OAKLAND — Parking and road logistics for OakFest will go before the Town Council on Wednesday.

Councilors will vote on closing the town parking lot on Center Street from Wednesday, July 20, through Friday, July 22, for a Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Wednesday evening. After that the tent for OakFest will go up.

The council will also vote on closing Main Street from Buddies Groceries to Oak Street on July 22 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. for the parade and street dance. An extension of the town’s noise ordinance by one hour to account for the street dance will also be decided on Wednesday. The noise ordinance normally goes into effect at 9 p.m.

The OakFest committee is also asking that the boat landing be closed on Sunday, July 24, until noon for the triathlon.

These are all standard requests for OakFest that were approved last year, said Town Manager Gary Bowman.

OakFest, the annual celebration for the town of Oakland, will be held July 22-24 along with a fishing derby on July 17. There will be a parade, a street dance, a triathlon and more than 100 vendors at an open air market.

The Town Council will also elect a candidate to send to the Maine Municipal Association Legislative Policy Committee, which reviews what the Legislature is proposing and decides whether it should take issue with anything. The committee looks at the impact the proposals would have locally on the towns and what priorities in the Legislature should be to best help the towns.

Madeline St. Amour – 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour


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