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 Monday, October 12th to observe Indigenous Peoples Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm Thursday October 1st. Selectmen's meetings are held at the town office - 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.

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 FREE Annual Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collections will occur at four sites: Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. Participants must pre-register by October 9, 2020. Drop-ins are not permitted.

Collected pesticides are taken to an out-of-state disposal facility licensed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Information to register and fill out your obsolete pesticide inventory form may be found at the top of the Board of Pesticides Control website: www.thinkfirstspraylast.org.

Pesticides accepted include: herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides and similar products used in agricultural production or around the home. Past participants in the program have reported finding obsolete pesticides in barns of family properties, garages of newly purchased homes and other unexpected places.

Please pass on the information regarding this free opportunity to citizens in your municipality.

Additionally, find attached a poster (click here)that may be printed and displayed at town halls/offices, transfer stations, and any other public gathering areas.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do to assist us in getting the word out to Maine citizens.

Feel free to contact us at pesticides@maine.gov or 207-287-2731 if you have any questions.


Free Event
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The residents of the Town of Vassalboro are invited to participate in a one-day household hazardous waste collection. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, 2020 and will run from 8am to 12pm. Collection will take place at Winslow Public Works located at 135 Halifax St, Winslow, ME.

Many chemicals commonly used around the home are hazardous—either alone or when combined with other chemicals, and need to be disposed of by professionals trained to handle hazardous materials. Improper disposal of these materials can disrupt the function of sewage treatment plants or private septic systems, contaminate ground water, and harm animals and residents. Difficult to recycle or dispose of items can also become harmful if left unmonitored, items like electronic waste, paint, old fuels, mercury thermostats, etc. Pre-registration for this event is required by calling Vassalboro Transfer Station Manager George Hamar at 923-3051.


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AUTOMOBILE JUNKYARD AND HOBBYIST PERMITS

The Vassalboro Board of Selectmen will hear public comment on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vassalboro Town Office on issuance of the following permit applications. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Automobile Graveyard / Junkyard 2020

a.) James Cogley 510 Main St. Ron’s Parts Inc. Map 12 Lot 3

b.) Dale Clement 471 Taber Hill Rd. Bondo’s Garage Map 8 Lot 13

c.) Bill Pullen 163 S. Stanley Hill Rd. Freddie’s Service Center Map 12 Lot 22 & 1

d.) Stanley Garnett 1616 N. Belfast Ave. Garnett’s Motors Map 9 Lot 90

e.) Olin Charette 1499 Riverside Dr. Week’s Mills Garage Map 2 Lot 89

f.) Voit Ritch Rt.3 Autowerkes Map 9 Lot 105

g.) Roger Pomerleau 1702 Riverside Dr RAP Map 2 Lot 18

h.) Richard Jose 647 Webber Pond Rd Maine Mad Hatter Map 6 Lot 33

Hobbyist

i.) Keith Lemieux 79 Priest Hill Rd. Map 8 Lot 151

j.) James Jurdak 7 Baker Rd. Map 19 Lot 18

k.) Robert Dore 919 Church Hill Rd. Map 1 Lot 174

l.) Mathew Farrington 321 Holman Day Rd Map 2 Lot 36-1


ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION

Applications are now being accepted by the Vassalboro Town Clerk to vote absentee. The ballots will be mailed to the voter once the ballots are received from the State, sometime in October.

Voting is one of the fundamental rights we have as citizens of this state and country. Everyone should make an effort to cast a ballot at each election.

Maine law makes it easy to cast an absentee ballot. You don't have to be out-of-town or have any other reason to take advantage of this easy way to vote at a time that is most convenient for you.

If you would like to vote by absentee ballot, please take a few moments to review the information using the link below. Contact Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826 or cathy@vassalboro.net if you have additional questions.

https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html

Please request your ballot by clicking the button below:

https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

Use this option if you are a registered Maine voter who:

  • currently lives at their Maine voting address, or
  • who is temporarily living away from their Maine voting address, but the temporary address is located within the United States or a U.S. territory.

The deadline to request ballots using this service is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020.


ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
CROSS HILL ROAD

Effective September 21st, the Cross Hill Road will be closed off and impassable near 1516 Cross Hill Road for major culvert repair for approximately 2 – 3 weeks. Traffic is being detoured over Quaker Lane.


VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

The Town of Vassalboro has vacancies on the following Boards and Committees: Conservation Commission, Appeals Board, Trails Committee and the Cemetery Committee. If you have an interest in joining any of these groups, or would like to know more about the work of these groups to see what skills and contributions you could provide as a volunteer member, call Town Manager Mary Sabins at 872-2826 or email her at msabins@vassalboro.net.


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.


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