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

Total Votes Cast - 890


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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

  • Butler, Robert - 327
  • Collamore, Clinton - 354
  • Cooley, Craig E. - 310
  • Dever, Wilfred M. - 83
  • Minzy, Joanne C. - 422

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

  • Bragg, William R. - 563
  • Mohlie, Ted R. - 561
  • Morrell, Duncan - 505

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

  • Bess, Frederick A. - 548
  • Chapman, Smauel R. - 621

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

  • WRITE IN Waterman, Carl - 3

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

  • WRITE IN Dow, Dana - 40
  • WRITE IN Moody, William - 16

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 - 523
  • No - 286

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $29,163 for the Office of the Selectmen?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 578
  • No - 245

Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $131,086 for the Office of the Town Manager?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 520
  • No - 305

Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $99,132 for the Assessing Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 501
  • No - 323

Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $175,574 for the Finance and Customer Service Department?

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

  • Yes - 478
  • No - 340

Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $70,588 for the Office of the Town Clerk?

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

  • Yes - 552
  • No - 274

Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,783 for the Municipal Building?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 604
  • No - 217

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $599,564 for Emergency Medical Services?

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

  • Yes - 640
  • No - 187

Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $155,323 for the Fire Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 703
  • No - 150

Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $585,077 for the Police Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 397
  • No - 346

Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $31,096 for the Shellfish Management Program?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 677
  • No - 191

Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,656 for Animal Control?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 633
  • No - 232

Article 15. 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 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 640
  • No - 202

Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,387 for Street Lights?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 617
  • No - 223

PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $703,217 for Public Works?

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

  • Yes - 582
  • No - 264

Article 18.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,600 for Parks and Cemeteries?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 704
  • No - 143

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $27,813 for General Assistance?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 616
  • No - 198

Article 20. 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 - 573
  • No - 245

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $33,299 for the Recreation Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 3

  • Yes - 483
  • No - 330

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,455 for the Friendship Street School?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 563
  • No - 253

Article 23. 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 8, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 510
  • No - 310

Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,501 for Community Service Agencies?

Waldoborough Historical Society $3,325

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $604

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 8, Opposed 1

  • Yes - 565
  • No - 252

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $67,993 for Planning & Development?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 498
  • No - 334

INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $47,251 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 587
  • No - 245

DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $113,987 for Debt Service?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 575
  • No - 254

OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $266,232 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 1
Budget Committee does not recommend. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 626
  • No - 230

Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $423,909 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $25,000
B. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
C. EMS Equipment Reserve $64,000
D. Police Equipment Reserve $20,500

E. Fire Equipment Reserve $13,000
F. Public Works Equipment Reserve $50,000 

Transportation Improvements
G. Surface Paving Program $185,000

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

Solid Waste Management
I. Trailer Reserve $10,000

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

Subtotal $439,370

Less transfers from other sources -$15,461

Total $423,909

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 628
  • No - 208

 

REVENUE ARTICLES

Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,875,992 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2015 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $796,153 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

B. Licenses and Permits $56,180
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $231,821
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

D. Charges for Services $617,664
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

E. Fines and Forfeitures $50
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

F. Other Revenues $54,952
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

G. Other Financing Sources $119,172 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 634
  • No - 169

Article 31. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $75,672 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 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

  • Yes - 602
  • No - 195

OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 32. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2014 and the fifteenth day of May 2015 when all 2015 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 - 670
  • No - 151

Article 33. 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 - 652
  • No - 151

Article 34. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2015 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2014, who pay the total amount of 2015 taxes by monthly payments from July 2014 to June 30, 2015; 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 - 685
  • No - 107

Article 35. 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 - 639
  • No - 175

Article 36. 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 2014 budget to be taken from fund balance?

  • Yes - 582
  • No - 214

Article 37. 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 - 731
  • No - 90

Article 38. 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 - 641
  • No - 149

Article 39. 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 - 628
  • No - 178

Article 40. 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 - 669
  • No - 141

Article 41. 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 - 569
  • No - 241

Article 42. 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 2015?

  • Yes - 704
  • No - 106

 

 

 

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