Lincolnville’s Board of Selectmen will consider extending an inland moorings moratorium by an additional 180 days during its next regular meeting, on Monday, February 11, at Lincolnville Central School. The moratorium prevents installation of new moorings but does not affect existing moorings in any of the waterways within Lincolnville’s boundaries, including Megunticook Lake and Norton, Coleman, Pitcher, Knight, Moody, and Levenseller ponds.

Residents passed the ordinance stopping placement of new moorings for 180 days during a special town meeting on September 24. The ordinance, which was retroactive to August 27, 2018, remains in effect until February 23.

The February 11 meeting will include a hearing during which the board will consider whether conditions have been met to extend the moratorium by another 180 days. A board vote will follow.

“Lincolnville’s Inland Waterway Mooring Committee has been diligently working on the matter since the creation of the committee and they are now in the process of drafting the ordinance,” Town Administrator David Kinney said. “I believe that the current expectation is that an ordinance will be presented to the voters at the annual town meeting in June for their consideration.”