Welcome to the Town of South Thomaston
PROPERTY TAX STABILIZATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS- DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1ST TO SUBMIT APPLICATION
Maine Revenue Services has posted guidance and application forms for the property tax stabilization law (LD 290). Application Guide for Applicants
To be eligible for the Program, an individual must meet all of the following as of April 1 of the property tax year for which they are requesting stabilization (for applications due December 1, 2022, qualifications must be met as of April 1, 2023.):
1. At least 65 years old,
2. A permanent resident of Maine
3. Have owned a Maine homestead for at least ten years, and
4. Be eligible for a homestead exemption on the property they are placing in the Program.
If you apply by December 1, 2022 AND qualify for the program, the amount of tax billed to you for the April 1, 2023 tax year will be the same as the amount billed to you for the April 1, 2022 tax year. This will not affect this year’s tax bill.
Applications are also available at the Town Office or at Maine Revenue Servivce .
The Fire Department needs new firefighters as we are becoming dangerously low on manpower. For more information, please reach out to Chief Calderwood or Deputy Chief David Elwell or anyone on the Fire Department currently. Applications can be obtained at the Town Office, Town website under Fire Department, or stopping in on a Monday night @ 6pm
Chief Bryan T. Calderwood 207-975-7684 [email protected]
Deputy Chief David Elwell 207-542-4797 [email protected]
2023-24 Transfer station dump stickers are available at the Transfer Station. The cost is $20, cash or check. No credit or debit cards accepted.
2023-24 “Stump dump” stickers are available at the Town Office. The cost is $10.
TOWN REPORT DEDICATIONS
Leslie Spear has compiled a list of Town Report Dedications from 1968 to 2021/22. I’ve posted them on the Informational Documents and Useful Links page, under Town Resources. Thank you Leslie!
We can begin issuing 2023 dog licenses on October 15, 2022. To issue the license we must have current rabies vaccination information.
Once the South Thomaston Public Library moved out of the Village School into Gilford Butler, the Wessaweskeag Historical Society signed a lease with the town to use the Village School. The school has been furnished with many original school desks, photos and artifacts. A sign will be put up to designate it as a museum. Thanks to our new space Beverly St. Clair, our curator, has been able to display many more artifacts. If anyone has any historical school items or papers to donate please contact Beverly at 207-701-7147 or [email protected]
The new museum will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm.
With the help of one of our residents we were able to get Lowe’s to donate materials to refurbish the outside of the Village School. Volunteers will be needed to dip the shingles. Once the stain has been delivered an email will be sent to determine a date and time. The original Village School was beige color. In 1965 the South Thomaston Community Service Club made the decision to paint the building red. We would like residents to please email the Town Office ([email protected]) with a preference of returning the Village School to its original color or to keep it red.
Individuals interested in an appointment to the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Budget Committee, Ordinance Review Committee, Library and Community Center Committee, Conservation Commission are urged to contact the Town Office for more information.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING
The November Planning Board meeting has been cancelled.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Troy Peasley is the Town’s new Animal Control Officer. He can be reached at 207-390-5410.
GILFORD BUTLER CENTER
The Library has moved from the Little Red School House to the Gilford Butler School Building. The Library Hours are Monday 10-4, Wednesday 2-7, Saturday 10-2. Story Hour will be resuming soon.
The Fiber Arts Group has resumed on Thursdays 4-7 in the Maker Space and the ballet barre will restart on Wednesday April 13th, at 7pm in the Learning Center. Pat Dougherty plans on offering a tap class, but a night has not been scheduled for it yet.
Jane Jackson and Martha Carlson are serving coffee and cribbage in the Community Room every Saturday, 10-12.
Select Board Meeting, November 29, 2022, starting at 6:00PM, monthly meeting. This meeting is an in-person meeting and will be held at the Municipal Building. You can also view a livestreamed version on our YouTube Channel.
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