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, April 21st for Patriots Day.
The next Selectmen’s meeting is Thursday, March 13th 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: 24
House District: 58
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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Managing Woodlands for Wildlife at Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m, - noon
When habitat is changed through timber harvesting,hurricanes, controlled fires, haying, or simply allowing forests to mature into late successional stands, some species of wildlife respond positively while others respond negatively. Please join us at the habitat-diverse KLT Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat to gain insights on how habitat can be manipulated to benefit a suite of species. Ron Joseph will be our trip leader. Before retiring in 2010, Ron was a wildlife biologist in Maine for 33 years. He worked mostly with small landowners interested in restoring habitat for migratory birds.
REQUEST FOR MOWING BIDS - 2014
The Vassalboro Board of Selectmen is seeking mowing bids for the 2014 mowing season. This year, the mowing bid will be split into three separate bids: one for mowing and maintaining the recreation fields, one for mowing the lawns on town property, and one for cemeteries. A map has been included with this bid with the approximate locations of each mowing site indicated. Bids must be received no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at the Vassalboro Town Office, PO Box 129, 682 Main Street, N. Vassalboro, ME 04962 when they will be opened and read aloud.
To view the map (pdf format) click here
Tentative Meeting Dates and Timeline
For 2014-15 Budget Preparation
(Prepared 1/9/14, revised 1/13/14, 1/16/14, ____)
All meetings are held at the Town Office and start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.
|Thursday, January 2, 2014||Manager to send letters to Dept. Heads requesting budget proposals|
|Thursday, January 2||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Thursday, January 16||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Thursday, January 30||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Friday, January 31||Deadline for Dept. Heads to submit budget proposals to Manager|
|Thursday, February 13||Regular Selectmen’s Mtg. - Distribute 1st draft of budget to Selectmen.|
|Monday, February 24||Selectmen’s budget work session (1:00 pm)|
|Thursday, February 27||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (final review of budget before Bud. Comm. talks)|
|Thursday, March 6||Budget Committee organizational meeting and 1st review of Selectmen’s budget|
|Monday, March 10||Budget Committee to continue review of town budget|
|Thursday, March 13||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)|
|Thursday, March 13||Budget Committee to talk with outside agency representatives.|
|Wednesday, March 19||Budget Committee to review school budget at the school or town office. (Can also meet on Tuesday, March 18th at school after school board meeting.)|
|Thursday, March 27||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)|
|Thursday, March 27||Budget Committee to review school budget at the town office.|
|Monday, April 7||Budget Committee to make final recommendations at the town office.|
|Thursday, April 10||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Thursday, April 24||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – first review of town meeting warrant|
|Thursday, May 8||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – sign Town Meeting Warrant|
|Friday, May 9||Manager to send warrant to Town Report Printer|
|Thursday, May 22||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Monday, June 2||Annual Town Meeting|
|Thursday, June 5||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting|
|Tuesday, June 10||Municipal Election|
|Thursday, June 19||Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – elect new Chairman|
Nomination papers available: March 17, 2014
Nomination paper filing deadline: April 28, 2014
Post Town Meeting Warrant: no later than Monday, May 26, 2014
Town Report made available no later than Friday, May 30, 2014
Annual Town Meeting: Monday, June 2, 2014 / Municipal Election: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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.
2014 Dog Licenses Available
It’s that time of year again!! Please stop into the town office at your earliest convenience to renew your dog(s) license(s). If your dog(s) has recently received a rabies shot, please provide us with a copy of the updated certificate. The registration fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $6.00 and an unaltered dog is $11.00. A late fee of $25.00 will begin on February 1, 2014. You may also license your dog by mail. Just send us a self addressed stamped envelope along with your information and we will mail you your dog(s) 2014 Tags. If you no longer have your dog(s), please contact us so we can update our records. If you have any questions, you can reach us by calling 872-2826 or email the Town Clerk at Cathy@Vassalboro.net.
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