Planning for the 2018 season of Waldoboro Recreation Department's Adult CO-ED Fall Softball League has begun. An informational meeting for all returning and prospective team captains will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00pm at the Waldoboro Town Office. Anyone desiring to enter a team is encouraged to attend.
Team registration form along with a $200 deposit is due no later than August 8th. Balance of registration fee of $20 per person is due prior to first game. The league is limited to 16 teams. Returning and Waldoboro based teams have first priority. Games begin around the 3rd week of August and conclude with playoffs scheduled for late September/early October.
Teams play twice per week (weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons) at Medomak Valley High School, Medomak Middle School, or the Waldoboro Little League field (Sukeforth). This is purely a recreational league for older adults with an emphasis on having fun and enjoying the game of softball. Must be 18 to play and the average age of the game day lineup must be 33 years of age. Men must use league provided wooden bats. Three women must be in the field at all times. Persons interested in entering a team should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible.
Rules are available at the Waldoboro Town Office or Click here.
The Town of Waldoboro is receiving bids on the following vehicle.
2004 Ford F350 2WD with 94"W x 146"L aluminum box with multiple compartments. Vehicle has been used as an ambulance for the Town. This unit has a 6.0 Turbo Charged Diesel with 236,000 miles. Maintenance records are available. Vehicle still runs well and was being used daily as an ambulance until June 2018. Interested parties should send sealed bids to Town of Waldoboro, ATTN: EMS Director Richard Lash, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572, and clearly marked "Ambulance Bid", no later than July 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. Vehicle is being sold "as is, where is" with no expressed or implied warranty.
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation Program. The program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade.
The program is scheduled to begin Monday, July 9th and run 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday until August 10th, 2018, at the Miller Elementary School gymnasium. Registrations for non-resident children will be accepted on a space available basis. Program attendance is flexible, so families can go on vacations and still attend the remaining events when they return.
Parents, legal guardians or designated representatives must sign children in and out each day. There are a maximum of 40 spots available each week. There are many activities and field trips planned for this year. Weekly swimming and hiking trips are planned in addition to other activities around the Midcoast community.
Program cost is $40/week per child. (Non-residents $60). A limited number of scholarships are available for Waldoboro citizens only. Contact the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information. Registration forms can be found at the Waldoboro Town Office or at www.waldoboromaine.org
WALDOBORO REC OFFERS DISCOUNT FUNTOWN / SPLASHTOWN TICKETS
The Waldoboro Recreation Department has received its summer supply of discount passes to Funtown/Splashtown USA in Saco, ME.
Funtown/Splashtown "Big Combo" day passes for those 48" inches and taller are available for $30.00 each, a savings of $9.00!
We will only be selling funtown/splashtown tickets this year.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be purchased via check or cash at the Waldoboro Town Office located at 1600 Atlantic Highway in Waldoboro. Discount tickets for the 2018 season are available through Labor Day weekend. Call the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information.
Beginning on Monday, June 4th night paving of Route 1 from Route 32 to Manktown Road will begin 6pm-6am.
Many exciting things are happening with the Medomak Project this summer. Gabrielle Hillyer a graduate student from University of Maine is deploying drifters in order to map tidal currents in the Medomak. These drifters will measure temperature, salinity, light intensity, pH and Dissolved Organic Carbon. This research will help better explain the currents of the Medomak and hopefully help us understand how any potential bacteria travels. This has a direct impact on not only the health of the river but those men and women who make their living off of the Medomak, and those who live and play on the Medomak. In order to track the currents and collect data Gabrielle will be releasing drifters, which float with tidal currents. These floaters can be monitored remotely, and map out how long it takes for them to leave an area. The drifters are pictures below, if you come across them please do not touch them (click image to enlarge).
IF YOU CALL 911… WILL WE FIND YOU QUICKLY WHEN SECONDS COUNT?
Unmarked or poorly marked addresses are causing response delays by Emergency Responders. Follow these tips to HELP US, HELP YOU when seconds count...
Homes and Businesses
- Address numbers should be large enough to be clearly seen from the road and set on a background of contrasting color. (Preferably illuminated or reflective at night).
- If your address numbers can’t be seen from the road, attach numbers to an additional sign of contrasting color and place close to your driveway entrance so they are easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles. Located them so they are not obstructed by snow in the winter or leaves in the summer.
- Mobile homes and apartments should also be identified with a number.
- If you live on a corner, make sure the house number faces the street named in your address.
- Reflective signs are the best and are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association.
- Do not use your mailbox as the only means of identification for your home or business. Mailbox numbers can be confusing, especially if they are grouped together and there are multiple houses in close proximity.
- Put an additional address sign near your driveway to aid rescuers.
- Mark your mailbox on both sides. Make sure the numbers are in good repair and are of contrasting color that can be easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles.
- Keep clear of snow and ice in the winter.
Reflective Address Markers are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association. Signs are double sided, measure 18” x 6” and have 3” white reflective numbers set on a blue reflective background. Cost is only $20.00 per sign.
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 $42.00 ‘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.
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 2016 total valuation is $493,214,500 representing 3,044 parcels at a tax rate of $15.30 per $1,000 valuation. The total appropriation is $7,410,141.90.
Clamming is Waldoboro's largest employer:
- Waldoboro sells more commercial clam licenses than any other Town in the State.
- In 2015, Waldoboro was the State's number one clam producing Town.
- In 2015, Waldoboro harvested 846,460 lbs of clams.
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