The Select Board has appointed members to all available positions for the newly re-established Conservation Commission: Catherine Bendheim for a term of 1 year Linda Garat for a term of 1 year Theo Pratt for a term of 2 years Leslie Spear for a term of 2 years Henry Spencer for a term of 3…
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PROPERTY TAX STABILIZATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
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 .
ISLAND ROAD PROJECT
Information on the Island Road Project is available here. Updates will be posted when available.
TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY
The Town of South Thomaston is soliciting bids for the sale of a parcel of underdeveloped land that has been tax acquired. Click here for information packet.
It has come to the Town’s attention that a least one well on Spruce Head Island has gone dry, presumably due to the drought conditions. All are urged to use water judiciously.
Individuals interested in an appointment to the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Budget Committee, Ordinance Review Committee, Library and Community Center Committee, Conservation Commission or an appointment as Health Officer or Assistant EMA Director are urged to contact the Town Office for more information.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING
The next scheduled Planning Board meeting will be Thursday July 28th at 6:00 pm.
TOWN RECREATION COMMITTEE
The Selectboard is contemplating creating a Town Recreation Committee. It is envisioned that this Committee would initially focus on renovating/redeveloping the Tennis/Pickle Ball/Basket Ball Courts, Playground and the Skate Board Park as well as exploring the creation of additional recreational opportunities for both youth and adults. The Committee would be strictly advisory in nature. The Board would be looking for Committee members who will provide hands on volunteer work, as well as to recruit other “worker bees”. Other duties would include soliciting donations of equipment and materials as well as cash. Planning and conducting fundraising activities would also likely be involved.
As the Town is currently struggling to find volunteers to serve on various town committees the Selectboard decided to send out this notice to measure interest. To be blunt, we are not looking for people who say “you could do X, Y and Z”, we are looking for people who say “I will do X, Y and Z”.
If you think you might be interested in serving, please contact Town Administrator Terri Baines at [email protected] You do not have to be a resident to serve on this Committee.
FIRE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION MEETING
The Fire Department’s Informational meeting held in regards to purchasing new fire trucks can be see on the Town’s YouTube Channel.
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, August 9, 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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