Latest Happenings Around Town
to everyone who made Plymouth Day
such a success this year.
All your hard work is very much appreciated
A quick reminder that all 2017 property taxes must be paid
by Friday, July 13th in order to avoid lien fees.
Please note that payments will be applied to the oldest tax liability first.
Things you should know about municipal tax liens:
1. The Tax Collector has a duty by law to place tax liens on properties when the tax remains uncollected. This includes unpaid interest and fees.
2. Tax Liens are recorded at the Registry of Deeds. This recording is public knowledge, and most credit bureaus keep track of liens filed. These same credit bureaus do not keep track of the discharge of these liens. This can affect your credit rating.
3. Lien costs are expensive. Currently, certified mail costs are $6.67 each. Recording fees are $38.00. These costs are added to and become part of the tax. Not paying them is not an option.
4. The State of Maine assessment date is April 1st each year. If you sold your property after April 1st, the tax bill was assessed in your name. This is the law. This means that if you sold after April 1st, regardless of current ownership of the property, the tax is your responsibility. If the taxes remain unpaid, you will need to either pay the tax yourself or enforce any agreement made with the buyer. Otherwise, the lien will be placed in your name.
May/June Selectmen's Newsletters
Next SELECTMEN’S MEETING
Monday, July 16th
Monday July 16, 2018
1.Sign Warrants 2.Minutes of last meeting 3.Recycling Update- Mike Bolster 4.Greene Road Garbage situation update 5.Committees Updates (includes Phase Converter for Dam) 6.Pole Location Permits- a.One Pole at end of Causeway 55 feet north of existing pole b.New Service at Twitchell Road 3300 feet from Etna Rd 7.Fire Department concerns 8.Road Commissioner concerns 9.Clerk/Treasurer concerns
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.