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Ferry Discussion

posted Jul 13, 2018, 12:00 PM by John Boyd

There will be a workshop meeting of the BoS/ExCom on Saturday at 8:00 AM at the New Town Hall conference room to begin discussion of how to continue to meet the increasing demands on our ferry system.


Fire Risk

posted Jul 13, 2018, 6:15 AM by John Boyd

This week a dock section stored under a cottage deck caught fire, apparently from a cigarette discarded into a bed of pine needles.  The owner was away, but fortunately the smoke was detected by an alert neighbor and the fire was quickly extinguished before any damage to the house occurred.  In this case, the response by all parties was excellent and the outcome was good.  I mention this as a reminder to be careful about any ignition sources including cigarette butts and sparks from fires or engines, particularly in view of the dry weather and heavily wooded nature of our island.

Renting or Having Guests - Post the Safety Flyer!

posted Jul 8, 2018, 1:41 PM by John Boyd

Laminated Public Safety Flyers are available in the Town Hall for you to post in your cottage. 

The following is a Public Safety Flyer that the Public Safety Committee put together. There are some laminated copies located in the office for you to post in your cottage. 

Frye Island Public Safety Information 


Our 9-1-1 calls are dispatched by the Cumberland County Dispatch Center. Frye Island and Raymond Fire and EMS will be automatically dispatched as well as the ferry for any fire or medical emergency. All owners and visitors need to know their E911 address (blue and silver # sign) at the front of each property to identify where they are located in the event of an emergency. 


Dispatch: non-emergency # 207-893-2810 

FI CCSO Sheriff: Deputy Howard Brown brown@cumberlandcounty.org 

EMS Director: Cathy Gosselin cathy.gosselin@fryeislandtown.org 

Fire Chief: Robert Boyd robert.boyd@fryeislandtown.org 


Raymond RediCare 1278 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302) in Raymond 207-655-6181 

Mercy Primary Care 409 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302) in Windham 207-400-8600 

Bridgton Hospital 10 Hospital Dr off South High St in Bridgton 207-647-6000 

Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall Street in Portland 207-662-0111 

Mercy Hospital 144 State Street in Portland 207-879-3000 

SPEED LIMIT ON ISLAND is 20 MPH on all roads and is strictly enforced! 

GOLF CART OPERATION - All golf cart operation must meet the following: (1) All golf carts have to be registered and insured the same as any motor vehicle. (2) Have lot number displayed at the rear of the golf cart. (3) All OPERATORS OF GOLF CARTS MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE. (4) Golf carts that are operated after dark must have lights on. Please be considerate and pull over to allow passenger vehicles to go around your cart. 

NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED ON THE ISLAND - In order to help prevent a fire related disaster, outdoor wood fires must be contained in a screened enclosure designed for that use, such as a covered fire pit or chiminea with a covering screen. The device must stand on sand, dirt or patio type material such as pavers or crushed stone, in a wide-open area to prevent any spread of fire. The fire pit must be continuously monitored by an adult and a fire extinguisher, charged hose or bucket of water must be nearby. Please help keep the Island safe from fires. 

ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC PLACES - Frye Island takes safety and the consideration of others very seriously. Act responsibly and in compliance with State law when consuming alcohol. Remember, drinking and driving do not mix! 

DOGS ON BEACHES & LEASHES - Please be considerate of all the people using the beaches. By town ordinance dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Town ordinance also requires that dogs be “under control” at all times. This means they must be on a leash. Also, please clean up after your pet. 

VIAL OF LIFE - Holds your medical info including illnesses and medications for EMS personnel. Please contact Cathy Gosselin at her email address to have a vial completed for you or a family member with health issues. 


Owners may be held responsible for any dangerous actions by their renters! 

Going to the Ferry?

posted Jul 8, 2018, 1:21 PM by John Boyd   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Check out a couple of useful inks:  Web Cameras  and Schedule , and all the mobile phone links can be found at Mobile Links.  These can be found on your laptop on the upper right of the Home page.  To find it on your mobile phone, open the menu button at the top of the page and the Mobile Links can be found under the Home Tab.

BOS/Excom Ferry Meeting

posted Jul 6, 2018, 9:43 AM by John Boyd

Another reminder that there will be a workshop meeting for the BOS/Excom on Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 AM at New Town Hall to discuss acquisition of a new ferryboat and the future of the ferry system.

Golf Cart Parade and FIFD Hot Dogs

posted Jul 6, 2018, 9:38 AM by John Boyd

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Parade at 10:30 AM (Line up 10:00 AM) to "Celebrate Frye Island", at Community Center followed by the FIFD Annual Hot Dog Lunch, 11:30 at the Fire Barn. 

Fireworks and Boat Removal

posted Jun 22, 2018, 6:26 AM by John Boyd

Fireworks Saturday, June 30th; rain date Saturday, July 7th.  Check the website for status updates if the weather is questionable.  By order of the State Fire Marshall, slips 67-131 and 84-130 must be vacated by 5pm on that day.  Any watercraft not moved will be towed at the owner's expense.

Notice of Sale - Tax Acquired Property

posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:37 PM by Bill Braun

The Town of Frye Island through its Board of Selectmen is accepting bids for tax acquired property located at 821 Timber Road and described on the Town’s Lot Maps as 0821-60.  The property is being offered on an as-is basis, inclusive of contents, with no representations or warranties as to condition or suitability for any purpose.

Bids must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope marked “Tax-Acquired Property 0821-60” to the office of the Town Clerk no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018.  Late bids will not be opened or considered.  Bids will be opened and reviewed by the Board of Selectmen and Executive Committee on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 AM at the Town Office. 

All bids must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order in the amount of $5,000.00 made payable to the Town of Frye Island.  Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected. The deposit of the successful bidder will be applied to the purchase price.  The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids it deems at its sole discretion to be unacceptable.  Deposits of unsuccessful bidders will be returned upon completion of the sale to the successful bidder, withdrawal of the unsuccessful bid or abandonment of the sale.

The successful bidder will have 21 days from the date of the bid to complete the purchase.  Payment must be made in full at closing.  Bids that contain other payment provisions will not be accepted. The property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants.

If the successful bidder fails for any reason to complete the purchase in time stated, the bid acceptance will be void and the bidder’s deposit will be forfeited to the Town.  In the event that a successful bidder fails to complete the purchase, the Town may at its sole option, accept the next-highest remaining bid, subject to the same conditions, or abandon the sale.      

Access to the premises for inspection will be made available on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, 2018, between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, by prior appointment made through the office of the Town Clerk.  Because of potentially hazardous conditions access will be confined to specific areas of the structure and will occur at the accessing individual’s own risk.  Individuals wishing to enter the premises for inspection will be required to sign a release of any claim against the Town for injury or harm arising from or related to entry or inspection of the premises.

Tuesday, June 12 Elections

posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:32 PM by John Boyd

Attention Registered Frye Island Voters.  Here are two links to more information on the State Primary and Special Referendum.



June 1, 2018 FINS:

June 12 Elections (again, final notice): Two elections will be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, June 12 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM: 

1. MSAD 6 School Board and Budget Validation: Beginning this year there will be 11 seats on the MSAD-6 Board of Directors, including 1 member from Frye Island, and all member communities must vote for all members. Four at-large seats are up for election, one each from Buxton, Hollis, Limington and Standish. Candidates are listed on the sample ballot posted at the Town Hall and on the District’s website. 

The following annual Budget Validation Referendum is included in this election: 

Article 1: Do you favor approving the Maine School Administrative District No. 6 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest District Budget Meeting? 

2. State Primary Elections and Special Referendum: Candidates for the Democratic and Republican Parties are listed on the ballots posted at the Town Hall. The Special Referendum is as follows: 

Question 1: Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that would delay the use of ranked-choice voting in the election of candidates for any state or federal office until 2022, and then retain the method only if the constitution is amended by December 1, 2021, to allow ranked choice voting for candidates in state elections? 


posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:06 AM by Bill Braun

The spray truck is filled and we have been waiting for an opportunity to treat the roads.  That should happen this week.  As you know, the calcium solution has to be applied when the roads are wet but rain is not expected for a while after application. We are setting up a system to store the solution in bulk so we can use the truck to pre-treat the roads with water if necessary.  Unfortunately, the calcium chloride treatments are expensive and only last for a short time because of the material in our roads. We are looking into ways to make that situation better, but in the meantime will treat the roads as frequently as conditions and the budget will allow.

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