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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Cruise Management Plan Presentations

At the August 2 Town Council meeting, the Town Manager and Police Department staff presented information about a proposed Cruise Management Plan and updates and recommendations on cruise ship operations. The Council may vote on aspects of the plan at its next meeting, August, 16, 2022.

Cruise Management Plan - Working Group's Presentation to Council

  • Watch video of presentation - beginning at 2:26.00 in video

Cruise Ship Operations and Management Presentation to Council - Police Department

Possible actions for Town Council consideration August 16:
• Formally support the daily and monthly caps, and other provisions as outlined in the presentation
• Authorize the Harbormaster to allow the currently requested but not booked ships who meet the agreed-upon limits to anchor in 2023.
• Support staff’s effort to develop a Shoreside Vendor Ordinance before the start of the 2023 season (see Cruise Ship Operations and Management presentation)
• Review a draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will be used with each of the cruise lines and possibly authorize the Manager to sign (Conditional on timing to develop and have reviewed by Counsel)

Got Feedback?
If you have specific questions or comments, please submit them to manager@barharbormaine.gov by 5pm on Thursday August 11th and we’ll share your comments and provide responses to your question(s) as part of the Council packet for 8/16.