Belfast Shoreline Property Owners Meeting


Belfast Shoreline Property Owners Meeting


The Belfast Climate Crisis Committee, an advisor to the Belfast City Council, facilitated a public meeting on July 6, 2022, at the Belfast Community Boathouse. The meeting purpose was to present information about the coming impact of our changing climate on shoreline properties. All of the property owners of record on the shoreline in the Belfast City limits were invited as the primary audience, but the event was advertised and open to the general public.

The afternoon began with presentations from a panel of experts, and was then opened to discussion with the attendees. It was well attended, with a ‘full house’ that was actively engaged. The presentations from two of the presenters, Peter A. Slovinsky, Marine Geologist, Maine Geological Survey and the Maine Climate Council, and William B. Gartley, P.E. of Gartley & Dorsky Engineering and Survey, are included below. Bub Fournier, Belfast's Director of Codes and Planning, discussed zoning and regulatory considerations in adaptation and hardening efforts.

This was the first of several meetings on the subject. Future meetings will center around detailed discussions of topics of interest to property owners.

The entire meeting was videotaped, and is available online:


Belfast Climate Crisis Committee


July 6, 2022


Belfast Climate Crisis Committee, “Belfast Shoreline Property Owners Meeting,” All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues, accessed February 27, 2024,

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