The Town of Waldoboro is thrilled to welcome Dr. Lauren Ross to the Town of Waldoboro! Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering the the University of Maine, Orono. Over the next couple of weeks Dr. Ross will be deploying probes throughout the Medomak River. ALL BOATERS AND FISHERMEN PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND DO NOT DISTURB ANY OF THESE PROBES. THE PROBES WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED. This valuable research that Dr. Ross is conducting will expand on the information gained by our very own Gabby Hillyer's drifter study. Gabby will be aiding Dr. Ross on the project along with members of the Waldoboro Shellfish Committee and the Medomak Task Force. The more we learn about the Medomak River and her currents the more we will learn about how pollution affects our river.
The Town of Waldoboro would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Bridie McGreavy and the University of Maine at Orono for their continued support of our river and those whose livelihoods and recreational endeavors depend upon its health.
WALDOBORO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION
Registrations for the 2019 Waldoboro Youth Soccer program are being accepted at the Waldoboro Recreation Department through Friday, September 6th. Due to scheduling, uniform orders and roster management, registrations will not be accepted after this date.
The program is open to boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in Waldoboro and surrounding communities.
It would appear that the "Firework Question" which was on Tuesday's ballot has ignited debate on both sides and sparked some interesting questions as to when this change takes effect. In consultation with the legal department at the Maine Municipal Association we have determined that the vote on Tuesday nullified and voided our existing ordinance. We are currently operating under the State Law governing the use of fireworks, please follow this link to see the regulations: https://www.maine.gov/…/fireworks/documents/generalguidefir…
The next step will be to draft a ordinance based on Tuesday's vote.
There are a few facts that should be known. First and foremost this was a citizen initiated petition not initiated by the Select Board. The petition was circulated and received the proper number of signatures to be placed on the ballot. It was placed on the next available ballot as a matter of practice, not by a grand design to influence the vote either way.
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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