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 December 26th to observe the Christmas holiday and Monday January 2nd to observe the New Year's day holiday.

Select Board Meeting

The next Select Board meeting will be on Thursday, December 8th 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


Town office, early winter 2016. Photo contributed by Cathy Coyne Barn in Snow - Stanley Hill Road. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch Outlet Stream water between dams. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch China Lake taken from Rt. #32 public boat launch parking area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Lombard Dam in Vassalboro, outlet stream.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins.  China Lake photo taken from Route #32 public parking area.  Photo by Mary Sabins    January sunrise on China Lake. Winter 2016.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter from the China Lake landing note Jupiter shining brightly.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Nelson Road, north of Suga Farm. Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Sunrise at the China Boat Landing. Photo by Jan Clowes
China lake sunrise, winter of 2016, spring is around the corner. Photo by Jan Clowes    Vassalboro Civil War Monument, March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes
Is the ice already going away on China Lake? March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes    China Lake taken in cold December of 2017. Photo by Jan Clowes                      KLT view of Seaward Mills Stream - 2020. Photo by John Melrose

What's New in Vassalboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2022
Contact: Barbara Redmond
Tel: 207-441-9916

New Town Manager Selected

The Vassalboro Select Board is pleased to announce that Aaron Miller has been selected as the new Vassalboro Town Manager after a nationwide search. Mr. Miller will succeed Mary Sabins who is retiring on January 2, 2023.

Mr. Miller, who lives in Alna, has worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Livermore Select Board since 2020. He previously held the same position in Whitefield for 6 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Norwich University.

The Select Board will be acting on approving the contract with Mr. Miller at their meeting on Thursday December 8,2022. He will start December 27th.

The Select Board was assisted in the search by Don Gerrish and Cornell Knight from Eaton Peabody Consulting Group.

To see the announcement as a pdf file, click here.


Light Up the Town Contest!

The Vassalboro Business Association is sponsoring the 2022 Light Up the Town Holiday Lighting Contest for Vassalboro residents!

There will be two categories, Best in Town and Most Creative. Each with a first place winner--$200, a second place winner--$150, and a third place winner--$100. There are no rules, just please make your exhibition a pleasure to view!

In order to participate, one must either call/text 207-631-3303 (Linda Titus) with your name, phone number and the address of the exhibition of lights BEFORE Dec. 13. Each participant will be asked to pick up a sign provided by the VBA that will be displayed on the road front area. It will reflect light and ensure peepers and judges that they are at the correct address.

A panel of several judges will come by unannounced December 14-17, 2022 and make their evaluations.
Winners will be notified by December 18!

A list of participating addresses will be published on the VBA Facebook page and in the Town Line during the week of December 18th so that residents can take a ride to enjoy the scenes in the weeks before Christmas. Have a wonderful time!


LC Bates Home-school event
Sponsored by Vassalboro Library

Wednesday, 12/14 from 10-11am
At the Vassalboro Town office
682 Main St, Vassalboro, ME 04989

Beaks and Feet Tell You What They Eat
An up close look at a variety of beaks and bills, feet and talons that are all adapted for the habitat in which the bird lives, as well as, capturing and consuming food.

Please Register Here: https://forms.gle/JCC2beBv8oSkEAXq6




2023 Dog License Available
October 16, 2022


Baylee – Owner Katie Williams,
daughter to Deputy Clerk Stacy Richmond

It’s that time of year again!! Please stop into the town office at your earliest convenience to renew your dog(s) license. If your dog(s) has recently received a rabies shot, please provide us with a copy of the updated certificate. The registration fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $6.00 and an unaltered dog is $11.00. A late fee of $25.00 will begin on February 1, 2023. You may also license your dog(s) by mail. Just send us a self addressed stamped envelope along with your information and we will mail you your dog(s) 2023 Tags. If you no longer have your dog(s), please contact us so we can update our records. If you have any questions, you can reach us by calling 872-2826 or email the Town Clerk at Cathy@Vassalboro.net.


 

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


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.


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.