PRIMARY & TOWN MEETING DATE IS NOW JULY 14TH POLLS WILL BE OPEN 8AM-8 PM AT THE TOWN OFFICE
The Select Board has scheduled the Annual Town Meeting for Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The meeting will be referendum style. Polls will be open from 8:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M. at the Waldoboro Municipal Building, 1600 Atlantic Highway (Rte. I). Absentee should be available mid June according to the latest information from the Secretary of State.
A Public Hearing regarding the Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the Waldoboro Municipal Building, 1600 Atlatnic Highway (Rte. 1). If you cannot attend in person please attend remotely by visiting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaHJNCoY0V96n1Rkt_WDD7Q where you can watch and participate in our Select Board meetings.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic revenue forcasts are down significantly, necessitating cuts to the Town Budget. The Select Board and Budget Committee finalized the original budget it early March, and again met in May to revise and ensure a fiscally responsible budget for the times that we are in, please take the time to view the Budget Summary by clicking here.
ANNOUNCEMENT on PUA: MDOL will begin accepting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applications this Friday, May 1. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a new federal program which expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits to certain categories of workers not typically able to receive unemployment in the past, such as self-employed and those who did not have enough earnings to qualify for state unemployment.
People whose claim doesn’t require further review should begin receiving benefits within seven days from filing.
All claims will be retroactive to the date of business closure or job separation provided on the application, back until March 15. If work was lost earlier than that due to COVID-19, claimants will be able to provide documentation to show that in the near future.
To apply, you should do the following (no earlier than Friday):
• If you have been denied unemployment benefits due to not having enough earnings to qualify for state benefits, you DO NOT need to reapply. Your claim is in the system and will automatically process.
• If you are self-employed and attempted to file for unemployment benefits before PUA was implemented, you must log-in to your online unemployment account and update your claim with your self-attestation of earnings for 2018 or 2019.
• If you are eligible for PUA but have not yet filed a claim, fill out the new streamlined application form for PUA. The application will become available on Friday.
More information on PUA and instructions on how to apply is on our website: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/pua/
Secretary of State, May 13, 2020
The State Primary and Special Referendum Election is Tuesday, July 14.
At this time, both in-person and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election.
For the Waldoboro Annual Town meeting in-person voting will take place on July 14 at 1600 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro. This location will be open from 8am until 8pm.
Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot. Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure.
Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including the day of the election, without specifying a reason. However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).
- You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at 207-832-5369
- You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/online-form.pl
- Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now. Printed ballots will be available by mid-June, and we will issue your ballot as soon as possible after that date.
- Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.
For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html
Information for Residents:
CDC click here this will take you to the Federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for official information
Maine CDC click here this will take you to the Maine CDC for official information
Online Services for Residents:
Waldoboro General Assistance - If you are a Waldoboro resident you can call the General Assistance Office at 832-5369 to see if you are eligible for assistance with basic necessities. While the office will be closed to the public we will be available by phone and appointment.
Small Business Assistance:
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistant SBA Loan Assistance
- SBA Disaster Business Loan Application
- Maine Small Business Assistance Loans
COVID-19 INFORMATION CLICK HERE this is a link to the Maine CDC.
The Town of Waldoboro is aware of the situation surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 in the State of Maine and is following recommendations from the Maine and Federal CDC.
You can also find up-to-date information on the Town's Facebook Page found here.
If you do not feel comfortable conducting business at the Town Office, please be aware that the following services are available by mail and online.
Renew a Vehicle Registration - call the Town Office at 207-832-5369 and we can renew a registration by mail.
Tax payments can be made by mail or online by clicking here.
Purchase a Hunting or Fishing License log on to:
A NEW WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. AS THE WEBSITE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED PORTIONS OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BECOME UNAVAILABLE.
WE WILL STRIVE TO KEEP AS MUCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN OFFICE AT 207-832-5369.
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.