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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Total Votes Cast - 1,086


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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

  • Cunningham, Jr., Carl W. - 368
  • Heller, John D. - 197
  • Miller, Ronald L. - 361
  • Nutter, Stephen P. - 187
  • Price, Susan E. - 306
  • Williams, Melvin J. - 89
  • Wooster, Theodore M. - 409
  • Blank - 126

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for two year term (vote for 1)

  • Bodman, James A. - 594
  • Kanewske, Robert - 288
  • Blank - 126

Directors of Maine School Administrative District #40 for two year term (vote for 1)

  • Controvillas, Mary C. - 313
  • Goldrup, Darryl F.  - 444
  • Blank - 317

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

  • Duffy, Christopher M. - 293
  • Higgins, John W. - 264
  • Letteney, Lynda L. - 505
  • O'Farrell, Sandra L. - 332
  • Tillou, Debra A. - 271
  • Blank - 495

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

  • Blodgett, William B. - 769
  • Higgins, John W. - 618
  • Lewis, Craig M. - 679
  • Blank - 1,041

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

  • McNelly, Jeffrey L. - 804
  • WRITE IN Gordon Webster - 17
  • WRITE IN David Starr, Jr. - 14
  • Blank - 1,219

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 - 667
  • No - 359
  • Blank - 60

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,372 for the Office of the Selectmen?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 683
  • No - 374
  • Blank - 29 

Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $107,282 for the Office of the Town Manager?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 594
  • No - 459
  • Blank - 33 

Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $93,515 for the Assessing Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1, Absent 1

  • Yes - 569
  • No - 480
  • Blank - 37 

Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $246,914 for the Finance and Customer Service Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2, Absent 1

  • Yes - 514
  • No - 532
  • Blank - 40

Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $58,724 for the Municipal Building?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 692
  • No - 325
  • Blank - 69 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES


Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $547,270 for Emergency Medical Services?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 791
  • No - 221
  • Blank - 74 

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $145,515 for the Fire Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 836
  • No - 178
  • Blank - 72 

Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $622,107 for the Police Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2, Absent 1

  • Yes - 582
  • No - 429
  • Blank - 75 

Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,560 for Animal Control?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 694
  • No - 314
  • Blank - 78 

Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $9,096 for Emergency Management?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2, Absent 1

  • Yes - 616
  • No - 386
  • Blank - 84 

Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160 for Fire Hydrants?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 705
  • No - 300
  • Blank - 81 

Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,275 for Street Lights?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 691
  • No - 317
  • Blank - 78 

 

PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES


Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $689,673 for Public Works?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2, Absent 1

  • Yes - 649
  • No - 357
  • Blank - 80 

 

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES


Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $31,648 for General Assistance?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 785
  • No - 259
  • Blank - 42 

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $23,208 for Social Service Agencies?

American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,375

Coastal Trans $1,188

Kno-Wal-Lin Community Health $4,921

PBMC Out-Patient Psychiatry $950

Mobius $855

New Hope for Women, Inc $1,572

Senior Spectrum $4,222

Eldercare Network of Lincoln County $1,900

Midcoast Maine Community Action $1,900

Healthy Kids $2,375

Youth Promise $950

Total $23,208

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 5

  • Yes - 689
  • No - 366
  • Blank - 31 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES


Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $40,018 for the Recreation Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 2

  • Yes - 585
  • No - 473
  • Blank - 28 

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $22,558 for the Friendship Street School?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 658
  • No - 399
  • Blank - 29 

Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $73,150 for the Waldoboro Public Library?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 643
  • No - 422
  • Blank - 21 

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,951 for Community Service Agencies?

Waldoborough Historical Society $3,325

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $809

Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000

Memorial Day $1,000

Local Access Cable Television (Lincoln County TV) $10,559

Cemetery Maintenance (Veteran's Grave Maintenance) $258 

Total $16,951

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 719
  • No - 292
  • Blank - 75 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES


Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $72,300 for Planning & Development?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 543
  • No - 466
  • Blank - 77 

Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $29,329 for the Shellfish Management Program?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 757
  • No - 256
  • Blank - 73 

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,600 for the A.D. Gray Building?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 5

  • Yes - 465
  • No - 541
  • Blank - 80 

 

INSURANCE ARTICLES


Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $48,425 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 708
  • No - 299
  • Blank - 79 

 

DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES


Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $57,595 for Debt Service?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 707
  • No - 299
  • Blank - 80 

 

OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES


Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $210,679 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 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 4, Absent 1

  • Yes - 698
  • No - 346
  • Blank - 42 

Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $359,872 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $25,830
B. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500 Fleet & Equipment
C. EMS Equipment Reserve $28,100
D. Police Equipment Reserve $21,500
E. Fire Equipment Reserve $26,000
F. Public Works Equipment Reserve $0 

Transportation Improvements
G. Surface Paving Program $234,716

Administrative Equipment Reserve
H. Computer Resources Reserve $4,070

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

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

Subtotal $385,716

Less transfers from other sources -$25,844

Total $359,872

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 1 

  • Yes - 708
  • No - 339
  • Blank - 39 

Article 30. Shall the Town establish an Energy Contingency Reserve Fund and raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to transfer to the Energy Contingency Reserve Fund?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 2, Opposed 6, Abstain 1

  • Yes - 438
  • No - 589
  • Blank - 59 

 

REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 31. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,859,450 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2011 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $748,626 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

B. Licenses and Permits $52,739
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $357,582
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2, Absent 1

D. Charges for Services $531,627
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

E. Fines and Forfeitures $1,001
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

F. Other Revenues $55,938
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

G. Other Financing Sources $111,937
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Total $1,859,450

  • Yes - 818
  • No - 175
  • Blank - 93 

Article 32. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $82,716 from the Local Road Assistance Program Block Grant Fund to the General Fund to be applied toward the Transportation Program?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4 , Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 706
  • No - 280
  • Blank - 100 

Article 33. Shall the Town vote to increase the property tax levy limit of $1,686,439 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 - 410
  • No - 546
  • Blank - 130 

 

ORDINANCE ARTICLES


Article 34. Shall an ordinance titled "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 the Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 599
  • No - 312
  • Blank - 175 

Article 35. Shall an ordinance titled "The Waldoboro Solid Waste Disposal and Required Recycling Ordinance" be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 551
  • No - 383
  • Blank - 152 

Article 36. Shall the "Amended and Restated Waldoboro/Friendship/Cushing Municipal Services Agreement For Solid Waste Disposal Facilities" be approved? A copy of the proposed agreement is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection

  • Yes - 715
  • No - 264
  • Blank - 107

Article 37. Shall an ordinance titled "The Town of Waldoboro Consumer Fireworks Ordinance" be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 548
  • No - 427
  • Blank - 111

 

OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES


Article 38. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2012 and the fifteenth day of May 2013 when all 2013 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 - 808
  • No - 233
  • Blank -45

Article 39. 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 - 809
  • No - 203
  • Blank - 74

Article 40. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2013 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2012, who pay the total amount of 2013 taxes by monthly payments from July 2012 to June 30, 2013; 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 - 880
  • No - 148
  • Blank -58

Article 41. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Board of 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 - 781
  • No - 249
  • Blank - 56

Article 42. 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 2012 budget to be taken from fund balance?

  • Yes - 675
  • No - 323
  • Blank -88

Article 43. Shall the Town authorize the Board of 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 - 898
  • No - 136
  • Blank -52

Article 44. 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 - 757
  • No - 183
  • Blank -146

Article 45. 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 - 720
  • No - 227
  • Blank - 139

Article 46. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to make final determinations regarding the closing or opening of roads to winter maintenance pursuant to 23 M.R.S.A., Section 2953?

  • Yes - 769
  • No - 183
  • Blank -134

Article 47. 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 - 576
  • No - 372
  • Blank -138

Article 48. 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 2013?

  • Yes - 808
  • No - 141
  • Blank -137

 

 

 

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