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TOWN OF MONTVILLE, MAINE

The Way Life Is


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Local Organizations:
Montville Fire Department
Ivan O. Davis - Liberty Library Free for Montville residents

Old (1916&1942) USGS topo maps:
Here

New: from Waldo County Emergency Management Agency
         
Family Preparedness Guide (840kb pdf)


Announcements:


July 2019


SURVEY! The Montville Select Board would like to hear from you about our community. Please click on the following link, and return completed surveys to the Town Office by August 31st, 2019. Montville Survey



​The Select Board is accepting bids on the winter sand/salt pile 2019-2020 season. Winter Sand/Salt Spec Sheet



Montville Field Day is Saturday, August 3rd. Check out the Montville Field Day poster!



Check out the Liberty Library, which offers free membership to anyone living in Liberty or Montville. Liberty Library Website



Summer Meal Program: Liberty Library is a site for Summer Meals Monday - Friday from July 8-August 16. Meals will be available at 11:00 for any child 18 years old or younger. Meals need to be eaten on site. 



Field Day is just around the corner! Monday Field Day meetings at 6pm at the Town Office are weekly. Calling all cooks, there will be a competition for the best beans. We are looking for participants for the parade. We still need volunteers for setup, the day of, and clean up. We need a volunteer to do face painting. We are bringing back the Norman Nash T-shirt. Jodie Martin will be taking preorders. You can contact her at 930-9876 or email atfaithfulventurefarm@gmail.com. For general information, call Terry at the town office 342-5544. We look forward to seeing you! Please come, any help no matter how small,  is greatly appreciated!


Hunting and Fishing Licenses, and Boat and ATV re-registrations may be acquired online at: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/about/index.html

 
Please note that the Transfer Station will NOT be open on Wednesday evenings this summer due to budget constraints.



Free swim lessons are available to Montville children this summer -
see flyer for details.


Town Office
414 Center Road
Montville, Me 04941

342-5544    Fax 342-5550

For Town resources, hours, meeting times, contact information, and more, click here, or visit the "Town Information" page.


The Town Office is closed to in-person transactions until further notice. Many transactions can be made over the phone, by mail, or email. Appointments can be made for urgent matters. Please call or email to make arrangements. The Clerk and the Treasurer/Tax Collector are working on site, though separately, on a regular basis to answer calls and process requests. The Treasurer/Tax Collector is in the office on Monday and Tuesday 10-4. The Clerk is in the office Wednesday 10-1 and Friday 7-12, and will be checking email daily.


Town Clerk/Excise Tax Collector: Hannah Hatfield
342-5544
tcmontville@fairpoint.net

The hours for the Town Clerk have changed to Wednesday 10-1 and Friday 7-12. Please disregard the hours below until further notice.

Hours:

Monday 12:00-7:00

​Wednesday 10:00-4:00

Friday 7:00-12:00

1st Saturday of the month 9:00-1:00

Treasurer/Tax Collector: Terry Fischer
342-5544
trmontville@fairpoint.net
The hours for the Treasurer/Tax Collector have changed to Monday and Tuesday 10-4. Please disregard the hours below until further notice.

Hours:
Monday 11:00 to 7:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 4:00


Animal Control Officer: Peter E. Nerber

Cell: 505-0981; Home: 993-3110


Deputy Animal Control Officer: Peter A. Nerber

Cell: 242-9174; Home: 993-2225


Fire Chief: John York  382-3077


Road Commissioner: Steve Lucas 323-0841

Select Board:

​342-5543

1st Select Person: Bob Price

2nd Select Person: Cathy Roberts

3rd Select Person: Bob LeRoy


Selectboard Meetings: Mondays at 6:30 pm. The Board is available beginning at 6:00pm.
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Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Coleman

342-5543
montville@fairpoint.net
Hours:

Mon 1:00-9:00 

Wed 8:00 - 3:00

Select Board meeting minutes(pdf files)
2005 (364kb)
2006 (882kb)
2007 (489kb)
2008 (196kb)
2009(336kb)
2010 (345kb)
2011 (326kb)
2012 (356kb)
2013 (176kb)
2014 (104kb)
2015 (82kb)

2016(172kb)

2017

2018

2019

2020


Planning Board minutes(pdf files)
2013 minutes
2014 minutes

2015 minutes

2016 minutes

2017 minutes

2018 Planning Board minutes

2018-2019 

​March 2019 minutes

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Announcements:

March 2020


Town Business

​The Select Board will be moving to Zoom Meetings on Monday nights until further notice. If you want to participate you will need to do two things:

  1. create a (free) Zoom account (Zoom), and
  2. send Jeanne an email by 1 PM on Monday so she can put you on a list of people to send the link to for that evening's Board Meeting. 

​Please note that you will have to send Jeanne a note each week that you wish to receive the link.


In keeping with Federal & State guidelines, the Town Office will be closed to in-person transactions until further notice. You can call the Clerk / Treasurer’s Office and leave a message: 342-5544. They will return your call and make arrangements to take care of whatever it is that you need.


Select Board Letter regarding COVID-19: Letter to Residents


Town Meeting has been postponed until it is deemed safe for people to gather in groups. 


There have been several inquiries if there is a need for volunteer help in town. This is all being considered but more details will follow as needed.  For now, consider looking at this site to stay connected to Mainers: mainerstogether.com


If you have already paid your 2019 taxes you can skip this message. If you have not paid your 2019 taxes – in full – you should read the Tax Collector’s message below: Outstanding 2019 property taxes, will go to lien on May 22, 2020 if not paid in full. Currently there are approximately 230 tax accounts for 2019 that have outstanding balances. Lien notices will be sent out the second week of April. Please keep in mind, that once the notices go out, the associated administrative fees and certified mailing costs are added to your account. Please call the office if you are unsure if you have any outstanding balances. 



Emergency Management

Visit the Montville Maine Fire Department and Emergency Management Facebook group for up-to-date information regarding town emergencies and helpful information: Montville Maine Fire Dept and Emergency Management Facebook group​

 

Check on family and neighbors: If you know someone who is elderly, has a preexisting health condition, or simply lives alone, regularly check to make sure that they are doing alright. Ask for assistance if needed: Contact our Emergency Management Director, John York, at 382-3077 or 692-7828 if you, or someone you know, needs any help due to the virus.


Coronavirus Information

Here is a link that provides a comprehensive list of resources available to people during the current state of emergency: COVID-19 Resources

Information Handout for Assistance with Meds, Food, and Pet needs during COVID-19One addition to this local grocery attachment is that Hannafords in Belfast, China, and Bucksport will have senior hours starting this week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6-7 am.  


Zero-Interest Consumer Loans:
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislature recently passed emergency legislation to assist Mainers with no-to low-interest consumer loans through a loan guaranty program involving FAME and Maine’s banks and credit unions. Mainers who have been economically impacted by the pandemic can obtain zero interest personal loans, of up to $5,000 per month for up to three months. It’s a brand new program, and FAME is working hard to set it up in partnership with Maine lenders. It’s hard to say when it will be ready, but soon.

  • Interested borrowers should first approach their local bank or credit union (not FAME). The program is voluntary on the part of Maine lenders, so folks should check with them to see if they are participating
  • “Affected employee" means a resident of this state, including a self-employed resident, who has experienced a reduction in income since January 1, 2020 due to circumstances related to COVID-19. 
  • Your creditworthiness (e.g. if you currently have a job or not) cannot be factored into your eligibility for these loans. Interest won’t be charged until after a grace period that will last longer than the current crisis. Your loan amount may be reduced by the amount of unemployment you are eligible for, but you can absolutely apply for both unemployment and the loan program.

Here is a link to the Fact Sheet from FAME


In the hopes of keeping people healthy, below are two informational sheets. The first one is on how to stop the spread of germs – which would include the many strains of the flu already floating around and also the COVID-19 virus which seems to be on our threshold. The second one is a fact sheet on COVID-19 with straight forward answers to the questions you may have.

-Stop the Spread of Germs

-What you need to know about coronavirus


Coronavirus: Slow the Spread and Do Your Part



Transfer Station

The Montville Transfer Station will remain open for its usual hours on Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm but with limited services until further notice. We will continue to take household waste only. Recyclables will not be accepted at the transfer station for the immediate future. Residents can mix recyclables with household waste or hold on to recyclables for when the transfer station resumes collection. 


Money collected at the transfer station will be collected on an honor system basis until further notice. Please deposit checks, exact cash amount, or close to the exact amount due since change will not be available. There will be an attendant at the site to answer any questions or concerns. Due to the health risks of the coronavirus, self serve at the transfer station will be required.

  • Bags under 20 gallons = $0.75  
  • Bags 20 -35 gallons = $ 1.50
  • Bags over 35 gallons = $2.25 


The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center (UAARC) is closed until March 31st due to the virus. This closure end date could change due to the situation. 


Job Openings
The Town is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the three-member Select Board in managing the affairs of the town. Pay is $18 per hour and will encompass 16 - 18 including Monday night Board meetings. Working under the direction of the Board of Selectpersons/Assessors, the Administrative Assistant performs highly responsible administrative functions requiring the exercise of mature judgment and application of a broad knowledge of municipal operations. The position requires autonomous and sometimes confidential work. The deadline for submission of a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references is April 6, 2020. The start date for the job will be April 27th. 
Please click here for a job description.​

 


Registrations and Recreational Licenses

Re-registrations of motor vehicles, trailers, ATVs, and watercraft with expiration dates that land during the time of the State's Emergency Order are being pushed out until 30 days after the State's Emergency order is lifted. 

ATVs and watercraft can be re-registered online for Montville residents at this time.


BMV re-registrations are mandated to be set up for online renewals, but functionality has not been completed by the BMV, at this time. 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has waived the requirement that anglers need a recreational fishing license to fish the inland waters of Maine. The order, which is effectively immediately, will run through April 30 and is intended to encourage Maine people to enjoy the outdoors as we confront the challenges associated with COVID-19.