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

Total Votes Cast - 591


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for three year terms (vote for 1)

  • Butler, Robert - 237
  • Goldrup, Darrell - 61
  • Miller, Ronald - 264

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

  • Pacy, C. William - 272
  • Skov, Valdemar - 404
  • WRITE IN Maxwell, Rebecca - 81

Trustee of the Waldoboro Utility District for three year terms (vote for 1)

  • WRITE IN David Starr, Jr. - 5

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

  • Jackson, Danny L. - 427

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

  • WRITE IN Duffy, Christopher M. - 6

MSAD 40 / RSU 40 QUESTIONS

Question 1:  Do you favor approving the RSU 40 / MSAD 40 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest District budget meeting?

  • Yes - 315
  • No - 238

Question 2:  Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in RSU 40 / MSAD 40 for an additional thee years?

  • Yes - 353
  • No - 195

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 - 367
  • No - 187

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,253 for the Office of the Selectmen?

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

  • Yes - 362
  • No - 200 

Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $112,650 for the Office of the Town Manager?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 294
  • No - 271 

Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $97,323 for the Assessing Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 283
  • No - 277 

Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $249,160 for the Finance and Customer Service Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 4

  • Yes - 253
  • No - 304

Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $54,127 for the Municipal Building?

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

  • Yes - 405
  • No - 154 

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $593,517 for Emergency Medical Services?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Abstain 1 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 388
  • No - 184 

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $144,587 for the Fire Department?

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

  • Yes - 456
  • No - 111 

Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $641,585 for the Police Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 5

  • Yes - 252
  • No - 299

Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,231 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 - 426
  • No - 125

Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,191 for Animal Control?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 394
  • No - 159 

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 7, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 418
  • No - 132 

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 7, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 408
  • No - 139 

PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $704,198 for Public Works?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 330
  • No - 218

Article 17.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $3,430 for Parks and Cemeteries?

  • Yes - 439
  • No - 102

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,986 for General Assistance?

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

  • Yes - 379
  • No - 167 

Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,337 for Social Service Agencies?

American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,375

Coastal Trans $1,188

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

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 381
  • No - 175 

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $34,666 for the Recreation Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 309
  • No - 259 

Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,681 for the Friendship Street School?

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

  • Yes - 366
  • No - 200 

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $73,150 for the Waldoboro Public Library?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 4

  • Yes - 322
  • No - 251 

Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,706 for Community Service Agencies?

Waldoborough Historical Society $3,325

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $811

Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000

Memorial Day $1,000

Local Access Cable Television (Lincoln County TV) $10,572

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 4

  • Yes - 356
  • No - 214 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $74,329 for Planning & Development?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 344
  • No - 219 

INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $47,973 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?

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

  • Yes - 402
  • No - 155 

DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $113,372 for Debt Service?

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

  • Yes - 406
  • No - 152 

OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $247,329 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 6, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 419
  • No - 145 

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $324,187 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $51,000
B. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
C. EMS Equipment Reserve $31,500
D. Police Equipment Reserve $10,934
F. Public Works Equipment Reserve $7,341 

Transportation Improvements
G. Surface Paving Program $194,716

Administrative Equipment Reserve
H. Computer Resources Reserve $5,770

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

I. Refuse Trailer Reserve $5,000

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

Subtotal $351,761

Less transfers from other sources -$27,574

Total $324,187

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 5 

  • Yes - 305
  • No - 226 

Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to complete and Insurance Services Organization (ISO) certification review, for the purpose of enabling the areas of Waldoboro not serviced by hydrants to obtain more favorable fire insureance rating classifications?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 387
  • No - 133 

REVENUE ARTICLES

Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,952,461 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2014 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $767,384 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

B. Licenses and Permits $57,604
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Abstained 1

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $340,463
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

D. Charges for Services $616,676
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

E. Fines and Forfeitures $50
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

F. Other Revenues $54,359
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

G. Other Financing Sources $115,926 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 420
  • No - 112 

Article 31. 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 - 378
  • No - 117 

Article 32. Shall the Town vote to increase the property tax levy limit of $1,771,480 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 - 255
  • No - 289 

ORDINANCE ARTICLES

Article 33. Shall an Ordinance titled "Town of Waldoboro Land Use Ordinance", dated April 2005, be amended?  A copy of the proposed amended Ordinance is on file at the office of the Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 304
  • No - 208

OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 34. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2013 and the fifteenth day of May 2014 when all 2014 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 - 459
  • No - 97

Article 35. 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, §506-A?

  • Yes - 448
  • No - 101

Article 36. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2014 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2013, who pay the total amount of 2014 taxes by monthly payments from July 2013 to June 30, 2014; 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 - 483
  • No - 70

Article 37. 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 - 455
  • No - 103

Article 38. 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 2013 budget to be taken from fund balance?

  • Yes - 404
  • No - 136

Article 39. 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 - 478
  • No - 83

Article 40. 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 - 439
  • No - 103

Article 41. 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 - 413
  • No - 134

Article 42. 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., §2953?

  • Yes - 444
  • No - 81

Article 43. 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 - 360
  • No - 163

Article 44. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to spend funds from the transfer station fund balance as it deems necessary in accordance with the Capital Improvement Program?

  • Yes - 339
  • No - 185

Article 45.  Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to curtail the expenditure of funds and / or transfers to capital reserve funds in the event that the Board determines that budgeted revenues shall not be realized?

  • Yes - 368
  • No - 143

Article 46.  Shall the Town adopt a Slum and Blight Declaration for a portion of the Downtown Village as recommended in the Downtown Master Plan?

  • Yes - 324
  • No - 194

Article 47. 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 2014?

  • Yes - 444
  • No - 164

 

 

 

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