The Town of Waldoboro

'Home of the Five-masted Schooner'

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Town Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Town Office Phone:
207.832.5369

Town Office FAX:
207.832.6061

We're located at:
1600 Atlantic Highway
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572

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The Select Board

Clinton E. Collamore, Chair (2020) 

Phone - 790.3114

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Jann Minzy, Vice-chair (2020) 

Phone - 832.4774

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Robert L. Butler (2019)

Phone - 832.4678

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Abden S. Simmons (2018)

Phone - 832.6586

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Katherine W. Winchenbach (2018) 

Phone - 832.5131

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A Beautiful Sunset over Waldoboro.
Wildflowers by the Medomak River.
Our Public Library has Books, Computers, and more!
A View of the Intersection of Routes 1 & 32. Photo by Jan Griesenbrock.
A Lobster Boat where the Big Schooners were Once Built.
An Autumn Day in Waldoboro.
The Fire Department Demonstrating at Waldoboro Day.
Some of our Volunteer Firefighters.
Trees After a Snowstorm.

Total Votes Cast - 720


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS


Board of Selectmen 3 Year Term (Vote for Two):

  • Maxwell, Rebecca B. 420
  • Maxwell, William E. 287
  • Wooster, Theodore M. 484

S.A.D. #40 Board of Directors 3 Year Term (Vote for Two):

  • Dolloff, Ronald E. 536
  • Dow, Dana L. 592

S.A.D. #40 Board of Directors 2 Year Term (Vote for One):

  • Write-in: Carl Cunningham 7
  • Write-in: Shep Brown 5

Waldoboro Utility District 3 Year Term (Vote for Two):

  • McNelly, Jeffrey L. 546
  • Write-in: Carl Waterman 6
  • Write-in: Wallace Walton 3
  • Write-in: Chris Duffy 2

Budget Committee 3 Year Term (Vote for Three):

  • Blodgett, William B. 562
  • Cooley, Craig E. 466
  • Dean, Michael P. 450

Budget Committee 2 Year Term (Vote for One):

  • Mohlie, Ted R. 535

MUNICIPAL BUDGET QUESTIONS


  • Article 3: Should any municipal budget question fail to pass, shall the Town authorize the Selectmen to expend an amount not to exceed 3/12 of the previous year’s appropriation?
    • Yes - 397
    • No - 283

    GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES


    • Article 4: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,471 for the Office of the Selectmen? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 409
      • No - 288
    • Article 5: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $99,956.00 for the Office of the Town Manager? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 362
      • No - 334
    • Article 6: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $78,152.00 for the Assessing Department? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 388
      • No - 307
    • Article 7: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $130,184.00 for the Finance Department? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 405
      • No - 287
    • Article 8: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $7,000.00 for Legal Services? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 470
      • No - 226
    • Article 9: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $48,968.00 for the Office of the Town Clerk? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 1, Absent 2
      • Yes - 432
      • No - 255
    • Article 10: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $9,000.00 for Contingency? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 454
      • No - 228

    PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES


    • Article 11: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $491,928.00 for Emergency Medical Services? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 526
      • No - 164
    • Article 12: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $141,966.00 for the Fire Department? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Abstain 1
      • Yes - 546
      • No - 143
    • Article 13: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $480,572 for the Police Department? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 430
      • No - 259
    • Article 14: Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160.00 for Fire Hydrants? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Abstain 1, Absent 2
      • Yes - 472
      • No - 217
    • Article 15: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,212.00 for Animal Control? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends $14,912. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 431
      • No - 250

    PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES


    • Article 16: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $537,670 for Roads & Bridges? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Abstain 1, Absent 1
      • Yes - 574
      • No - 121
    • Article 17: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,398.00 for Wastewater Treatment? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 514
      • No - 179
    • Article 18: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,683.00 for the Municipal Building? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 424
      • No - 264
    • Article 19: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,970.00 for Park Maintenance? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1, Absent 1
      • Yes - 435
      • No - 255
    • Article 20: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,704.00 for Street Lights? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 439
      • No - 247

    SOLID WASTE ARTICLES


    • Article 21: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $244,014 and transfer such funds to the Transfer Station Fund to fund Waldoboro's share of the transfer station budget? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 2, Absent 1
      • Yes - 501
      • No - 188
    • Article 22: Shall the Town allocate the sum of $7,472 for opening the Transfer Station on Sundays from the Transfer Station Fund in order to fund Waldoboro’s share of the Transfer Station? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 2, Absent 1
      • Yes - 370
      • No - 323

    COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES


    • Article 23: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $52,300 for the Recreation Department? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 400
      • No - 301
    • Article 24: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,294.00 for the Friendship Street School? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 405
      • No - 290
    • Article 25: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $32,429 for General Assistance? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 492
      • No - 201
    • Article 26: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,253 for Community Service Agencies? A. Cable Television (PEG Access / LCTV) $9,753.00 B. Memorial Day $1,000.00 C. Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000.00 D. Waldoborough Historical Society $3,500.00 E. Waldoboro Little League $1,000.00 Total $16,253.00 Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 520
      • No - 180
    • Article 27: Shall the Town appropriate from snowmobile registration fees the sum of $543 to support the Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers Club for snowmobile trails? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 509
      • No - 190
    • Article 28: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $78,000 for the Waldoboro Public Library? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 2, Absent 1
      • Yes - 386
      • No - 313
    • Article 29: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $18,454 for Social Service Agencies? A. American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,500.00 B. Coastal Trans $1,250.00 C. Kno-Wal-Lin Community Health $5,180.00 D. Mid-Coast Children’s Services $525.00 E. Mid-Coast Mental Health Center $1,000.00 F. Miles Health Care, Inc. $1,000.00 G. Mobius $900.00 H. New Hope for Women, Inc $1,655.00 I. Senior Spectrum $4,444.00 Total $18,454.00 Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 543
      • No - 153
    • Article 30: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000 for the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County? Article submitted by petition.
      • Yes - 485
      • No - 178

    PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES


    • Article 31: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $64,305 for Planning & Development? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Abstain 1, Absent 1
      • Yes - 347
      • No - 318
    • Article 32: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,185.00 for Economic Development? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 405
      • No - 252
    • Article 33: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $33,371.00 for the Shellfish Management Program? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 520
      • No - 155
    • Article 34: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,200.00 for the A.D. Gray Building? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 384
      • No - 282

    INSURANCE ARTICLES


    • Article 35: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,867 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 427
      • No - 221
    • Article 36: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $447,617.00 for Employee Benefits? A. Health Insurance $267,472.00 B. Group Life Insurance $14,203.00 C. Social Security $22,284.00 D. Maine State Retirement $44,362.00 E. Medicare $21,539.00 F. Workers’ Compensation $77,757.00 Total $447,617.00 Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 446
      • No - 223
    • Article 37: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $63,782 for Debt Service? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2
      • Yes - 444
      • No - 198
    • Article 38: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $343,492 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements? Land & Buildings A. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500.00 Fleet & Equipment B. Administrative Equipment Reserve $5,000.00 B. Police Equipment Reserve $24,000.00 C. Fire Equipment Reserve $21,647.00 D. Public Works Equipment Reserve $51,926.00 E. Solid Waste Equipment Reserve $15,000.00 F. Shellfish Management Equipment Reserve $1,500.00 Transportation Improvements G. Sidewalk Reserve $15,000.00 H. Highway Construction Account $233,154.00 Solid Waste Management I. Inert Landfill Closure Reserve $49,161.00 Subtotal $418,888.00 Less transfers from other sources -$75,396.00 Total $343,492.00 Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1
      • Yes - 474
      • No - 195

    REVENUE ARTICLES


    • Article 39: Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,882,004 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2010 tax rate? A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $777,783.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2 B. Licenses and Permits $49,407.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2 C. Intergovernmental Revenues $394,651.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2 D. Charges for Services $594,583.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 E. Fines & Forfeitures $501.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2 E. Other Revenues $65,079.00 Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 2 Total $1,882,004.00
      • Yes - 568
      • No - 105
    • Article 40: Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $82,716 from the Local Road Assistance Program Block Grant Fund and transfer to the General Fund to be applied toward the Transportation Program? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Abstain 1, Absent 2
      • Yes - 468
      • No - 196
    • Article 41: Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $275,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to be applied to reduce the 2010 tax rate? Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Abstain 1, Absent 2
      • Yes - 556
      • No - 112

    ORDINANCE ARTICLES


    • Article 42: Shall an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Amending the Land Use Ordinance" be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.
      • Yes - 329
      • No - 259

    OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES


    • Article 43: Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November and the fifteenth day of May when all 2010 taxes shall be due and payable in (semi-annual installments) and to instruct the Tax Collector to charge interest at 9.00% per annum on all taxes unpaid after said date(s)?
      • Yes - 543
      • No - 123
    • Article 44: Shall the Town vote to pay interest at 5.00% per annum on any amount overpaid on property taxes as noted in M.R.S.A. Title 36, Section 506-A?
      • Yes - 536
      • No - 129
    • Article 45: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2010 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2009, who pay the total amount of 2010 taxes by monthly payments from July 2009 to June 30, 2010; who abide by the requirements of said plan; who shall receive from the Town, in return for such payments, full credit for such taxes paid without incurring any charge of interest?
      • Yes - 581
      • No - 79
    • Article 46: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to sell and dispose of any real estate acquired by the Town for non-payment of taxes thereon, on such terms as they may deem advisable, and to execute quit claim deeds for such property. Property which, in the opinion of the Selectmen, best serves the interest of the Town by remaining Town-owned property need not be sold?
      • Yes - 542
      • No - 137
    • Article 47: Shall the Town authorize the transfer of all unexpended balances to fund balance and to authorize the overdrafts that may occur in the Town operations in the 2009 budget to be taken from fund balance?
      • Yes - 470
      • No - 180
    • Article 48: Shall the Town authorize the Selectmen and Treasurer, on behalf of the Town, to accept gifts, real estate, and certain funds, including trust funds, that may be given or left to the Town?
      • Yes - 589
      • No - 91
    • Article 49: Shall the Town authorize the Treasurer to waive the foreclosure of tax lien mortgages pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. § 944 upon a finding by the Board of Selectmen that ownership of the property subject to the lien would be contrary to the Town’s best interest?
      • Yes - 527
      • No - 119
    • Article 50: Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into boundary line agreements with abutting property owners to establish the boundary line of any property of the Town, including the boundary lines of the rights-of-ways?
      • Yes - 481
      • No - 183
    • Article 51: Shall the Town authorize the municipal officers to make final determinations regarding the closing or opening of roads to winter maintenance pursuant to 23 M.R.S.A., § 2953?
      • Yes - 565
      • No - 99
    • Article 52: Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to spend funds from various reserve funds as they deem necessary in accordance with the capital improvement program?
      • Yes - 414
      • No - 251
    • Article 53:Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to notify the Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources that they wish to exercise their rights to alewives in the Medomak River for the year 2010?
      • Yes - 585
      • No - 80

    MSAD #40 BUDGET QUESTION


    • Article 1: Do you favor approving the Maine School Administrative District No. 40 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest district budget meeting?
      • Yes - 403
      • No - 294

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