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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A View of the Intersection of Routes 1 & 32. Photo by Jan Griesenbrock.
Wildflowers by the Medomak River.
An Autumn Day in Waldoboro.
Our Public Library has Books, Computers, and more!
A Lobster Boat where the Big Schooners were Once Built.
Trees After a Snowstorm.
The Fire Department Demonstrating at Waldoboro Day.
A Beautiful Sunset over Waldoboro.
Some of our Volunteer Firefighters.
The Town Office will be CLOSED Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day

Total Votes Cast - 752


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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

  • Butler, Robert L. - 353
  • Simmons, Abden S. - 398
  • Winchenbach, Katherine W. - 360
  • Wooster, Theodore M. - 269

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

  • Blodgett, William B. - 502
  • Higgins, John W. - 184
  • Lewis, Craig M. - 351
  • Sidelinger, Mary E. - 291
  • Winchenbach, Ellen A. - 473

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

  • McNelly, Jeffrey L. - 533
  • Webster, Gordon E. - 597

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

  • Letteney, Lynda L. - 564
  • O'Farrell, Sandra L. - 485

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 - 483
  • No - 227

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $29,555 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, Absent 1

  • Yes - 495 
  • No - 223

Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $136,794 for the Office of the Town Manager?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 286
  • No - 424

Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $105,775 for the Assessing Department?

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

  • Yes - 454
  • No - 268

Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $181,310 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 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 438
  • No - 274

Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $76,540 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 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 477
  • No - 242

 


 

Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $548,591 for the Municipal Building?

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

  • Yes - 470
  • No - 194

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $623,560 for Emergency Medical Services?

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

  • Yes - 577
  • No - 146

Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $154,170 for the Fire Department?

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

  • Yes - 606
  • No - 119

Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $605,111 for the Police Department?

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

  • Yes - 458
  • No - 260

Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $32,027 for the Shellfish Management Program?

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

  • Yes - 570
  • No - 156

Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,964 for Animal Control?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 1, Absent 1

  • Yes - 426
  • No - 216

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 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 537
  • No - 178

Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,327 for Street Lights?

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

  • Yes - 515
  • No - 207

PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $732,055 for Public Works?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 450
  • No - 274

Article 18.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,500 for Parks and Cemeteries?

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

  • Yes - 563
  • No - 136

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,204 for General Assistance?

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

  • Yes - 549
  • No - 173

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 recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 531
  • No - 194

 


 

Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $1,500 for Lincoln County Dental, Inc.? Article submitted by petition.

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 398
  • No - 305

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $34,844 for the Recreation Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 435
  • No - 286

Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,972 for the Friendship Street School?

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

  • Yes - 497
  • No - 215

Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $90,924 for Community Service Agencies?

Local Access Cable Television (Lincoln County TV) $11,845

Memorial Day $1,000

Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000

Waldoboro Public Library $73,150

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $604

Waldoborough Historical Society $3,325

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

  • Yes - 512
  • No - 213

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $60,916 for Planning & Development?

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

  • Yes - 445
  • No - 259

INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,520 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, Absent 1

  • Yes - 508
  • No - 196

DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $124,003 for Debt Service?

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

  • Yes - 497
  • No - 205

OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $280,200 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 Favor8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 525
  • No - 175

Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $489,809 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $25,000

B. Public Works Garage $10,000
C. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
D. EMS Equipment Reserve $72,500
E. Fire Equipment Reserve $13,000

F. Police Equipment Reserve $20,500
G. Public Works Equipment Reserve $50,000 

Transportation Improvements
H. Surface Paving Program $243,000

I. Highway Construction Reserve $50,000

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

Solid Waste Management
K. Trailer Reserve $10,000

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

Subtotal $505,270

Less transfers from other sources -$15,461

Total $489,809

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

  • Yes - 513
  • No - 192

 REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,932,803 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2016 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $811,568 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

B. Licenses and Permits $54,655
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $233,719
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

D. Charges for Services $584,930
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1, Absent 1

E. Fines and Forfeitures $50
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

F. Other Revenues $54,534
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

G. Other Financing Sources $193,347 
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 3, Absent 1

  • Yes - 554
  • No - 160

Article 31. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $69,400 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 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

  • Yes - 504
  • No - 184

ORDINANCE ARTICLES

Article 32. Shall an ordiannce entitled "An Ordinance Amending the 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 - 472
  • No - 187

Article 33. Shall an ordinance entitled "Floodplain Management Ordinance for the Town of Waldoboro, Maine" be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection.

  • Yes - 368
  • No - 264

 


OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 34. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2015 and the fifteenth day of May 2016 when all 2016 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 - 569
  • No - 136

 

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 - 572
  • No - 116

 

Article 36. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2016 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2015, who pay the total amount of 2016 taxes by monthly payments from July 2015 to June 30, 2016; 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 - 601
  • No - 86

 

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 - 553
  • No - 133

 

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 2015 budget to be taken from fund balance?

  • Yes - 496
  • No - 182

 

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 - 585
  • No - 105

 

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 - 537
  • No - 137

 

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 - 525
  • No - 162

 

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 - 572
  • No - 117

 

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 - 467
  • No - 214

 

Article 44. 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 2016?

  • Yes - 588
  • No - 93

RSU 40 DISTRICT BUDGET VALIDATION

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 - 441
  • No - 279

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