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 February 15th, 2016 to observe President's day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next Selectmen’s meeting is Thursday, February 11th at 7:00pm.

Selectmen’s meetings are held at the Vassalboro Town Office, located at 682 Main Street.

The Selectmen’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
School District: AOS 92
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.ne

Welcome to the Town of Vassalboro, Maine



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 2015, Sunrise at the China Boat Landing. Photo by Jan Clowes

About Vassalboro

Vassalboro is a community nestled between the banks of the Kennebec River and the West Basin of China Lake. Fertile farmland, small villages, and gentle rolling hills give our town a unique character. Settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771,Vassalboro has developed into a community committed to quality of life, economic opportunity, and a sound education system.

Our town has frontage on a major river (the Kennebec) and on four lakes and ponds and, as such, has outstanding recreational opportunities. It is also home to Duratherm Window Corporation, Natanis Golf Course (36 holes), and has some of the larger dairy farms in the Central Maine area.

We hope you'll take a moment to visit our little corner of the World Wide Web. We also hope you'll drop by and see us sometime...

What's New in Vassalboro

NOTICE:
The Transfer Station will be closed on Sunday, March 27th for the Easter holiday.


Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Vassalboro Emergency Fuel Fund.
Saturday February 20th, 2016 - 4:30 to 6:00pm.
United Methodist Church Route 32.

For more information click here.


Tentative 2016-2017 Budget Meetings time line: click here.


 

The Habitat for Humanity Weatherization Program provides up to $600 of materials installed by supervised WAHFH volunteer labor to help weatherize a qualified house. We will do "before" and "after" energy audits to measure the air leaks of your house. Our weatherization goal is to reduce air leaks and energy use by 25% or more. The potential heating savings can be used by the homeowner for other budget items while enjoying a home that is more comfortable to live in.

For more information, click here.


VASSALBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY & RAFFLE
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
ALL LEGAL WATERS

Door Prizes: Sponsors:
$300 DURATHERM WINDOW CORP
Golf for 4 w/carts ($244 value) NATANIS GOLF COURSE
$100 FUTURE FOREST LOGGING 242-2682
$100 RELIANCE FIRE PUMP REPAIR (626-0075)
2 Cord Wood-Split-Delivered ($420 value) SCOTT ARNOLD WOOD HARVESTING
1 Cord Wood-Split-Delivered (within 15 miles) BEN LOIKO FIRE WOOD
1 Cord Wood-Split-Delivered (within 15 miles) BEN LOIKO FIRE WOOD

PLUS OTHER DONATED PRIZES
Cash prizes for each Fish Category (by weight)
First Place $25
Second Place $15
Third Place $10

Category Sponsors
Lg. Mouth Bass Bridget's Place
Sm. Mouth Bass The Country Store, East Vassalboro
White Perch Ferris Market
Brown Trout Green Valley Campground
Brook Trout Vassalboro Car Care 872-5400
Splake New England Battery & Tire
Pike Pleau's Market
Salmon China Lake Auto
Togue American Legion Post 126
Pickerel Ray J. Breton Remodeling & Custom Work
Children (12 and Under) Tri City Tire Inc.

Non-winners of above
1st, rd, 3rd place by weight

*$100 + TROPHY FOR LARGEST FISH (EXCEPT PIKE)*
(Donated by Vassalboro Recreation Committee)
REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE DONATIONS: $1.00 (6 for $5.00)
WEIGH-IN-TIME: 1:00 — 5:00 PM Location: North Station
One Entry per Ticket Route 32

*Poster & Ticket printing compliments of Tom's Rubbish Removal 923-3411*


2016 Dog License Available
October 15, 2015

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, 2016. You may also license your dog by mail. Just send us a self addressed stamped envelope along with your information and we will mail you your dog(s) 2016 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.


Balance & Exercise Class for the Elderly

If you, or someone you know, are having trouble with balance and unsteadiness, or want an opportunity for a little mild exercise and social time, come to the Vassalboro Town Office on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and join the fun! NO FEE. Those who wish to observe the class before participating are welcome! Bring a friend and make an outing of it! Sponsored by the Maine General RSVP program and lead by trained volunteers. FMI: call the RSVP program at 1-800-427-1127.



Window Inserts by WindowDressers

Why Window Inserts? Because windows lose a lot of heat from heated spaces. Windows (even double pane) have little insulation value compared to walls and ceiling. Many older windows also leak air into or out of the room. The best home weatherization is to insulate and seal your window spaces while still being able to see out of them. In the process your home will be more comfortable. Meanwhile you will reduce CO2 emissions and the cost of fuel consumption by 20% or more.

How? Inserts are made with wooden frames and provide a double layer of insulation separating the cold air at the window from the warm air inside. They also have an air-tight seal to prevent drafts. WindowDressers is the name of a type designed and made in Maine. They do the job admirably and can be reused year after year. You help make the inserts custom fitted to the windows in your home. Because this is largely a volun-teer effort that anyone can be a part of, the cost of the inserts is relatively small, at about $14 per window. Inserts pay for themselves in reduced fuel consumption in just months. Some “profits” are left over to build inserts for those unable to afford that small investment.

When? WindowDressers’ annual program includes a spring/summer signup, summer measuring of windows, followed by cutting and fitting the wooden frames, and a fall “Community Build” -- a fun time putting the fin-ished product together. It’s like an indoors version of a barn-raising.

Why Me? WindowDressers is a community project. Likely customers need to be identified. Window spaces need measuring. Frames need to be assembled and then there’s the Community Build. A team is required to cover every stage. You could be one of the people to get inserts for your home, or you could help others.

How Do I Get Involved? Follow the link to www.windowdressersusa.com to find out more. Ask the Town Clerk for a sign-up form for how you would like to participate in the current year.

Awards? WindowDressers won the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards in the New Venture catego-ry in 2013. Your rewards will be community, warmth, comfort, and dollars +CO2 saved.

Below: Photos from the Community Build at Vassalboro Grange, December, 2013

Bruce Libby with Andrew and Nathan Mattingly preparing a window insert first stage. Nathan’s mask is the foam weatherstrip.

Fred Homan and Holly Weidner pull the polyolefin film tight.



Residents of Vassalboro Can Now 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.

The Town of Vassalboro already participates in Maine PayPort OTC, an over the counter solution that allows individuals and organizations to be able to pay for any service, fee, license, or product offered by the municipality, using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card. While municipal participation in Maine PayPort is optional, the service has now grown to include over 110 municipalities.

Maine PayPort Online is a service offered by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine and this municipality. As a part of the service, the designated portion of your payment will be remitted to the municipality on your behalf. The balance funds the operation of this and other Maine.gov online services. Conducting business through Maine PayPort Online is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment.

Maine PayPort Online service is provided by InforME. InforME has been processing electronic payments for Maine state and local government since 1999. All private customer data is secured according to the most up-to-date and stringent security standards. InforME is CyberTrust certified the industry gold standard for security, and PCI/DSS compliant.

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

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.


PACE Energy Loan

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NEW LOAN PROGRAM OFFERS SMART WAY TO FINANCE HOME ENERGY
IMPROVEMENTS
For More Information Click Here.


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 and Wednesday 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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