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 Wednesday, November 11th to observe Veteran's Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm Thursday October 15th. 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. Plans for celebrating this milestone are well underway including improvements to Monument Park. First settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771, 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, Cony 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). School Principal Dr. Megan Allen notes that Maine Educational Assessment scores show VCS exceeding state averages which is a testament to the wonderful staff, students and community that the school serves.

A big transition occurred in 2020 as the Vassalboro Sanitary District, with Town support, completed a $7 million upgrade and connection to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District. This investment combined with existing public water service opens up new business and development opportunities for the Town along Route 32. Another important new development is the Town’s successful effort to secure solar power to cover nearly all of the Town and School’s electricity costs. A new solar farm in Skowhegan will supply Vassalboro and other Maine local governments with reduced and stable power costs for the next twenty years.

The enhancement of our lake resources represents another major and ongoing initiative in Town. Through an organization named Maine Rivers 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 nearing the end of the multi-year project 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

ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION

Applications are now being accepted by the Vassalboro Town Clerk to vote absentee. The ballots have been received from the State and we are in the process of mailing them out to those who have requested them. In-person absentee voting is also now available by coming to the town office during regular business hours.

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. Please click here to see a sample ballot for the November 2020 election.

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.

VOTING LOCATION for in-person voting:

The November 3rd, 2020 General Election will be held at the Vassalboro Community School, 1116 Webber Pond Road. The Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the safety of all, voters are being asked to wear a mask and to keep 6’ distancing. The location of entry to the voting place will be different from the July election. All voters will enter and exit the gymnasium. Signs will be available. The front door to the school will be closed and no bathroom facilities will be available. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.


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.


DIAPER ROUND UP

We’re participating in the Kennebec County Annual Diaper Drive for those in need! If you would like to contribute, a drop-off box is available in the lobby of the town office during our business hours. See attached POSTER for more details


BOAT DOCK REMOVAL NOTICE

The Vassalboro Public Works Department will be removing the boat docks at China Lake and Webber Pond on or before Thursday, October 15th


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