Property Owner Final Appeal for FEMA Maps
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Lincoln County, Maine (All Jurisdictions)
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Lincoln County, Maine (All Jurisdictions).
These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Lincoln County, Maine (all Jurisdictions).
These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information.
For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange(FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627)
Board & Committee Openings
The Town of Waldoboro is currently seeking applicants who wish to be considered for appointment to the following Boards / Committees:
Conservation Commission - 4 Positions; one position until 2015, and 3 positions until 2017
Board of Appeals - 1 Position until June 2019
Planning Board - 2 Positions until June 2017
The Town of Waldoboro
ATTN: Town Manager
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572
...or drop it off at the Waldoboro Town Office.
Research Survey on Volunteering and Elder Care
To Our Neighbors in Lincoln County: You are Invited to Participate in a Research Survey on Volunteering and Elder Care
CEI, a non-profit based in Wiscasset, has launched an initiative to explore the viability of a volunteer community engagement network to assist and support older adults.
An important first step in this process is collecting information from people living in Lincoln County, the oldest county in Maine, the oldest state in the country. Lincoln County residents are invited to take a brief survey which can be found online here: http://kwiksurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=oxt2uab56taoccu353228&refer. Individuals caring for older adults living in Lincoln County are also welcome to take the survey. Survey responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.
The Municipal Officials are pleased to announce that the Town of Waldoboro has received a Safety Enhancement Grant awarded by the Maine Municipal Association for $2,000.
The Safety Enhancement Grant and Scholarship Grant programs offer financial incentives to members of the Maine Municipal Association Workers’ Compensation Fund. These grants are used to purchase safety equipment or services that assist in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries. Improving workplace safety for municipal employees saves taxpayers money by reducing lost hours at work, cost of insurance claims and overtime expenses for employees who might have to fill in for injured co-workers.
Youth Summer Recreation
The Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation Program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade. The program runs Monday through Friday, July 14th - August 15th, 2014, from 9am-1pm 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 50 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 $25/week per child. (Non-residents $35). Scholarships are available (for Waldoboro citizens only) and may be arranged through the Recreation Department. To register, contact the Recreation Department at 832-5369.
Discount Water Park Passes
WALDOBORO REC OFFERS DISCOUNT WATER PARK PASSES
The Waldoboro Recreation Department has received its summer supply of discount passes to Funtown/Splashtown USA, Aquaboggan Water Park and Water Country in Portsmouth, NH.
Funtown/Splashtown "Big Combo" day passes for those 48" inches and taller are available for $27.00 each, a savings of $9.00! Splashtown "only" passes are available for $20.00, a $5.00 savings.
Water Country single day passes for those 48" inches and taller are available for $30.00 each, a savings of $7.99!
Aquaboggan's "General Passes" are available for $15.00 each, a savings of $5.00!
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be purchased via check or cash at the Waldoboro Recreation Department located at the Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro. Discount tickets for the 2014 season are available through Labor Day weekend. Call the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information.
Send the police an anonymous tip when you witness or hear about underage drinking or illegal drug use by:
- Text "LTip" with your tip to 274637 (crimes),
- Submit a tip online at HealthyLincolnCounty.org,
- Download the free "TipSubmit Mobile" app on the Apple App Store or Android Market.
We all have a stake in keeping kids safe from alcohol and illegal drugs.
Recycle Bins for Sale
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.
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.
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