People are seeing the effect of the rise and increasing level of storms
Regional resiliency and adaptation plan for the region
Flooding and more frequent and intense rain events
Storm surge coupled with rain is potential larger issue – King tide, some properties get flooded already.
Big snow storm – 2 feet/30 inches
Sea Level Rise and what will happen to the road – Route One could be flooded and cut people off
The marsh is the bear in the picture – could become a detriment and create issues
Route One across the marsh – DPW says put more pavement on top… what about a causeway elevated? Route One used to be floating road
How much of the power lines are off the ground?
Efficiency Maine has some programs for energy efficiency funding
18 condo associations – each has their own rules and regulations – lots of seniors population – coordination between all of them would be helpful for emergencies
Clamming and fishing lotteries – there are few permits that are issued and the pool of people is much larger
Commercial dock down on Pine Point at the mouth of the marsh. There is a constant flow of sand that needs dredging and the cost is high. We don't have a natural harbor.
Very active plant in town (clams) – limited due to licenses with the state – same thing for the lobster licenses, low entry threshold – there is a peak.
Sand pits/gravel pits – sanitation requirements that didn’t get fixed – sand is moving down the nonsuch river – Gorham rd, new pub right next to the stream, built on clay – no balance of objectives along the river.
Should we have a holistic view of the watershed with all tributaries or just the main rivers? What is the policy? Consistency is key and would be good for developers.
Red seaweed coming onto the beach – smelling, DPW is cleaning it off twice a week – more and more seaweed – invasive species that starves the wildlife comes with high heat and humidity.
Floodplains vs. wetlands – assess impact fees for development taking away from the natural storage of water.
Do we start looking to protect all flooding areas or do we start with impaired streams? Stream protection 200 ft from Non Such River.
Designated growth areas are in environmentally sensitive areas in Town.
Scarborough marsh is our town identify – beaches as well.
More development will compound the issues for runoff.
Impact potential for the fishing industry and other businesses.