Useful Resources

Youth Library Cataloguehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoMmgJQcDkkPdGlsQ3dIU2QwUWwzSGZISzJCMXQ0dmc&hl=en_US

The youth library is located at the Community House.  Hours vary. Find out what books the Bustins Youth Library currently has on their shelves.  Adults and children alike will find books to interest them within our collection.

Bustins Island Villiage Corporation: bivc.net 

Please visit regularly for the most up-to-date island information.

This website contains valuable island related information.  Find out about official rules, regulations, and policies; download necessary forms; and read board of overseer meeting minutes. Get to know your local government and this page also has contact information for various officials.

NOTICE PLEASE READ

Community House Use Regulations Summer 2021

  • Participation in C.A.B.I. sponsored and Community House activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, nor maintain physical distance.
  • Per U.S. CDC recommendations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while indoors, including children under 12 years and over age 2 not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Indoor capacity limits and physical distancing requirements were lifted as of 5/24/21 per Governor Janet Mills. In addition, the Maine State of Emergency ended as of 6/30/21
  • Eating and drinking is permitted. Please consider maintaining physical distancing of 6 or more feet between parties when possible.
  • Masks are required while serving food or drink inside or outside the Community House. Gloves are recommended.
  • We suggest you bring your own non alcoholic beverage when participating in C.A.B.I. events.
  • Good hand hygiene prevents spread of disease.  Please use sanitizer upon entry and exit of Community House.
  • Event organizers MUST disinfect commonly used and frequently touched objects, door knobs, chairs, tables, and light switches at the end of the event and when visibly soiled. Disinfecting wipes may be found in the Community House kitchen.
  • Keep windows and doors open to improve ventilation and airflow.
  • Keep our community safe! Please DO NOT attend C.A.B.I. events if you have a fever, cough, runny nose or COVID like symptoms.
  • Please be kind and respectful to others as we transition back to a more normal island experience. THANK YOU.

Trash Disposal Policy Approved:  May 7, 2022  BIVC

Disposal of trash on Bustins is not the same as most municipalities. The isolation of the island requires unique handling and significant manual labor.

The Island hires personnel to pick up trash bags from each cottage by hand, load them into trash bins by hand, which are then hand loaded on and off the Lilly B in South Freeport, and then the garbage truck that meets the boat. This level effort, intensity, as well as limited capacity on the Lilly B, requires that we have limits on the volume and weight of trash that can be removed from the Island.

The following regulations are meant to provide a system for fair removal of normal household trash each week from Bustins while not over taxing our personnel or the Lilly B.

Weekly pick up of trash will be limited to household trash only. Trash bags will be picked up from each cottage every Sunday between May and October (Monday pickup on holiday weekends). Any changes to this schedule will be posted at the Store porch. Absolutely no liquids, chemicals, or hazardous materials are to be disposed of in weekly trash bags. Large cardboard boxes, packing materials, shingles, broken glass, or any other construction materials are the responsibility of the cottage owner to remove from the Island in an appropriate legal manner. NOTE: Bustins Island property owners may obtain a Freeport transfer station permit at resident rates by showing their tax bill at the town hall.

Regulations:

  • Each cottage is allowed two bags of trash to be picked up each week. The bags should not weigh over 25 pounds each. Please use heavy-duty bags and tie each bag securely. Bags with excessive weight will be left for the cottage owner to redistribute for future pick up.
  • It is strongly suggested that boxes be torn up into smaller pieces and any plastic bottles, cans and milk jugs be crushed before putting them into the trash bags. The volume and weight of waste is a significant issue, your assistance in this is greatly appreciated.
  • The Island will provide CLYNK bags to remove returnable bottles and cans. Please note that these bags are not for recyclable waste. Only bottles and cans with a ME return deposit label are meant to go in the CLYNK bags. These bags will be picked up along with the normal trash but are NOT considered part of the two-bag per week limit.
  • Currently Bustins does not have an effective way to handle recyclable waste. Islanders (owner/family/guests/renters) are encouraged to bring their recyclables off island. Recyclables disposal is available at the following locations in Freeport:
  • West Street Fire Barn (West Street, behind police station)
  • Hunter Road (in front of Public Works Garage)
  • Transfer Station/Recycling Ctr (100 Hedgehog Mtn. Road)
  • The BIVC strongly encourages composting of appropriate food waste whenever possible.
  • The Island will have periodic Large Trash Pick-ups (typically every 3-5 years). The special disposal times will allow for the removal of furniture and other large items that would otherwise be difficult to remove from the Island. There may be fees on certain items.
  • The BIVC recognizes that at times the two-bag limitation per week will not be sufficient for some households. We also recognize that various travel schedules will not allow for trash to be put out only on Sundays. As such, the associated trash fee schedule is for those events.

All questions or concerns regarding the trash disposal policy should be directed to the BIVC Overseers. Please email bivc.overseers@bivc.com

2022 Trash Fee Rates

  • Up to Two Bags per Week per Cottage
    • No charge unless bag exceeds weight of 25 lbs and/or bag is not secured properly, and trash is spilling out. Cottage owner will be responsible for any fees charged due to excessive bags, excessive weight or any spilled bags requiring clean-up.
  • Over Two Bags per Week
    • There will be a $10 per bag charge for each bag over the two-bag limit, per cottage.
    • Payment should be made in advance or at time of pickup to the Trash Disposal Coordinator.
    • If payment arrangements are not made in advance, the cottage owner will be billed for the extra bags and assessed an additional $10 administrative fee.
    • All checks can be made out to the BIVC, or cash can be given directly to the Trash Disposal Coordinator.
  • Off schedule pick ups
    • If trash needs to be left on the roadside on any day other than Sunday (or Monday holiday when applicable), arrangements for pick-up should be made with the Trash Disposal Coordinator.
    • A fee of $15 will be charged for an off day pick up. Any bag over the two-bag limit will be charged the regular $10 per bag fee.
    • If prior arrangements are not made, and trash is left out on any day other than Sunday, trash will be picked up regardless to prevent animals from getting into the trash and creating a larger problem for island residents. As a result, the cottage owner will be charged an additional $25 for this service in addition to the standard $15 rate and $10/bag over the two-bag limit.
    • All checks can be made out to the BIVC, or cash can be given directly to the Trash Disposal Coordinator

As always, we seek the cooperation of all island residents, guests, and renters. Our goal is to keep a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy.

Trash Disposal Coordinator – Matthew Rowe – 207-233-8368

 

NOTICE PLEASE READ

Community House Use Regulations Summer 2021

  • Participation in C.A.B.I. sponsored and Community House activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, nor maintain physical distance.
  • Per U.S. CDC recommendations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while indoors, including children under 12 years and over age 2 not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Indoor capacity limits and physical distancing requirements were lifted as of 5/24/21 per Governor Janet Mills. In addition, the Maine State of Emergency ended as of 6/30/21
  • Eating and drinking is permitted. Please consider maintaining physical distancing of 6 or more feet between parties when possible.
  • Masks are required while serving food or drink inside or outside the Community House. Gloves are recommended.
  • We suggest you bring your own non alcoholic beverage when participating in C.A.B.I. events.
  • Good hand hygiene prevents spread of disease.  Please use sanitizer upon entry and exit of Community House.
  • Event organizers MUST disinfect commonly used and frequently touched objects, door knobs, chairs, tables, and light switches at the end of the event and when visibly soiled. Disinfecting wipes may be found in the Community House kitchen.
  • Keep windows and doors open to improve ventilation and airflow.
  • Keep our community safe! Please DO NOT attend C.A.B.I. events if you have a fever, cough, runny nose or COVID like symptoms.
  • Please be kind and respectful to others as we transition back to a more normal island experience. THANK YOU.
Ferry Schedule 2022

Lilly B General 2022
Lilly B Freight 2022

Well Schedule 2022

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