Town Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00am to 6:30 p.m.
and Friday: 8:00am to Noon.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all Holidays.

Office Closing

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, October 10th to observe Indigenous Peoples Day.

Select Board Meeting

The next Select Board meeting will be on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 pm at the town office.

Select Board meetings are normally held at the town office - 682 Main Street.

The Select Board’s meeting agenda is usually posted by 3:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the meeting date. To see the agenda for this meeting, click here.

Contact Information.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 129
North Vassalboro
Maine 04962

Phone (207) 872-2826
Fax: (207) 872-5414

Physical Address
682 Main Street

Town Facts

County: Kennebec
Senate District: 15
House District: 80
Congressional District: 1
Population: 4,335
Area: 48 sq miles
Population density per sq. mile: 90.3

Website updates

To contact the webmaster to report errors or to request additions, contact David Jenney at dgjenney@gmail.com or the Town Manager at msabins@vassalboro.net

Welcome to the Town of Vassalboro, Maine


The town office located at 682 Main Street (Route 32), North Vassalboro. Civil war monument in the park at China Lake on Rt. #32.  Photo by Mary Sabins View from Taber Hill (spring/summer).  Photo by Mary Sabins (Vassalboro Maine)  China Lake view taken from Outlet Stream dam house.  Photo by Mary Sabins. Aerial photo of Webber Pond courtesy of Fox Photo. (Vassalboro Maine) North Village swimming area in early morning fog.  Photo by Dan Feeney. The falls at Ladd Dam.  Property owned by Ray Breton.  Photo by Mary Sabins. North Village swimming area in the fall.  Property owned by Ray Breton. Photo by Mary Sabins. Ladd Dam swimming hole owned by Ray Breton in North Village area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Town Office sign and flower bed.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. (Vassalboro Maine) Bald eagle on a hunt on Seven Mile Stream off Dam Road.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney. Kayaking on the Kennebec with the Conservation Commission. Photo contributed by Mary Ellen Johnston. Three mile pond on a calm hazy morning.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney.                           Sunrise on Three Mile Pond taken from public boat launch area off Rt. #3. Photo taken by Dan Feeney Pond road leaves starting to change color. Photo taken by Jan Clowes
China Lake blue heron, Vassalboro Maine. Photo taken by Jan Clowes China lake landing and alewives in stream. Photo taken by Jan Clowes Duck on a pier in Vassalboro, Spring 2016. Photo taken by Jan Clowes A drone picture of Monument Part, taken by Dave Souza 2021

What's New in Vassalboro

Notice of Special Board Meeting
Vassalboro Select Board will join the Planning Board at their meeting on
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 7:00 pm

The Vassalboro Select Board will meet with the Vassalboro Planning Board during the Tuesday, October 4th monthly Planning Board meeting at 7:00 pm at the Town Office. This meeting is to request that the Planning Board draft changes to the Site Review Ordinance to include regulations to process applications for Commercial Solar Arrays. Any final amendments to the Site Review Ordinance will be required to be approved by the voters of Vassalboro. It is the intent of the Select Board to have the proposed amendments available for a vote during the June 2023 annual town meeting/election.


Notice of Public Hearing
VASSALBORO GENERAL ASSISTANCE ORDINANCE
APPENDICES (A-H)

The Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on September 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm. at the Town Office to receive public comment prior to the adoption of the amended General Assistance Ordinance Appendices (A-H). Copies are available at the Town Office. The public is encouraged to attend.


Town of Vassalboro
Notice of Public Hearing

The Vassalboro Select Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office to receive public input on the proposed Moratorium Ordinance on Commercial Solar Arrays that will be presented to the voters for possible adoption at the November 8th, 2022 referendum election. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Copies of the proposed Moratorium Ordinance on Commercial Solar Arrays are available at the town office or by clicking here.


Fryeburg Fair - October 4th

JOIN THE CHINA GOLDEN AGER GROUP AND THE VASSALBORO RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR A DAY AT THE FRYEBURG FAIR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022!!. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT DRIVING AND FINDING PARKING! DROP OFF AND PICK UP WILL BE RIGHT AT THE GATE.

WE WILL MEET AT THE VASSALBORO TOWN OFFICE AT: 745 A.M. AND AT HANNAFORD’S IN CHINA AT 7:50 A.M FOR A 8:00 A.M. DEPARTURE TO FRYEBURG FAIR. WE WILL BE PICKED UP AT 2:30 PM AT THE SAME LOCATION AS OUR DROP OFF, RETURNING HOME BY 5:00 PM.

THERE IS NO COST FOR CHINA AND VASSALBORO GOLDEN AGER’S
ADMISSION: FREE 65+, 50+- $12.00 SIGN UP THE VASSALBORO TOWN OFFICE AND CHINA TOWN OFFICE. LIMITED TO 40, SO SIGN UP NOW!

FOR QUESTIONS OR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT KAREN HATCH, VASSALBORO COMMUNITY PROGRAM DIRECTOR @ khatch@vassalboro.net or (207) 592-3095, China Town Office-(207) 445-2014 or Vassalboro Town Office-(207) 872-2826

For more information, please click here.


Free Paper Shredding Event

Vassalboro Residents and Businesses are invited to bring your unwanted paperwork to a free shredding event at the China Transfer Station, located at 191 Alder Park Road in China.

When: Saturday, October 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please click here for more information.


 

VASSALBORO RECREATION

SENIOR CRIBBAGE
WEDNESDAY 1 PM-3 PM
TOWN OFFICE BOARD ROOM
STARTING OCTOBER 19, 2022

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? COME FOR AN AFTERNOON OF CRIBBAGE! (REALLY, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY CRIBBAGE IS WELCOME! ? )

COFFEE AND SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL khatch@vassalboro.net


CODE OFFICER/PLUMBING INSPECTOR NEEDED
TOWN OF VASSALBORO

The Town of Vassalboro is accepting applications/resumes for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer/Local Plumbing Inspector. Experience preferred. Permanent employees receive a generous benefit package that includes paid holidays; employee health, dental, and life insurance; retirement plan; sick, personal, and vacation leave; and optional vision and income protection insurances. Click here for the application and here for the job description. Hard copies of the application and job description are also available at the town office or by mail by calling 872-2826. Applications and/or resumes with work history and three business references listed should be delivered, mailed or emailed to the Vassalboro Town Office, Attn: Town Manager, PO Box 129, 682 Main Street, N. Vassalboro, ME 04962. Email: msabins@vassalboro.net. EOE Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.


Property Tax Stabilization for Seniors

Recently enacted legislation adds a new property tax relief option for Maine residents 65 years or older. This new law (36 MRS Section 6281) requires municipalities to “stabilize” the property tax responsibility of eligible taxpayers at the amount billed the preceding tax year. Click HERE for the application form and to read more about the program.


Would you like to volunteer to serve on a Town Committee?

If you are interested in serving on a town committee, please click here and fill out the form. If you like you can scan the form and send it in as an e-mail attachment, or drop it off or mail it to the town office.


PFAS Investigation

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is beginning an investigation into the presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the land application of septage in Vassalboro in years past. Please click HERE to read a recent letter to the town from DEP concerning this topic.


There is a new page about events and programs in Vassalboro, please click here to see what's going on.


Residents of Vassalboro Can Pay their Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments Online

The Town of Vassalboro is pleased to announce our participation in the Maine PayPort Online service; a convenient way for citizens to pay their personal Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maine PayPort Online can be accessed through the Vassalboro website by clicking on the icon below:

tax

or at http://www.informe.org/payportonline Citizens who would like more information about the online services that are offered by Vassalboro are encouraged to contact the Town Hall at 207-872-2826.


About Vassalboro


In 2021, Vassalboro celebrated its 250th anniversary since incorporation. First settled in 1760, Vassalboro is today a community committed to a rural quality of life, a sound education system and good old Yankee frugality. Local roads are in good condition, recreational opportunities abound and educational offerings are good.

Vassalboro celebrated its 250th anniversary in many ways. Starting in January, the Town flicked the switch to solar to provide enough stable, reduced cost electricity to meet 85% of municipal and school demands including streetlights which are now converted to lower demand LED lights. On the anniversary date of April 26th, Monument Park in East Vassalboro was rededicated after three years of work improving this site. A float for fishing is now available to the public at this park. As of June 1st, by agreement with the Kennebec Water District and with help of many volunteers, the Town created a mile long trail leading to and running along Red Brook with a connection back to the existing mile trail in the Town Forest north of the ball fields in East Vassalboro. On the weekend following Labor Day each year, many events are planned as part of the annually occurring Vassalboro Days.

Vassalboro education is governed by the School Board of the Town of Vassalboro with PK, K - 8 provided at the Vassalboro Community School (VCS) to roughly 400 students. Vassalboro is relatively unique in offering school choice for grades 9 -12. Most high school students attend Erskine Academy but students also enroll in Waterville, Winslow and other area high schools.

To restore an alewife run to China Lake up Outlet Stream, two dams were removed and two fish ladders were built. The third and final fish ladder was completed in 2021. Alewives improve water quality, the sport fishery and lakeshore property values while annual alewife harvests provide new revenues to Town coffers.

Vassalboro is home to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and the Kennebec Water District’s treatment facility that serves five area municipalities. Also in Vassalboro, is the 36-hole Natanis Golf Course, Duratherm Window Corporation, major Kennebec Land Trust holdings with trails and the Alonzo Garcelon Wildlife Management Area containing Spectacle Pond.

Vassalboro - a great place to live and work!


Website Enhancements

The town tax map and assessment data can now be found on the Assessor’s page, and by clicking HERE.


Quick Service - Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Rapid Renewal Service

Vassalboro Library Hours

Monday 12-6
Tuesday 12-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday closed
Friday 12-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday closed

Transfer Station Hours

Tuesday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm


General Assistance

The municipality of Vassalboro administers a General Assistance program. General Assistance is a program that provides assistance with basic needs for eligible applicants who cannot provide for themselves and their families.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Vassalboro Town Office by calling for an appointment. General Assistance is conducted on Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm unless available. You may call 872-2826 to set up an appointment.

In the event that the Town Office is closed and an immediate emergency has arrived, please contact Police Chief Mark Brown at 557-4601.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the General Assistance Program, you may contact the Department of Human Services Toll free # is 1-800-442-6003.