescue services
RG.P4                                                 Shared dispatch services
                                                     B. Make a written report of findings and
                                                     recommendations regarding shared public safety
RG.P4                                                services.                                            BOS          Jun-06
                                                     C. Continue active participation in area and county
                                                     meetings of fire, rescue and emergency
RG.P4                                                management personnel.                                BOS                   ongoing
                                                     D. Continue to sponsor the annual Household
                                                     Hazardous Waste Collection day and investigate
RG.P4                                                the possibility of additional hours or days.         BOS                   ongoing
                                                     E. Develop a plan for handling special wastes in
RG.P4                                                keeping with current state law.                     CNTSC
                                                     F. Continue participation in the Casco Naples
                                                     Transfer Station and Lake Region Bulky Waste
RG.P4                                                Facility.                                            BOS                   ongoing
                                                     G. Explore participation of additional towns with
RG.P4                                                CNTSC and LRBWF.                                     BOS          Apr-04
                    5. Work regionally on Route 302 A. Continue our involvement with the Route 302 &
RG.P5               issues.                          You Committee.                                       BOS                   ongoing
                                                     B. Actively participate in the MDOT’s 302 Corridor
RG.P5                                                Study.                                               BOS                   ongoing


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                                                      C When developing a 302 Master Plan, consider
                                                      the needs and constraints of DOT and neighboring
RG.P5                                                 towns.                                                  BOS
                    6. Pursue cost-effective regional A. Work with Town Managers and Road
                    coordination on municipal road Commissioners in neighboring towns to explore
                    improvements.                     possibilities for more effective coordination of local
RG.P6                                                 road services.                                          BOS           Jul-04
                                                      B. Where feasible and cost-effective, apply jointly
                                                      with other towns for inter-local project funding under
RG.P6                                                 the Rural Roads Initiative.                             BOS           Jul-04
                                                      C. Explore options for jointly sharing the services of
RG.P6                                                 a road commissioner with neighboring towns.             BOS     SD    Jul-04   ongoing
                    7. Work with MDOT and other
                    towns to preserve capacity and
                    safety on arterial highways and A. Continue to work with MDOT to help implement
RG.P7               local roads.                      the MDOT access management rules.                      PB/CEO                  ongoing
                                                      B. Amend Casco’s zoning, site plan and subdivision
                                                      ordinances to provide incentives for shared access
                                                      to high traffic volume business and residential
                                                      developments, and encourage neighboring towns to
RG.P7                                                 do the same.                                             PB           Jun-05
                    8. Encourage a regional
                    approach to land use policies.    A. Coordinate with neighboring town
                                                      boards/committees on compatible land use plans,
RG.P8                                                 policies and standards along shared boundaries.         BOS     SD    Dec-03   ongoing
                    9. Foster closer cooperation with A. Meet with State legislators twice yearly and urge
                    SAD 61 and its towns.             them to pass tax reform that will rely less overall on
RG.P9                                                 local property taxes.                                   BOS     SD    Jul-03   ongoing
                                                      B. Lobby State legislators to more fully fund the
                                                      State’s share of education and education-related
RG.P9                                                 mandates.                                               BOS                    ongoing
                                                      C. Lobby US congressmen and senators to fund
RG.P9                                                 education mandates at the promised 40% level.           BOS                    ongoing
                                                      D. Advocate student field and classroom work that                              ongoing
                                                      explores or works on local and regional topics, such
RG.P9                                                 as:                                                     BOS
RG.P9                                                  Environmental issues
RG.P9                                                  Local History
RG.P9                                                  Civics – local and state government
RG.P9                                                  Public Safety

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                       E. Advocate with SAD 61 officials to make
                       community service a mandatory graduation
RG.P9                  requirement.                                           BOS                  ongoing
                       F. Investigate the possibility of hiring a financial
                       analyst shared by the SAD 61 towns and reporting
                       directly to the Boards of Selectmen to work with
                       school officials on the school district’s financial
RG.P9                  plans, budgets and reports.                            BOS




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