Following a fatal accident at the Monhegan Boat Line wharf during the summer of 2013 the issue of public safety in Port Clyde village came before the Select Board. As a result of consultation with the Maine Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) traffic engineer, it was recommended that a Road Safety Survey Committee be created to address the issues.

On September 30, 2013, the Select Board approved the following Charge for the ad hoc committee.