WALDOBORO SENIOR BUS TRIP TO MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM AND PEMAQUID POINT LIGHT HOUSE.
The Waldoboro Recreation Department is sponsoring a bus trip for senior citizens to the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, followed by lunch at the Taste of Maine Restaurant and seeing the sights at Pemaquid Point Light House on the way home. The trip will be on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Participants will depart the Waldoboro VFW at 9:00am via motor coach and head for the Maine Maritime Museum where they will be given a guided tour. Following the museum, they will head to the Taste of Maine restaurant for lunch at their own expense. After lunch the Bus will head down to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for more sightseeing before returning to Waldoboro arriving back at the VFW around 5pm. Residents of other communities are invited to participate on a space available basis. A $20 non-resident fee applies. To register or for more information, please contact Marcus at the Waldoboro Recreation Department at 832-5369 (x308)
TRANSFER STATION MANAGER
TOWN OF WALDOBORO, MAINE
The Town of Waldoboro is accepting applications for an individual to service as transfer station manager, responsible for directing all aspects of the transfer station, CCD landfill operation and the recycling program. Waldoboro is located in the mid-coast region with a population of approximately 5,075. The transfer station serves three towns with a combined population of 7,761 and transports 2,500 tons of solid waste annually with a budget of $540,000.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the organization, financial management, general administration, and efficient operation of the Transfer Station. Applicants must be able to perform routine mechanical maintenance, manual tasks and demonstrate a strong commitment to municipal recycling. Weekend work is required.
Graduation from high school or equivalent is required with preference given to applicants with experience or training in solid waste management.
Applications and job description are available on the web at www.waldoboromaine.org, or at the town office by calling 832-5369 and should be submitted along with a cover letter and resume no later than September 28, 2018 at 12:00 noon to:
Town of Waldoboro
ATTN: John Daigle
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572
An Equal Opportunity Employer
WALDOBORO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION
Registrations for the 2018 Waldoboro Youth Soccer program are being accepted at the Waldoboro Recreation Department through Friday, September 7th. A final registration session will be held at the Waldoboro Town Office (1600 Atlantic Highway) on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. Due to scheduling, uniform orders and roster management, registrations will not be accepted after this date.
The program is open to boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in Waldoboro and surrounding communities.
The Town of Waldoboro desires a police-community relationship that engenders trust, advances community policing, and increases public safety.
The next Police Chief will be someone who is interested in and passionate about making a positive and lasting impact on a community in a diverse, rural area through effective management of a full-service Police Department. The Police Chief is a key member of the Town’s leadership team and the position requires highly developed technical skills, polished communication and presentation skills, the ability to perform well under pressure, the capacity to meet deadlines, and the ability to develop and maintain credibility and trust within the department and staff, the public, elected officials, and cooperating agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The successful candidate will have knowledge in the management of municipal police departments, and will provide a high level of community engagement and advanced crime prevention practices. The ideal candidate will have operational experience in a police department and be current on contemporary best practices in policing.
As the chief executive of the Police Department, the Chief will manage its personnel, create and manage operating and capital budgets, programs and activities with an eye for continuous improvement to meet the needs and expectations of the community and its residents. A strong, collaborative and visionary style of leadership, both engaging and personable, emphasizing the needs of the Department’s internal and external customers, and taxpayers is essential. The Chief must be willing to gather information and feedback from a variety of stakeholders and make tough decisions that benefit the department, maintain and optimize its human and equipment resources, and provide the best possible services to the residents and businesses the department protects. The Chief must develop and maintain a departmental culture that embraces transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department. The successful candidate must have a commitment to mentoring, training, staff development and involvement, while valuing employee input into decisions and developing the leadership for tomorrow’s Department. The Chief will have a high degree of visibility in the department and community. The successful candidate will have the desire to enter into a long-term relationship with the community and to uphold an active commitment and appropriate level of involvement in professional networking and training to keep the Waldoboro Police Department informed of applicable equipment, training methods, procedures and technology to enable the Department to respond to current and future service demands.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelors’ degree in criminal justice, business, public administration, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in law enforcement are required. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of police department operations and management, public administration of local governments, and knowledge of best practices in the management of municipal police services.
The Town will consider substitutions for required education and experience on a case-by-case basis. The selected candidate must demonstrate exceptional managerial and administrative experience, show the capacity to effectively engage the department staff and community, and have a personal and professional background that can withstand close scrutiny.
Preference will be given to those with Law Enforcement Executive Certification. Those without such certification must obtain it within 3 year(s).
The starting salary range for the new Police Chief will be negotiable and competitive. It will, depend upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The Town provides competitive health insurance and retirement benefits.
LOCATION OF RESIDENCE:
Residency within Waldoboro is preferred; the Town will consider candidates who agree to move, during their first year of employment, to a Mid-Coast Maine location that is no more than a 30-minute drive from the Waldoboro Police Station.
The physical abilities described represent those an employee needs to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. The Town may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The new Police Chief must maintain proficiency with all department firearms, as prescribed through general orders.
The ability to operate a variety of machines and equipment, including, but not limited to computers, telephones, copiers and facsimile machines, cameras, tape recorders, and tape measures is required.
The demands of the position typically entail heavy physical exertion. The Chief must remain physically fit, able to move or carry job-related objects or materials and capable of pushing, pulling, and lifting heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds. The Chief should be physically able to pursue a suspect.
Self-control and physical exertion when confronted with emergencies and potentially dangerous situations involving the use of firearms, handcuffs and other restraints, and physical force come with the job.
The Town expects its Police Chief skillfully to drive and understand the maintenance of, all police vehicles.
The Waldoboro Police Chief works in a variety of environments, including an office, in a police cruiser and outdoors. Working conditions will include noise, dust, heat, snow, rain, and cold.
Typical hazards are those associated with the law enforcement profession. They include dealing with sensitive or explosive situations, physical and/or mental abuse and stress, and even injury or death.
Please complete the application located on our website at www.waldoboromaine.org and submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Town of Waldoboro
Attn: Julie Keizer, Town Manager
P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04543
Accepting application packets until September 24, 2018. If you have questions, or would like more information please contact Julie Keizer, Town Manager at 207-832-5369.
Planning for the 2018 season of Waldoboro Recreation Department's Adult CO-ED Fall Softball League has begun. An informational meeting for all returning and prospective team captains will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00pm at the Waldoboro Town Office. Anyone desiring to enter a team is encouraged to attend.
Team registration form along with a $200 deposit is due no later than August 8th. Balance of registration fee of $20 per person is due prior to first game. The league is limited to 16 teams. Returning and Waldoboro based teams have first priority. Games begin around the 3rd week of August and conclude with playoffs scheduled for late September/early October.
Teams play twice per week (weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons) at Medomak Valley High School, Medomak Middle School, or the Waldoboro Little League field (Sukeforth). This is purely a recreational league for older adults with an emphasis on having fun and enjoying the game of softball. Must be 18 to play and the average age of the game day lineup must be 33 years of age. Men must use league provided wooden bats. Three women must be in the field at all times. Persons interested in entering a team should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible.
Rules are available at the Waldoboro Town Office or Click here.
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation Program. The program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade.
The program is scheduled to begin Monday, July 9th and run 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday until August 10th, 2018, at the Miller Elementary School gymnasium. Registrations for non-resident children will be accepted on a space available basis. Program attendance is flexible, so families can go on vacations and still attend the remaining events when they return.
Parents, legal guardians or designated representatives must sign children in and out each day. There are a maximum of 40 spots available each week. There are many activities and field trips planned for this year. Weekly swimming and hiking trips are planned in addition to other activities around the Midcoast community.
Program cost is $40/week per child. (Non-residents $60). A limited number of scholarships are available for Waldoboro citizens only. Contact the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information. Registration forms can be found at the Waldoboro Town Office or at www.waldoboromaine.org
WALDOBORO REC OFFERS DISCOUNT FUNTOWN / SPLASHTOWN TICKETS
The Waldoboro Recreation Department has received its summer supply of discount passes to Funtown/Splashtown USA in Saco, ME.
Funtown/Splashtown "Big Combo" day passes for those 48" inches and taller are available for $30.00 each, a savings of $9.00!
We will only be selling funtown/splashtown tickets this year.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be purchased via check or cash at the Waldoboro Town Office located at 1600 Atlantic Highway in Waldoboro. Discount tickets for the 2018 season are available through Labor Day weekend. Call the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information.
Beginning on Monday, June 4th night paving of Route 1 from Route 32 to Manktown Road will begin 6pm-6am.
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.
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