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 (2017) 

Phone - 790.3114

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Jann Minzy, Vice-chair (2017) 

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

Total Votes Cast - 902


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for three year terms (vote for 2)

  • Bodman, James A. - 156
  • Butler, Robert L. - 223
  • Colby, Gordon L. - 261
  • Collamore, Sr., Clinton E. - 336
  • Cooley, Craig E. - 286
  • Hurd, Jeffrey M. - 101
  • Simmons, Abden - 195
  • Williams, Melvin J. - 88

Directors of Maine School Administrative District #40 for three year terms (vote for 2)

  • Cross, Francis G. - 455
  • Duffy, Christopher M. - 322
  • Kent, Deborah A. - 423
  • O'Farrell, Sandra - 284

Trustees of the Waldoboro Utility District for three year terms (vote for 2)

  • Bess, Frederick - 666

Trustee of the Waldoboro Utility District for a one year term (vote for 1)

  • Starr, Jr., David A. - 690

Budget Committee Members for three year terms (vote for 3)

  • Higgins, John W. - 344
  • Kauffman, Herbert B. - 204
  • Maxcy, Charles R. - 292
  • Mohlie, Ted - 438
  • Morrell, Duncan B. - 353
  • Winchenbach, Ellen A. - 524

Budget Committee Member for a one year term (vote for 1)

  • Lewis, Craig M. - 505
  • Smith, Steven A. - 261

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 - 572
  • No - 293

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $18,100 for the Office of the Selectmen?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 493
  • No - 389

Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $94,575 for the Office of the Town Manager?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 356
  • No - 531

Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $77,521 for the Assessing Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 440
  • No - 440

Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $124,443 for the Finance Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 479
  • No - 400

Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000 for Legal Services?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 601
  • No - 279

Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $46,282 for the Office of the Town Clerk?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 566
  • No - 310

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,000 for Contingency?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 522
  • No - 317

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $481,595 for Emergency Medical Services?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 579
  • No - 294

Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $134,173 for the Fire Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 612
  • No - 258

Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $484,403 for the Police Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0, Abstained 1, Absent 1

  • Yes - 411
  • No - 459

Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160 for Fire Hydrants?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 536
  • No - 333

Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,969 for Animal Control?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 535
  • No - 345

PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $546,896 for Roads & Bridges?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 628
  • No - 243

Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,398 for Wastewater Treatment?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 601
  • No - 261

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $58,017 for the Municipal Building?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 515
  • No - 365

Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $11,355 for Parks and Recreational Facilities Maintenance?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 531
  • No -353

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,714 for Street Lights?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 544
  • No - 342

SOLID WASTE ARTICLES

Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $202,436 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 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 614
  • No - 268

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,927 for the Recreation Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 4

  • Yes - 355
  • No - 527

Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $22,419 for the Friendship Street School?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 472
  • No - 409

Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,379 for General Assistance?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 560
  • No - 293

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,801 for Community Service Agencies?
A. Cable Television (PEG Access/LCTV) $11,301
B. Memorial Day $1,000
C. Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000
D. Waldoborough Historical Society $3,500
Total $16,801
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 487
  • No - 366

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 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 510
  • No - 343

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $77,000 for the Waldoboro Public Library?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 441
  • No - 405

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,929 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
D. PBMC Out-Patient Psychiatry $1,000
E. Mobius $900
F. New Hope for Women, Inc $1,655
G. Senior Spectrum $4,444
H. Eldercare Network of Lincoln County $2,000
I. Midcoast Maine Community Action $2,000
J. Youth Promise $1,000 Total $21,929
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 529
  • No - 324

Article 29. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500 for Healthy Kids? Article submitted by petition.
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 472
  • No - 378

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 30. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $61,221 for Planning & Development?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 435
  • No - 444

Article 31. Shall the Town authorize the use of Comprehensive Planning & Development funds an amount not to exceed 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 - 495
  • No - 385

Article 32. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,411 for the Shellfish Management Program?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 641
  • No - 243

Article 33. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,765 for the A.D. Gray Building?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 365
  • No - 520

INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 34. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,151 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 562
  • No - 311

Article 35. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $481,199 for Employee Benefits?
A. Health Insurance $301,325
B. Group Life Insurance $9,863
C. Social Security $22,155
D. Maine State Retirement $69,802
E. Medicare $22,360
F. Workers’ Compensation $55,694
Total $481,199
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 411
  • No - 464

Article 36. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $63,721 for Debt Service?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 534
  • No - 299

Article 37. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $268,798 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?
Land & Buildings
A. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
B. EMS Equipment Reserve $48,800
C. Police Equipment Reserve $37,700
D. Fire Equipment Reserve $26,000
E. Public Works Equipment Reserve $37,838

Transportation Improvements
F. Surface Paving Program $96,716

Solid Waste Management
G. Inert Landfill Closure Reserve $40,000

Other Capital Reserves
H. Unemployment Compensation Reserve $3,000

Subtotal $292,554
Less transfers from other sources -$23,576

Total $268,798
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 517
  • No - 330

REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 38. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,808,787 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2011 tax rate?
A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $768,019
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Abstain 1

B. Licenses and Permits $57,041
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $345,720
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

D. Charges for Services $581,827
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

E. Fines & Forfeitures $1,001
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

F. Other Revenues $55,179
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Total $1,808,787

  • Yes - 625
  • No - 219

Article 39. 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 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 548
  • No - 331

Article 40. Shall the Town vote to increase the property tax levy limit of $198,596 established for the Town of Waldoboro by State law in the event that the municipal budget approved under the preceding articles will result in a tax commitment that exceeds that property tax levy limit.

  • Yes - 359
  • No - 507

ORDINANCE ARTICLES

Article 41. Shall an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending the Town of Waldoboro Shellfish Conservation Ordinance” be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 514
  • No - 307

Article 42. Shall an ordinance entitled “The Town of Waldoboro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance” be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 430
  • No - 399

OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 43. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2011 and the fifteenth day of May 2012 when all 2012 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 - 667
  • No - 209

Article 44. 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 - 641
  • No - 223

Article 45. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2012 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2011, who pay the total amount of 2012 taxes by monthly payments from July 2011 to June 30, 2012; 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 - 712
  • No - 157

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 - 603
  • No - 225

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 2011 budget to be taken from fund balance?

  • Yes - 506
  • No - 310

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 - 676
  • No - 158

Article 49. 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 - 604
  • No - 214

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 - 561
  • No -262

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., Section 2953?

  • Yes - 654
  • No - 171

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 - 426
  • No - 405

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 2012?

  • Yes - 668
  • No - 154

MSAD #40 QUESTIONS

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 - 439
  • No - 435

Article 2. Shall the School Board be authorized to establish a fuel cost stabilization fund and shall the District raise $75,000.00 for that purpose under the authority of 20-A M.R.S. Section 15008? Statutory Disclosure Statement: The fuel cost stabilization fund balance is currently $0.00, and no funds have been expended in each of the three preceding years from the fund proposed to be established by this article. If this article is approved as written, the fuel cost stabilization fund balance will be $75,000.00.

  • Yes - 486
  • No - 375

Article 1. Shall the School Board of Maine School Administrative District No. 40 be authorized to issue bonds and/or lease purchase agreements in an amount not to exceed $170,000 to finance the acquisition of two (2) school buses?

  • Yes - 438
  • No - 430

 

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