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

Total Votes Cast - 750


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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

  • Butler, Robert L. - 401
  • Miller, Ronald L. - 315

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

  • Higgins, John W. - 393
  • Maxwell, William E. - 407
  • Skov, Valdemar C. - 493

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

  • Price, Susan E. - 555

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

  • Write in -  Liam Ducharme - 5

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

  • Jackson, Danny R. - 621

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

  • Irving, Natasha C. - 566
  • Write in - Seth Hall - 6

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 - 476

No - 220


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

Yes - 473

No - 233


Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $148,438 for the Office of the Town Manager?

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

Yes - 335

No - 367


Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $95,969 for the Assessing Department?

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

Yes - 448

No - 260


Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $184,243 for the Finance and Customer Service Department?

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

Yes - 439

No - 267


Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $80,201 for the Office of the Town Clerk?

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

Yes - 455

No - 263


Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $46,994 for the Municipal Building?

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

Yes - 507

No - 179


PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $657,280 for Emergency Medical Services?

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

Yes - 574

No - 141


Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $158,090 for the Fire Department?

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

Yes - 493

No - 212


Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $643,646 for the Police Department?

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

Yes - 463

No - 243


Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $37,503 for the Shellfish Management Program?

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

Yes - 540

No - 171


Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,077 for Animal Control?

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

Yes - 505

No - 206


 

Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $5,918 for the Emergency Management Agency?

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

Yes - 526

No -183


Article 16. 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 - 541

No - 170


Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,281 for Street Lights?

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

Yes - 530

No - 182


PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $734,450 for Public Works?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1, Absent 1

Yes - 531

No - 198


Article 19.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $9,150 for Parks and Cemeteries?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1, Absent 1

Yes - 565

No - 152


HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,008 for General Assistance?

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

Yes - 527

No - 198


Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,624 for Social Service Agencies?

American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,375

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

Lincoln County Dental, Inc. $1,425

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

Yes - 552

No - 169


COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $57,549 for the Recreation Department?

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

Yes - 423

No - 298


Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $13,816 for the Friendship Street School?

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

Yes - 495

No - 222


Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $90,599 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 $3,000

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

Yes - 509

No - 216


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $75,218 for Planning & Development?

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

Yes - 430

No - 273


INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,670 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?

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

Yes - 518

No - 188


DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $123,884 for Debt Service?

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

Yes - 507

No - 193


OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $281,406 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 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 552

No - 158


Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $693,926 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

D. AD Gray $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
E. EMS Equipment Reserve $92,000
F. Fire Equipment Reserve $13,000

G. Police Equipment Reserve $19,000
H. Public Works Equipment Reserve $80,000 

Transportation Improvements
I. Surface Paving Program $377,000

J. Highway Construction Reserve $30,000

K. Sidewalk Program $20,000

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

Solid Waste Management
M. Trailer Reserve $10,000

N. Loader Reserve $5,000

O. Landfill Closure Reserve $25,000

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

Subtotal $719,770

Less transfers from other sources -$25,844

Total $693,926

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

Yes - 528

No - 183


 REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $2,173,455 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2017 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $834,977
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

B. Licenses and Permits $59,040
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $255,152
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

D. Charges for Services $625,104
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 $54,462
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

G. Other Financing Sources $344,670
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Absent 1 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes - 596

No - 117


Article 31. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $72,484 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 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 531

No - 173


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 - 454

No - 192


Article 33. Shall an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Amending the Land Use Ordinance of 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 - 372

No -  261


OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 34. Shall the Town vote:

(i) to authorize the Town to continue as a member of the Municipal Review Committee, Inc. ("MRC"), organized as a Maine nonprofit corporation and acting as a regional association pursuant to Title 13-B and Title 38 of the Maine Revised Statutes, as amended (and specifically Section 1304-B(S-A) of Title 38) for the purposes of managing and facilitating solid waste disposal;

(ii) to adopt, ratify and confirm the Restated Articles of Incorporation and the Restated Bylaws of the MRC in substantially the form on file with the Town Clerk and posted as part of this Warrant;

(iii) to authorize the Town to execute and deliver a Municipal Joinder Agreement with the MRC in substantially the form on file with the Town Clerk and posted as part of this Warrant (the "Municipal Joinder Agreement") pursuant to which the Town will become a Joining Member of the MRC (as defined therein) and deliver its municipal solid waste for disposal to a waste management facility being developed by Fiberight, LLC and/or its affiliates (collectively, "Fiberight") in Hampden, Maine, or other waste disposal facility;

(iv) to authorize the MRC to take certain actions on behalf of the Town as set forth in the Municipal Joinder Agreement; and

(v) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen or their duly authorized designee or designees to execute and deliver the Municipal Joinder Agreement on behalf of the Town and to execute and deliver on behalf of the Town in conjunction therewith such other documents and to take such further actions as they may deem necessary or appropriate in order to effect the transactions contemplated by the Municipal Joinder Agreement.

Yes - 470

No - 184


 

Article 35. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2016 and the fifteenth day of May 2017 when all 2017 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 - 125

 


Article 36. 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 - 563

No - 123


Article 37. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2017 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2016, who pay the total amount of 2017 taxes by monthly payments from July 2016 to June 30, 2017; 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 - 595

No - 88


Article 38. 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 - 560

No - 126


Article 39. 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 2016 budget to be taken from fund balance?

Yes - 506

No - 170


Article 40. 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 - 598

No - 96


Article 41. 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 - 550

No - 126


Article 42. 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 - 539

No - 139


Article 43. 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 - 575

No - 109


Article 44. 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 - 478

No - 205


Article 45. 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 2017?

Yes - 590

No - 97


RSU 40 BUDGET VALIDATION

Question 1. Do you favor approving the Regional School Unit 40 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest Regional School Unit budget meeting?

Yes - 466

No - 260


RSU 40 REFERENDUM

Question 1. Do you favor authorizing the School Board to issue bonds or notes in the name of Regional School Unit No. 40 for minor capital projects in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring furniture and performing repair and maintenance projects at all RSU Schools?

Yes - 468

No - 250


WALDOBORO UTILITY DISTRICT

Do you favor authorizing the Waldoboro Utilities District to borrow an amount not to exceed $300,000 from the United States of America, acting through its Rural Utilities Service, the proceeds of such borrowing to be appropriated to the Districe to finance (i) the repair or replacement of manhole covers, (ii) the replacement of screening equipment at the Main Pump Station, and (iii) improvement to the aeration system in the first treatment lagoon (together, "the Project"), and to use the District's general obligation bond in such amount for a term not to exceed 40 years, under such other terms and conditions, including provisions for early redemption or prepayment, as may be approved by the Treasurer of the District, and to further authorize the Treasurer and a majority of the Board of Trustees seperately to take any and all other actions and to sign such other documents and certificates as may be necessary to accomplish such borrowing?

The Board of Trustees of the District recommends a "yes" vote.

Yes - 534

No - 186

TREASURER'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Total District Indebtness

Total debt outstanding and unpaid: $815,034

Total debt authorized and unissued: $0

Maximum Debt to be incurred if this article is approved: $300,000

Total Debt Authorized after Passage: $1,115,034

ESTIMATED COSTS:

Estmated Interest Rate: 2.24%

Estimated Term: 40 years

Total principal to be repaid: $300,000

Total cost of principal and interest: $456,000

VALIDITY:

The validity of the bonds and of the voters' ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount of the total debt service for the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is neverless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance.

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