The Town of Cape Elizabeth last conducted a major review of its harbors and public access to the shore in the late 1980’s with nearly 30 years having passed since the last review of how our coastal water resources are serving our fishing, aquaculture and recreational needs. An ad hoc Harbors Committee was formed in December 2016 to review and update information from that period and to provide recommendations for public access, mooring availability and other areas related to Cape Elizabeth coastal waters. This information along with the other work of the Committee will be compiled into a report that will be sent to the Council for further consideration.

This brief survey is intended to solicit your valuable input as support for the Harbor Committee’s work this year.

* 1. Are you a year-round resident of Cape Elizabeth?

* 2. How long have you lived or summered in Cape Elizabeth?

* 3. How important is your public access to the Cape Elizabeth shore?

* 4. Based on your answer to question 3, why do you say that?

* 5. How often do you access/visit the Cape Elizabeth shore during the months of June, July, and August?

* 6. How often do you access/visit the Cape Elizabeth shore during the months of September through May?

* 7. Which activities do you engage in on the Cape Elizabeth shore (check all that apply)?

* 8. Which public access points do you use (Rank by frequency with 1 being most frequent)?

* 9. How would you rate the current public access to the ocean shore in Cape Elizabeth?

* 10. If you could improve the public access to the shore in Cape Elizabeth, what would be your top three improvements?

* 11. Please tell us how the Town of Cape Elizabeth can improve public access to the shore and waters?

* 12. Please tell us a little about yourself - Age

* 13. Please tell us a little about yourself - Marital Status

* 14. How do you find out about Town Government, activities and news? (check all that apply)

* 15. Thank You. You can received updates on the Harbors Committee’s work at the Town website -

The public is also welcome to attend the meetings of the Harbors Committee to share public comments or email public comments to the Committee at

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