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Please report any suspicious activity to the State Police or County Sheriff's office at
The Fayette Town Office
2589 Main St.
Fayette, ME 04349
Monday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
TUESDAY - JUNE 29, 2021
The Municipal Election will be held on June 29, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by ANNUAL TOWN MEETING starting at 6 p.m. Requests for absentee ballots for the election may now be accepted.
OPEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE POSITIONS
This year, there are three open school committee positions, which are write-in only. Please review statements provided by those wishing to fill those positions.
Budget Committee Chair,
Brent St. Clair
The budget committee has been working hard this year to review the budget for the upcoming budget year 2021-2022. We have a tremendous amount of requests this year. Our job is to review these requests and make our recommendations to the Selectmen.
This year we have created small teams which was suggested by our town manager. We met with the different agencies such as the fire department, highway department, municipal office, library and school. This has worked well and I think has given us better results as we work through the process. We have a full board this year with several new members.
The issue for the town on spending money will never go away as is true for us all. How we spend the money available to us needs to be closely looked at while we weighing the benefits. The mil rate and valuation of your property give the town the majority of its money. This coming year the town will vote on having a town wide revaluation done at a cost of 75,000. This is a requirement of the state. I expect the value of your property will go up but the mil rate will drop. At the town meeting we will know how much that will increase our mil rate. Then after the revaluation is done in the fall, the selectman will announce the new mil rate based on the new valuation.
We also like to put money into the future cost of the town. This is why the selectman have created capital reserve accounts. We feel that the people who live in the town now should help for our future needs. When we need a new truck or a new roof on a building we will have an amount of money already in the bank to help off set that expense instead of hitting up the people in the town all at once. I want to thank all our members for their time this year and is really nice to see their efforts to make our town financially responsible.
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FOSH will be holding a plant sale and craft/vendor fair on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Click here for more info.
ATTENTION HOME AQUARIUM OWNERS!
Invasive Species Alert!
Message from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold in Maine. Moss balls are commonly sold under trade names such as “Betta Buddy.” Zebra mussels, which so far have not become established in Maine, are one of the most destructive invasive species in North America. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Maine Broadband Coalition has launched a statewide internet speed test mapping initiative. The goal of the “Get Up To Speed” initiative is to gather data from across the state to generate the most comprehensive map of both the presence and quality of internet in Maine to date.
Residents are being asked to help the initiative by taking this less-than-a-minute test to map their own speed through the Maine Broadband Coalition’s website. We strongly encourage you to share this link with your community, so that we can get the most accurate map possible.
The Maine Broadband Coalition will aggregate, document, and visualize the speed testing information to provide users and state officials with up-to-date service maps. Participants can view their results (while personal information remains confidential) and watch the public map of Maine grow in real time.
A crucial next step
The new speed testing initiative is the crucial next step in ensuring the delivery of broadband throughout the state and will help local, regional, and state leaders develop projects and steer investments to the places that need it most. This map, along with other data collected, will help inform where the bond funding, approved by Maine voters in July, can have the most impact.
Click here to read the Maine Broadband Coalition Press Release.
The Town Office will now only be offering a limited amount of hard copy IFW Hunting Law Books. To access the digital copy, please click here.
Neighbors Driving Neighbors is searching for volunteers to drive and is welcoming more users to participate! To learn more, click here.
The Town of Fayette has committed to help support Team Hailey Hugs and all families whose children are affected by cancer. To learn more and join, click here.