A Visit from the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Waldoboro Fire Department at 10 AM on Saturday morning, April 19th. Children will be able to welcome the Easter Bunny prior to the start of the Easter Egg Hunt, and he will remain for photos after all the eggs have been collected. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the fire station located at 1600 Atlantic Highway in Waldoboro. This event is sponsored annually by the Waldoboro Firemen's Associaiton.
PHOTO: Retired Chief Richard Glidden and the Easter Bunny
Planning & Development Opening
Assistant Code Enforcement Officer
The Town of Waldoboro is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Assistant Code Enforcement Officer and Licensed Plumbing Inspector. This position is scheduled for an average of 16 hours per week, including office hours and inspections and is responsible for various code enforcement functions. Applicants must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent and possess a valid Maine Driver’s License. Certification as Code Enforcement Officer and Local Plumbing Inspector are required. Good communication skills are desired. Applications are available at the Waldoboro Town Office or by CLICKING HERE and must be submitted no later than Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to: Linda-Jean Briggs, Town Manager, Town of Waldoboro, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, Maine 04572.
Public Hearing Notice
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 in the evening at the Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro, Maine to obtain public comment on proposed changes to Attachments A and B of the Waldoboro Solid Waste Disposal and Required Recycling Ordinance. A copy of the proposed changes is on file with the Town Clerk and can be found by CLICKING HERE.
All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time. A copy of the Ordinance and original attachments can be found by clicking here.
As the last of the snow melts and the warm weather approaches, the Town of Waldoboro’s Code Enforcement Office would like to remind all residents that (as stated in the Waldoboro Solid Waste Disposal and Required Recycling Ordinance) the accumulation of solid waste, i.e. trash, garbage, or other unacceptable materials, which the Waldoboro CEO deems to be injurious to public health and safety, is not permitted. Please take the time to remove and properly dispose of offending solid waste before it becomes an issue.
Failure to comply will result in an investigation by the Waldoboro CEO and possible legal action, so please be responsible community members and do your part to keep Waldoboro a safe and healthy place.
If you have any questions please contact the Code Office, 207-832-5369.
Absentee Ballots are Available
Anyone who would like to request an absentee ballot for the June 10, 2014 election must do so and return it to the Town Clerk no later than June 5, 2014 by the close of business. Please note that the Waldoboro Town Office closes at 4:30 p.m. Absentee ballots can only be issued after this date due to extenuating circumstances (such as in-patients at a hospital). Ballots can be mailed to you, picked up by an immediate family member, or voted by you in person at your town office.
If you have further questions, please contact Linda Perry, Town Clerk, at (207) 832.5369 or stop by the Town Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Senator Angus S. King, Jr.
YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Staff of Senator Angus S. King, Jr. is scheduled to be at the Town Office April 23, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the municipal building conference room. They will be holding constituent hours to hear your concerns. For more information please call: 1.800.432.1599.
Nomination Papers Available
Nomination papers for the following Town Officers will be available at the town office on March 17, 2014. All nomination papers must be signed by no less than 25 registered voters of Waldoboro and by no more than 100. They must be turned in to the Town Clerk before 4:30 P.M. on Monday, April 28, 2014.
- Board of Selectmen - Two……3 year term
- R.S.U. (S.A.D.) #40 Board of Directors - Two ……3 year term
- Board of Trustees – Utility District - Two……3 year term
Shellfish Harvesting Applications are Available
The 2014 Waldoboro Shellfish Harvesting Applications are available. The 2014 conservation dates are forthcoming.
The application deadline is June 20, 2014. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Shellfish Applications will not be mailed and are available at the Town Office or click the link at the top of this page.
Compost Bin Promo
Residents of Waldoboro, Friendship, Cushing, and surrounding areas: Tired of seeing all those kitchen leftovers from preparing meals and snacks get thrown out in the trash or eaten by critters in your makeshift composting bin in the backyard? Here's your chance to turn those scraps into a rich soil amendment. As part of Earth Day 2014 celebrations, Waldoboro is again participating in a statewide backyard composting bin sale. It's estimated that 25 percent of the average household's waste consists of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps which can be easily composted. Composting can
Review the New FEMA Maps
All Interested Parties- Review FEMA Maps
On February 7th, 2014 the Town received the updated preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and updated Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for Lincoln County, Maine. The Town received both a DVD with the flood hazard information as well as a hard copy of Waldoboro’s preliminary coastal FIRM panels and FIS report. The preliminary copies were sent at this time to give the community an opportunity to review them to identify changes and corrections to non-technical information- including, corporate limits, road names, bridges, stream names etc. on the FIRM of in the FIS report. All comments must be submitted to the FEMA Regional Service Center (contact information can be found in the report or with the Town Planner).
These maps could affect your insurance premiums. Maps are located in the Town Office. Please see Planning & Development Director Willa Antczak.
Recycle Bins for Sale
NOW IN STOCK!!
The Town Office is carrying recycle bins for your convenience. Just like our compost bins, we will be passing these onto you at COST, if you choose to purchase them. You do not have to be a resident to purchase these.
We are stocking these recycle bins in response to many comments from residents who are looking for an easy way to sort their recyclables at home. Remember… recycling is required at the Transfer Station whether you bring your trash there or have someone else do it for you.
These bins are space saving, stackable (with or without the cover on), and have an easy access front flap which can stay open if desired. Each bin is 24” x 18” x 17”.
Set of 3 bins is $50.00 ‘cash and carry’ while in stock. These bins are in stock for your viewing. Stop into the Town Office or call us (832.5369) for more details.
Recycling, it’s the right thing to do
...and it reduces the costs of running your Transfer Station.
The Waldoboro Transfer Station has begun to strictly enforce the recycling requirements in the “Waldoboro Solid Waste Disposal and Required Recycling Ordinance”. Waldoboro’s voters approved this ordinance on June 12, 2012 and it became effective on August 17, 2012.
From now on ONLY garbage and trash may be thrown into the hopper. All recyclables must be deposited in the appropriate recycling containers as directed by the Transfer Station staff. Anyone who doesn’t recycle all their recyclables will be required to pay a dumping fee of $13.50 per uncompacted cubic yard. This equates to $0.60 per 30-gallon bag or $1.20 per contractor bag.
The Ordinance also calls for trash haulers to deposit all the recyclables they collect from their customers in Waldoboro, Cushing or Friendship, or to pay a dumping fee of $13.50 per estimated uncompacted cubic yard ($35.00 per estimated compacted cubic yard). So if you have a trash hauler pick up your trash, please remember to do your part by separating your garbage and trash from your recyclables. Information
Funds Available for Malfunctioning Septic Systems
Some Waldoboro Facts
The Town of Waldoboro, per the 2010 census, has a population of 5,075. There is a total land area of 73 square miles, making it one of the largest towns in the area. The total water area is around 7 square miles.
There are 103.18 miles of roads:
- 12.55 miles of State highways (maintained year round by the State),
- 29.97 miles of State aid roads (plowed by the Town and maintained by the State),
- 47.87 miles of paved Town roads (maintained year round by the Town),
- 9.79 miles of gravel roads (maintained year round by the Town), and
- 3.00 miles for the transfer station and parks (maintained year round by the Town).
The fiscal year 2013 total property valuation is $509,128,000 representing 3,042 parcels at a tax rate of $13.50 per $1,000 valuation. The municipal appropriation is $3,650,446.
CLICK HERE for more Waldoboro facts.