Latest Happenings Around Town
Monday, February 26, 2018
1.Sign Warrants, Minutes of last meeting 2.OTELCO letter of support for fiber optics program 3.Snowplowing contract- extend date to May 31st? Sanding of Fire Station? 4.Assessor’s Agent Contract for 2018 5.Sign Town Meeting Warrant 6.Fire Department concerns 7.Road Commissioner concerns 8.Clerk/Treasurer concerns
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE SANDPILE: Due to a number of circumstances, including liability, the Town will not be able to allow residents to get sand at the sandpile any longer. The sandpile will be monitored, and further action will be taken if necessary.
Some of the Reasons:
While originally they were allowed to take a bucketful, many have been taking truckloads, which has led to our sand supply becoming too low, which affects our ability to keep our town roads safe.
We have recently learned that the town (which means the taxpayers) would have a liability if there were injuries at the sandpile.
We have also learned that many who are taking sand are not residents of our town.
We would recommend that you hire someone to sand your driveway, or buy sand from one of the local pits for that purpose.
WINDSTORM MEMA Update 2017 According to the Maine Emergency Management Agency it is too early to know if individual assistance will be available. They suggest that individuals should thoroughly document damage through photos and receipts and work with your homeowners insurance first. They are now encouraging homeowners to call 211 to document losses and damages.
NEW!! ONLINE LICENSING!
Click on the link at right to license your dog online
on the State of Maine website.
All dog licenses expired December 31st.
By State Law, dog license renewals are past due as of February 1st and a $25 late fee per dog applies. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.
HOTLINE NUMBER FOR SOIL PREP ODOR COMPLAINTS
There is an odor hotline for reporting odors to Soil Preparations- (207)257-2437, which is supposed to be monitored 24/7/365 by an answering service company. PLEASE ALSO CALL Roger Johnstone of the DEP (207)557-1173 or toll free (888)-769-1137.
Please call even if your neighbor has already called. These phone logs are the only record of the frequency and severity of the issues.
MDEP will not be able to confirm the occurrence of odor events unless they have the opportunity to respond and observe the odors within a reasonable time frame, so please call as soon as possible.
POST OFFICE WINDOW HOURS effective as of Monday, Jan 10, 2015
The WINDOW (access to stamps and packages) will be open 7 am to 9 am and 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm Monday through Friday.
Saturday 7 am to 10:30 am.
LOBBY access hours (to access your mailbox) will be 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 11 am Saturday.
Questions? Call the Post Office 257-4303 during window hours.