Town Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00am to 6:30 p.m.
and Friday: 8:00am to Noon.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all Holidays.

Office Closing

The town office will be closed Friday, July 3rd to observe Independence Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm Thursday June 11th. Beginning with the June meetings, the Selectmen plan to return to open in-person Selectmen’s meetings at the town office (while observing proper social distancing).

The Selectmen’s meeting agenda is usually posted by 3:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the meeting date. To see the agenda for this meeting, click here.

Contact Information.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 129
North Vassalboro
Maine 04962

Phone (207) 872-2826
Fax: (207) 872-5414

Physical Address
682 Main Street

Town Facts

County: Kennebec
Senate District: 15
House District: 80
Congressional District: 1
Population: 4,335
Area: 48 sq miles
Population density per sq. mile: 90.3

Website updates

To contact the webmaster to report errors or to request additions, contact David Jenney at dgjenney@gmail.com or the Town Manager at msabins@vassalboro.net

Welcome to the Town of Vassalboro, Maine


The town office located at 682 Main Street (Route 32), North Vassalboro. Civil war monument in the park at China Lake on Rt. #32.  Photo by Mary Sabins View from Taber Hill (spring/summer).  Photo by Mary Sabins (Vassalboro Maine)  China Lake view taken from Outlet Stream dam house.  Photo by Mary Sabins. Aerial photo of Webber Pond courtesy of Fox Photo. (Vassalboro Maine) North Village swimming area in early morning fog.  Photo by Dan Feeney. The falls at Ladd Dam.  Property owned by Ray Breton.  Photo by Mary Sabins. North Village swimming area in the fall.  Property owned by Ray Breton. Photo by Mary Sabins. Ladd Dam swimming hole owned by Ray Breton in North Village area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Town Office sign and flower bed.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. (Vassalboro Maine) Bald eagle on a hunt on Seven Mile Stream off Dam Road.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney. Kayaking on the Kennebec with the Conservation Commission. Photo contributed by Mary Ellen Johnston. Three mile pond on a calm hazy morning.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney.                           Sunrise on Three Mile Pond taken from public boat launch area off Rt. #3. Photo taken by Dan Feeney Pond road leaves starting to change color. Photo taken by Jan Clowes
China Lake blue heron, Vassalboro Maine. Photo taken by Jan Clowes China lake landing and alewives in stream. Photo taken by Jan Clowes Duck on a pier in Vassalboro, Spring 2016. Photo taken by Jan Clowes

About Vassalboro

Vassalboro will be celebrating in 2021 its 250th anniversary since incorporation. First settled in 1760, Vassalboro is today a community committed to a rural quality of life, a sound education system and good old Yankee frugality. State data shows Vassalboro’s tax rate below the average municipal rate in Maine and in Kennebec County. Yet, local roads are in good condition, recreational opportunities abound and educational offerings are superb.

On July 1, 2018, the Town formed a municipal school department following the dissolution of AOS 92. Vassalboro offers school choice for grades 9 -12. Most attend Erskine Academy but students also enroll in Waterville, Winslow and other area high schools. School choice draws families to our Town. The pre-K through 8 program is provided at the Vassalboro Community School (VCS). New school Principal Dr. Megan Allen notes that, “last year’s Maine Educational Assessment scores for English/Language Arts and Math showed VCS exceeding state averages, a testament to the wonderful staff, students and community that the school serves”.

  Another big transition is coming soon when the sewage treatment facilities in Town will be replaced with a $7 million connection to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District. This investment combined with existing public water service will open up new business and development opportunities for the Town along Route 32.
The enhancement of our lake resources represents another major and ongoing initiative in Town. Through the China Region Lakes Alliance (CRLA) and the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), Vassalboro figures prominently in efforts to restore alewife runs. Successes at Webber Pond led to the clearing of upstream obstructions to Three Mile Pond and now the focus is on China Lake with several organizations working to remove or modify six dams on the outlet stream to facilitate that alewife run. Water quality is improving, the sport fishery is benefiting, annual alewife harvests are providing new revenues to Town coffers, and lakeshore property values are improving

Vassalboro is home to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and the Kennebec Water District’s treatment facility that serves five area municipalities. Also in Vassalboro is the 36 hole Natanis Golf Course, Duratherm Window Corporation, major Kennebec Land Trust holdings with trails and the Alonzo Garcelon Wildlife Management Area containing Spectacle Pond.

Vassalboro - a great place to live and work.

What's New in Vassalboro

The May 28th Selectmen’s meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

The next meeting will be on June 11th at 6:30 p.m. and Garvan Donegan of Central Maine Growth Council will report at that time on his recommendations for TIF Planning and development as outlined in his scoping document after recent study.

Beginning with the June meetings, the Selectmen plan to return to open in-person Selectmen’s meetings at the town office (while observing proper social distancing)


Courtesy Boat Inspector application

Click here to see the Courtesy Boat Inspector application. Apply by or before June 6.


July 14, 2020 State Primary Election Update Polling Location has been changed to Vassalboro Community School

The State Primary and Special Referendum Election is Tuesday, July 14. 

At this time, both in-person and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election. 

There will be a change of location for the July 14, 2020 State Primary/Referendum and Local Election.

In order to meet social distancing, in-person voting will take place on July 14 at the Vassalboro Community School, 1116 Webber Pond Road. This location will be open from 8:00 am until 8pm. 

Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot.  Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure. 

Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including the day of the election, without specifying a reason. However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).
• You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at 872-2826.
• You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/online-form.pl

• Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now. Printed ballots will be available by mid-June, and we will issue your ballot as soon as possible after that date.
• Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.
For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html


Latest revised Town Meeting and Election Plan (05/19/2020)

At the 5/14/20 Selectmen’s meeting, the Annual Town Meeting Warrant was approved and the date for the Annual Town Meeting was set for Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Because of the COVID-19 restriction on the number of 50 people in one gathering, we plan to split the meeting into two rooms at the school (gym and cafeteria) connected by audio and video technology so each attendee can fully participate. Each room will have seating spaced for social distancing, hand sanitizer will be available, and we ask each attendee to wear a face mask. The first 50 people will be seated in the gymnasium while the remaining attendees will be seated in the cafeteria.

The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Vassalboro Elementary School in conjunction with the State’s Primary Election from 8 am to 8 pm. Note this new polling place location!! The larger polling area at the school in the gym is needed for this election in order to attain social distancing requirements. Absentee balloting is encouraged and available by calling Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826 or email at Cathy@vassalboro.net.


VASSALBORO TOWN OFFICE REOPENING PLAN
COVID-19 (updated 5/11/20)

The Vassalboro Town Office will remain temporarily closed to the public until June 1, 2020. When the Town Office reopens to the public at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st a few changes will have been put in place due to the virus. We are asking all town office visitors to wear a face mask and that no more than two customers enter the lobby at the same time, all while practicing social distancing. Just inside the door to the town office lobby, a Purell hand sanitizer dispenser has been installed and we ask each customer to use it before approaching the counter for service. For everyone’s safety, Plexiglas has been installed at the counters. If customers prefer, we encourage you to bring your own pen to complete your transactions at the customer window. The public restroom will be closed temporarily until further notice. Call the town office at 872-2826 with questions; staff is still working inside. Many transactions can be done online. The drop slot beside the front door of the town office can be used for payments and correspondence with staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The health and safety of the public and the town staff is of utmost importance to us during this challenging time.

The Selectmen’s meetings for the month of May will be held remotely through video conferencing. Use the following link to view the list of meetings and to observe them: https://www.vcsvikings.org/information/online-public-meetings.

The Transfer Station is now open the normal schedule (Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun), but we ask that residents continue to maintain the drive up line at the compactor and stay in your vehicle until it is your turn to throw your bag of household trash in the hopper. This will help everyone to maintain a safe social distance from one another. If the customer is physically unable to lift their bag of trash into the hopper, we ask that the bag be left on the ground near the hopper, and staff will toss it in while keeping an appropriate “social distance” from the customer. To dispose of other types of trash, speak with staff on duty for instruction. Residents who desire to hire the services of a hauler to pick up and deliver trash to the transfer station rather than making deliveries themselves can call Jeremy Dow at 213-5315 or John Green at 649-3216 or 923-3411, or George Hamar at 660-1619.

For residents needing to reach the Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector Paul Mitnik, his work schedule is Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday 8-11:30. He can be reached via email at pmitnik@vassalboro.net or by phone at the office at 872-2826, or on his cell phone at 313-2648.

Police Chief Mark Brown can be reached at 557-4601.


Click here to read an updated (3/24/20) Letter to the Community of Vassalboro from the Vassalboro Public Library.
Click here for a link to the Vassalboro Public Libary - it has many online learning links.

For updates on what's going on with the Vassalboro Community School during the COV-19 prevention effort please visit the School website - by clicking https://www.vcsvikings.org/


Coronavirus - Resources

The Maine Municipal Association has launched a resource area on their website ( https://memun.org/Coronavirus-Resources ) dedicated to assisting member towns to anticipate and respond to the coronavirus public health issue. MMA plans to update this web area daily as the current situation develops, in Maine and beyond. Through this web page, the public can keep up to date on local, state, federal and world developments. MMA will rely on official sources of information such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National League of Cities, etc. for their information.


WONDERING WHAT CAN BE THROWN INTO YOUR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE BAG FOR DISPOSAL?

For a list of unacceptable waste that cannot be combined with your household trash for delivery to the Fiberight plant in Hampden, please click here


Residents of Vassalboro Can Now Pay their Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments Online

The Town of Vassalboro is pleased to announce our participation in the Maine PayPort Online service; a convenient way for citizens to pay their personal Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Town of Vassalboro already participates in Maine PayPort OTC, an over the counter solution that allows individuals and organizations to be able to pay for any service, fee, license, or product offered by the municipality, using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card. While municipal participation in Maine PayPort is optional, the service has now grown to include over 110 municipalities.

Maine PayPort Online is a service offered by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine and this municipality. As a part of the service, the designated portion of your payment will be remitted to the municipality on your behalf. The balance funds the operation of this and other Maine.gov online services. Conducting business through Maine PayPort Online is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment.

Maine PayPort Online service is provided by InforME. InforME has been processing electronic payments for Maine state and local government since 1999. All private customer data is secured according to the most up-to-date and stringent security standards. InforME is CyberTrust certified the industry gold standard for security, and PCI/DSS compliant.

Maine PayPort Online can be accessed through the Vassalboro website by clicking on the icon below:

or at http://www.informe.org/payportonline Citizens who would like more information about the online services that are offered by Vassalboro are encouraged to contact the Town Hall at 207-872-2826.


Website Enhancements

The town tax map and assessment data can now be found on the Assessor’s page, and by clicking HERE.


Quick Service - Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Rapid Renewal Service

Vassalboro Library Hours

.Monday and Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Transfer Station Hours

Tuesday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm