WALDOBORO SENIOR BUS TRIP TO MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM AND PEMAQUID POINT LIGHT HOUSE.
The Waldoboro Recreation Department is sponsoring a bus trip for senior citizens to the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, followed by lunch at the Taste of Maine Restaurant and seeing the sights at Pemaquid Point Light House on the way home. The trip will be on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Participants will depart the Waldoboro VFW at 9:00am via motor coach and head for the Maine Maritime Museum where they will be given a guided tour. Following the museum, they will head to the Taste of Maine restaurant for lunch at their own expense. After lunch the Bus will head down to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for more sightseeing before returning to Waldoboro arriving back at the VFW around 5pm. Residents of other communities are invited to participate on a space available basis. A $20 non-resident fee applies. To register or for more information, please contact Marcus at the Waldoboro Recreation Department at 832-5369 (x308)
TRANSFER STATION MANAGER
TOWN OF WALDOBORO, MAINE
The Town of Waldoboro is accepting applications for an individual to service as transfer station manager, responsible for directing all aspects of the transfer station, CCD landfill operation and the recycling program. Waldoboro is located in the mid-coast region with a population of approximately 5,075. The transfer station serves three towns with a combined population of 7,761 and transports 2,500 tons of solid waste annually with a budget of $540,000.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the organization, financial management, general administration, and efficient operation of the Transfer Station. Applicants must be able to perform routine mechanical maintenance, manual tasks and demonstrate a strong commitment to municipal recycling. Weekend work is required.
Graduation from high school or equivalent is required with preference given to applicants with experience or training in solid waste management.
Applications and job description are available on the web at www.waldoboromaine.org, or at the town office by calling 832-5369 and should be submitted along with a cover letter and resume no later than September 28, 2018 at 12:00 noon to:
Town of Waldoboro
ATTN: John Daigle
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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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