Absentee Ballots are Available
Anyone who would like to request an absentee ballot for the June 14, 2016 Referendum Town Meeting must do so and return it to the Office of the Town Clerk no later than June 9, 2016 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). Ballots can be mailed to you, picked up by an immediate family member, or voted by you in person at your 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.
Candidates Night in Waldoboro
A forum to meet the candidates running for the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Waldoboro Town Office meeting room. Cathrina Skov will moderate the meeting. Candidates will introduce themselves and answer 10-12 questions with three minutes for responses. The floor will then be open for citizen questions.
Waldoboro voters will elect ONE selectmen for a three-year term at the polls on June 14.
Candidates seeking the one three-year term are:
- Robert Butler (left)
- Ronald Miller (right)
No Dogs Allowed
Effective immediately, NO DOMESTIC ANIMALS are allowed at the following Town-owned properties in Waldoboro:
- Pine Street Landing
- Rest area on Kalers Corner Street (across from the Hannaford Supermarket)
- Dutch Neck Marine Park
This is pursuant to an amendment to the Town of Waldoboro, Maine Dog Ordinance effective April 28, 2016 by Special Town Meeting (view the meeting by clicking here). This change was brought about by the potential of excrement running off into the Medomak River.
To view the Ordinance, CLICK HERE.
For all other Town-owned propeties (including streets and sidewalks, the Town Office, etc.), this Ordinance further requires you to remove any excrement your dog may deposit.
Pitch, Hit & Run
AREA YOUTH TO COMPETE IN SCOTT'S® MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® PITCH,HIT & RUN™ COMPETITION
Waldoboro, Maine - The Waldoboro Recreation Department is hosting Pitch Hit & Run™, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball® presented by Scotts®. Boys and Girls in the Midcoast region are eligible to participate and compete separately in four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14. (Age is determined as of July 17, 2016)
This year's event will be held on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex. Registration begins at 1:00pm at Charles "Chuck" Begley Memorial Field. Competition begins shortly thereafter (rain or shine).
Pitch, Hit & Run™ is a grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. The competition includes pitching at a target, hitting balls from a fixed tee for distance and accuracy, and running for timed score.
Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including the Team Championships at Fenway Park and the National Finals at the 2016 MLB™ All-Star Game® in San Diego. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champion along with the All-Around Champion in each age group and division will are eligible to compete in the sectional competition on May 22nd in Bangor.
Those not registered in the Waldoboro/Friendship Division of MVLL must present proof of birthdate. For more information or scheduling issues, please contact Kyle at the Waldoboro Recreation Department at 832-5369.
Board & Committee Openings
The Town of Waldoboro is currently seeking applicants who wish to be considered for appointment to the following Boards / Committees:
Planning Board - 2 positions until 2019
Transfer Station Committee - 3 positions until 2017
Communications Technology Committee - 1 position until 2017, 2 positions until 2018, 2 positions until 2019
Shellfish Conservation Committee - 3 positions until 2019
Conservation Commission - 1 position until 2020, 1 position until 2021
Board of Appeals - 1 position until 2020, 1 position until 2021
The Town of Waldoboro
ATTN: Town Manager
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572
...or drop it off at the Waldoboro Town Office.
Shellfish Conservation Times Scheduled
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 23, 2016 - 11am to 3pm
- Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12pm to 4pm
- Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10am to 2pm
- Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10am to 2pm
- Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
- Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9am to 1pm
You will need to be at the Pine Street Landing and check in at the times listed. Please be sure to sign out to receive credit.
IMPORTANT: You must have your 6 hours conservation time either completed or paid for ($10 per hour) by June 17th at the Town Office, along with your application.
Licenses are paid for at the time of pickup.
Board Unanimously Approves Warrant Article on MRC Contract for Solid Waste
On June 14, 2016, Waldoboro Voters will have the opportunity to approve a new contract with the Municipal Review Committee for disposal of our solid waste. The Transfer Station Committee voted to support this as our post 2018 option. Transfer Station Committee Chairman said about the MRC, "They've done a really good job representing our interests". Waldoboro's present waste disposal contract expires in 2018.
Pine Tree Engineering has developed an evaluation of the competing companies at the Town's request. That report can be found by clicking here. This report clearly states that the new Municipal Review Committee (MRC) contract that includes Fiberight is recommended for our type of waste disposal, and would be the most cost effective. The other companies would alter our service in a way that would incur more costs.
Celebrate Waldoboro Day - June 18
Calling all Golf Carts
Decorate your golf cart and ride in the Waldoboro Day Parade! You and your friends can have a great time in the Golf Cart Brigade and then assist others getting up and down the hills to the carnival and then back to their cars. Neighbors can help neighbors get close to all the games, vendors, food and music. Remember the phenomenal fireworks that begin at 9pm.
In addition to all the activities, carnival rides and parade; there will be the boat rides down the Medomak River right after the parade. Just go to the Pine Street Landing and board the stable pontoon boat for a view of Waldoboro from the water.
Meetings held at the Waldoboro Town Office. All are welcome to attend and participate.
Little League Baseball / Softball / T-Ball
CLICK HERE for a Registration Form (2 pages)
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/T-BALL REGISTRATION & TRYOUTS FOR WALDOBORO & FRIENDSHIP AREA
Registration Deadline April 3, 2016
Registrations for the 2016 Little League Baseball/Softball/T-Ball season for Waldoboro and Friendship players of Medomak Valley Little League will be accepted Mon-Fri, 830am-430pm, at the Waldoboro Recreation Department until April 1st. Players may also register at the Waldoboro Town Office on Sunday, March 20th from 3-5:00pm or the Hahn Center in Friendship on Monday March 21st from 6-8:00pm. The DEADLINE for registration in all divisions is Sunday, April 3rd.
Little League requires a parent or legal guardian present a state certified copy of the child's birth certificate three proofs of residence (returning players are exempted unless address has changed). Registration is required even if the child played previously. Registration fee is $30. Additional family members receive a $5 discount. Scholarships are available upon request for those in need.
Eligibility birth dates are as follows: T-Ball(coed) and Baseball - between 1/1/2012 & 12/31/03, Softball - between 1/1/09* & 12/31/03 . Divisions of play include: T-Ball (Ages 4, 5 & 6 coed), Minor League Softball & Baseball (ages 6*-11 Coach & Player Pitch), Major League Softball & Baseball (Ages 9-12). *League age six year-olds wishing to play in the Minor League division must have played at least one year of T-ball.
To be selected to a Major League Team, players (ages 9-12) MUST attend a tryout/evaluation session. Players that played on the WILDCATS, TIGERS, FILLIES, or DIAMONDBACKS in 2015 need to register, but not tryout. BEARS/PANTHERS players must attend tryout. This year's evaluations will be held in the Medomak Valley High School Gym as follows:
- Saturday, April 2nd: Boys Baseball (3-4:30pm), Girls Softball(4:30-6pm) and
- Sunday April 3rd: Girls Softball(3:00-4:00pm) Boys Baseball(4:15-5:15pm)
The Municipal Review Committee (MRC), which represents the interests of the 187 communities that send their solid waste to Penobscot Energy Recover Corporation (PERC), is progressing towards a post-2018 alternative to PERC. Information about the Fiberight project can be found at the following link:
The Waldoboro Transfer Station Committee urges you to learn about the MRC/Fiberight project.
Business Display Space Available
Waldoboro invites anyone with a Waldoboro-based business or nonprofits to spread the word by displaying goods or services at the Waldoboro town office.
The Town of Waldoboro is proud to have so many unique businesses, so it is offering the opportunity for businesses and nonprofits to display goods and services at the Town Office. There is a display table in the lobby of the office dedicated to showcase a business for a two to four week period. Applications are available at the office and by CLICKING HERE. Additional information about this opportunity, contact Emily Reinholt at 832-5369.
Recycle Bins for Sale
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 $30.00 ‘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.
Some Waldoboro Facts
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.
CLICK HERE for more Waldoboro facts.