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Parking Communications

  1. Downtown Biddeford Parking and Traffic Study

    November 1, 2006, All Day

    Suggested a need for a parking structure and paid parking in downtown lots.

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  2. Excerpt from Biddeford Mill District Master Plan

    October 1, 2009, All Day

    Reiterates need for parking structure that was established in a previous study.

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  3. Downtown Parking Study

    October 1, 2012, All Day

    A comprehensive study of downtown parking; suggests charging for parking and duration changes in some on-street parking among other recommendations. This report was available on the parking page of the website.

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  4. Mill District Parking Feasibility Study

    December 1, 2012, All Day

    Shows concepts for mixed-use parking structure.

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  5. "An Analysis of the Real Costs of Free Parking" Document Released

    May 20, 2016, All Day

    Staff report available on parking page of website.

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  6. Biddeford Beat v16.7

    October 11, 2016, All Day

    Excerpts from draft report titled "Biddeford Public Parking: An Analysis of the Real Costs of Free Parking and Implications on Downtown Design" and link to complete report.

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  7. City Council Meeting

    November 15, 2016, All Day

    City Council passes order stating "BE IT ORDERED, that the City Council of the City of Biddeford does hereby authorize the City Manager to seek proposals from consultants for the design and associated services for the downtown parking structure project." A copy of the RFP was included in the agenda packet. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  8. Biddeford Beat v16.13

    November 21, 2016, All Day

    "Parking Garage Buzz" writeup.

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  9. City Council Workshop

    February 2, 2017, All Day

    Parking Facility Report from Review Team. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  10. Press Release: Subcommittee issues third report to Mayor, Council

    February 6, 2017, All Day

    Press release stated "The Downtown Task Force Subcommittee recently submitted a report to Biddeford City Manager Jim Bennett, after studying the issue of parking in downtown Biddeford for several months." The press release was posted on the home page of the old website. The report mentions revenue streams from monthly and hourly parking.

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  11. City Council Meeting

    February 21, 2017, All Day

    Authorization/Contract with Desman Design Management/Parking Facility. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  12. City Council Workshop

    February 21, 2017, All Day

    Contract Recommendation for parking facility. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  13. Biddeford Beat v17.8

    March 6, 2017, All Day

    Announcement that downtown parking garage firm was selected.

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  14. City Council Meeting

    March 21, 2017, All Day

    Authorization/Agreement w/Desman Design Management for Parking Garage Design. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  15. City Council Meeting

    April 4, 2017, All Day

    Council passed a Declaration of Intent for Parking Garage. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  16. FOAA Request Response Posted to Website

    May 16, 2017, All Day

    Emails regarding Parking Garage Financing were released.

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  17. FOAA Request Response Posted to Website

    May 26, 2017, All Day

    Parking Policy Emails were requested.

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  18. Biddeford Beat v17.19

    June 12, 2017, All Day

    Parking Garage Update

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  19. General Meeting of Citizens

    June 19, 2017, All Day

    Parking garage was discussed, City Manager answered questions.

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  20. City Council Special Meeting

    December 12, 2017, All Day

    Desman Design Management Parking Garage Study Presentation. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  21. City Council Workshop on Parking Garage

    January 16, 2018, All Day

    Agenda packet includes document introducing the concept of a formal parking management plan. The document outlines that municipal surface lots will be used for paid parking. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  22. City Council Workshop on Parking

    January 30, 2018, All Day

    Agenda packet includes "parking pro forma" worksheet which outlines suggested parking permit costs for downtown lots and in the garage. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  23. City Council Meeting

    February 6, 2018, All Day

    RFP for third party review of parking garage pro forma and other project information. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  24. City Council Workshop on Parking Garage

    February 13, 2018, All Day

    Meeting included staff presentations on possible parking garage locations and the impacts of the Mill District & RiverWalk. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  25. City Council Workshop on Parking Garage

    February 20, 2018, All Day

    Maps in agenda packet outline initial suggestions for parking management on downtown streets and lots. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  26. FOAA Request Response Posted to Website

    February 20, 2018, All Day

    Directs to locations on website where parking reports and studies can be found.

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  27. Episode of "Biddeford Today" on the Public Access Channel

    March 1, 2018, All Day

    This episode features Mayor Alan Casavant and Planning and Development Director Mathew Eddy and discusses the plans for the parking garage.

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  28. FOAA Request Response Posted to Website

    March 13, 2018, All Day

    FOAA requested information on the cost of "free" parking in the downtown.

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  29. Biddeford Beat v18.11

    March 19, 2018, All Day

    Garage and Parking Management Q&A

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  30. City Council Meeting

    March 20, 2018, All Day

    Order to approve a process for developing a downtown management plan. Order stated that process would include three meetings with the public and an online comment form. A memo included with the order detailed the process further. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  31. Website Page Created

    March 26, 2018, All Day

    The Economic Development Department's section of the website included a webpage on Downtown and Mill District Parking. This page in its original form is no longer accessible because the City of Biddeford switched website providers in June 2018.

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  32. Biddeford Beat v18.13

    April 2, 2018, All Day

    Three listening sessions on downtown parking were advertised.

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  33. Online Comment Form

    April 3, 2018, All Day

    Allowed residents to submit a general comment about the parking management plan.

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  34. Public Meeting on Parking 1

    April 5, 2018, 6:00 PM

    6pm listening session with City Council.

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  35. Downtown Parking Survey

    April 9, 2018, All Day

    This survey asked for residents and business owners to share where they park and what their parking needs were in the present and future. A link was posted on the front page of the old website.

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  36. Public Meeting on Parking 2

    April 10, 2018, 6:00 PM

    6pm listening session with City Council

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  37. Public Meeting on Parking 3

    April 12, 2018, 1:30 PM

    1:30 PM listening session with staff

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  38. Biddeford Beat v18.15

    April 13, 2018, All Day

    Advertised Downtown Parking Survey; writeup on parking policy.

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  39. Parking Management Plan Draft Posted on Website

    June 4, 2018, All Day

    The Plan was available both on the Economic Development Department's Downtown and Mill District Parking page and on the front page of the website.

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  40. City Council Workshop on Parking Management Program

    June 12, 2018, All Day

    City Council Workshop on Parking Management Program (PMP). Draft of PMP included in agenda packet. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  41. City Council Meeting

    June 19, 2018, All Day

    Parking moratorium ordinance included in agenda packet. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  42. City Council Special Meeting

    June 26, 2018, All Day

    Agenda packet includes Parking Management Ordinance Amendments, memo outlining the changes upcoming decisions that the Council will have to make (time limits for parking spaces, time frame for parking regulation, costs for parking in municipal lots, etc). Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  43. City Council Special Meeting

    July 10, 2018, All Day

    Agenda packet includes memo with initial timeline for parking changes, proposed changes to on-street parking w/maps, and proposed ordinance change to establish parking authority. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  44. City Council Meeting

    July 17, 2018, All Day

    Second reading of "Moratorium Ordinance on Downtown Parking Requirement Waivers". Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  45. City Council Meeting

    August 7, 2018, All Day

    Second reading of orders to establish parking authority and the authority to implement fees, permits and rates in downtown lots. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  46. City Council Workshop

    August 14, 2018, All Day

    Parking Management Plan summarized at Council Workshop. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  47. Revised Parking Management Program

    August 15, 2018, All Day

    Revised Parking Management Program Draft posted to website.

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  48. City Council Meeting

    September 4, 2018, All Day

    First Reading of Parking Orders at City Council meeting. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  49. Biddeford Beat v18.36

    September 11, 2018, All Day

    Under "Weekly Updates", stated "At the September 4 City Council meeting, the Council had a first reading of several orders that, if approved, will implement fees in downtown parking lots and shorten other downtown parking limits. The Council will vote on these orders at their September 18 meeting, which will be held at 6PM in the Council Chambers. More details about these proposed changes will be included in a future edition of the Beat." - included hyperlink to video of September 4th meeting.

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  50. City Council Meeting

    September 18, 2018, All Day

    Second Reading of Parking Orders at City Council Meeting. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  51. Courier Article

    September 20, 2018, All Day

    Courier covers the September 4th first reading of the parking orders, including the costs of permits.

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  52. Biddeford Beat v18.37

    September 24, 2018, All Day

    Under "Parking Update", stated "On September 18, the City Council approved a number of orders that moved the City towards finalizing a Parking Management Plan for the downtown. Additional information will provided in a future edition of the Biddeford Beat. You can view the details of the orders by clicking here." - Included hyperlink to September 18 agenda packet.

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  53. Biddeford Beat v18.38

    October 1, 2018, All Day

    First edition of "Downtown Parking Changes Frequently Asked Questions" was released. Included all details of upcoming changes and announced that parking application form would be released on October 4.

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  54. News Center Maine Story

    October 3, 2018, All Day

    News Center Maine announced that a resident had read our announcement in the Biddeford Beat and contacted them. The story includes details from the Parking Management Plan document and announced that the application form for parking permits would be available on the website the following day.

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  55. Parking Application Form Posted

    October 4, 2018, All Day

    The initial Parking Application Form was posted on the website under "How do I…"/"Apply For"/A Parking Permit. Forms were also made available in the City Clerk's Office.

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  56. Email to Press Release Contacts

    October 5, 2018, All Day

    Confirmed to our contacts that parking changes are upcoming but that paid parking will not be required on any downtown streets. We announced we would share the press release after the holiday weekend because we did not want the story to get buried on a Friday afternoon

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  57. Press Release Sent to Journal Tribune

    October 5, 2018, All Day

    Journal Tribune reporter asked for press release ahead of time to write a story that would be shared on their website on Monday October 8 and be printed in the paper on Tuesday October 9.

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  58. Twitter Post

    October 5, 2018, All Day

    Shared link to website page with parking information.

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  59. Website Update

    October 5, 2018, All Day

    Updates to the Economic Development Department's existing page on mill district parking were published. The page includes all the details of the changes, including photos and maps, the parking application form, and a link to the Downtown Parking Changes FAQ document from the Biddeford Beat. A shortcut to the page was linked under the "Citywide Updates" tab on the home page.

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  60. Journal Tribune Article

    October 8, 2018, All Day

    Article was written using quotes from press release that we released early to our media contact at the Journal in order to get the word out as soon as possible.

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  61. Biddeford Beat v18.39

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    "Downtown Parking Changes Frequently Asked Questions" still included in Beat with appropriate corrections and updates. Since this was a longer edition of the Beat than usual, front page directed readers to see Page 4 for parking information.

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  62. Facebook Post

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    Announced changes to parking, including rates and affected lots. Linked to parking page of website.

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  63. Front Page News Alert

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    Parking information posted prominently on front page of website. This posting also triggered an email to be sent to our "Front Page News" email subscriber list.

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  64. Press Release Distributed to Media Contacts

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    Press release with full details of parking changes was released to Courier, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine, WMTW, WGME, Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Biddeford, Senator King's Office, and Senator Collins' Office

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  65. Public Access Channel Slides

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    Six parking slides were posted on the public access channel. These slides included the permit prices, the application due date, the places to find the applications, affected lots, snow ban info, and how to use the kiosks.

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  66. Twitter Post

    October 9, 2018, All Day

    Made official parking announcement with images that show permit rates and the affected lots. Linked to parking page on website.

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  67. WMTW Story

    October 12, 2018, All Day

    The Mayor was contacted and provided comments for the story.

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  68. Biddeford Beat v18.40

    October 15, 2018, All Day

    "Downtown Parking Changes Frequently Asked Questions" still included in Beat with appropriate corrections and updates. Since this was a longer edition of the Beat than usual, front page directed readers to see Page 5 for parking information.

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  69. Facebook Post

    October 15, 2018, All Day

    Reminder of parking permit application deadline.

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  70. Twitter Post

    October 15, 2018, All Day

    Reminder of parking permit application deadline.

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  71. Downtown Committee Meeting

    October 17, 2018, All Day

    Agenda packet was posted on website.

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  72. Facebook Post

    October 18, 2018, All Day

    Second and final reminder of parking permit application deadline.

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  73. Biddeford Beat v18.41

    October 22, 2018, All Day

    Now that the details of the new parking policy have been circulated for several weeks, Parking Q&A updated to focus on why these changes are being made.

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  74. Facebook Post

    October 22, 2018, All Day

    Announced this week's Biddeford Beat on Facebook and highlighted that it included a new Parking Q&A.

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  75. Parking Webpage Update

    October 22, 2018, All Day

    Parking webpage updated with new Q&A and a section at the top of the page highlighting changes that have been made to the parking program since it was first announced.

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  76. Twitter Post

    October 22, 2018, All Day

    Announced this week's Biddeford Beat on Twitter and highlighted that it included a new Parking Q&A.

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  77. Facebook Post

    October 23, 2018, All Day

    Announced the new Q&A and that the first set of permits has been issued. Directed back to parking page on website and to long-term permit application form.

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  78. Twitter Post

    October 23, 2018, All Day

    Announced that the first set of permits has been issued and directed to the online form to apply for permits.

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  79. Facebook Post

    October 24, 2018, All Day

    Linked to City's response to pending litigation.

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  80. Press Release Distributed to Media Contacts

    October 24, 2018, All Day

    Press release detailed the City's response to pending litigation.

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  81. Twitter Post

    October 24, 2018, All Day

    Announced City's response to pending litigation.

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  82. Facebook Post

    October 26, 2018, All Day

    Posted update on changes that were made during the Downtown Committee meeting.

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  83. Downtown Committee Meeting

    October 26, 2018, 8:00 AM

    Downtown Committee held a public meeting. The meeting was moved from the Mayor's Office to the Council Chambers to accommodate public interest in the proceedings.

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  84. Facebook Post

    October 30, 2018, All Day

    Announced equipment delay; reminder that enforcement of on-street parking changes will continue as scheduled.

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  85. Press Release Distributed to Media Contacts

    October 30, 2018, All Day

    Announced equipment delay; reiterated that on-street parking changes will begin on November 1 as previously announced.

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  86. Twitter Post

    October 30, 2018, All Day

    Announced equipment delay; reiterated that on-street parking changes would be enforced on November 1 as previously announced.

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  87. Press Release Distributed to Media Contacts

    November 2, 2018, All Day

    Announced that the City Council will be asked to schedule a public meeting to discuss parking.

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  88. Twitter Post

    November 2, 2018, All Day

    Announced that the City Council has been asked to schedule a public meeting about parking.

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  89. Parking Q & A Distributed to Voters

    November 6, 2018, All Day

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  90. Facebook Post

    November 7, 2018, All Day

    Announced official start date for parking program.

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  91. Twitter Post

    November 7, 2018, All Day

    Announced Permit Parking Start Date

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  92. City Council Meeting

    November 8, 2018, All Day

    Created a separate parking account and transferred parking expenses from the general fund to the dedicated fund. Scheduled a public meeting on parking for November 19. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  93. Facebook Post

    November 9, 2018, All Day

    Created event for public meeting on parking.

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  94. Twitter Post

    November 9, 2018, All Day

    Announced date of public meeting on parking.

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  95. Facebook Post

    November 14, 2018, All Day

    Announced Downtown Committee Meeting

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  96. Twitter Post

    November 14, 2018, All Day

    Announced Downtown Committee Meeting

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  97. Downtown Committee Meeting

    November 15, 2018, 5:30 PM

    Items on the agenda include disability parking, a residential rental inspection ordinance, a request for additional short-term customer parking, and more. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  98. Facebook Post

    November 19, 2018, All Day

    Reminder about Downtown Parking Community Meeting.

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  99. Twitter Post

    November 19, 2018, All Day

    Reminder about Downtown Parking Community Meeting

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  100. Downtown Parking Community Meeting

    November 19, 2018, 6:00 PM

    The purpose of this meeting will be to answer any questions, clarify any confusion, present an overview of parking-related issues facing the community, and show how various projects and issues are connected and how the city is responding to these issues. This is part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve communication, as well as to provide an opportunity for citizens to provide feedback on various goals and objectives. If you would like to submit your question in advance or are unable to attend the meeting, please contact your Councilor or fill out the form linked to this posting. The form will be open for submissions through Thursday, November 15 to allow time for the Council and staff to organize and evaluate the questions received. You may still submit questions directly to your Councilor after Thursday, but questions received before the Thursday deadline will be prioritized.

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  101. Biddeford Beat v18.46

    November 26, 2018, All Day

    Reminder of permit program start date and procedures.

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  102. Downtown Committee Meeting

    November 26, 2018, 6:30 PM

    Items on the agenda include disability parking, a discussion of designated parking spaces, and amendments to the ordinance on Identification and Use of Municipal Parking Lots. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public.

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  103. Facebook Post

    November 27, 2018, All Day

    Describes changes made by the Downtown Committee at their November 26 meeting, including establishing the Yellow Lot as a short-term parking lot only.

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  104. Front Page News Alert

    November 27, 2018, All Day

    Announced changes made by the Downtown Committee at their November 26 meeting, including establishing the Yellow Lot as a short-term parking lot only. The alert was posted to the front page of the website and sent out to Front Page News subscribers.

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  105. Press Release

    November 27, 2018, All Day

    Announced changes to the parking program made by the Downtown Committee at their November 26 meeting, including establishing the Yellow Lot as a short-term parking lot only.

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  106. Twitter Post

    November 27, 2018, All Day

    Described changes that were made at the previous Downtown Committee meeting.

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  107. Website Update

    November 27, 2018, All Day

    Described changes to parking program made by the Downtown Committee at their November 26 meeting.

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  108. Facebook Post

    November 29, 2018, All Day

    Announced that kiosks had been installed and that hourly parking would begin on December 3.

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  109. Twitter Post

    November 29, 2018, All Day

    Announced that kiosks have been installed and that hourly parking will begin on December 3 at 7:00 a.m.

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  110. Website Update

    November 30, 2018, All Day

    Announced that parking kiosks had been installed and hourly parking would begin on December 3.

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  111. Biddeford Beat v18.47

    December 3, 2018, All Day

    Reminder that downtown permit parking is in effect; update on changes made by the Downtown Committee at their November 26 meeting.

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  112. Front Page News Alert

    December 3, 2018, All Day

    Alert announced that hourly parking had begun. The alert was posted on the front page of the website and sent out to the Front Page News email subscriber list.

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  113. Biddeford Beat v18.49

    December 17, 2018, All Day

    Update on WayToPark mobile application and snow emergency parking bans.

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  114. Twitter Post

    December 18, 2018, All Day

    Announced that evening's City Council meeting and agenda highlights.

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  115. City Council Meeting

    December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Items on the agenda include disability street parking time limits and snow emergency parking ban lots. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  116. Twitter Post

    December 28, 2018, All Day

    Reminder that January 3 City Council meeting was on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday due to the New Year's holiday.

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  117. Biddeford Beat v18.50

    December 31, 2018, All Day

    Described new Snow Emergency Parking Ban procedures.

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  118. Instructional Video on Parking Kiosks and WayToPark App

    January 2, 2019, All Day

    An instructional video on how to use the parking kiosks and the WayToPark mobile app debuted on the Public Access Channel and was uploaded to YouTube.

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  119. City Council Meeting

    January 3, 2019, All Day

    The Council addressed Disability Parking time restrictions. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public.

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  120. Facebook Post

    January 3, 2019, All Day

    Reminder of January 3 Council meeting with agenda.

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  121. Twitter Post

    January 3, 2019, All Day

    Additional reminder for January 3 Council meeting.

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  122. Biddeford Beat v19.01

    January 7, 2019, All Day

    Described new Snow Emergency Parking Ban procedures.

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  123. Facebook Post

    January 8, 2019, All Day

    Shared Downtown Committee meeting date and agenda.

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  124. Downtown Committee Meeting

    January 10, 2019, All Day

    The Downtown Committee took a site tour of municipal parking lots at the beginning of the meeting. The committee voted to add six additional free 30-minute parking spots in the Green Lot in front of Louis Pizza. Additionally, two additional free 30-minute parking spaces will be made available in the Blue Lot for police business only. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  125. Biddeford Beat v19.02

    January 14, 2019, All Day

    Described new Snow Emergency Parking Ban procedures and provided update on Downtown Committee meeting actions.

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  126. City Council Meeting

    January 15, 2019, All Day

    At this meeting, the Council approved a "gift card" payment system for the parking kiosks to meet the needs of cash-only users. They also reduced the fine for parking in a lot without a permit to $35 (the original fine was $50). Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  127. Facebook Post

    January 18, 2019, All Day

    Shared new Snow Emergency Parking Ban procedures and announced a Parking Ban for the upcoming weekend.

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  128. Twitter Post

    January 18, 2019, All Day

    Shared new Parking Ban procedures and announced Parking Ban for the following weekend.

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  129. Biddeford Beat v19.03

    January 21, 2019, All Day

    Described new Snow Emergency Parking Ban procedures and reviewed City Council actions on parking.

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  130. Website Page Created

    January 25, 2019, All Day

    Created page on website to share Winterfest parking information. NOTE: this webpage is no longer public on our website because the event has concluded. The link below will no longer bring you to the Winterfest page to review the information.

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  131. Facebook Post

    January 29, 2019, All Day

    Shared new Parking Ban procedures and announced that a Parking Ban would begin that evening.

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  132. Twitter Post

    January 29, 2019, All Day

    Shared new Parking Ban procedure and announced that a Parking Ban would be in place that night.

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  133. Facebook Post

    January 31, 2019, All Day

    Announced free parking in the Yellow Lot for Winterfest. Explained that on-street parking is always free but kiosk use is required in all other municipal lots.

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  134. Twitter Post

    January 31, 2019, All Day

    Announced free parking in the Yellow Lot during Winterfest and explained that kiosk use is required in all other downtown municipal lots.

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  135. Facebook Post

    February 5, 2019, All Day

    Reminder of February 5 City Council Meeting.

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  136. City Council Meeting

    February 5, 2019, 6:00 PM

    The Council voted to reduce the fee for parking without a permit in a municipal lot from $50 to $35. The Council also had a First Reading of a proposal to increase the free parking time limit in the Yellow Lot from one hour to two hours. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  137. Biddeford Beat v19.06

    February 11, 2019, All Day

    Provided an update on the parking topics discussed at the February 5 City Council meeting.

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  138. Policy Committee Meeting

    February 11, 2019, 6:30 PM

    The Committee recommended a Council policy to serve as guidance for waiving parking fees during special events only. The policy was written to limit potential parking waivers to city-sponsored events. This limitation was recommended because granting waivers to private businesses and organizations for private events may cause issues of inequity. Waivers would also be limited to the Yellow Lot in order to avoid displacement of long-term parking permit holders (the Yellow Lot is already reserved for short-term parking only). Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the Public Access Channel.

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  139. Biddeford Beat v19.07

    February 18, 2019, All Day

    Provided update on the Special Event Parking Policy that was discussed at the February 11 Policy Committee meeting.

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  140. City Council Meeting

    February 19, 2019, 6:00 PM

    The Council extended the free parking time period in the Yellow Lot to the first two hours of parking in any calendar day. Previously, the first hour of parking in the Yellow Lot was free. The Council also approved a 180-day moratorium that prohibits the Planning Board from granting parking waivers in the downtown for new developments. The moratorium was put in place as a response to the parking shortage in the downtown. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  141. Biddeford Beat v19.08

    February 25, 2019, All Day

    Announced that the free parking period in the Yellow Lot has been expanded from one hour to two hours. Also announced that the City Council approved a 180-day moratorium that prohibits the Planning Board from granting parking waivers in the downtown for new developments. The moratorium was put in place as a response to the parking shortage in the downtown.

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  142. Facebook Post

    February 25, 2019, All Day

    Shared the link to the agenda packet for the upcoming Joint City Council & School Committee Workshop, which included an update on progress on the City's 2018-2019 Goals, including goals related to downtown parking.

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  143. Biddeford Beat v19.11

    March 15, 2019, All Day

    Announced upcoming Downtown Committee Meeting and included updates on the Yellow Lot free time adjustment, kiosk gift cards, time-limited parking spaces in the Blue Lot, and improved lighting and identification for parking kiosks. Also announced upcoming meeting that discussed the impacts of Main Street Sidewalk Project construction.

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  144. Facebook Post

    March 15, 2019, All Day

    Shared date and agenda for upcoming Downtown Committee meeting.

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  145. Twitter Post

    March 15, 2019, All Day

    Shared date and agenda for next Downtown Committee meeting.

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  146. Facebook Post

    March 18, 2019, All Day

    Created and shared event page for the upcoming Main Street Sidewalk Project public meeting.

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  147. Twitter Post

    March 18, 2019, All Day

    Announced public meeting regarding the Main Street Sidewalk Project and its impacts on on-street parking.

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  148. Downtown Committee Meeting

    March 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

    The committee will be discussing the layout of the Green and Yellow Lots and will consider increasing the number of ADA accessible spaces, among other items. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  149. Website Page Created

    March 20, 2019, All Day

    Created new "Visitor Parking" page on the website to make parking information easier for downtown visitors to find. The page includes information about on-street parking and downtown parking lots, as well as maps of the downtown.

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  150. Facebook Post

    March 21, 2019, All Day

    Posted reminder about upcoming Main Street Sidewalk Project public meeting.

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  151. Press Release

    March 28, 2019, All Day

    Press Release described the impacts of upcoming construction projects, including the changes to on-street parking on Main Street due to the sidewalk reconstruction process.

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  152. Biddeford Beat v19.13

    March 29, 2019, All Day

    Announced that parking "gift cards" are now available in the City Clerk's office; described how downtown parking would be impacted by Main Street Sidewalk Project.

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  153. Facebook Post

    March 29, 2019, All Day

    Described how the Main Street Sidewalk Project would impact on-street parking on Main Street.

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  154. Twitter Post

    March 29, 2019, All Day

    Described the impacts of upcoming construction projects, including the changes to on-street parking on Main Street due to the sidewalk reconstruction process.

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  155. Website Page Created

    March 29, 2019, All Day

    Created website page to update residents and business owners about parking impacts of Main Street Sidewalk Project construction.

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  156. Facebook Post

    April 1, 2019, All Day

    A reminder for the following day's City Council meeting and a link to the agenda, which included information about several proposals relating to downtown parking.

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  157. Twitter Post

    April 1, 2019, All Day

    A reminder for the following day's City Council meeting and a link to the agenda, which included information about several proposals relating to downtown parking.

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  158. City Council Meeting

    April 2, 2019, All Day

    During this meeting, the City Council passed several orders related to downtown parking. The Council authorized City staff to move ahead with the permitting process for the first phase of a parking garage as well as the design process for the second phase of the garage. The Council also approved a Master Plan for the 3 Lincoln Street property that is contingent upon the parking structure. Finally, the Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a Preliminary Development Agreement with Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital Partners to explore private infrastructure financing as a means of constructing a parking facility. The Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  159. Press Release

    April 3, 2019, All Day

    Press release described the Master Plan Agreement for 3 Lincoln Street, which requires access to and is dependent on the proposed parking garage.

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  160. Press Release

    April 4, 2019, All Day

    Press release to announce that the City Council voted to begin obtaining permits for Phase I of a proposed parking structure and to proceed with the design of Phase II of the proposed facility.

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  161. Biddeford Beat v19.14

    April 5, 2019, All Day

    Included a description of the agenda items related to downtown development that were approved at the April 2 City Council meeting.

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  162. Facebook Post

    April 5, 2019, All Day

    Shared a link to the webpage with updates on the April 2 City Council meeting, which included several orders related to downtown parking.

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  163. Front Page News Alert

    April 5, 2019, All Day

    A Front Page News Alert was sent out to all subscribers describing the agenda items that were approved at the April 2 City Council Meeting.

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  164. Twitter Post

    April 5, 2019, All Day

    Shared a link to the webpage with updates on the April 2 City Council meeting, which included several orders related to downtown parking.

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  165. Facebook Post

    April 18, 2019, All Day

    Reminder about the upcoming Budget Committee meeting, which included a discussion about the scheduled increase in parking permit costs.

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  166. Twitter Post

    April 18, 2019, All Day

    Reminder about the upcoming Budget Committee meeting, which included a discussion about the scheduled increase in parking permit costs.

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  167. Budget Committee Meeting

    April 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

    The meeting included a discussion of the scheduled parking rate increases. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  168. Downtown Committee Meeting

    April 23, 2019, 5:30 PM

    Discussed possible reconfiguration of Green and Yellow Lots; adjusted parking time limits on some downtown streets. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  169. City Council Special Meeting

    April 25, 2019, All Day

    The City Council discussed the scheduled parking rate increase that had been set when the downtown parking program was first approved. The meeting confirmed that the rate increase will take place as scheduled. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  170. Biddeford Beat v19.17

    April 26, 2019, All Day

    Included a reminder about the upcoming transition out of the Introductory Rates for the downtown parking permit program.

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  171. Website Update

    April 26, 2019, All Day

    Updated Visitor Parking page to reflect the prices that were confirmed at the April 25 City Council meeting.

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  172. Facebook Post

    April 29, 2019, All Day

    Reminder that the introductory period for the permit parking program is set to end on April 30.

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  173. Twitter Post

    April 29, 2019, All Day

    Reminder that the introductory period for the permit parking program ended on April 30.

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  174. Website Update

    April 30, 2019, All Day

    May 2019 Parking Permit Information Sheet uploaded to website. These info sheets are available in the City Clerk's office and are distributed to long-term parking permit holders.

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  175. Biddeford Beat v19.18

    May 3, 2019, All Day

    This issue included a reminder of the previously-scheduled price change for parking permits.

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  176. City Council Meeting

    June 18, 2019, All Day

    The City Council approved the reconfiguration of the Green and Yellow Parking Lots. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  177. Facebook Post

    June 18, 2019, All Day

    Shared agenda for upcoming City Council meeting, which included information about the proposed Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration.

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  178. Twitter Post

    June 18, 2019, All Day

    Shared agenda for the City Council meeting, which included information about the proposed Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration.

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  179. Facebook Event Created

    June 20, 2019, All Day

    Created a Facebook event for the upcoming General Meeting of Citizens.

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  180. Biddeford Beat v19.25

    June 21, 2019, All Day

    This issue included information about the upcoming General Meeting of Citizens.

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  181. Facebook Post

    June 26, 2019, All Day

    Reminder for the upcoming General Meeting of Citizens.

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  182. General Meeting of Citizens

    June 26, 2019, All Day

    A General Meeting of Citizens was called by petition. Those who attended had the opportunity to address their grievances, including those related to parking, to the City Council. The agenda for the meeting was set by the attendees, but the meeting time and location was posted to the website.

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  183. Twitter Post

    June 26, 2019, All Day

    A reminder for the General Meeting of Citizens taking place that evening.

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  184. Facebook Post

    July 8, 2019, All Day

    Shared agenda packed for the upcoming City Council Workshop on a financing option for the Downtown Parking Project.

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  185. Twitter Post

    July 8, 2019, All Day

    A reminder for the following day's City Council Workshop to discuss a funding proposal for the Downtown Parking Project.

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  186. City Council Workshop

    July 9, 2019, All Day

    At this City Council Workshop, the Council discussed a proposal from Biddeford Innovation, Inc. for financing of the proposed downtown parking garage and RiverWalk. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  187. Front Page News Alert

    July 10, 2019, All Day

    Information about the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration was posted to the front page of the website. All "Front Page News" email subscribers were notified of the new posting.

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  188. Press Release Distributed to Media Contacts

    July 10, 2019, All Day

    A press release describing the details of the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration was distributed to the local news media.

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  189. Website Page Created

    July 10, 2019, All Day

    A website page was created for information about the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration.

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  190. Biddeford Beat v19.28

    July 12, 2019, All Day

    This issue included a description of the upcoming Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration.

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  191. Downtown Committee Meeting

    July 29, 2019, All Day

    At this meeting, the Downtown Committee approved changes to the Franklin Street area associated with the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration. The Committee also discussed the Lincoln Mill development project and its potential impacts on parking in the vicinity of Pearl and Lincoln Streets. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  192. City Council Meeting

    August 6, 2019, All Day

    At this meeting, the City Council voted on the formal ordinance changes necessary to complete the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration, including changing Franklin Street to one-way traffic, creating an additional stop intersection on Franklin Street, and discontinuing Federal Street in order to include it as part of the parking lot. The Council also voted to pave the Green Lot. Agenda packet and meeting video were posted on the website. Meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on the public access channel.

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  193. Facebook Post

    August 8, 2019, All Day

    Post includes information about the upcoming paving of the Green and Yellow Lot.

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  194. Twitter Post

    August 8, 2019, All Day

    Post includes a description of the Green and Yellow Lot paving schedule.

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  195. Website Update

    August 8, 2019, All Day

    The Green and Yellow Lot Reconfiguration webpage was updated with information about the paving schedule for the lot.

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  196. Biddeford Beat v19.32

    August 9, 2019, All Day

    This issue included an update on the Green and Yellow Lot reconfiguration and paving schedule.

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  197. Press Release

    August 9, 2019, All Day

    Information about the paving schedule for the Green and Yellow Lot was sent to the local news media.

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