The Town of Waldoboro

'Home of the Five-masted Schooner'

Office Hours

Town Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Town Office Phone:
207.832.5369

Town Office FAX:
207.832.6061

We're located at:
1600 Atlantic Highway
P.O. Box J
Waldoboro, ME 04572

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The Select Board

Clinton E. Collamore, Chair (2020) 

Phone - 790.3114

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Jann Minzy, Vice-chair (2020) 

Phone - 832.4774

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Robert L. Butler (2019)

Phone - 832.4678

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Abden S. Simmons (2018)

Phone - 832.6586

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Katherine W. Winchenbach (2018) 

Phone - 380.2005

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The Fire Department Demonstrating at Waldoboro Day.
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A View of the Intersection of Routes 1 & 32. Photo by Jan Griesenbrock.
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Total Votes Cast - 1,167


ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor for a three year term (vote for 2)

  • Hall, Seth - 479
  • Simmons, Abden S. - 678
  • Winchenbach, Katherine W. - 643

Budget Committee Members for three year terms (vote for 3)

  • Roen, Arvin - 754
  • WRITE-IN - Lewis Craig - 12
  • WRITE-IN - Mogel, Richard - 5

Trustee of the Waldoboro Utility District for a one year term (vote for 1)

  • Thayer, Michael - 852

Trustee of the Waldoboro Utility District for a three year term (vote for 2)

  • McNelly, Jeffrey L. - 796
  • Webster, Gordon E. - 805

Directors of Maine School Administrative District #40 for three year term (vote for 2)

  • Letteney, Lynda - 843
  • O'Farrell, Sandra - 752

 

MUNICIPAL BUDGET QUESTIONS

Article 3. Should any municipal budget question fail to pass, shall the Town authorize the Selectmen to expend an amount not to exceed 3/12 of the previous year's appropriation?

Yes - 688

No - 353


GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $35,542 for the Office of the Selectmen? (5 part-time employees)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 721

No - 341


Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $159,375 for the Office of the Town Manager? (1 full-time, 2 shared employees)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 690

No - 372


Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $106,024 for the Assessing Department? (1 full-time, 1 shared employee)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 2

Yes - 657

No - 401


Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $194,207 for the Finance and Customer Service Department? (2 full-time, 1 shared employee)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 664

No - 387


Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $99,494 for the Office of the Town Clerk? (1 full-time employee, 8 ballot clerks)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 699

No - 357


Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $56,357 for the Municipal Building? (1 part-time employee)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 704

No - 345


PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $759,920 for Emergency Medical Services? (4 full-time, 31 per diem employees)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 891

No - 175


Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $166,508 for the Fire Department? (24 paid volunteers)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 921

No - 153


Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $699,244 for the Police Department? (7 full-time, 1 shared, 4 part-time employees)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 779

No - 285


Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $44,974 for the Shellfish Management Program? (1 part-time employee) (This budget is fully funded by license fees. No public funds are utilized)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 832

No - 236


Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,390 for Animal Control?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 799

No - 266


Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $5,076 for the Emergency Management Agency? (1 part-time employee)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 852

No - 262


Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160 for Fire Hydrants?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 0, Abstained 1 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 845

No - 270


Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $19,831 for Street Lights?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 787

No - 317


PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $808,336 for Public Works? (8 full-time, 1 shared employee)

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 827

No - 285


Article 19.  Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,650 for Parks and Cemeteries?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 859

No - 228


HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $26,455 for General Assistance?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 819

No - 292


Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,646 for Social Service Agencies?

American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,500

Mobius $855

New Hope for Women, Inc $1,572

Spectrum Generations $4,444

Eldercare Network of Lincoln County $1,900

Midcoast Maine Community Action $2,000

Healthy Kids $2,375

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1, Absent 1

Yes - 833

No - 282


COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $82,635 for the Recreation Department?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1, Abstained 1, Absent 1

Yes - 645

No - 465


Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,283 for the Friendship Street School?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 772

No - 337


Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $95,272 for Community Service Agencies?

Local Access Cable Television (Lincoln County TV) $13,668

Memorial Day $1,000

Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000

Waldoboro Public Library $75,000

Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers $604

Waldoborough Historical Society $4,000

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1, Absent 1

Yes - 757

No - 328


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $151,576 for Planning & Development?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 625

No - 450


INSURANCE ARTICLES

Article 26. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $52,012 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 729

No - 336


DEBT SERVICE ARTICLES

Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $94,354 for Debt Service?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 717

No - 345


OTHER FINANCING USES ARTICLES

Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $262,841 and transfer such funds to the Transfer Station Fund to fund Waldoboro's share of the transfer station budget?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 838

No - 247


Article 29. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $591,274 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?

Land & Buildings

A. Municipal Building $25,000

B. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

C. AD Gray $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
D. EMS Equipment Reserve $72,426
E. Fire Equipment Reserve $50,000

F. Police Equipment Reserve $22,000
G. Public Works Equipment Reserve $72,000 

Transportation Improvements
H. Surface Paving Program $250,000

I. Highway Construction Reserve $30,000

J. Sidewalk Program $15,000

Administrative Equipment Reserve
K. Computer Resources Reserve $5,770

Solid Waste Management
L. Trailer Reserve $15,000

M. Loader Reserve $5,000

Other Capital Reserves

N. Marine Park Reserve $40,000
O. Unemployment Compensation Reserve $3,000

Subtotal $610,196

Less transfers from other sources -$18,922

Total $591,274

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 814

No - 289


 REVENUE ARTICLES


Article 30. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $2,425,282 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2019 tax rate?

A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $947,839
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

B. Licenses and Permits $68,427
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $258,221
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

D. Charges for Services $819,396
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

E. Fines and Forfeitures $0
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

F. Other Revenues $55,636
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

G. Other Financing Sources $275,763
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0 
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 935

No - 168


Article 31. Shall the Town transfer the sum of $73,312 from the Local Road Assistance Program Block Grant Fund to the General Fund to be applied toward the Transportation Program?

Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes - 782

No - 298


ORDINANCE ARTICLES

Article 32. Shall an ordiannce entitled "Ordinance Prohibiting Retail Marijuana Social Clubs and Retail Marijuana Establishments in the Town of Waldoboro" be enacted? A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection or CLICK HERE.

Yes - 578

No - 528


Article 33. Shall the plan entitled "Town of Waldoboro Comprehensive Plasn 2018" be enacted? A copy of the proposed plan is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk for public inspection or CLICK HERE.

Yes - 598

No - 356


OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

Article 34. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2018 and the fifteenth day of May 2019 when all 2019 taxes shall be due and payable in (semi-annual installments) and to instruct the Tax Collector to charge interest at 8.00% per annum on all taxes unpaid after said date(s)?

Yes - 845

No - 219


Article 35. Shall the Town vote to pay interest at 3.00% per annum on any amount overpaid on property taxes as noted in M.R.S.A. Title 36, §506-A?

Yes - 882

No - 180


Article 36. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2019 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2018, who pay the total amount of 2019 taxes by monthly payments from July 2018 to June 30, 2019; who abide by the requirements of said plan; who shall receive from the Town, in return for such payments, full credit for such taxes paid without incurring any charge of interest?

Yes - 886

No - 158


Article 37. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to sell and dispose of any real estate acquired by the Town for non-payment of taxes thereon, on such terms as they may deem advisable, and to execute quit claim deeds for such property? Property which, in the opinion of the Selectmen, best serves the interest of the Town by remaining Town-owned property need not be sold.

Yes - 805

No - 255


Article 38. Shall the Town authorize the transfer of all unexpended balances to fund balance and to authorize the overdrafts that may occur in the Town operations in the 2018 budget to be taken from fund balance?

Yes - 767

No - 273


Article 39. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen and Treasurer, on behalf of the Town, to accept gifts, real estate, and certain funds, including trust funds that may be given or left to the Town?

Yes - 908

No - 167


Article 40. Shall the Town authorize the Treasurer to waive the foreclosure of tax lien mortgages pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. §944 upon a finding by the Board of Selectmen that ownership of the property subject to the lien would be contrary to the Town's best interest?

Yes - 839

No - 204


Article 41. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into boundary line agreements with abutting property owners to establish the boundary line of any property of the Town, including the boundary lines of the rights-of-ways?

Yes - 785

No - 269


Article 42. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to make final determinations regarding the closing or opening of roads to winter maintenance pursuant to 23 M.R.S.A., §2953?

Yes - 868

No - 183


Article 43. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to spend funds from various reserve funds as they deem necessary in accordance with the Capital Improvement Program?

Yes - 713

No - 332


Article 44. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to notify the Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources that they wish to exercise their rights to alewives in the Medomak River for the year 2019?

Yes - 897

No - 164


RSU 40 BUDGET VALIDATION

Question 1. Do you favor approving the Regional School Unit 40 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest Regional School Unit budget meeting?

Yes - 749

No - 382


STATE OF MAINE

Question 1: People's Veto - Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that would delay the use of ranked-choice voting in the election of candidates for any State or Federal office until 2022, and then retain the method only if the Constitution is amended by December 1, 2021, to allow ranked-choice voting for candidates in State elections.

Yes - 582

No - 565

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