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 Tuesday November 11th for Veterans Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next Selectmen’s meeting is Thursday, October 23rd 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



The town office located at 682 Main Street, No. Vassalboro.

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

November 2014 Election Information

The election for Governor and other candidate offices, along with a referendum ballot, will be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Vassalboro Residents vote at the Town Office located at 682 Main Street (Rt. #32) across from the North Vassalboro Fire Station. The polling hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents who need to register to vote can do so the day of the election. All new registrants must bring a photo I.D. and proof of residency with them to register to vote. Early registration is encouraged. Absentee ballots are available now through October 30th. The Registrar will be available on Thursday, October 30th until 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office to register voters and update voting information, and for the purpose of absentee voting. Call Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826 for more information. Click here to view the Candidate Ballot, and here to view the Referendum ballot.


 

It’s time to renew your dog’s license!

The 2015 dog licenses are now available at the Town Office. Also, if you have a new dog, the State of Maine requires dogs to be licensed at 6 months of age or within 10 days of ownership. In order to license your dog, you must show evidence of current rabies vaccination at the time of registration and a spay/neuter certificate, if applicable. Fees are $6 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11 for unspayed/unneutered dogs. Renewal for dog licensing must be done no later than December 31st of each year. A late fee of $25 (in addition to the license fee) will be applied after January 31.


Notice of Public Hearing

The Vassalboro Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM at the town office located at 682 Main Street, to receive public comment on the issuance of automobile junkyard, automobile recycling, and automobile hobbyist licenses for the 2014-2015 year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Notice of Public Hearing
VASSALBORO GENERAL ASSISTANCE ORDINANCE

The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm. at the Town Office to receive public comment prior to the adoption of the updated General Assistance Ordinance. Copies are available at the Town Office. The public is encouraged to attend.


 





Interviews with the 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates

Independent Eliot Cutler met with Maine Municipal Association’s 12-member Executive Committee on Aug. 1. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud met with the Committee on Aug. 28. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions, which they were not given in advance. The meetings were held at the MMA Conference Center in Augusta. (Video interviews were edited for brevity.)

Executive Committee members who conducted the interviews were: MMA President Peter Nielsen, Manager, Town of Oakland; MMA Vice President Michelle Beal, Manager, City of Ellsworth; MMA Past President Nicholas Mavodones, Jr. City Councilor, Portland; Kennebunkport Town Manager Laurie Smith; Town of Farmington Selectman Stephan Bunker; Town of Leeds Selectman Errol “Abe” Additon; Biddeford City Manager John Bubier; Town of Boothbay Manager James Chaousis II; South Portland City Councilor Linda Cohen; Glenburn Town Manager Michael Crooker; City of Calais Mayor Marianne Moore; Vassalboro Town Manager Mary Sabins; and, Town of Chapman Selectwoman Patricia Sutherland.

Founded in 1936, MMA is a non-partisan, voluntary membership organization to which 487 municipalities belong. MMA does not endorse candidates for public office.

To view the videos, please click on the link below.
http://www.memun.org/2014Candidates.aspx


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE, E-WASTE, & MEDICATION COLLECTION DAY!

The greater Waterville and Winslow area household hazardous waste (HHW), E-waste, and unwanted medication collection will take place Saturday, October 18th at the Winslow Public Works 135 Halifax St. Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) and participating towns have hired Environmental Projects to process and dispose of HHW from area residents. These items include old oil based paint, gas, motor oil, pesticides, cleaners, pool chemicals, TVs, computers and other difficult to get rid of materials that could potentially harm people and pets. KVCOG, in partnership with area Police Departments and Inland Hospital will concurrently be hosting their fourth annual unwanted pharmaceutical collection with the goal of keeping these medications out of the water table, lakes and rivers, and also out homes where they can lead to accidental poisoning or abuse. Residents of Belgrade, Benton, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Oakland, Sidney, Vassalboro, Waterville, and Winslow are invited to participate. Vassalboro residents MUST pre-register at the town transfer station (923-3051) to participate. See related brochure by clicking here. Or see another brochure here.


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

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