Androscoggin Trail Opening

East Coast Greenway – Maine Trail Ride 8-16-14

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Androscoggin Trail opening 8-14-14

Construction Opening Day 2 Opening Day

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Lisbon Bike Club

If you have a bike and would like to participate in a regular scenic ride around the area with others, send a message.

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Moxie Festival Bike Rally – 50mi/30mi

Moxie Rally LogoMoxie Bike Rally
Pre-registration cost $25,  after July 8th & day of cost $30
_____30 Mile ____50 Mile
In consideration of this entry form being accepted, I for myself, my heirs,
administrators and assigns hereby waive and release and all rights and claims
of nature that I may have against the sponsors and or organizers of this ride.
Name_________________________________________________
Age _______ Cell Phone_______________________________
Street_________________________________________________
City___________________________ State_____ Zip_________
Email_________________________________________________
Signature______________________________________________
(Parent or guardian signature for applicant under 18 years of age)
MALE FEMALE
Pre-registrations must be completed or received prior to: July 8th.
Mail to:
Lisbon Recreation Department,
300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon, ME 04250
207-353-2289
Day Registration starts at 8:30 am              Ride starts at 10:00
Craft Cars parking lot      711 Lisbon Street,  Lisbon Falls
Pre-registration can be done at:  http://www.bikereg.com

Finish at Railroad Cafe – Park and Ride Lot  

Food – Entertainment  – Door Prizes

Enjoy the weekend festivities following the Rally.

Check out our Moxie 5K
Run the 19th annual Moxie 5K starting at 7:30 am on the same day! Register for both the 5k and the Bike Rally at:
http://www.moxiefestival.com

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Updates

Lisbon Trails Events and Information

Lisbon Trails Commission Meeting 3/20/2014 7:00 Town Office

Attendance: Joe Normand, Steve Warren, Charlotte Farnum, Trish Suthers,
Roger Bickford (Town Council), Lisa Ward (Town Council chair), Julie-Ann
Baumer (guest), Cale Chattick (guest), Ralph Bard (guest arriving 8PM)
Approve Minutes:
Nov 21, 2013 Minutes Charlotte Farnum motioned to accept, Joe Normand
seconded, passed unanimously.
De 19, 2013 Brainstorm session Charlotte motioned to accept, Joe Normand
seconded, passed unanimously.
Jan 16, 2014 Minutes Joe Normand motioned to accept, Trish Suthers
seconded, passed unanimously.
Feb 20, 2014 Minutes Charlotte motioned to accept, Joe seconded, passed
unanimously
Agenda updates
Community Groves Grant Application Charlotte thinks this grant is not a
good fit for the Trail Commission. It is for fruit and nut trees and
needs to be in an urban area. Need to be a member of ACTrees in order to
apply. Discussed Tree Canopy Grant, which Joe said we could apply for
again. Lisa suggested we ask the town which specific grants would be a
fit with the Trail Commission. Cale suggested traditional Maine species
like blueberries and native fruit.
Decision: Pass on this grant opportunity and look into others.

Construction update Box culverts are in. Cale said brook by Blethen St
contains tires, barrels; and perhaps we should have a cleanup day. Cale
said there are some endangered species in the area, A type of fish in
stream and fresh water clams. Steve met with foreman and they didn’t
know about protecting the significant vernal pool, but now they will
know to protect it. Correcting the perched culvert near the storage
business to maintain fish spawning area.
Davis Street discussion 196 group needs to do a site walk and coordinate
with the Trails Commission. Council representatives were of the opinion
that a sidewalk will probably go in. Lisa Ward instructed that the
trailer park owner has the right to give an opinion and be heard.
Resident of trailer parks may offer opinions, but renters and trailer
park residents wishes are not to be considered significant to
decision-making. Where will the sidewalk go? Across 196 to Union St. It
should connect to the Park N Ride.

Trail logo The trail is a premier feature in town so it needs clear
signage. Steve showed a sample logo and Cale is going to draw another
for the next meeting.

Council meeting review Discussion about a complaint made by some
townspeople about Steve Warren. Mr. Sherbak felt Steve was bothering him
and went to the Council. There was another complaint that property
owners were not being consulted about projects. Steve clarified that
contact with Mr. Sherbak was at his repeated request to be notified of
significant construction activity and meeting reminders, but has not
attended. The recent contact was the second in about ten years and
related to the extensive construction activity in the area.

196 Master Plan coordination Trail Commission needs to work with the 196
Committee pertaining to the Davis St area.

Planning discussion –

Summer Street Trail: Put on hold for now.

Dog Park Two possible sites for a dog park. One is on the Paper Mill
Trail and the other by industrial park on the new section of the trail.
Tabled for now.

Connections Think about the connections in the downtown area.

Event Planning – Volunteer day – Bike events – Moxie Festival – Routes -
Trail Days
Trail/Park Plan for Androscoggin River Trail review Discussed
previously. Steve will send us what he gave to the council.
GIS mapping status report – The GIS tool is close to being posted as a
link on the town website, largely due to Jay Raitt’s effort. Town is
using Google Earth for GIS and making progress. It will be up and
running in the near future.

Lisbon Bike & Pedestrian Plan visioning Discussion
Infrastructure will be done first and we are waiting for GIS.
Meeting Adjourned 9:30.
Respectfully submitted,
Trish Suthers

Andro.Trail Construction

Lisbon Trails Commission    Meeting 1/16/2013    7:00  Town Office Training or Conference Room

Agenda

Minutes    –    Attendance    –    Agenda updates

Discussion of next year’s priorities and budget items list

Construction update

Bike events – Routes

Trail/Park Plan for new section

Lisbon Bike & Pedestrian Plan Visioning Discussion

Mission Statement:

The Lisbon Bike & Pedestrian Plan’s purpose is:

To make Lisbon a healthy and conducive environment for non-vehicular travel. This being done through a clear vision of planned infrastructure enhancement, standards, efficiency, continuity, desirability, safety, investment value, education, promotion, coordination and data reporting.

Priorities, goals and objectives

  • Build on strengths
    • Desirability
      • Walkability
        • Bike friendly

      RALA    – Council presentation 1/21

Event Planning

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The new Androscoggin River section of the Lisbon trail system is under contract and scheduled to be constructed. You are welcome to participate in the ground breaking on Tuesday, 10/22 at 11:00 – Parking Area at Rte.196/Frost Hill Ave.

The Lisbon Trails Commission is meeting 10/17 at 7:00 – Town Office Training Room

Member of the community are encouraged to participate in the process to promote health and the quality of life in Lisbon. Your participation can help guide our Bike-Pedestrian Plan, Complete Streets Policy, Open Space Access and other issues of concern.

Entrance to the Furbish bench area after site work:

Furbish Entrance 2

Lisbon Active Community Team

Bike Club         –         Group Cycle      –     Wed. 6 PM      –     Leave from MTM and cycle 1 hour around Lisbon’s scenic roads

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Commission Meeting Agenda      –      July 18, 2013       7:00

    1. Minutes
    2. Officers
    3. Priorities for the next year
    4. Complete Streets Policy
    5. Construction update
    6. ATRC Bridging the Gaps – Lisbon B/P Plan
    7. Maintenance and enhancements
    8. Events

2013-06-29 Rita's Bench 4Bench CThe Furbish bench installation has been successfully completed!

Thanks to all those who helped make this possible and Rita for her indomitable commitment to enhancing life in Lisbon. Her contribution to civic life here is beyond measure.

Join in dedication of the bench Fri. 7/12 at 5:00

Lisbon Trails Commission – June 20 Meeting 7:00

Agenda

Attendance – Minutes – Visitors – Agenda changes
Androscoggin Trail construction project report
Feeder Connection Planning
Complete Streets
Connections to Lewiston-Topsham-Durham
Coordination – Planning
–   Miller/Swift/Kelley/LABPC/Durham
Council workshop 5/28 review
Park/Trails Plan – Bylaws 7/2
Trail maintenance issues
– Donation Site A – Wood chip landscaping
– Kiosk information
– Knotweed management – Rodent/disease control
– Ricker Maples – Dieing
– Historic Marker Site – Steps
– Mill Street – Change gate to bollard
– Summer Street – Change barrier to bollard
Trail donation update
Route 196 Master Plan – Final meeting 7/11
Lisbon-Durham Bridge design
Bike/Pedestrian facilities planning
– Bus bike rack – Schedule/stops
– Connections – Center Street to Bauer Street
– ATRC priorities
– Plan Mapping
– Safety
– Coordination of projects and uses
Conservation Commission update

Trail Construction

The Androscoggin Trail construction process is getting underway with strong interest in bidding from contractors. The target for completion of construction of the additional two miles from Papermill Trail to Lisbon Falls is by the end of this construction season. Further progress updates will be posted.

Lisbon – Durham Bridge Replacement

The existing bridge between Lisbon and Durham has been in service for nearly eighty years, so it is reasonable to expect the current design decisions to shape our communities for the next century.

Your support is needed to have the Durham-Lisbon bridge design include bike and pedestrian facilities and safe connections for auto and pedestrian use. The proposed design does not do so and will go ahead, unless public comments show the community considers these important. The alternative connection to Route 196 would allow much greater public access to the riverfront, the Androscoggin Trail, future trail connection to Topsham  and would promote downtown redevelopment. They will only give this option further consideration if it has strong public support.

MaineDOT is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans, discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues. Anyone with an interest in having the bridge designed to support pedestrian, bike, ATV, snowmobile, public access to the waterfront and tourism can submit their comments to Leanne.Timberlake@maine.gov .

Council Workshop Tuesday May 28th

Trails Commission effort was supported by public attendance and hundreds more through signatures. The Council agrees that the addition of the donation will be a public benefit and should go ahead. The Lisbon Trails Commission will continue as established by the Town Charter with responsibility for making park trails rules, with Council support. Town staff and the Trails Commission selected the site near the boat launch end or the trail, but on a side path with a view to the rapids, as the site for the donation. The donation will be a granite bench with a back and some landscaping to facilitate access. The larger sites for further enhancements, such as the swinging bench, will be available with landscaping.

Contact the Trails Commission if you wish to donate or have grant recommendations.

South Portland-20130411-00371I, RITA E. FURBISH, WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SWINGING BENCH ERECTED ON A CLEARED SCENIC OVERLOOK OFF THE PAPERMILL TRAIL. KEN VOORHEES OF LITTLE RIVER TIMBER FRAMES WOULD CONSTRUCT THIS SWINGING BENCH.      I WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THIS CARPENTER, FOR CEMENT BASES FOR THE SIDE FRAMES, FOR A PLAQUE HONORING MY RECENTLY DECEASED HUSBAND, ROGER F. FURBISH, AND ANY OTHER EXPENSE INVOLVED.

THIS SPOT COULD BE ENJOYED BY ALL FOR YEARS TO COME

Trail Is Popular With Many Different Types of Users turtle on trail 2Destructive Invasive Species Devastates Indigenous Ecology When Left Uncontrolled Infestation 7With the help of local volunteers the Trails Commission has cleared an area of Japanese Knotweed, according to UMaine, State of Maine and The Nature Conservancy best practices. The waterfront site and has to date shown great promise as and example of successful non-chemical restoration of natural habitat.

Swing site

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Donations Form

Park Donation Form 1

Park/Trail Donation Form

Town of Lisbon

Donor
Name
Address
Phone
e-mail
Do you wish to have a plaque or inscription?

Yes / No

Do you have a preference of item type?

Yes / No

General donations for public use (circle preference): $_______________

Water Fountain

Waste Services

Tree

Restroom

Dog Park

Wood Chips/Mulch

Flowers/Shrub

Boardpark

Parking

Playground

Events

Water Access

Promotion

Wildlife/Environment

Geocaches

Fitness

Plowing/Maintenance

Trail Construction

Performance Area

Info./Signage

Please provide an explanation of the intent of your donation here or an attached letter:

If you have a preference, please describe or provide a picture, plan or sketch of the desired item on attached page.

Consideration will be given for your preference of location or design. Placement and design must meet the guidelines and locations listed in the Donations Rules and Park Plan.

Location:
Design:

Do you wish to be anonymous: Yes / No

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Donations Policy

The Lisbon Trails Commission is in the process of establishing a formal process for accepting donations and placing amenities along park trails and public areas. Please visit the Donations page to review the document and provide feedback.

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Trail Management

The Trails Commission is conducting ongoing maintenance and enhancements to the trails, pedestrian, bike and park facilities around Lisbon. Anyone interested is is encouraged to offer input and provide assistance. If you wish to assist in Japanese Knotweed management you will need to know appropriate procedures.

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