NEW PORTLAND TOWN OFFICE

Phone: (207) 628-4441
Fax: (207) 628-4440
Mailing Address:
901 River Rd. New Portland, ME. 04961

Board of Selectmen: Andrea Reichert, Chair/Wayne Rundlett/Michael Senecal

Town Manager: Stacie Rundlett, Ext. 1

nwprtlnd@tds.net

Mondays-Wednesdays 11am - 5pm
Thursdays- 2 pm to 7 pm
1st Saturday of each month 8 am to 12 noon (except holiday weekends)

Town Clerk: Kristen Mitchell, Ext. 2

newportlandtownclerk@gmail.com

Mondays-Wednesdays 11am - 5pm
Thursdays- 2 pm to 7 pm
1st Saturday of each month 8 am to 12 noon (except holiday weekends)

CEO: Robert Dunphy, Ext. 5

First and third Tuesday 1-3pm

Assessor's Agent: Terriann Lamontagne, Ext. 3

By appointment only until further notice.

Animal Control Officer:
Lori Agren, 628-2919

Fire Department: Chief Kip Poulin, Ext. 4

*Any concerns regarding Winter Roads please call the Town Office at 628-4441*

TRANSFER STATION

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 7:30-4:30
Friday 12:30-4:30
WINTER HOURS
*CLOSED FRIDAYS FROM NOVEMBER 15TH - APRIL 15TH*

NEW PORTLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Phone: 628-6561
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-6
Saturday 10-12

The Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday May 25th

The Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Selectmen’s Meeting May 18th will be held at the Town Office @ 6:30pm

The Selectmen will be meeting on May 18th at 6:30pm at the Town Office, not the Community Room.

Public Hearing Scheduled for June 9th 6:30pm at the Selectmen’s Meeting

There will be a Public Hearing at the June 9th, 2015 Selectmen’s Meeting to discuss the possible purchasing of a 2014 Toyne Stainless Steel Custom Pumper Fire Truck

The public hearing will be held at the Community Room at the Fire Station (911 River Rd) in New Portland on June 02, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comments on expenditure of funds on purchasing a new pumper Fire Truck.  All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time.

A Special Town Meeting will be scheduled for Thursday, June 9th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Details will follow after May 18th Selectmen’s Meeting.

Notice for all New Portland property owners

NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS IN NEW PORTLAND

This is a friendly reminder to all property owners in New Portland that  the town officials will be enforcing the New Portland Junkyard and Automobile Graveyard Ordinance as well as The State of Maine Statute, Title 17 Chapter 91 § 2851 Dangerous Building

Definitions are as follows:

1.   Junkyard- means a yard, field or other area used to store discarded or worn-out and unusable furniture, metals, appliances, lumber or other waste materials.

2.  Automobile Graveyard- means a yard, field, or other area used to store 3 or more powered construction, automotive, or other motor vehicles which are unserviceable, worn-out, discarded or junked, or parts thereof.  It does not include any area used for temporary storage by an establishment or place of business which is primarily engaged in doing auto body or other repair work to make vehicles serviceable, or season storage of serviceable agriculture equipment.

3. Dangerous Building- is structurally unsafe; unstable; unsanitary; constitutes a fire hazard; is unsuitable or improper for the use or occupancy to which it is put; constitutes a hazard to health or safety because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence or abandonment; or is otherwise dangerous to life or property.

After June 30, 2015 violation notices will be going out giving property owners thirty (30) days to be compliant with the Town’s ordinance and State Statute.

Property owners that do not comply with these will be brought before the Board of Selectmen for possible legal action.

You can find a copy of the Town’s ordinance’s at newportlandmaine.org under the Government tab.  And you can find the State Statute at maine.gov.

Invitation to Bid on 1972 Mack Tanker & 35,000 Watt Generator

The Town of New Portland is inviting bids on the following:

  • One 1972 Mack 2500 gallon Tanker Truck, VIN# R685ST32431, Red in color.  The minimum bid for the vehicle will be $5000.00.

 

  • One Generator Model # 4P58 35,000 Watt. This is a LP Single Phase  Fast response Kohler Power system.

The truck and generator can be seen at 911 River Rd, New Portland, ME.   If you have any questions please call the Fire Chief, Jethro Poulin at (207) 491-0140 or Town Manager, Stacie Rundlett at (207) 628-4441 ext. 1 during regular office hours, which are Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen must receive all bids no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 15th, 2015.  Late bids will not be opened or considered.

Each bid must include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to or greater than 10% of the bid price.  Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for that item.  Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders.  Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected.  All sales will be as is where is.

In the event that a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town.  The Board of Selectmen may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.

Send sealed bids to 901 River Road, New Portland, ME 04961.  Mark clearly on outside of envelope “72 Mack Truck Bid” or “Generator Bid”. Bids must be received by June 15th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Bids will be opened and read at the June 15th, 2015 Selectmen’s meeting to be held at the Fire Station in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m.

The Selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Board is seeking a Manager

The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Board is seeking a Transfer Station Manger.  Please click on the ad here http://newportlandmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ts-manager-ad.pdf.

Application for this position can be found here: http://newportlandmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Kingfield-work-application.pdf

MSAD #74 School Budget Referendum Election

MSAD #74 School Budget Referendum Election
Date/Time: May 12th from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Place: 911 River Road, Community Room/Fire Station

Absentee Ballots are available. Just stop by the office, and pick one up.

Notice of Absentee Ballot Processing Times

Warrant and Notice of Election RSU 74

TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE NEW HOURS

The Town Clerk’s office is now open 23 hours a week! Permitting it is not a holiday or inclement weather. The Town Office hours and Town Clerks hours are now the same and are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm
The 1st Saturday of every month- 8:00am-12:00pm