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, April 20th to observe Patriot’s Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm Thursday April 2nd. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via video conference. A Budget Committee Meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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


Town office, early winter 2016. Photo contributed by Cathy Coyne Barn in Snow - Stanley Hill Road. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch Outlet Stream water between dams. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch China Lake taken from Rt. #32 public boat launch parking area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Lombard Dam in Vassalboro, outlet stream.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins.  China Lake photo taken from Route #32 public parking area.  Photo by Mary Sabins    January sunrise on China Lake. Winter 2016.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter from the China Lake landing note Jupiter shining brightly.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Nelson Road, north of Suga Farm. Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Sunrise at the China Boat Landing. Photo by Jan Clowes
China lake sunrise, winter of 2016, spring is around the corner. Photo by Jan Clowes    Vassalboro Civil War Monument, March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes
Is the ice already going away on China Lake? March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes    China Lake taken in cold December of 2017. Photo by Jan Clowes                      KLT view of Seaward Mills Stream - 2020. Photo by John Melrose

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

VASSALBORO TOWN OFFICE CLOSURE
COVID-19 STAY AT HOME ORDER (update 4/2/20)

Effective, Thursday, April 2, 2020 and due to Governor Mills’ recent Stay at Home Order, the Vassalboro Town Office will be closed and unmanned through the end of April. Every few days, staff will monitor messages on the Town Office answering machine and return calls as needed. Call the town office at 872-2826 with questions. 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.

Also through the end of April, the Public Works department will be shut down except when road conditions warrant otherwise. PW Staff will monitor the answering machine at the Public Works Garage every few days and return calls as needed. Call the garage at 923-3985 to report road issues.

For the foreseeable future, the Selectmen’s meetings and the Budget Committee Meetings 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 .

At the Transfer Station, a few more changes have been implemented as well. The Transfer Station will be closed all days EXCEPT Saturday. On Saturdays for the month of April, only household trash will be received. Please hold all other types of trash for disposal until regular station hours resume. We are asking the customer to toss their own garbage in the compactor hopper. 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 George will toss it in while keeping an appropriate “social distance” from the customer. 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, during the month of April he will be working at home and can be reached at 923-3758 or on his cell phone at 313-2648. Police Chief Mark Brown can be reached at 557-4601.


WANT TO OBSERVE OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS?

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all public meetings will be held remotely for the foreseeable future to keep all meeting participants and observers safe. If you would like to observe a Selectmen’s meeting, a School Committee Meeting, or any other Town Committee meeting, please click on this link which will take you to the Vassalboro School’s website. On the school’s website page containing a list of upcoming meetings, select the appropriate link next to the meeting you would like to observe. This link will take you to our meeting, which will be broadcast live over YouTube. If any member of the public has a question for the Board or Committee Members who are part of the meetings, the questions must be submitted PRIOR to the meeting, using the email address provided near the meeting link. Any member of the public having questions about this process or having trouble viewing our meetings can contact Town Manager Mary Sabins at msabins@vassalboro.net.


The 4/7 Planning Board meeting and public hearing has been cancelled.


Click here to read an updated (3/24/20) Letter to the Community of Vassalboro from the Vassalboro Public Library.

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/


CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI FOR 60-DAYS FOR NEW K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS AND MORE


Stamford, CT. – March 13, 2020 – In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:


o Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

o Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.

o For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps

o Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use

o Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.


As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely,
that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends. Charter’s advanced communications network will ensure our more than 29 million customers – including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses – across 41 states maintain the connectivity they rely on. The network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage. Charter will continue to closely monitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity. Charter has extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.


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.


To: Town Officials in Kennebec County; All Maine Residents
From: Tom Richmond - Installation Manager, Valley Home Services

Subject: Affordable Heating Initiative (AHI)& Tier 2 (Doubled) Rebates for Heat Pumps

Citizens of Kennebec County can qualify for bigger rebates than ever before on high efficiency heat pump systems.

These systems can save residents up to 50% on heating and cooling costs all year long and year after year, which is why Governor Mills has signed a pledge to get 100,000 heat pumps installed in Maine homes over the next five years.

Efficiency Maine now has multiple rebate programs including $2,000 off for customers on LIHEAP, $1,500 for customers in Knox with current tax assessed property value (land & property) of $100,000 or less.

The “Tier 2” program provides $1,000 towards the first single zone system and an additional $500 towards the second single zone system.

Limitations exist for this program and the program could end at any time, so residents should call immediately to get their free consultation and secure their rebate reservation before funding runs out.

Flyers are attached that are suitable for printing and posting.
Click here to read the first flyer.
Click here to read the second flyer.

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The Vassalboro Town Clerk announces that Nominations Papers for the June 9, 2020 Election are available at the Town Office for the following positions:

One (1) for Selectman/Overseer of the Poor – Three (3) year term
Two (2) for School Committee – three (3) year term

All nomination papers must be returned to the clerk’s office by 12:00 pm, April 10, 2020.


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