Hello All- We wanted to inform you all about some items happening in Town.

  1. The Town Office will not be open on Tuesday July 14th (Election Day) for normal business operations. As we all continue to grapple with the necessary precautions related to COVID-19, town staff and our election workers are being asked to implement a range of protocols necessary to conduct our election in a safe and hygienic manner.  When you couple the new safety guidelines with an expected high voter turnout, we do not feel that we can also conduct normal business operations. As a reminder, we now offer a range of online services through our municipal website (https://souththomaston.me/). We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you in advance for your understanding.
  2. The Town’s Demolition Debris Facility (stump dump) is back to accepting brush at the facility.
  3. The Select Board recently voted to add a fee for accepting mattresses at the Demolition Debris Facility. The fee is $10.00 per mattress. Folks wishing to dispose of mattresses will need to purchase a voucher from the Town Office prior to disposal. Please plan ahead as the Facility is open on Saturday’s but the Town Office is not. This new fee goes into effect on August 7th of this year.
  4. We would like to officially welcome our new Select Board and School Board members. Elections for these positions were held at Town Meeting on June 30th. John Spear was elected to the Select Board for a three year term. Lane Sturtevant was elected to the RSU 13 Board of Directors as the representative for the Town of South Thomaston, also for a term of three years. We thank them both for their willingness to serve our community and wish them all the best.
  5. Lastly, we would like to welcome our summer intern. Michael Siddall come to us from University of Maine Farmington by way of the Margaret Chase Smith Center intern program. Michael will be working with Town staff on a range of projects but has a primary focus on our Town owned infrastructure. He has been traveling the Town with our Road Commissioner to catalog the condition of our roads, culverts, signs, ditching, streetlights and much more! His work will be very beneficial for us as we craft future municipal budgets so that we have a better handle on the monies needed to keep our infrastructure safe and in good condition.

Thank you for your attention to these matters and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy on these beautiful summer days!

Best,

Team South Thomaston