Boards & Committees
The Board of Appeals hears appeals of decisions made by the Planning Board or Code Enforcement Officer.
Assessors determine the fair and equitable market value of property, approve or deny abatement requests, set the annual tax rate, etc.
The Budget Committee is an advisory committee established to discuss and evaluate the annual municipal budget and provide recommendations to Town Meeting.
The Communications Technology Committee is charged with overseeing the planning, installation, and operation of communication infrastructures and networks.
The Conservation Commission has been charged with the conservation and preservation of natural and / or scenic resources, and environmental awareness.
The Economic Development Committee of the Town of Waldoboro is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all of its residents by attracting, expanding, and retaining diverse business and job opportunities, while sustaining and promoting the town’s rural character, its commercial downtown and historic village, and its natural resources.
Waldoboro is the hub of Mid-Coast Maine, an attractive rural community with abundant natural resources, an historical downtown, and modern infrastructure, which attracts and is home to young families and retirees, innovative and resourceful businesses, vibrantly creative artists and musicians, and a wide variety of hard-working and talented people. Waldoboro’s quality of life and natural, human, and economic assets attract diverse, small to medium-size businesses that create living wage jobs for Waldoboro and area residents. Our residents, businesses, and employees appreciate the benefits of living and working in a beautiful, safe, and connected community.
The Planning Board is responsible for reviewing and acting upon Site Plan and Subdivision Applications.
Applications are required for non-residential buildings (new or expansion), changes in use of existing buildings or structures, residential subdivisions, new commercial uses of land, and multi-unit housing (new, expansion of, or conversion to).
The intent of the Site Plan review is to insure that these projects conform to the Land Use Ordinance of the Town of Waldoboro and are designed for safety (including traffic flow and parking), proper environmental stewardship (including storm water runoff, noise, sewage disposal and groundwater quality), and are sensitive to neighbors by reducing the impact on adjacent properties (including the visual environment, lighting and signage).
The Town of Waldoboro wishes to encourage location-appropriate business development and expansion. We recommend anyone considering new, modified or expanded business in Waldoboro to contact the Town Office. The Director of Planning is available as a key resource to help you understand the requirements of the Land Use Ordinance and to guide you through the preparation of the Site Plan Application.
For more information and access working documents and related background material, visit the Planning Board google site at https://sites.google.com/site/waldoboroplanningboard/
The Shellfish Conservation Committee establishes shellfish digging licenses, shellfish survey and management plans, and recommends conservation closures.
This Committee was originally charged with the creation of a new Ordinance and researching the pay-per-bag system for the Transfer Station. On 11/22/2011, the Board of Selectmen expanded the Committee's mandates to include examining and perhaps putting forth recommendations regarding the physical layout of the transfer station, researching the desirability of procuring a scale, researching the desirability/feasibility of continuing to landfill certain materials and methods to improve recycling rates, and educating itself regarding the future relationship with PERC.