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.
The town office will be closed Monday February 16th for President's Day.
The next Selectmen’s meeting is Thursday, February 12th at 7:00pm.
Selectmen’s meetings are held at the Vassalboro Town Office, located at 682 Main Street.
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.
PO Box 129
682 Main Street
School District: AOS 92
Senate District: 15
House District: 80
Congressional District: 1
Area: 48 sq miles
Population density per sq. mile: 90.3
The town office located at 682 Main Street, No. Vassalboro.
Vassalboro is a community nestled between the banks of the Kennebec River and the West Basin of China Lake. Fertile farmland, small villages, and gentle rolling hills give our town a unique character. Settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771,Vassalboro has developed into a community committed to quality of life, economic opportunity, and a sound education system.
Our town has frontage on a major river (the Kennebec) and on four lakes and ponds and, as such, has outstanding recreational opportunities. It is also home to Duratherm Window Corporation, Natanis Golf Course (36 holes), and has some of the larger dairy farms in the Central Maine area.
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Due to the storm, the town office and transfer station will be closed Today (Tuesday). The Town Office will open again on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Due to lack of agenda items, there will be no Selectmen’s meeting this Thursday. The next meeting will be Thursday, February 12th.
The Vassalboro Business Association is pleased to announce that it has $500.00 Scholarship Applications available for students who have lived in Vassalboro for the last two years. The students must provide evidence of community service during that same two year period, as well as be enrolled in a post-secondary two to four year program of education or training.
The submission deadline for the application is April 15, 2015. Successful candidates will learn of their award in May. Scholarship checks are usually paid in August directly to the schools the students will be attending.
This year, the VBA plans to award three scholarships!
Applications are available via email at Ltitus21@myfairpoint.net or by phone at 873-2108. They are also available in most Guidance Departments in local schools.
Also you can download the application here.
Tentative Meeting Dates and Timeline
For 2015-16 Budget Preparation
(Prepared 10/23/14, amended 1/26/15,)
All meetings are held at the Town Office and start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.
|Monday, January 5, 2015||Manager to send letters to Dept. Heads requesting budget proposals|
|Thursday, January 15||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Friday, January 30||Deadline for Dept. Heads to submit budget proposals to Manager|
|Thursday, February 12||Regular Selectmen’s Mtg. - Distribute 1st draft of budget to Selectmen.|
|Monday, February 23||Selectmen’s budget work session (1:00 pm)|
|Thursday, February 26||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (final review of budget before Bud. Comm. talks)|
|Thursday, March 5||Budget Committee organizational meeting and 1st review of Selectmen’s budget|
|Monday, March 9||Budget Committee to continue review of town budget.|
|Thursday, March 12||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)|
|Thursday, March 12||Budget Committee to talk with outside agency representatives.|
|Tuesday, March 17||Budget Committee to review school budget at the school|
|Thursday, March 26||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)|
|Thursday, March 26||Budget Committee to review school budget at the town office.|
|Thursday, April 2||Budget Committee to review all budget requests at the town office.|
|Thursday, April 7||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)|
|Tuesday, April 7||Budget Committee to make final recommendations at the town office.|
|Thursday, April 23||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – first review of town meeting warrant|
|Thursday, May 7||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – sign Town Meeting Warrant|
|Friday, May 8||Manager to send warrant to Town Report Printer|
|Thursday, May 21||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Monday, June 1||Annual Town Meeting|
|Thursday, June 4||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Tuesday, June 9||Municipal Election|
|Thursday, June 18||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – elect new Chairman|
Nomination papers available: March 16, 2015
Nomination paper filing deadline: April 27, 2015
Post Town Meeting Warrant: no later than Monday, May 25, 2015
Town Report made available no later than Friday, May 29, 2015
Annual Town Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2015 / Municipal Election: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
VASSALBORO SANITARY DISTRICT
The Vassalboro Sanitary District Trustees will hold a public hearing at the Vassalboro Town Office on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the written recommendations the Trustees have received from the Engineering Firm of Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. of Winthrop, Maine for future wastewater discharge options. Members of the public, especially users of the current wastewater system, are encouraged to attend to provide input. Once the hearing is concluded, a vote of the Board of Trustees is expected to take place to select one of the discharge options presented in the report.
It’s time to renew your dog’s license!
The 2015 dog licenses are now available at the Town Office. Also, if you have a new dog, the State of Maine requires dogs to be licensed at 6 months of age or within 10 days of ownership. In order to license your dog, you must show evidence of current rabies vaccination at the time of registration and a spay/neuter certificate, if applicable. Fees are $6 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11 for unspayed/unneutered dogs. Renewal for dog licensing must be done no later than December 31st of each year. A late fee of $25 (in addition to the license fee) will be applied after January 31.
Window Inserts by WindowDressers
Why Window Inserts? Because windows lose a lot of heat from heated spaces. Windows (even double pane) have little insulation value compared to walls and ceiling. Many older windows also leak air into or out of the room. The best home weatherization is to insulate and seal your window spaces while still being able to see out of them. In the process your home will be more comfortable. Meanwhile you will reduce CO2 emissions and the cost of fuel consumption by 20% or more.
How? Inserts are made with wooden frames and provide a double layer of insulation separating the cold air at the window from the warm air inside. They also have an air-tight seal to prevent drafts. WindowDressers is the name of a type designed and made in Maine. They do the job admirably and can be reused year after year. You help make the inserts custom fitted to the windows in your home. Because this is largely a volun-teer effort that anyone can be a part of, the cost of the inserts is relatively small, at about $14 per window. Inserts pay for themselves in reduced fuel consumption in just months. Some “profits” are left over to build inserts for those unable to afford that small investment.
When? WindowDressers’ annual program includes a spring/summer signup, summer measuring of windows, followed by cutting and fitting the wooden frames, and a fall “Community Build” -- a fun time putting the fin-ished product together. It’s like an indoors version of a barn-raising.
Why Me? WindowDressers is a community project. Likely customers need to be identified. Window spaces need measuring. Frames need to be assembled and then there’s the Community Build. A team is required to cover every stage. You could be one of the people to get inserts for your home, or you could help others.
How Do I Get Involved? Follow the link to www.windowdressersusa.com to find out more. Ask the Town Clerk for a sign-up form for how you would like to participate in the current year.
Awards? WindowDressers won the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards in the New Venture catego-ry in 2013. Your rewards will be community, warmth, comfort, and dollars +CO2 saved.
Below: Photos from the Community Build at Vassalboro Grange, December, 2013
Bruce Libby with Andrew and Nathan Mattingly preparing a window insert first stage. Nathan’s mask is the foam weatherstrip.
Fred Homan and Holly Weidner pull the polyolefin film tight.
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.
PACE Energy Loan
NEW LOAN PROGRAM OFFERS SMART WAY TO FINANCE HOME ENERGY
For More Information Click Here.
The town tax map and assessment data can now be found on the Assessor’s page, and by clicking HERE.
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Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
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