Polco questions

BAR HARBOR — The Acadia-area League of Towns, an association of the towns of Tremont, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Ellsworth, Lamoine, Trenton, Cranberry Isles, Swans Island and Acadia National Park, has identified Lyme and other tick-borne diseases as a threat to the health and vibrancy of the community.

The town of Bar Harbor is using the internet-based polling platform Polco to ask nine basic questions about ticks and Lyme disease to better understand the effect that tick-borne illnesses are having in our community. The data will be used to help support local decision-making about prevention, treatment and awareness of Lyme. The survey will be available until Apr. 17.

When responding to a survey on Polco for the first time, users enter their name, ZIP code, and email address. This is so they can be verified as a registered voter in the town.

A Lyme disease awareness forum will be held at Mount Desert Island High School on May 9 from 6-8 p.m. This forum is presented in partnership by the League of Towns, Healthy Acadia and Maine Center for Disease Control.

Visit polco.us/barharbor.

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