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Welcome to the Town of South Thomaston
Annual Town Meeting
The annual town meeting will be held on June 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PM at The Ashpoint School
YEAR IN REVIEW
Elwell Appointed Fire Chief
At the January 10th Selectboard Meeting the Selectboard appointed David Elwell as the South Thomaston Fire Chief. David has been an officer for approximately 16 years. He started as a Captain, moved to Assistant Chief then Deputy Chief. He replaces Bryan Calderwood who retired in December after 30 years of service.
Congratulations Chief Elwell. Thank you for your many years of service to the Town of South Thomaston Chief Calderwood.
Remember to pick up your new dump stickers. The demo debris sticker can be picked up at the Town Office. The cost is still $10 and the sticker will be good until December 31, 2024. The transfer station sticker needs to be picked up at the transfer station. The cost is $20 and will also be good until December 31, 2024.
To avoid a $25 late fee, license your dog before January 31st! To issue the license we must have current rabies vaccination information.
The Fire Department needs new firefighters as we are becoming dangerously low on manpower. For more information, please reach out to Fire 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
Fire 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!
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 February Planning Board meeting is scheduled for February 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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, January 24, 2023, 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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