Welcome to the Town of South Thomaston

Town Reports

Town reports are now available at the town town office

CLOSING

The Town Office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day

EMS WEEK

Next week May 19th – May 25th the EMS department will be having appreciation week, EMS staff is having an appreciation night Wednesday May 22nd from 4:30pm – 7pm at the station in the meeting room. If you want to stop by and have a snack, bring a snack to share or just say hello to South Thomaston Fire and EMS, all are welcome!
   

Paving West Tennis Court

Hagar plans to pave the west tennis court tomorrow, May 15, 2024.

Westbrook Street Road Work

Two sections of Westbrook Street with poor base conditions were “reclaimed and based paved” a couple of weeks ago. Those areas will now be allowed to settle for several weeks. Three cross road culverts will be replaced in the next few weeks. The road will probably be closed to through traffic during portions of a couple of days when this work is performed. Additionally, a few driveway culverts along with some ditching and berm removal will also take place. Later this summer the plan is to “shim and overlay pave” the entire length of the road, followed by striping. I will try my best to keep you updated ahead of time, but weather and contractor availability often leads to short notice schedule changes. Thanks for your anticipated patience.
John Spear, Interim Road Commissioner.

Elections, Absentee Ballots and Town Meeting

This year is our first bifurcated Town Meeting. On June 11th, the polls will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Municipal Building. At the polls you will vote in the State Primary Election, the RSU #13 Budget Referendum and you will vote for a Selectboard Member, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor. Jeff Northgraves is seeking re-election for a three-year term as Selectboard Member, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor. Absentee Ballots are now available at the Town Office for all three Elections.
June 18th the Town Meeting will be held at the Ash Point School. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. The registrar will be there at 6:30 to check residents in or to register a resident who is not registered. You must be a registered voter of South Thomaston to vote at Town Meeting.

Garden Clean UP

Cleanup day for the Town Office Garden is Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 AM. The rain date will be Sunday, June 2nd.
All are welcome; we will be weeding, pruning, edging, and mulching. Please bring your own tools. See you there!
Call Barbara Reitz 207 594 2275 with questions.

 

Help clean up the shore

The Georges River Shellfish Committee is hosting a clean up day for volunteers that will take place at the Public Landing in South Thomaston by the Keag store between 1pm-4pm on May 19, 2024. They ask that you bring gloves and a pair of boots and if you have any question please email
[email protected]

FEMA

President BIden granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Maine triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from Severe Storms and Flooding that occurred January 9-13, 2024. See fact sheets below.
FEMA Fact Sheet Individuals and Households Program

Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet
How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After the January 9-13 2024 Severe Storms and Flooding

Newsletter from Library and Community Center Facility Committee

News from the South Thomaston Library and Community Center Facility Committee

Newsletter from Health Officer

Newsletter from Health Officer

FIRE & UTILITY TRUCK FOR SALE

Utility truck description:
Utility Truck 54 sale description
Utility Truck Pictures:
Utility Truck 54 pictures
Fire Truck Engine 52 Description:
Engine 52 Sales description
Fire Truck Engine 52 Pictures:
Engine 52 Pictures

Assigned Address Signs

Per Fire Departments request, we ask that if you do not have an address sign please come to the Town office at your earliest convenience to purchase one! If you have an address sign make sure it is visible and in conjunction with the attached Road Naming and Addressing Ordinance; section 7- Compliance A-D
Road Naming Ordinance.

GILFORD BUTLER CENTER

Thursday evenings offer a wide variety of activities 4-7pm. The Keag music jammers meet in the learning space. Bring your instrument of choice (we have a piano!) or just come to listen and sing along.
The crafters meet in the maker space to work on their projects or to learn something new. Most recently, we have been exploring 3 dimensional paper crafts including Moravian stars and triskele paper globes, materials provided.
The community room is open for games, puzzles, ping pong….fun for everyone.
And of course the library is open for business as usual. All are welcome!

Update on Land Purchase

Information on land purchase  here .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Individuals interested in an appointment to the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Ordinance Review Committee, Library and Community Center Committee, Conservation Commission  are urged to contact the Town Office for more information.

PARCEL VIEWER

Check out the new South Thomaston  Parcel Viewer. Many thanks to Leticia vanVuuren, Geospatial Database Manager at Knox County EMA.

 

2022-2023 Annual Town Report

2022-2023 Annual Town Report
Town Reports are also available at the Town Office.

Wessaweskeag Historical Society Museum

The Historical Society Museum is now open for the season. We welcome friends, neighbors and visitors to visit our museum that includes both the Village School classroom and many artifacts from our local area. Visitors’ hours are Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or by appointment. Please contact Beverly St Clair at [email protected] or call at 207-701-7147. If the “OPEN” flag is out someone is in the museum.

Pickle Ball

Come Play Pickle Ball on Thursdays at 1:00 PM at the courts behind the South Thomaston Town Office. All are welcome, including beginners. Extra paddles are available.

Village School

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].

With the help of one of our residents we were able to get Lowe’s to donate materials for the outside of the Village School. Volunteers will be needed to complete the dipping of the shingles. The town has sent an email to town residents to find contractors to remove the old shingles and replace with the new ones. If interested, please contact the town office.

FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED

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

Contact information
Fire Chief David Elwell 207-542-4797 [email protected]

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!

 

 

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.

Town E-mail

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

Dial My Calls

The Town of South Thomaston is in the process of creating a database through a service called DialMyCalls. It is a mass notification service used by thousands of groups and organizations across the US & Canada. We would be able to easily send a group message to a list of phone numbers via phone call,…

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