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 Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next Selectmen’s meeting is Thursday, April 24th 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: 24
House District: 58
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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

The Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on the revised “Vassalboro Subdivision Ordinance” being proposed for adoption at the June 10, 2014 Referendum Election. The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on May 8th at the Vassalboro Town Office as part of the Selectmen’s Meeting.


INFORMATIONAL MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Vassalboro will hold a public informational meeting on May 8, 2014 at 7:00P.M. at the Town Office, 682 Main Street, Vassalboro, Maine, to hear public comments on the designation of the Natural Gas Pipeline Municipal Development Tax Increment Financing District (the “District”) and the adoption of a Development Program for the District, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 206 of Title 30-A of the Maine Revised Statutes as amended.
The District would consist of the natural gas pipeline property running along the entire length of Route 201 located in Vassalboro as well as portions of Route 32 and Oak Grove Roads where a potential future sewer project may run.
A copy of the proposed Development Program for the District will be on file in the near future with the Vassalboro Town Clerk, at the Town Office, 682 Main Street, Vassalboro, Maine, prior to the June 2nd public hearing at the annual town meeting and may be reviewed at that office during normal business hours. All persons interested are invited to attend the public informational meeting and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time.



All town roads are now posted for heavy loads limited (3/18/14). Call Public Works Director Gene Field at 923-3985 with questions.


The Vassalboro Town Clerk announces that Nomination Papers will be available

March 17, 2014 at the Town Office for the following positions:

1 position for Selectman/Overseer of the Poor - (3 year term)

2 positions for Sanitary District – (3 year term)

2 positions for School Committee – (3 year term)

All nomination papers must be returned to the clerk’s office by 4:00 pm, Monday, April 28, 2014.

If you need any further information, please call me at 872-2826 or email me at

Cathy@vassalboro.net

Thank you,
Catherine Coyne
Vassalboro Town Clerk


Vassalboro Community School Kindergarten Registration and Screening Will be Held on:

Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 3:00pm - 5:45pm and

Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 9:00am - 10:30 am

Please call 923-3100 for an appointment.

Please bring your childs Birth Certificate and record of immunizations with you when you come for your appointment.


Managing Woodlands for Wildlife at Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m, - noon

When habitat is changed through timber harvesting,hurricanes, controlled fires, haying, or simply allowing forests to mature into late successional stands, some species of wildlife respond positively while others respond negatively. Please join us at the habitat-diverse KLT Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat to gain insights on how habitat can be manipulated to benefit a suite of species. Ron Joseph will be our trip leader. Before retiring in 2010, Ron was a wildlife biologist in Maine for 33 years. He worked mostly with small landowners interested in restoring habitat for migratory birds.


Tentative Meeting Dates and Timeline
For 2014-15 Budget Preparation
(Prepared 1/9/14, revised 1/13/14, 1/16/14, 3/6/14,3/27/14, ____)
All meetings are held at the Town Office and start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, January 2, 2014 Manager to send letters to Dept. Heads requesting budget proposals
Thursday, January 2 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Thursday, January 16 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Thursday, January 30 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Friday, January 31 Deadline for Dept. Heads to submit budget proposals to Manager
Thursday, February 13 Regular Selectmen’s Mtg. - Distribute 1st draft of budget to Selectmen. cancelled
Monday, February 24 Selectmen’s budget work session (1:00 pm)
Thursday, February 27 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (final review of budget before Bud. Comm. talks)
Thursday, March 6 Budget Committee organizational meeting and 1st review of Selectmen’s budget
Monday, March 10 Budget Committee to continue review of town budget
Thursday, March 13 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, March 13 Budget Committee to talk with outside agency representatives.
Tuesday, March 18 Budget Committee to review school budget at the school
Thursday, March 27 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting (6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, March 27 Budget Committee to review school budget at the town office.
*Thursday, April 3 Budget Committee to review all requests at the town office.
Tuesday, April 8 Budget Committee to make final recommendations at the town office.
Thursday, April 10 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Thursday, April 24 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – first review of town meeting warrant
Thursday, May 8 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – sign Town Meeting Warrant
Friday, May 9 Manager to send warrant to Town Report Printer
Thursday, May 22 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Monday, June 2 Annual Town Meeting
Thursday, June 5 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, June 10 Municipal Election
Thursday, June 19 Regular Selectmen’s Meeting – elect new Chairman

Nomination papers available: March 17, 2014
Nomination paper filing deadline: April 28, 2014
Post Town Meeting Warrant: no later than Monday, May 26, 2014
Town Report made available no later than Friday, May 30, 2014
Annual Town Meeting: Monday, June 2, 2014 / Municipal Election: Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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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