The Town of Waldoboro

'Home of the Five-masted Schooner'

Office Hours

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

1,495 Total Votes Cast


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

Board of Selectmen - Term to expire June 2013 (vote for 1):

  • Collamore, Clinton E., Sr. - 1,114 votes

Board of Selectmen - Term to expire June 2011 (vote for 1):

  • Cooley, Craig E. - 391 votes
  • Hurd, Jeffrey M. - 256 votes
  • Lichtman, Jane D. - 193 votes
  • Merritt, Jennifer L. - 353 votes

S.A.D. #40 Board of Directors - Term to Expire June 2013 (vote for 1):

  • Jackson, Danny L. - 1,130 votes

S.A.D. #40 Board of Directors - Term to Expire June 2011 (vote for 1):

  • Cross, Francis - 1,094 votes

Waldoboro Utility District - Term to expire June 2013 (vote for 1):

  • Write-in:  Waterman, Carl - 7 votes

Budget Committee - Term to expire June 2011 (Vote for 1):

  • Maxcy, Charles R. - 985 votes

Budget Committee - Term to expire June 2013 (Vote for 3):

  • Ruano, Jodie L. - 636 votes
  • Skov, Valdemar  - 886 votes
  • Write-in:  Metrick, Bruce - 23 votes

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 - 678
  • No - 703

    GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

    Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,206 for the Office of the Selectmen?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 791
    • No - 619

    Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $97,715 for the Office of the Town Manager?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 664
    • No - 743

    Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $77,352 for the Assessing Department?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 672
    • No - 720

    Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $131,458 for the Finance Department?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 708
    • No - 677

    Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000.00 for Legal Services?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 870
    • No - 530

    Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,400 for the Office of the Town Clerk?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 824
    • No - 577

    Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 for Contingency?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 749
    • No - 565

    PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

    Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $475,301 for Emergency Medical Services?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1  
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 1,006
    • No - 349

    Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $134,436 for the Fire Department?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1

    • Yes - 1,041
    • No - 312

    Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $474,166 for the Police Department?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 815
    • No - 540

    Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160 for Fire Hydrants?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 856
    • No - 479

    Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,122 for Animal Control?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 811
    • No - 518

    PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

    Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $526,875 for Roads & Bridges?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 1,029
    • No - 320

    Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,398 for Wastewater Treatment?  
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 917
    • No - 424

    Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,923 for the Municipal Building?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 725
    • No - 602

    Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $13,766 for Parks and Recreational Facilities Maintenance?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 823
    • No - 521

    Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,714 for Street Lights?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 766
    • No - 574

    SOLID WASTE ARTICLES

    Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $219,856 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 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 948
    • No - 403

    COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

    Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $51,381 for the Recreation Department?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 725
    • No - 623

    Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,803 for the Friendship Street School?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 746
    • No - 655

    Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $31,979 for General Assistance?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 848
    • No - 533

    Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,253 for Community Service Agencies?
    A. Cable Television (PEG Access/LCTV) $9,753
    B. Memorial Day $1,000
    C. Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000
    D. Waldoborough Historical Society $3,500
    Total $15,253
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 2, Absent 1

    • Yes - 786
    • No - 614

    Article 26. Shall the Town appropriate from snowmobile registration fees the sum of $814 to support the Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers Club for snowmobile trails?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 2, Absent 1

    • Yes -  783
    • No - 616

    Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $78,000 for the Waldoboro Public Library?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 2, Absent 1

    • Yes - 800
    • No - 587

    Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,929 for Social Service Agencies?
    A. American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,500
    B. Coastal Trans $1,250
    C. Kno-Wal-Lin Community Health $5,180
    E. PBMC Out-Patient Psychiatry $1,000
    F. Mobius $900
    G. New Hope for Women, Inc $1,655 
    H. Senior Spectrum $4,444
    I. Eldercare Network of Lincoln County $2,000
    Total $17,929
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 1, Absent 1

    • Yes - 931
    • No - 479

    Article 29. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,000 for Youth Promise of Lincoln County? Article submitted by petition.
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 1, Absent 1

    • Yes - 751
    • No - 645

    Article 30. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $550 for to help defray the costs of Broadreach Family & Community Services, and to act thereon? Article submitted by petition.
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 1, Absent 1

    • Yes - 613
    • No - 759

    Article 31. Shall the Town of Waldoboro vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 for the support of Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) services in the Mid-coast area? MMCA provides the community with Head Start, WIC, emergency fuel and housing assistance, home weatherization audits, surplus food distribution, child care resource and referral information, family development case management, and affordable rental housing. Article submitted by petition.
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 1, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 1, Absent 1

    • Yes - 885
    • No - 519

    PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

    Article 32. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $62,330 for Planning & Development?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 640
    • No - 665

    Article 33. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,560 for Economic Development?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends $3,560. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1

    • Yes - 710
    • No - 596

    Article 34. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,862 for the Shellfish Management Program?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 897
    • No - 416

    Article 35. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,540 for the A.D. Gray Building?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1

    • Yes - 623
    • No - 670

    INSURANCE ARTICLES

    Article 36. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $48,137 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 724
    • No - 549

    Article 37. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $453,957 for Employee Benefits?
    A. Health Insurance $269,775
    B. Group Life Insurance $14,381
    C. Social Security $21,572
    D. Maine State Retirement $55,161
    E. Medicare $21,327
    F. Workers’ Compensation $71,741
    Total $453,957
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 762
    • No - 542

    Article 38. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $63,752 for Debt Service?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 748
    • No - 540

    Article 39. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $324,264 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?
    Land & Buildings
    A. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500
    Fleet & Equipment
    A. Administrative Equipment Reserve $4,985
    B. Police Equipment Reserve $12,000
    C. Fire Equipment Reserve $27,320
    D. Public Works Equipment Reserve $51,926
    E. Solid Waste Equipment Reserve $15,000
    F. Shellfish Management Equipment Reserve $1,500
    Transportation Improvements
    G. Surface Paving Program $150,000
    Solid Waste Management
    H. Inert Landfill Closure Reserve $40,000
    Other Capital Reserves
    I. Unemployment Compensation Reserve $1,500
    Sub-total $342,931
    Less transfers from other sources -$18,667
    Total $324,264
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 0, Absent 1

    • Yes - 844
    • No - 462

    REVENUE ARTICLES

    Article 40. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,817,293 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2010 tax rate?
    A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $777,783
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    B. Licenses and Permits $52,855
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    C. Intergovernmental Revenues $333,010
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    D. Charges for Services $594,234
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    E. Fines & Forfeitures $1,550
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    F. Other Revenues $57,861
    Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0
    Total $1,817,293

    • Yes - 1,059
    • No - 323

    Article 41. 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 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 851
    • No - 522

    Article 42. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $275,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to be applied to reduce the 2011 tax rate?
    Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
    Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0

    • Yes - 1,036
    • No - 327

    ORDINANCE ARTICLES

    Article 43. Shall Article 5 “Specific Performance Standards” of the Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance dated November 2009 be amended to add Transmission Lines regulations? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

    • Yes - 721
    • No - 553

    Article 44. Shall Article 5 “Specific Performance Standards” of the Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance dated November 2009 be amended regarding Wireless Telecommunications Facilities regulations? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

    • Yes - 755
    • No - 503

    Article 45. Shall Article 6 “Site Plan and Subdivision Review” of the Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance dated November 2009 be amended? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

    • Yes - 590
    • No - 593

    Article 46. Shall Article 7 “Shoreland Zoning” of the Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance dated November 2009 be amended to allow structures as close as 75 feet from the upland edge of lower value, non-forested freshwater wetlands greater than 10 acres? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

    • Yes - 690
    • No - 581

    Article 47. Shall Article 7 “Shoreland Zoning” of the Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance dated November 2009 be amended and the Shoreland Zone Map be updated to reflect state minimum requirements? A copy of the proposed ordinance and map are on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

    • Yes - 785
    • No - 476

    OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

    Article 48. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November and the fifteenth day of May when all 2011 taxes shall be due and payable in (semi-annual installments) and to instruct the Tax Collector to charge interest at 7.00% per annum on all taxes unpaid after said date(s)?

    • Yes - 959
    • No - 350

    Article 49. Shall the Town vote to pay interest at 3.00% per annum on any amount overpaid on property taxes as noted in M.R.S.A. Title 36, Section 506-A?

    • Yes - 1,028
    • No - 269

    Article 50. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2011 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2010, who pay the total amount of 2011 taxes by monthly payments from July 2010 to June 30, 2011; 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 - 1,049
    • No - 238

    Article 51. 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 - 915
    • No - 386

    Article 52. 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 2010 budget to be taken from fund balance?

    • Yes - 814
    • No - 453

    Article 53. 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 - 1,044
    • No - 265

    Article 54. Shall the Town authorize the Treasurer to waive the foreclosure of tax lien mortgages pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. Section 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 - 940
    • No - 322

    Article 55. 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 - 898
    • No - 374

      Article 56. 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., Section 2953?

      • Yes - 1,013
      • No - 268

      Article 57. 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 - 715
      • No - 561

      Article 58. 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 2011?

      • Yes - 1,041
      • No - 244

      MSAD #40 QUESTIONS

      Question 1: Do you favor approving the Maine School Administrative District No. 40 budget for the upcoming year that was adopted at the latest District budget meeting?

      • Yes - 909
      • No - 469

      Question 2: Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in Maine School Administrative District No. 40 for an additional three years?
      A "YES" vote will require Maine School Administrative District No. 40 to continue to conduct a referendum to validate its annual school budget for the next three years.
      A "NO" vote will discontinue the budget validation referendum for at least three years and provide instead that the annual school budget shall be finally adopted at a meeting of the voters of Maine School Administrative District No. 40.

      • Yes - 976
      • No - 389

      Given under our hands at said Waldoboro, Maine this twenty-seventh day of April A.D., 2010.

      Witness to All:
      s/ Clinton E. Collamore, Sr., Chairman
      s/ Robert Butler
      s/ Rebecca B. Maxwell
      s/ Theodore M. Wooster
      Board of Selectmen
      Waldoboro, Maine

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