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, September 5th to observe Labor Day.

Select Board Meeting

The next Select Board’s meeting will be on Thursday, August 11th at 6:30 pm at the town office.

Select Board's 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

Vassalboro Days
Friday September 9, Saturday September 10, and Sunday, September 11!

Please click here to see a poster of events.


Color me too Fun Run! Sunday, September 11 at the Vassalboro Rec Fields. 800 Bog Road.

Register : https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Vassalboro/ColorMeTooFunRun

Join the Vassalboro Rec Dept at 9am on Sunday, Sept 11th, during Vassalboro Days weekend, for a family friendly fun run/walk. We will start and finish this run/walk at the East Vassalboro Ball Fields. The course will be a 1.5 mile un-timed out and back.
Please register by August 22 so we can guarantee your shirt.
Any questions please email Brian at vassalbororecreation@gmail.com


The Vassalboro Library will be changing its hours starting Tuesday, September 6. The following hours will be our new schedule.

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


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.


Winter is coming!!  Do you have drafty windows?  Click HERE to read about the upcoming Window Dressers workshop to make window inserts to prevent those drafts, have a warmer winter, and save on heating costs!


Nomination papers for the November Election will be available July 25, 2022 at the Vassalboro Town Clerks office. Candidates for office must obtain at least 25 certified signatures to qualify for placement on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The following position is available:

Kennebec Water District Trustee (3 year term)

All nomination papers must be returned to the clerk’s office by 12:00 pm, September 9, 2022.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Cathy at 872-2826 or email at Cathy@Vassalboro.net


VASSALBORO SANITARY DISTRICT
PO BOX 183
NORTH VASSALBORO, MAINE
(207) 872-7263
vsanidist@vassalboro.com
www.vsdistrict.com

The Vassalboro Sanitary District will begin a manhole rehabilitation project for the repair and/or raising of manholes up to grade with the road. Preliminary work will begin July 11th and will cover the entire sewer system located on Main Street East Vassalboro, Stanley Hill Road, Main Street North Vassalboro, St. Bridget’s Way, Court Street, Maple Street, Lang Street, Priest Hill Road, Preble Hill Road,
Horseshoe Court, Canal Street, Willow Street, Cemetery Street, and Oak Grove Road. Repairs will commence on or around July 25th and completed by mid-October. Travel may be down to one lane.
Board of Trustees,
Ray Breton
Lee Trahan
Al Roy
Rebecca Goodrich


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.


Vassalboro Community School Summer Food Program
June 27th - August 19th

Click here for more information.


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.


Governor Mills, Senator King & Representative Pingree Announce $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program to Help Maine People Hardest Hit by Pandemic Pay Their Mortgage, Utilities, Other Home Expenses

Please click here to learn more about the above program.


Three Thousand Additional Food Boxes
Now Available to Maine Seniors Monthly
Seniors need only be 60+, live in Maine and meet income guidelines
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AUGUSTA - Seniors in all Maine counties can access nutritious monthly food boxes by applying through their county's supporting agency. Each food box, valued at $50 and freely available to eligible seniors, contains a variety of canned fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry, pasta, rice, peanut butter, juice, shelf-stable milk, cereals, and cheese. Participating seniors pick up their boxes at a designated time and place each month.

How to Apply for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Contact the supporting agency for your county of residence:

Eligibility: 60+ years old, live in Maine, and an income at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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Contact: Jim Britt, (207) 480-0558


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


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:

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 and Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

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


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.