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Comprehensive Plan Update - 2018

The Comprehensive Plan Committee has just completed a first draft of an updated Comprehensive Plan. Soliciting public input and feedback is a vital and necessary next step. We welcome any comments or feedback you may have.

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  1. Discussion: Transportation

    Do you experience any transportation challenges living in Kennebunk? Do you think there are enough pedestrian oriented facilities (sidewalks, trails)? What could the Town do to improve the...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

    4Votes Up 2Votes Down 36Comments

  2. Discussion: Fiscal Resources

    Do you believe a user fee based program such as Pay As You Throw (PAYT) can be equitable? Do you support the use of impact fees to offset some of the costs of development? Do you think it is...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

    2Votes Up 3Votes Down 13Comments

  3. Discussion: Climate Change

    There are many concerns associated with rising global temperatures that are causing sea level rise; changes in storm intensity; and changes in animal habitat. Sea level rise and changes in storm...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

    6Votes Up 0Votes Down 17Comments

  4. Growth etc.

    Please do not extend the sewer into W. Kennebunk. This town is big enough. We should keep it as a village , and slow the growth. Take out one of the blinking lights

    Dec 10, 2018 by Brenda Bryant (20 points)

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  5. Discussion: Housing

    Rising housing prices impose higher monthly costs on Kennebunk’s households, and these rising costs limit the opportunities for young working families to move to Town and for aging residents to remain...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  6. Sidewalk on Sea Rd

    It would be great if a sidewalk can be installed on Sea Rd from Summer St down to Beach Ave. I live on Caly Hollow Rd and would love to be able to walk the dogs down to the beach but it is way too...
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    Dec 12, 2018 by Sian Liem (5 points)

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  7. Discussion: Municipal Facilities

    Are there areas where the Town could improve staffing or facilities? Is the current facility (Town Hall auditorium) adequate for voting? What Town facilities do you or people you know utilize...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  8. Discussion: Local Economy

    Tourism is an important factor in Kennebunk’s economy and it creates a number of jobs, but these jobs are seasonal and can also be lower paying. In 2017, three of the five largest employers in...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  9. Discussion: Public Utilities

    Public Sewer is unavailable to homes built West of Interstate 95 in Kennebunk, and the cost of extending this service may be too high to ever be provided within that area. The limited availability of...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  10. Discussion: Population

    Do you believe the Town has adequate resources (jobs, activities, mobility friendly components, social services) to support the population in Kennebunk, both year-round and seasonally? Do you think...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  11. Discussion: Natural Resources

    Natural resources in Kennebunk include wetlands, wildlife habitats, beaches, and aquifers.The Kennebunk and Mousam Rivers are important recreation areas providing fishing and swimming opportunities...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  12. Discussion: Historic, Archaeological and Cultural Resources

    There are many historic and cultural resources within the Town. Summer Street was the first historic district established in the State of Maine in 1963. One of the most famous historic properties in...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  13. General Comments

    Where are the actions in the plan? There are no benchmarks, or timeline associated with anything. The only thing that this plan is is a comprehensive list of past actions. Is that what you want...
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    Dec 11, 2018 by David Garriepy (39 points)

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  14. Sidewalk on Western Ave.

    Add sidewalk along north side of Western Ave from Sea Road east to meet up with sidewalk already in place east of Snug Harbor Farm so there is a safe egress into town for pedestrians.

    Jan 2, 2019 by Alaine Greger-Fay (35 points)

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  15. Population,%20Growth,%20and%20Rural%20Maine

    We are fortunate in Kennebunk in that our population size is still growing, albeit at a slow rate, unlike the decades between 1970 and 2000, when the population doubled. Nevertheless, we still have...
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    Dec 14, 2018 by Bevan Davies (17 points)

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  16. Limit dogs on beach to certain restricted areas during summer months.

    Limit areas where dogs can be / go on beaches during summer months. Gross sit on beach where dogs have peed an hour or two earlier.

    Jan 4, 2019 by Beverly Lindgren (57 points)

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  17. More bicycle lanes added into town along Rt 99

    We live out in ClearBrook Crossing- I do not feel there is a safe way for my family to bike into town. Would love to see the road widened and bicycle lanes included for more eco-friendly travel...
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    Dec 15, 2018 by Matthew Robinson (5 points)

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  18. Discussion: Land Use Patterns

    Federal, State, municipal and quasi-public open space makes up 21.5% of the Town’s land area. Kennebunk will need to continue to develop land use ordinances that direct growth into desirable areas...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  19. Discussion: Marine Resources

    There are 27 commercial lobster boats registered for commercial moorings at the Kennebunk Harbor. Shellfish harvesting has been prohibited in Kennebunk since 2009 due to pollution concerns. Kennebunk...
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    Dec 7, 2018 by Karen Winton, (TOK) (162 points)

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  20. I want to build a memorial for a local veteran, how would I go about doing that

    I've befriended a local veteran in your town who I think is deserving of some permanent recondition. I do not live in Kennebunk, but if you guys got some extra room, I'd love to make this man a...
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    Jan 16, 2019 by 2022mooresr (5 points)

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  21. Consider allowing Arundel to purchase sewer services to spread costs over more people.

    Consider allowing Arundel to purchase sewer services to spread costs over more people.

    Jan 4, 2019 by Beverly Lindgren (57 points)

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  22. Reduce property taxes.

    People are leaving the area due to high property taxes, especially we who are retired on a fixed income.

    Feb 2, 2019 by rfsme21 (15 points)

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