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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A Lobster Boat where the Big Schooners were Once Built.
Wildflowers by the Medomak River.
Trees After a Snowstorm.
An Autumn Day in Waldoboro.
A Beautiful Sunset over Waldoboro.
A View of the Intersection of Routes 1 & 32. Photo by Jan Griesenbrock.
Our Public Library has Books, Computers, and more!
The Fire Department Demonstrating at Waldoboro Day.
Some of our Volunteer Firefighters.
The Town Office will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving

Total Votes Cast - 732


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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

  • Clinton E. Collamore - 442
  • Seth M. Hall - 129
  • Jeremey A. Miller - 216
  • Joanne C. Minzy - 407
  • Melvin J. Williams - 150

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

  • Susan E. Price - 511
  • Write-in - John Heller - 45
  • Write-in - Debra Tillou - 35

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

  • Frederick A. Bess - 459
  • Samuel R. Chapman - 524

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

  • Write-in - Trask-Eaton, Emily - 102
  • Write-in - Williams, Melvin - 17

 

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 - 450

No - 221


GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $29,764 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 - 488

No - 207


Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $145,943 for the Office of the Town Manager?

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

Yes - 388

No - 303


Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $99,360 for the Assessing Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 2

Yes - 397

No - 294


Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $183,739 for the Finance and Customer Service Department?

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

Yes - 365

No - 323


Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $102,734 for the Office of the Town Clerk?

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

Yes - 407

No - 284


Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $51,180 for the Municipal Building?

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

Yes - 499

No - 191


PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $708,978 for Emergency Medical Services?

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

Yes - 550

No - 147


Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $164,356 for the Fire Department?

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

Yes - 572

No - 126


Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $669,084 for the Police Department?

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

Yes - 459

No - 235


Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $38,344 for the Shellfish Management Program?

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

Yes - 550

No - 148


Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,667 for Animal Control?

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

Yes - 494

No - 200


Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,975 for the Emergency Management Agency?

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

Yes - 543

No - 169


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 9, Opposed 0

Yes - 536

No - 172


Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $18,966 for Street Lights?

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

Yes - 511

No - 188


PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $780,061 for Public Works?

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

Yes - 534

No - 177


Article 19.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $9,250 for Parks and Cemeteries?

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

Yes - 567

No - 136


HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $27,872 for General Assistance?

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

Yes - 533

No - 173


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 5, Opposed 3

Yes - 503

No - 206


COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $70,341 for the Recreation Department?

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

Yes - 436

No - 270


Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,073 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 - 498

No - 213


Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $92,949 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 $75,000

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $604

Waldoborough Historical Society $3,500

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

Yes - 459

No - 241


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $90,802 for Planning & Development?

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

Yes - 369

No - 328


INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $51,060 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 - 484

No - 206


DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $125,005 for Debt Service?

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

Yes - 488

No - 202


OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $285,808 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 8, Opposed 0

Yes - 533

No - 164


Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $708,118 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $30,000

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

D. AD Gray $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
E. EMS Equipment Reserve $98,000
F. Fire Equipment Reserve $46,000

G. Police Equipment Reserve $20,000
H. Public Works Equipment Reserve $72,000 

Transportation Improvements
I. Surface Paving Program $354,000

J. Highway Construction Reserve $40,000

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 $10,000

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

Subtotal $728,770

Less transfers from other sources -$20,652

Total $708,118

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

Yes - 524

No - 184


 REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $2,198,428 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2018 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $918,105
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

B. Licenses and Permits $59,578
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $256,633
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

D. Charges for Services $687,305
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

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

F. Other Revenues $54,647
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

G. Other Financing Sources $222,160
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 9, Opposed 0

Yes - 569

No - 110


Article 31. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $72,160 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

Yes - 483

No - 196


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 - 451

No - 164


OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 33. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or their duly authorized designee or designees as a representative of the Town to:

1. Exercise the “Put Option” described in the Sixth Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Penobscot Energy Recovery Company, Limited Partnership: and

2. Execute and deliver on behalf of the Town such documents, and to take such further actions, as the Board of Selectmen or said designee(s) may deem necessary or appropriate in order to exercise the above-described Put Option and to assign the Town’s limited partnership interests to Penobscot Energy Recovery Company, Limited Partnership as contemplated thereby.

Yes - 424

No - 203


Article 34. Shall the Town (1) ratify the Town’s prior approval by town meeting vote on November 4, 2014 of a capital improvement project consisting of water main replacement on Pine Street and Elm Street due to age and condition; (2) appropriate the sum of $50,000 as additional funding for the project; (3) authorize the Town Treasurer and Chair of the Select Board to issue general obligation securities of the Town (including temporary notes in anticipation of the sale thereof) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000 in addition to the amount previously authorized; and (4) delegate to the Treasurer and the Chair of the Select Board the authority and discretion to fix the dates, maturities, interest rates, denominations, calls for redemption (with or without premium), form and details of said securities, including authority to execute and deliver the securities on behalf of the Town.

Explanatory Note: The Town authorized $175,000 for the project in 2014. An additional sum $50,000 may be needed to fully fund the project.

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

FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Total Town Indebtedness:
A. Outstanding balance of bonds previously issued $1,648,600.00
B. Bonds authorized and unissued: $ 175,000.00
C. Anticipated amount of bonds to be issued: $ 50,000.00
Total: $1,873,600.00

Costs: At an estimated net interest rate of 1.0% for a twenty (20) year maturity, the estimated cost of this bond issue will be:

Total Principal $ 50,000.00
Interest: $ 5,000.00
Total Debt Service: $ 55,000.00

Validity: The validity of the bonds and voter’s ratification of bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates, ratification by voters is nonetheless conclusive and the validity of the bonds is not affected by reason of the variance.

Yes - 518

No - 148


Article 35. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2017 and the fifteenth day of May 2018 when all 2018 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 - 579

No - 118


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 - 578

No - 111


Article 37. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2018 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2017, who pay the total amount of 2018 taxes by monthly payments from July 2017 to June 30, 2018; 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 - 590

No - 96


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 - 552

No - 141


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 2017 budget to be taken from fund balance?

Yes - 505

No - 171


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 - 585

No - 100


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 - 124


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 - 529

No - 148


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 - 566

No - 115


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 - 485

No - 193


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 2018?

Yes - 592

No - 90


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 - 445

No - 255


Question 2. Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in Regional School Unit No. 40 for an additional three years?

Yes - 518

No - 154


STATE OF MAINE

Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to provide $45,000,000 in funds for investment in research, development and commercialization in the State to be used for infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades that enable organizations to gain and hold market share, to increase revenues and to expand employment or preserve jobs for Maine people, to be awarded through a competitive process to Maine-based public and private entities, leveraging other funds in a one-to-one ratio and $5,000,000 in funds to create jobs and economic growth by lending to or investing in small businesses with the potential for significant growth and strong job creation?

Total estimated life time cost is $63,750,000 representing $50,000,000 in principal and $13,750,000 in interest (assuming interest at 5.00% over 10 years).

Yes - 444

No - 256

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