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SOUTH THOMASTON LIBRARY FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SALE
The South Thomaston Library will hold it’s Annual Flea Market and Book Sale, Saturday June 25th , 8 – 1.
The Flea Market and Book Sale will be held at the Library’s new location on the grounds of the Gilford Butler Center, 54 Spruce Head Road.
For more information call 594-7416.

THANK YOU
Thanks to all the volunteers who worked Saturday and Sunday in the gardens outside Town Offices. We weeded, deadheaded, and divided perennials and then edged and mulched. It was fun! Several newcomers appeared and joined right in.
Special thanks to Travis Wilson for providing and delivering the mulch we needed on Sunday, and to Cheryl Waterman for operating the front end loader that made the whole event possible.
Barbara Reitz

JUNE 28, 2022, ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AT THE ASH POINT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 54 ASH POINT DRIVE, OWLS HEAD.

The Registrar will be in session at 6:30 for the registration of voters and correcting the voting list. A PERSON WHO IS NOT REGISTERED AS A SOUTH THOMASTON VOTER MAY NOT VOTE AT TOWN MEETING.
2022 Annual Town Meeting Warrant   Amended Historical Society Lease    Proposed Ordinance    Bylaws

 

JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER
2021-22 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT

PLANNING BOARD MEETING
The Meeting scheduled for June 23, 2022 has been cancelled, the Planning Board has no business for June. The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday July 14th at 6:00 pm.

BOAT & TRAILER
The Georges River Regional Shellfish Joint Board is now accepting bids for a 1996 14 ft Sylvan aluminum boat and 2013 Load Rite boat trailer. Click here for more information.

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.

TOWN OFFICE CLOSURES
The Town Office will be closed Monday, June 20th in Observance of Juneteenth.
The Town Office will close at 4:00 pm on June 28th to prepare for the Annual Town Meeting.
The Town Office will close at 2:00 pm on June 30th to go through the end of year process.

GARDEN CLEAN-UP
Volunteers are invited to a clean-up of the garden at the Town Offices at 9:00AM on June 18th. We will weed, divide, fertilize, deadhead and refresh the mulch. Please bring your own tools. Call Barbara Reitz with questions at 594.2275

VOLUNEERS NEEDED
Individuals interested in an appointment to the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Budget Committee, Ordinance Review Committee or Conservation Commission are urged to contact the Town Office for more information.

SELECTBOARD MEMEBER/SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Sue Snow will be seeking election to the Selectboard at the annual town meeting. Brad Choyt will be be seeking election to the RSU#13 School Board.

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, June , 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.

Listserv
If you would like your email address added to the Town Listserv, please click on Contact us in the top menu. Enter your name, email address and phone number. In the message box, type listserv.

Island Road Project
Draft Island Road Project Manual
Draft Island Road Bid Plan Set 11-23-21
You may inspect copies of the Draft Island Road Project Manual and the Draft Island Road Bid Plan Set at the Town Office.

Town of South Thomaston – NRPA application
NRPA Permit

Obsolete and Derelict Fishing Gear
The Town has a dumpster at the “stump dump” for obsolete and derelict fishing gear. The Town received a grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The hope is that fisherman will take advantage of the program to dispose of old gear. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 596-6584.

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