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 July 23rd. 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

ROAD ALERT – CROSS HILL ROAD

Due to a partial culvert failure on the Cross Hill Road just north of the Quaker Lane intersection, the Town has closed down part of the west lane of the road. By closing part of the west lane down, and to make it safe for the traveling public, the Town has installed temporary traffic lights to allow one-way traffic over the culvert. The Town has been awarded a grant to replace this culvert and we are in the final stages of having all the required permits approved. The Town has contracted to have the concrete culvert constructed with a time frame of September to begin the replacement of this structure. Once the construction starts on this project, the road will be closed and the traffic will detour over the Quaker Lane Road. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please contact the Vassalboro Public Works @ 207- 923-3985 or E-Mail – vasspublicworks@fairpoint.net



TAX LIENS COMING SOON!

Certified mail notices will be sent to property holders on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 for any unpaid 2019 tax balances. This notice, which will add approximately $10 to each account, gives the taxpayer 30 days to pay the outstanding tax before a tax lien will be applied. Once a lien is recorded, taxpayers have 18 months to pay the taxes before foreclosure will occur. Those taxpayers wondering about the balance on their tax accounts or the tax lien process should call the town office at 207-872-2826.



d At the June 22nd Annual Town Meeting, Vassalboro Selectmen Rob Browne (L) and John Melrose (R) presented fellow Selectman Lauchlin Titus with the 2020 Spirit of America Award. After 12 years of service to the Town as a Selectman (and also serving many years before that as a School Committee Member and a Budget Committee Member), Lauchlin chose not to run for reelection this year. The certificate presented to Lauchlin read as follows:

“This 2020 Spirit of America Foundation Award of Vassalboro, ME honors LAUCHLIN TITUS. Vassalboro’s 2020 Spirit of America Award recognizes and honors Lauchlin Titus for his years of public service hallmarked by thoughtfulness, kindness and a healthy dose of humor. Vassalboro is the grateful beneficiary of his many contributions.”


PRINTED TOWN REPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Printed copies of the town report are available at the Town Office. Please stop by to pick one up. Copies will be available at town meeting on 6/22/20 and the election on 7/14/20, both at the school. The electronic version of the book can be found by clicking here.


Sample Ballots

Please click here to see the sample ballots for the July 2020 election.



PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!

Planned Town Office Closure and Change in Polling Location

The Vassalboro Town Office will be closed all day on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 to allow staff to work at the polls on Election Day during polling hours from 8 am to 8 pm. The polling location has been changed to the Vassalboro Community School located at 1116 Webber Pond Road. The larger space at the school will accommodate Covid-19 social distancing rules. Absentee balloting is encouraged and available by calling Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826 or email at Cathy@vassalboro.net.


How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

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

For more information on Absentee Voting, click and watch the following videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH4VuHk0mk0&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTcUTMTRI3E

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE TOWN OFFICE AT 872-2826. You can reach Cathy Coyne, Town Clerk/Registrar at Cathy@vassalboro.net or Debbie Johnston-Nixon, Deputy Clerk/Deputy Registrar at DJohnston@vassalboro.net.


VASSALBORO TOWN OFFICE HAS REOPENED! (updated 6/2/20)

The Vassalboro Town Office reopened on June 1, 2020 with a few changes that 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. Many transactions can still be done online, and the drop slot beside the front door of the town office can still be used for payments and correspondence with staff if customers prefer. 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.


Vassalboro Public Library updates (6/2/20)

The Vassalboro Public Library will resume normal hours starting June 8th, 2020.

Please follow these rules when you enter the Vassalboro library.

1. Only 5 people are allowed in the library at a time. If you see a STOP sign on the door please wait until you see people exit the library. All library members are restricted to 30 minutes in order to accommodate others who want to enter.

2. You must wear a face covering at all times inside the library. We have some donated masks for those in need. This is required by the State of Maine.

3. Return all materials in the book-drop or on the clearly marked bookcase in the entryway. Materials will not be checked-in for 72 hours.

4. Sanitize or wash hands when you enter the library.

5. When browsing for books, audiobooks, and dvds please keep all materials with you that you touch. DO NOT return any materials back onto the shelf once you have handled them. Bring all materials you have touched to the circulation desk.

6. When you use a computer you are limited to 30 minutes. Please inform staff if you need to print or need help on the computer. Sanitize hands before using the computer. Computer use for entertainment purposes is discouraged until further notice.

7. In the book-sale room sanitize hands before you touch books. Only one person or family group allowed in the book-sale room. We also encourage all people to wear gloves (provided) in the book-sale room because you may need to move books around. Please bring exact change and/or small bills.

Please click here to see the libraries policies.


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