** For this election you will need to fill out two (2) absentee ballot applications. **
Anyone who would like to request absentee ballots for the June 12, 2018 ReferendumTown Meeting / State Primary Election must do so no later than June 7, 2018 by the close of business. Please note that the Waldoboro Town Office closes at 4:30 p.m. Absentee ballots can only be issued after this date due to extenuating circumstances (such as in-patients at a hospital). All ballots must be returned to the Town Office by 6/12/2018 by 8:00 p.m. Ballots can be mailed to you, picked up by an immediate family member, or voted by you in person at the town office.
If you have further questions, please contact the Town Office, at (207) 832.5369 or stop by the Town Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Summer Recreation Program Leader
The Town of Waldoboro is accepting applications from qualified individuals for Summer Recreation Program Leader. This a seasonal, part time position (25 hours per week) at a starting pay of $14.00/hr, commensurate with skills and experience. Employment is from July 9 - August 10, 2018, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The successful candidate must be well organized, detail and people oriented, and have experience supervising large groups of children. Background check required prior to beginning employment.
The Summer Recreation Program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade. Activities include weekly swimming or hiking trips, games, arts/crafts etc.
Applications are available at the Waldoboro Town Office or by clicking HERE. Please send cover letter, resume, references and application to: Town of Waldoboro, Recreation Director, P. O. Box J, Waldoboro, Maine, 04572. Applications will be accepted until Jun 15th, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is located. For more information, contact Marcus Benner at 832-5389.
Waldoboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Town of Waldoboro is in search of committee members to form a Recreation Committee. The committees first charge will be to investigate the possibility of a community center here in Waldoboro. The committee will have monthly meetings with the Recreation Director to collaborate and help expand the opportunities for recreation here in Waldoboro. We are in search of people from all walks of life, but all members should have a passion for the importance of recreation within the community. If you are interested, you can pick up a committee application here at the Waldoboro Town Office or download the link attached and bring it in. If you have any questions, please contact Marcus Benner at 832-5369.
ATTN: Waldoboro Shellfish Harvesters:
The Waldoboro Shellfish Conservation Committee has established the following dates for the accumulation of your conservation time:
SHORELINE CLEAN UP DATES:
- Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:45 am
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Report in with the Warden at the Pine Street Landing and check in at the times listed.
IMPORTANT: You must have your 6 hours conservation time either completed or paid for ($10 per hour) by June 15th at the Town Office, along with your application.
Licenses are paid for at the time of pickup.
Waldoboro is #1 in Clams! Once again, the Town of Waldoboro is proud to have the best diggers in the state, producing the best product on the market today! Thank you to all our hard working clammers who keep the Medomak River and Waldoboro the #1 landing in the great State of Maine! Many do not realize that the clamming industry is the largest employer in Waldoboro and one of the most important economic drivers that we have.
|2017* Top 10 Soft Clam Ports by Pounds|
|2017||Deer Isle||clam soft||475,967||$837,999|
|2017||St. George||clam soft||277,476||$474,905|
Waldoboro was the number one harvest river in 2016 of shellfish. (more than 2nd and 3rd combined)
In 2016 Waldoboro harvested 917,749 lbs of shellfish.
Based on the last 7 year average, Waldoboro is the largest shellfish harvesting river in the State of Maine, exceeding 2nd place by an average of 150k pounds per year.
Many exciting things are happening with the Medomak Project this summer. Gabrielle Hillyer a graduate student from University of Maine is deploying drifters in order to map tidal currents in the Medomak. These drifters will measure temperature, salinity, light intensity, pH and Dissolved Organic Carbon. This research will help better explain the currents of the Medomak and hopefully help us understand how any potential bacteria travels. This has a direct impact on not only the health of the river but those men and women who make their living off of the Medomak, and those who live and play on the Medomak. In order to track the currents and collect data Gabrielle will be releasing drifters, which float with tidal currents. These floaters can be monitored remotely, and map out how long it takes for them to leave an area. The drifters are pictures below, if you come across them please do not touch them (click image to enlarge).
IF YOU CALL 911… WILL WE FIND YOU QUICKLY WHEN SECONDS COUNT?
Unmarked or poorly marked addresses are causing response delays by Emergency Responders. Follow these tips to HELP US, HELP YOU when seconds count...
Homes and Businesses
- Address numbers should be large enough to be clearly seen from the road and set on a background of contrasting color. (Preferably illuminated or reflective at night).
- If your address numbers can’t be seen from the road, attach numbers to an additional sign of contrasting color and place close to your driveway entrance so they are easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles. Located them so they are not obstructed by snow in the winter or leaves in the summer.
- Mobile homes and apartments should also be identified with a number.
- If you live on a corner, make sure the house number faces the street named in your address.
- Reflective signs are the best and are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association.
- Do not use your mailbox as the only means of identification for your home or business. Mailbox numbers can be confusing, especially if they are grouped together and there are multiple houses in close proximity.
- Put an additional address sign near your driveway to aid rescuers.
- Mark your mailbox on both sides. Make sure the numbers are in good repair and are of contrasting color that can be easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles.
- Keep clear of snow and ice in the winter.
Reflective Address Markers are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association. Signs are double sided, measure 18” x 6” and have 3” white reflective numbers set on a blue reflective background. Cost is only $20.00 per sign.
The Town Office is carrying recycle bins for your convenience. Just like our compost bins, we will be passing these onto you at COST, if you choose to purchase them. You do not have to be a resident to purchase these.
We are stocking these recycle bins in response to many comments from residents who are looking for an easy way to sort their recyclables at home. Remember… recycling is required at the Transfer Station whether you bring your trash there or have someone else do it for you.
These bins are space saving, stackable (with or without the cover on), and have an easy access front flap which can stay open if desired. Each bin is 24” x 18” x 17”.
Set of 3 bins is $42.00 ‘cash and carry’ while in stock. These bins are in stock for your viewing. Stop into the Town Office or call us (832.5369) for more details.
The Town of Waldoboro, per the 2010 census, has a population of 5,075. There is a total land area of 73 square miles, making it one of the largest towns in the area. The total water area is around 7 square miles.
There are 103.18 miles of roads:
- 12.55 miles of State highways (maintained year round by the State),
- 29.97 miles of State aid roads (plowed by the Town and maintained by the State),
- 47.87 miles of paved Town roads (maintained year round by the Town),
- 9.79 miles of gravel roads (maintained year round by the Town), and
- 3.00 miles for the transfer station and parks (maintained year round by the Town).
The fiscal year 2016 total valuation is $493,214,500 representing 3,044 parcels at a tax rate of $15.30 per $1,000 valuation. The total appropriation is $7,410,141.90.
Clamming is Waldoboro's largest employer:
- Waldoboro sells more commercial clam licenses than any other Town in the State.
- In 2015, Waldoboro was the State's number one clam producing Town.
- In 2015, Waldoboro harvested 846,460 lbs of clams.
CLICK HERE for more Waldoboro facts.