Town of Wayne, Maine

 

Town News

Town News – February 2018

Your second installment of property taxes is due by January 31, 2018. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2018 at 7% per annum.

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home on Fairbanks Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

Please take notice, Maine State Law: 29-A, M.R.S.A. §2396, prohibits any person from placing in the public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

In observation of Presidents’ Day, Monday February 19, 2018, the Town Office will be closed.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on February 6 and February 20 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday February 26, 2018 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Any dog not registered will be assessed a $25.00 late charged after February 1, 2018. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Town News – January 2018 
 
Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.In observation of New Years’ Day, Monday January 1st, 2018, the Town Office will be closed. 
 
This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday January 3rd,  at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office. 
 

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on January 9 and January 23 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 15, 2018, the Town Office will be closed.

This month the Open Space Committee will be meeting on Tuesday January 16,
at 6:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.
 

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday January 22, 2018 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Please don’t forget to register your dog, you will be assessed a $25.00 late charge by January 31, 2018. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Your second installment of property taxes is due by January 31, 2018. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2018 at 7% per annum.

Town News – December 2017
 
This month the Selectboard will be meeting on December 12, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.
 
In observance of the holiday season, the Board of Selectmen regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday December 26th, 2017 will be cancelled. There next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM.
 
This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday December 6, 
at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.
 
The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Friday December 22, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.
 
Don’t forget to license your dog. Dog tags are available at the Town Office. Your dog will be assessed a $25 late fee on January 1st, 2018. Contact the Town Office for details.
 
Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only (not for commercial purposes) on Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.
 
Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Town Office hours of operation.
 
  • Christmas Day (Holiday Observance), Mon. Dec. 25, 2017 – Closed
  • New Years’ Day (Holiday Observance), Mon. Jan. 1, 2018 - Closed
 
The Board of Selectmen and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!
 

Town News – November 2017 

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on October 31st, November 1, November 14, and November 28 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday November 1st, at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

Election Day will be held this Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Ladd Recreation Center; the polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for a variety of State general referenda questions.  Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

This month the Open Space Committee will be meeting on Tuesday November 7th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

In observation of Veterans’ Day, Friday November 10, 2017, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Monday November 13, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Dog tags will be available in mid-October. Contact the Town Office for details. For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register their dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”

Sustain Wayne is holding a Village Visioning Workshop with Brian Kent of Kent Associates will be held Sunday November 19, 2017 between 2-4 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. We encourage anybody with a vested interested in Wayne Village Center’s future.

In observation of Thanksgiving Day, the following closures will take place.

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Town Office hours of operation.

Thanksgiving (Holiday Observance), Thursday November 23, 2017 – Closed

  • Day After Thanksgiving (Holiday Observance), Friday November 24, 2017 – Closed

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Transfer Station hours of operation.

  • Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 22, 2017 – Open w/ special hours: 8:00 AM to 12 Noon
  • Thanksgiving (Holiday Observance), Thursday November 23, 2017 – Closed
  • Day After Thanksgiving (Holiday Observance), Friday November 24, 2017 – Open w/ normal hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday After Thanksgiving, Saturday November 25, 2017 – Closed

The Board of Selectmen and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday November 27, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Town News – October 2017

Your 2017 property taxes were committed in August and tax bills were mailed out at the end of August. The new mill rate is $16.19. Your first installment of property taxes are due by Sunday October 1, 2017. Interest will begin to accrue on Monday October 2, 2017 at 7% per annum.

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on October 3rd, October 17th, and November 1st at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday October 4that 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office
In observation of Columbus Day, Monday October 9, 2017, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday October 10, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

This month the Open Space Committee will be meeting on Tuesday October 10th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.
 
The Town will be holding our first annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at North Wayne Fire Station on Kent’s Hill Road.  Mary Sheridan, DVM, from Winthrop Veterinary Hospital will be on hand to vaccinate your dog or cat for $15.00 for the vaccination. Cash only will be accepted.  Please bring proof of vaccination to get a three year vaccination.  Aaron Chrostowsky, Wayne Town Manager will be on hand to register your dog. The license fee for neutered/ spayed dogs is $6.00. Non-neutered/ non-spayed dogs are $11.00.  Cash and Check only will be accepted.
 
Dog tags will be available in mid-October. Contact the Town Office for details. For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register their dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”
 
The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday October 23, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Town News – September 2017

Please remember that kids are heading back to school this week, so please watch out for the kids at the bus stops and walking along the roads.

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 4, 2017, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 5, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on September 5th and September 19th at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday September 6th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

This month the Open Space Committee will be meeting on Monday September 25th  at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

Later this month, the Ladd Recreation Center will be resurfacing the Tennis Courts. Please plan accordingly and respect the wishes of the contractors. Also, a special thanks goes to all the families who donated to help complete this project.

The Town of Wayne’s paving contractor, All State Asphalt will be reclaiming and paving Lovejoy Pond Road at the middle to end of this month. During the construction process, the roads will be closed to thru traffic; however, will be open for local traffic (residents, emergency vehicles, post office and school buses) you might experience temporary road closures and delays, be prepared to stop and obey all flaggers and signs for your safety and the contractors.Please bear with us, while we work toward improving the Town roads. This will only be temporary and in the end, the Town will have smooth and safe road to travel. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday September 25, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Your 2017 property taxes will be committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2017.

Town News – August 2017

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a majorroad reconstruction and paving project on the Lovejoy Pond Road this summer. During the construction process, the roads will be closed to thru traffic; however, will be open for local traffic (residents, emergency vehicles, post office and school buses) you might experience temporary road closures and delays, be prepared to stop and obey all flaggers and signs for your safety and the contractors.Please bear with us, while we work toward improving the Town roads. This will only be temporary and in the end, the Town will have smooth and safe road to travel. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

All unpaid 2016 Real Estate Property Taxes will be liened on July 31, 2017. If your property has received a 30-day notice, please contact the town office to make payment arrangements.

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on August 8 and August 22 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday August 5th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday August 28, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 4, 2017, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 5, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Your 2017 property taxes will be committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2017.

Town News – July 2017

The Maine’s 195th Army National Guard Concert Band will be in town on Saturday July 1st, 2017, 6:00 PMin theRoderick Park. They perform for audiences around the world and in their own backyard in Maine, the 195th Army Band’s Concert Band is carrying on a proud tradition of military bands past and present by presenting free patriotic public performances. Stop by the General Store or Tubby’s for a snack and bring a blanket and lawn chair to enjoy the show.

In observation of Independence Day, Tuesday July 4, 2017, the Town Office & Readfield Transfer Station will be closed. It will re-open on Wednesday July 5, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday July 5th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on July 11 and July 25 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

During the month of July, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Birtwell Farms to conduct roadside mowing again this year. They will be mowing all roadsides about 6 feet in from the roadway. If you have anything valuable, within the Town’s Right-of-Way and concerned might get hit by the mower, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

 The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Friday July 21, 2017 between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

 The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Lovejoy Pond Road this summer. During the construction process, the roads will be closed to thru traffic; however, will be open for local traffic (residents, emergency vehicles, post office and school buses) you might experience temporary road closures and delays, be prepared to stop and obey all flaggers and signs for your safety and the contractors.Please bear with us, while we work toward improving the Town roads. This will only be temporary and in the end, the Town will have smooth and safe road to travel. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

Town News – June 2017

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on June 13 and June 27 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town in conjunction with 30-Mile River Watershed Association will be hosting a Courtesy Boat Inspector Volunteer Training, Thursday June 8, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. This Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) workshop will cover everything needed to become an effective CBI and play a key role in our efforts to keep invasive aquatic plants out of our lakes. You will become familiar with Maine law pertaining to the transport of invasive aquatic plants, practice inspecting boats and equipment for plant fragments and other potentially invasive organisms, learn how to spot a suspicious plant and what to do with it, be exposed to the basics of CBI documentation, and discuss ways to actively engage boaters in Maine’s prevention effort. To sign up for this free workshop, contact Katie at kchurch@30mileriver.org.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 13, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 14, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote.

The Town in conjunction with Kennebec Sheriff Office will be hosting a Community Policing Forum, Thursday June 15, 2017, 6:00 PM in the Ladd Recreation Center. Sheriff Mason will be present to answer questions about traffic (speeding and parking) enforcement, noise complaints, underage drinking, crime prevention, and crime reporting.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday June 26, 2017 between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Maine’s 195th Army National Guard Concert Band will be in town on Saturday July 1st, 2017, 6:00 PMin theRoderick Park. They perform for audiences around the world and in their own backyard in Maine, the 195th Army Band’s Concert Band is carrying on a proud tradition of military bands past and present by presenting free patriotic public performances.

In observation of Independence Day, Tuesday July 4, 2017, the Town Office & Readfield Transfer Station will be closed. It will re-open on Wednesday July 5, 2017, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Town News – May 2017

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on May 2, May 16 and May 30 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

During the month of May, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the E.C. Barry to conduct street sweeping. They will be sweeping on select town streets and town lots. Please due all your spring clean-up prior to our street sweeping. 

The Town will be re-installing the speed table (Speed Bump) on the Old Winthrop Road to slow traffic down in the area of the library and church. This speed table is seasonal; it will be taken up in the fall and replaced every spring. Please take notice of your speed in this neighborhood; we have children walking to and from the Ladd Recreation Center and the Library.

Reminder, RSU #38, Annual Budget Meeting will be held on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Maranacook Community High School. Members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget and the citizens of the four towns will vote on those warrant articles. The warrant articles will be explained in the RSU #38 Annual Report which should arrive in the mail within the week. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society. The RSU #38 budget represents 63% of your property tax bill in Wayne.

It’s spring cleaning time! The Town will be participating in an Annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Augusta Public Works complex, 55 North Street, Augusta, ME. Along with household hazardous waste, we will be collecting unwanted medication and e-waste (old tv’s and computers) at no cost.  In order to participate and receive more information, please contact the Wayne Town Office. 

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday May 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

In observation of Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017, the Town Offices will be closed. The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday May 29, 2017.  Parade participants meet at the Wayne Community Church Parking Lot (Old Winthrop Road) at 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM, and the parade begins at 11:00 AM, proceeds on-route with stop at the Memorial Stone in Memorial Park (Main Street), then arriving at Roderick Park (Memorial Park Lane) for the ceremony at approximately 11:30 AM.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 13, 2017, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 14, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote.

Town News – April 2017

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Monday April 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 4th, 2017 at 7% per annum.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.

The Town of Wayne has an Animal Control Ordinance that states no domesticated animal, licensed or unlicensed, shall be permitted on Town property (highways, sidewalks, Ladd Recreation Center, parks, footbridge, Wayne Town House, North Wayne School House, Town Boat Launch, Fire Stations, or old Town Office) without a leash. The Town provides dog waste bags in the parks around the mill pond, please be courteous of others who use these public facilities and pickup after your dogs.

In observation of Patriots’ Day, Monday April 17, 2017, the Town Office will be closed.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on April 4 and April 18 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s AssessorAgent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday April 24, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a qualified individual to become a member of the Budget Committee. After many years of public service, Susan Reynolds stepped down from the Budget Committee. Many thank for her public service. If you are interested in serving on the Budget Committee, please contact the Town Office. The Selectboard will be filling the vacancy at their April 18, 2017 meeting.

Nominations Papers are available from the Town Clerk for a number of positions. The following positions will be vacant June 30th, 2017: two Board of Selectmen (3-Year term, Term Expires 2020); one Budget Committee (5-Year term, Term Expires 2022); one RSU Board of Directors (3-Year term, Term Expires 2020); and one Local School Committee (3-Year term, Term Expires 2020); seats are available. All nomination papers are due to the Town Clerk on Friday April 28, 2017.

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gym for the purpose of voting on an “Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium on Retail Marijuana Establishments and Retail Marijuana Social Clubs” be enacted?

Town News – March 2017

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only.  This sand can be picked up at the Fairbank Road site. Please be considerate of your neighbors and only take two (2) five (5) gallon buckets per storm.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.

The Town of Wayne has an Animal Control Ordinance that states no domesticated animal, licensed or unlicensed, shall be permitted on Town property (highways, sidewalks, Ladd Recreation Center, parks, footbridge, Wayne Town House, North Wayne School House, Town Boat Launch, Fire Stations, or old Town Office) without a leash. The Town provides dog waste bags in the parks around the mill pond, please be courteous of others who use these public facilities and pickup after your dogs.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on March 7 and March 21 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing at the Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School to discuss residents’ concerns regarding the recent statewide referenda to legalize marijuana in Maine. Each community has the ability to regulate local land uses for the potential retail marijuana establishments in town.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday March 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Monday April 3rd, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 4th, 2017 at 7% per annum.

Town News – February 2017

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on February 7 and February 21 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Presidents’ Day, Monday February 20, 2017, the Town Office will be closed.

Per the Town’s contract with RJD Appraisal (Assessing Services) field inspectors will be conducting on-site inspections throughout town during the week of February 6 thru 10, 2017. They will be conduct quarterly reviews (revaluating) properties in the northwest end of town and spring work (checking on any new construction) throughout the entire town. Please don’t hesitate to ask them for identification or contact the Town Office.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday February 27, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing at the Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School to discuss residents’ concerns regarding the recent statewide referenda to legalize marijuana in Maine. Each community has the ability to regulate local land uses for the potential retail marijuana establishments in town.

Town News – January 2017

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbanks Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on January 10 and January 24 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 16, 2017, the Town Office will be closed.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday January 23, 2017 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Please don’t forget to register your dog, you will be assessed a $25.00 late charge by January 31, 2017. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Your second installment of property taxes is due by January 31, 2017. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2017 at 7% per annum.

Town News – December 2016

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on December 13 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observance, of the holiday season the Board of Selectmen regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday December 27th, 2016 will be cancelled. There next regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

Don’t forget to license your dog. Dog tags are available at the Town Office. Your dog will be assessed a $25 late fee on January 1st, 2017. Contact the Town Office for details.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday December 19, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only (not for commercial purposes) on Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Town Office hours of operation.

  •  Christmas Day (Holiday Observance), Mon. Dec. 26, 2016 – Closed
  • New Years’ Day (Holiday Observance), Mon. Jan. 2, 2017 - Closed

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Transfer Station hours of operation.

  •  Christmas Eve, Sat. Dec. 24, 2016 – Open: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • New Years’ Eve, Sat. Dec. 31, 2016 – Open:  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Board of Selectmen and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Town News – November 2016

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on November 1, November 15 and November 29 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Election Day will be held this Tuesday November 8, 2016 at the Ladd Recreation Center; the polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for a variety of State general referenda questions.  Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

In observation of Veterans Day, Friday November 11, 2016, the Town Office and the Transfer Station will be closed. The Transfer Station will re-open on Saturday November 12, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.  The Town Office will re-open on Monday November 14, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Attention Dog Owners

State law (Title 7 M.R.S.A Ch. 721) requires that all dogs over 6 months of age to be licensed annually by December 31st. You can always visit the friendly staff at the Wayne Town Office to license your dogs.For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register your dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”

The Town will be holding our first annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday November 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at North Wayne Fire Station on Kents Hill Road.  Mary Sheridan, DVM, from Winthrop Veterinary Hospital will be on hand to vaccinate your dog or cat for $15.00 for the vaccination. Cash only will be accepted.  Please bring proof of vaccination to get a three year vaccination.  Aaron Chrostowsky, Wayne Town Manager will be on hand to register your dog. The license fee for neutered/ spayed dogs is $6.00. Non-neutered/ non-spayed dogs are $11.00.  Cash and Check only will be accepted. Also, meet our new Animal Control Officer.

In observation of Thanksgiving Day, the following closures will take place. The Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday November 23, 2016. The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday November 24, 2016 and Friday November 25, 2016. The Transfer Station will re-open on Saturday November 26, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours. The Town Office will re-open on Monday November 28, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday November 28, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town News – October 2016

Your 2016 property taxes were committed in August and tax bills were mailed out at the end of August. The new mill rate is $14.83. Your first installment of property taxes are due by Saturday October 1, 2016. Interest will begin to accrue on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 7% per annum.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on October 4 and October 18 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Columbus Day, Monday October 10, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday October 11, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday October 24, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Readfield will be holding a Rabies Clinic on Wednesday October 26, 2016 between the hours of 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at the Readfield Town Office on 8 Old Kent’s Hill Road by appointment only. To schedule your pet for an appointment, please call (207) 685-4939. The cost of the appointment and vaccine will only be $15.00.

Dog tags will be available in mid-October. Contact the Town Office for details. For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register their dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”

Mark Birtwell has stepped down from his role as Animal Control Officer. I want to thank him for his years of service as the Town’s Animal Control Officer. Due to the vacancy, the Town will be advertising for the Animal Control Officer. If you are interested in becoming the Animal Control Officer, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Town Office by Friday October 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM. During the transition Taylor Stevenson, who was our back-up Animal Control Officer has agreed to be our interim Animal Control Officer until we find a permanent replacement. If you have any animal control issues, he can be reached at (207) 242-0613.

This year, the General Election and Referendum will be held on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. In 2016, Maine voters will select their choice for President/Vice President (this process is called the" popular vote"), and elect Maine's Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature, and certain county officers.  Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

Town News – September 2016

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 5, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 6, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on September 6 and September 20 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday September 26, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Your 2016 property taxes were committed in August and tax bills were mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2016.

Please remember that kids are heading back to school this week, so please watch out for the kids at the bus stops and walking along the roads.

The Town has contracted with the services of Bruen Tree Service and Stevenson Solutions to remove brush and trim trees in the Town’s Right-of-Way to improve visibility on the following roads: Berry Road, Fairbanks Road, Mount Pisgah Road, Pond Road, Richmond Mills Road, and Walton Road, this fall. If you have a tree that you don’t want touched or something you don’t want damaged during this work. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Town has contracted with C.H. Stevenson to install road shoulders on Mount Pisgah Road. Also, the Town has contracted with Bruen Construction to install geo-textile fabric on several portions the Lord Road to improve the drivability of the road during mud season.

The Selectboard is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on several Town Boards or Committees. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: Planning Board , Board of Appeals, and Conservation Commission. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Selectboard just recently created an Open Space Committee to determine its options on the former Pettengill property on Wilson Pond. This Committee will make a recommendation to the Selectboard for eventual placement on Annual Town Meeting warrant.

 

 

Town News – August 2016

This month the Selectboard will be meeting on August 9 and August 23 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

All unpaid 2015 Real Estate Property Taxes will be liened on August 2, 2016. If your property has received a 30 day notice, please contact the town office to make payment arrangements.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday August 22, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 5, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 6, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Your 2016 property taxes will be committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2016.

Town News – July 2016

The Board of Selectmen would like to thank everyone who participated in the Annual Town Meeting and Election this June 14 and June 15. Annual Town Meeting is special privilege and tradition of this community that makes Wayne, so special. The Board of Selectmen would like to welcome new member Trent Emery. Joan Farrar was elected to the RSU #38 Board of Directors. Also, Theresa Kerchner was re-elected to the Wayne School Committee. A special congratulation goes to our awardees at Annual Town Meeting. Anne Huntington was presented the Helen Hicks Healy award for their many years of service to the community. The Board of Selectmen honored Jane Andrews, Holly Stevenson and Comprehensive Plan Committee: Lloyd Irland, Theresa Kerchner, Stephen McLaughlin, Anne Huntington, Bruce Mercier, Stephen Saunders, Dave Petell, and Teco Brown with the Spirit of America Foundation Award for their many years of volunteerism to the community. The Board of Selectmen dedicated the Annual Town Report to Thomas Lane for their many years of service. For a copy of the Town Report, visit the Town Office. Lastly, the Board of Selectmen would like to thank Peter Ault for years of service to the Board of Selectmen. He is stepping down to enjoy retirement.

The Town would like to thank all Town residents who paid their taxes. Any accounts with unpaid balances after June 28th, 2016, will receive a 30-Day Notice of Tax Lien. Taxes may be paid in the office or online. A tax lien will be placed on all unpaid tax accounts July 28th, 2016.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on July 12th and July 26th at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

This month the Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday July 6th at 7:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Mount Pisgah Road this summer. Roadwork has already begun on Mount Pisgah Road. During the construction process, the roads will be closed to thru traffic; however, will be open for local traffic (residents, emergency vehicles, post office and school buses) you might experience temporary road closures and delays, be prepared to stop and obey all flaggers and signs for your safety and the contractors.Please bear with us, while we work toward improving the Town roads. This will only be temporary and in the end, the Town will have smooth and safe road to travel. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

During the month of July, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Town of Readfield to conduct roadside mowing again this year. They will be mowing all roadsides about 6 feet in from the roadway. If you have anything valuable, within the Town’s Right-of-Way and concerned might get hit by the mower, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

In observation of Independence Day, Monday July 4, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday July 5, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday July 29, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Town News – June 2016

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on June 14 and June 28 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 14, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 15, 2016, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote.

Spring is here! Our friendly neighborhood geese are back in town. In order to make them less of a nuisance, please don’t feed the geese. If you live along the shore, consider creating buffer zone by either planting non-invasive native plants and/ or stop mowing your lawn to help prevent geese grazing on your lawn and protect water quality.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday June 27, 2016 between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

In observation of Independence Day, Monday July 4, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday July 5, 2016, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Town News – May 2016

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on May 3, May 17 and May 31 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

During the month of May, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the E.C. Barry to conduct street sweeping. They will be sweeping on select town streets and town lots. Please due all your spring clean-up prior to our street sweeping. 

The Town will be re-installing the speed table (Speed Bump) on the Old Winthrop Road to slow traffic down in the area of the library and church. This speed table is seasonal; it will be taken up in the fall and replaced every spring. Please take notice of your speed in this neighborhood; we have children walking to and from the Ladd Recreation Center and the Library.

The Town would like to thank all Town residents who paid their taxes. Any accounts with unpaid balances after May 15th, 2016, will receive a 30-Day Notice of Tax Lien in May 2016. Taxes may be paid in the office or online.

Reminder, RSU #38, Annual Budget Meeting will be held on Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Maranacook Community High School. Members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget and the citizens of the four towns will vote on those warrant articles. The warrant articles will be explained in the RSU #38 Annual Report which should arrive in the mail within the week. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society. This budget represents 59% of property tax bill in Wayne.

It’s Spring cleaning time! The Town will be participating in an Annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event on Saturday May 21, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Augusta Public Works complex, 55 North Street, Augusta, ME. Along with household hazardous waste, we will be collecting unwanted medication and e-waste (old tv’s and computers) at no cost.  In order to participate and for more information, please contact the Wayne Town Office. 

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday May 23, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Per the Town’s contract with RJD Appraisal (Assessing Services) field inspectors from will be conducting on-site inspections throughout town during the month of May 2016. They will conducting spring work (checking on any new construction) throughout the entire town. They will have identification.

In observation of Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2016, the Town Office will be closed. This Memorial Day on Monday May 30, 2016, the Annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Wayne Community Church at 10:45 AM with the formal program beginning at 11:00 AM in Memorial Park.

The Selectboard is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on a Town Board or Committee. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: 30-Mile River Watershed Association Representative, serves as Wayne’s representative to the 30-MRWA Board. The 30-MWRA mission is to preserve, improve, and protect the land and water quality in the 30-Mile River watershed.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 14, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 15, 2016, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote

Town Clerk’s Corner

The answer to the April question, “When was the last year Wayne held its Annual Town Meeting at the old Town House on Main Street?”

In 1990 and 1991, the Annual Town Meetings at the historic Wayne Town House on Main Street were adjourned and reconvened to the Ladd Center, due to a large turnout of residents.  Ever since, the Annual Town Meeting has been held at the Ladd Recreation Center.

Annual Town Meeting was held at the Wayne Town House since it was built in 1840. In the early years the meeting was scheduled for the second Monday in March, for the convenience of the farmers.  As years went by, and people started working in factories and other jobs outside of the home, the meetings were scheduled for the second Saturday in March.  Many residents still remember when women sat on one side, and men on the other side. This made it easier to count votes, as only men were allowed to vote, until 1920. However, the tradition of women and men sitting on different sides remained for many years after. This building has been restored and is one of many Wayne treasures.

We invite you to exercise your right to vote and attend the Annual Town Meeting, which is June 14th (State Primary Election and local ballot to elect local offices and school budget) and the annual meeting itself is June 15th, where voters approve the Warrant.

This month’s question: So you think you know Wayne?

How many registered voters in Wayne and how many are registered as Democrats, Republicans, Green Party or Unenrolled?

Town News – April 2016

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Friday April 1st, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 2nd, 2016 at 7% per annum.

The Town of Readfield has adjusted the fee schedule at the Readfield Transfer Station. The new user fees will take affect Sunday April 3, 2016. Go to our to Town website: www.waynemaine.org or feel free to call the Readfield Transfer Station at (207) 685-3144.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.

In observation of Patriots’ Day, Monday April 18, 2016, the Town Office will be closed.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on April 5 and April 19 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday April 25, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Nominations Papers are available from the Town Clerk for a number of positions. The following positions will be vacant June 30th, 2016: one Board of Selectmen (3-Year term, Term Expires 2019); one Local School Committee (3-Year term, Term Expires 2019); and one RSU Board of Directors (3-Year term, Term Expires 2018) seats are available. All nomination papers are due to the Town Clerk on Friday April 29, 2016.

The Town of Wayne seeks qualified candidates for the position of Recreational Sports Coordinator. This position works with representatives from other towns to represent Wayne children in recreational sports opportunities for children in Pre-K through 6th grade and acts as an advocate for the Wayne children and to communicate with the parents and community about sport recreational opportunities. Candidates should possess good organizational and communication skills, excellent customer services skills, computer knowledge a must, and person should be capable of multi-tasking with minimal supervision. Please send a cover letter with resume in confidence to Wayne Town Manager, P.O. Box 400, Wayne, ME 04248. Resumes will be accepted until Friday April 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM. For more information, you can contact the Town Manager by email at townmanager@waynemaine.org or by telephone at (207) 685-4983.

 

 

So You Think You Know Wayne?

 

This month’s question is: When was the last year Wayne held its Annual Town Meeting at the old Town House on Main Street?

 

The answer to January’s question, “Who was the longest running Town Clerk in Wayne?”

Lila Lincoln was Wayne’s beloved Town Clerk from 1940-1981, and Tax Collector from 1973-1981.She was born in 1920 and died 2006. As was done back then, she conducted town business out of her home on Memorial Park Lane. Her husband Tink Lincoln was Wayne’s Postmaster for many years.Some old- timers have stories about Lila going out of her way to help townspeople with their town business, by notifying them even when they were stationed overseas.

The answer to February’s question, “Who was the Wayne resident who ran for the office of the President of the United States?”

Waldo Lincoln, a popular figure who lived in and operated the Androscoggin House Inn with his wife, Hallie, ran for the office of President. His slogan was, “It’s time for another Lincoln in the White House!”

In the Illustrated History of Wayne, Maine, by Jack Perkins, “Mr. Lincoln was candidate for President of the United States twice, and although he received no electoral votes, he received some votes locally. He believed that people as well as nations should do the best  they can with what they’ve got. And he believed that every person has his own particular niche in the world; that each person can do one thing better than anybody else.”

 

Town News – March 2016

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only.  This sand can be picked up at the Fairbank Road site. Please be considerate of your neighbors and only take two (2) five (5) gallon buckets per storm.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.

Just a friendly reminder, we have received several complaints of dogs running at large. The Town of Wayne has an Animal Control Ordinance that states no domesticated animal, licensed or unlicensed, shall be permitted on Town property (highways, sidewalks, Ladd Recreation Center, parks, footbridge, Wayne Town House, North Wayne School House, Town Boat Launch, Fire Stations, or old Town Office) without a leash. The Town provides dog waste bags in the parks around the mill pond, please be courteous of others who use these public facilities and pickup after your dogs.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on March 8 and March 22 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday March 28, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Friday April 1st, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 2nd, 2016 at 7% per annum.

 

Town News – February 2016

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on February 9 and February 23 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Presidents’ Day, Monday February 15, 2016, the Town Office will be closed.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday February 22, 2016 between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Per the Town’s contract with RJD Appraisal (Assessing Services) field inspectors from will be conducting on-site inspections throughout town during the week of February 8 thru 12, 2016. They will conduct quarterly reviews (revaluating) properties in the south end of town and spring work (checking on any new construction) throughout the entire town. They will have identification.

Next month the assessor will be sending out letters to small business owners who have personal property to update their records. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983.

Any dog not registered will be assessed a $25.00 late charged after February 1, 2016. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Your second installment of property taxes was due by January 31, 2016. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2016 at 7% per annum.

The Selectboard is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on a Town Board or Committee. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: 30-Mile River Watershed Association Representative, serves as Wayne’s representative to the 30-MRWA Board. The 30-MWRA mission is to preserve, improve, and protect the land and water quality in the 30-Mile River watershed.

From the Clerk’s Desk: “So You Think You Know Wayne?”

 

“Who was the longest serving Town Clerk in Wayne?”

 

The answer to last month’s question to: “How Many Wayne’s Live in Wayne?” I counted 7: Wayne Bryant, Wayne Colgate, Wayne Crowley, Wayne Keddy, Wayne Ladner, Wayne Piper, and Wayne Rabon. If I missed anyone, please let me know!

Town News – January 2016

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on January 12 and January 26 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 18, 2016, the Town Office will be closed.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday January 25, 2016 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Please don’t forget to register your dog, you will be assessed a $25.00 late charge by January 31, 2016. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Your second installment of property taxes is due by January 31, 2016. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2016 at 7% per annum.

The Selectboard is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on a Town Board or Committee. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: Planning Board, advise the town administration on any matter affecting the physical development of the town; propose modifications to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, meanwhile, bringing such proposals to the voters; review and make recommendations to subdivisions in accordance with laws of the State of Maine. 30-Mile River Watershed Association Representative, serves as Wayne’s representative to the 30-MRWA Board. The 30-MWRA mission is to preserve, improve, and protect the land and water quality in the 30-Mile River watershed.

The Board of Selectmen would like to thank the Wayne Fire Department for all their hard work and dedication to the community. If you see one of our volunteer firefighters around town, please say, “thank you!”

Andrew Knight                     Bruce Mercier

James Welch                        Mark Bachelder

Andy Blais                             Steve Booth

Jillian Booth                          John Christopher

Elaine Christopher              Bill Coolidge

Pauline Coolidge                 Matt Davenport

Jareb Dyer                             Brian Roche

Taylor Stevenson               Tim Sullivan

If you are interested in joining or helping the fire department, please don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Mercier, Fire Chief at (207) 685-8116 or wayne.fire@yahoo.com.

Town News – December 2015

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on December 1 and December 15 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Don’t forget to license your dog. Dog tags are available at the Town Office. Your dog will be assessed a $25 late fee on January 1st, 2015. Contact the Town Office for details.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday December 28, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only (not for commercial purposes) on Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Town Office hours of operation.

  •  Christmas Eve, Thurs. Dec. 24, 2015 – Open: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Christmas Day, Fri. Dec. 25, 2015 – Closed

  • New Years’ Eve, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015 – Open: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • New Years’ Day, Fri. Jan. 1, 2016 - Closed

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Transfer Station hours of operation.

  •  Christmas Eve, Thurs. Dec. 24, 2015 – Open: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Christmas Day, Fri. Dec. 25, 2015 – Closed

  • New Years’ Eve, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015 – Open: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • New Years’ Day, Fri. Jan. 1, 2016 - Closed

In observance, of the holiday season the Board of Selectmen regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday December 29th, 2015 will be cancelled. There next regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The Board of Selectmen and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

The Town of Wayne Board of Selectmen is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on a Town Board or Committee. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: Wayne Recreational Sports Committee, was created by the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of management and oversight of Wayne recreational sports including but not limited to soccer, basketball, and baseball/ softball and to advocate for the Wayne children and to communicate with the parents and the community about sport recreational opportunities.

If you are interested in serving on a Town Board or Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

 Town News – November 2015

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on November 3 and November 17 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Election Day will be held this Tuesday November 3, 2015 at the Ladd Recreation Center; the polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for a variety of State general referenda questions. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

In observation of Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, 2015, the Town Office and the Transfer Station will be closed. It will re-open on Thursday October 12, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours.

In observation of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, 2015 and Friday November 27, 2015, the Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed. It will re-open on Monday November 30, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours. Also, the Transfer Station will have special hours on Wednesday November 25, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday November 30, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Attention Dog Owners

State law (Title 7 M.R.S.A Ch. 721) requires that all dogs over 6 months of age to be licensed annually by December 31st.

You can always visit the friendly staff at the Wayne Town Office to license your dogs.

For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register your dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”

In order to register your dog, you must show proof of an up to date rabies certificate..

The license fee for neutered/ spayed dogs is $6.00. Non-neutered/ non-spayed dogs are $11.00. After, January 31st, dog owners will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 plus regular licensing fees.

For more information or if you have questions, please call the Town Office at (207) 685-4983. Thanks for your attention to this matter.

Town News – October 2015

Reminder, school will be in session, which means children will be out by the road waiting or unloading from the school bus. Drive cautiously. The Sheriff will take notice.

Your 2015 property taxes were committed at the August and tax bills were mailed out at the end of August. The new mill rate is $14.57. Your first installments of property taxes are due by Thursday October 1, 2015. Interest will begin to accrue on Friday October 2, 2015 at 7% per annum.

Dog tags will be available in mid-October. Contact the Town Office for details. For busy residents who cannot make it to the Town Office to register their dog. You may go online to register your dog. Go to our website: www.waynemaine.org, click on: “Online Services”, then click on: dog image with caption “Online Dog Licensing.”

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on October 6 and October 20 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town Office will be closed Wednesday October 7, 2015 in order for Town staff to attend a training conference. The Town Office will reopen on Thursday October 8, 2015 at 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

In observation of Columbus Day, Monday October 12, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday October 13, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday October 26, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town will be holding a public forum called "Walkable Wayne" on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

 Should We Walk in Wayne? Why? To Where?
Walk to get some place? For exercise?
To learn or teach about nature?
To enjoy the woods or walk to a pond?
Just to be outside.
Provide a community asset to attract young families?
No thanks, I just want to drive my car!?
Please come and share your thoughts
about walking in Wayne.

 

Town News – September 2015

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 8, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Reminder, the town has a fireworks ordinance banning the use in town.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on September 8 and September 22 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Reminder, school will be in session, which means children will be out by the road waiting or unloading from the school bus. Drive cautiously. The Sheriff will take notice.

Your 2015 property taxes were committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2015

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday September 28, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Cross Road, Hathaway Road, Kings Highway, portions of Berry Road, Lovejoy Pond Road, Walton Road this summer. Road closures, detours and other information will be communicated to residents along the roadway and with emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

Town News – August 2015

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on August 11 and August 25 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

All unpaid 2014 Real Estate Property Taxes due by August 23, 2014 will be liened. If your property has received a 30 day notice, please contact the town office to make payment arrangements.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday August 24, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Cross Road, Hathaway Road, Kings Highway, portions of Berry Road, Lovejoy Pond Road, Walton Road this summer. The Town will be posting notices for invitation to bids for this project. The Board of Selectmen should be awarding this project at their July 28, 2015 meeting. Please stay tuned for more details as they become available. Road closures, detours and other information will be communicated to residents along the roadway and with emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

During the month of August, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Town of Readfield / Birtwell Farms to conduct roadside mowing again this year. They will be mowing all roadsides about 6 feet in from the roadway. If you have anything valuable, within the Town’s Right-of-Way and concerned might get hit by the mower, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 8, 2014, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Your 2015 property taxes will be committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2015.

Town News – July 2015

The Board of Selectmen would like to thank everyone who participated in the Annual Town Meeting and Election this June 9 and June 10. Annual Town Meeting is special privilege and tradition of this community that makes Wayne, so special. The Board of Selectmen would like to welcome new member Jon Lamarche and the return of Stephanie Haines to the Board of Selectmen. Also, Gary Carr was elected to the RSU #38 Board of Directors and Stefan Pakulski.  A special congratulation goes to our awardees at Annual Town Meeting. Blanche Fyler was presented the Helen Hicks Healy award for their many years of service to the community. The Board of Selectmen honored Gloria and Lincoln Ladd with the Spirit of America Foundation Award for their many years of volunteerism to the community. The Board of Selectmen dedicated the Annual Town Report to Ray Giglio, John Mahoney, and Eloise Ault for their many years of service. For a copy of the Town Report, visit the Town Office. Lastly, the Board of Selectmen would like to thank Stephen Saunders for years of service to the Board of Selectmen. He is stepping down to enjoy retirement.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Cross Road, Hathaway Road, Kings Highway, portions of Berry Road, Lovejoy Pond Road, Walton Road this summer. The Town will be posting notices for invitation to bids for this project. The Board of Selectmen should be awarding this project at their July 28, 2015 meeting. Please stay tuned for more details as they become available. Road closures, detours and other information will be communicated to residents along the roadway and with emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

In observation of Independence Day, Friday July 3, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Monday July 6, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours. The Readfield Transfer Station will be open, Friday July 3, 2015, but will be closed on Saturday July 4, 2015.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on July 14 and July 28 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday July 27, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Town News – June 2015

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on June 2, June 16, and June 30 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 10, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote.

Spring is here! Our friendly neighborhood geese are back in town. In order to make them less of a nuisance, please don’t feed the geese. If you live along the shore, consider creating buffer zone by either plant non-invasive native plants and/ or stop mowing your lawn to help prevent geese grazing on your lawn and protect water quality.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday June 22, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

A representative from Senator Angus King’s office will be holding constituent service hours to hear your concerns, Tuesday June 23, 2015 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

In observation of Independence Day, Friday July 3, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Monday July 5, 2015, during our regularly scheduled hours. The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday July 4, 2015; it will reopen on Tuesday July 7, 2015, during regularly scheduled hours.

Town News – May 2015

Reminder, RSU #38, Annual Budget Meeting will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Maranacook Community High School. Members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget and the citizens of the four towns will vote on those warrant articles. The warrant articles will be explained in the RSU #38 Annual Report which should arrive in the mail within the week. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society. This budget represents 59% of property tax bill in Wayne.

During the month of May, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the E.C. Barry to conduct street sweeping. They will be sweeping on select town streets and town lots. Please due all your spring clean-up prior to our street sweeping. 

The Town will be re-installing the speed table (Speed Bump) on the Old Winthrop Road to slow traffic down in the area of the library and church. This speed table is seasonal; it will be taken up in the fall and replaced every spring. Please take notice of your speed in this neighborhood; we have children walking to and from the Ladd Recreation Center and the Library.

The Town would like to thank all Town residents who paid their taxes. Any accounts with unpaid balances after May 15th, 2015, will receive a 30-Day Notice of Tax Lien in May 2015. Taxes may be paid in the office or online.

It’s Spring cleaning time! The Town will be participating in an Annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Augusta Public Works complex, 55 North Street, Augusta, ME. Along with household hazardous waste, we will be collecting unwanted medication and e-waste (old tv’s and computers) at no cost.  In order to participate and for more information, please contact the Wayne Town Office. 

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on May 5 and May 19 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

In observation of Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2015, the Town Office will be closed. This Memorial Day on Monday May 25, 2015, the Annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Wayne Community Church at 10:45 AM with the formal program beginning at 11:00 AM in Memorial Park.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Wednesday May 27, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 10, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote

 

April 2015

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Wednesday April 1st, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 2nd, 2015 at 7% per annum.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a qualified individual to become Wayne’s Representative to RSU #38 Board of Directors. If you are interested, please contact the Town Office.

In observation of Patriots’ Day, Monday April 20, 2015, the Town Office will be closed.

Nominations Papers are available from the Town Clerk for a number of positions. The following positions will be vacant June 30th, 2015: two Board of Selectmen (3-Year term, Term Expires 2018); two Local School Committee (3-Year term, Term Expires 2018); and one RSU Board of Directors (3-Year term, Term Expires 2018) seats are available. All nomination papers are due to the Town Clerk on Monday April 27, 2015.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on April 7 and April 21 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday April 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

March 2015

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. They are seeking public input on the draft Comprehensive Plan. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office or go to www.waynemaine.org.

Notice of Tax Sale. The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wayne, Maine is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in five (5) tax-acquired properties. Bids are due by Monday March 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Town Office. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office or go to www.waynemaine.org.

This month the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on March 10 and March 24 at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday March 23, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by Wednesday April 1st, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Interest will begin to accrue on April 2nd, 2015 at 7% per annum.

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a qualified individual to become Wayne’s Representative to RSU #38 Board of Directors. If you are interested, please contact the Town Office.

February 2015

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only.  This sand can be picked up at the Fairbank Road site. Please be considerate of your neighbors and only take two (2) five (5) gallon buckets per storm.

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a qualified individual to become Wayne’s Representative to RSU #38 Board of Directors. After many years of public service, Richard Spencer, Ph.D. stepped down as Wayne’s representative to the RSU #38 Board of Directors. Many thank for his public service. If you are interested, please contact the Town Office.

In observation of President’s Day, Monday February 16, 2015, the Town Office will be closed.

A representative from Senator Angus King’s office will be holding constituent service hours to hear your concerns, Tuesday February 17th, 2015 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM at the Wayne Town Office.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday February 23, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. They are seeking public input on the draft Comprehensive Plan. For more information, go to www.waynemaine.org.

 

Town News – January 2015

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use at home Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 19, 2015, the Town Office will be closed.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday January 26, 2015 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a final public hearing on Tuesday January 27, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. They are seeking public input on the Comprehensive Plan draft narrative. For more information, go to www.waynemaine.org.

Please don’t forget to register your dog, you will be assessed a $25.00 late charge by January 31, 2015. Dog tags are available at the Town Office., if you contact the Town Office for details.

Your second installment of property taxes is due by January 31, 2015. Interest will begin to accrue on February 1, 2015 at 7% per annum.

 

Town News – December 2014

Don’t forget to license your dog. Dog tags are available at the Town Office. Your dog will be assessed a $25 late fee on January 1st, 2015. Contact the Town Office for details.

The Town Clerk would like to thank everyone who voted this November and all those who help ensure a smooth election.  Of the approximately 970 registered voters in Wayne, 707 cast votes for the Nov. 4, 2014 election. Very impressive Wayne!

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday December 22, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town Office has received numerous complaints about speeding on Wayne roads. The Town does let Kennebec Sheriff Office of these complaints. However, you can make a big difference by slowing down and driving more safely yourself for the protection of everyone. Enjoy the beautiful views of Wayne as you go about your business! Thanks.

Winter is here! Winter sand is available for residents use only (not for commercial purposes) on Fairbank Road near the Town Sand/ Salt Shed, only two buckets per storm.

Due to the holidays; the following changes will be made to the Town Office hours of operation.

  • Christmas Eve, Wed. Dec. 24, 2014 – 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Christmas Day, Thur. Dec. 25, 2014 – Town Office Closed

  • Day After Christmas, Fri. Dec. 26, 2014 – Town Office Closed

  • New Years’ Eve, Wed. Dec. 31, 2014 – 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

  • New Years’ Day, Thur. Jan. 1, 2015 - Town Office Closed

  • Day After New Years’, Fri. Jan. 2, 2015 – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

In observance, of the holiday season the Board of Selectmen regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday December 30th, 2014 will be cancelled. There next regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday January 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

The Board of Selectmen and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a final public hearing on Tuesday January 27, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. They are seeking public input on the Comprehensive Plan draft narrative. For more information, go to www.waynemaine.org.

 

Town News – November 2014

In observation of Veterans’ Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014 and Thanksgiving Day/ Day After, Thursday November 27, 2014 and Friday November 28, 2014, the Town Office will be closed.

Don’t forget to license your dog. Dog tags are available at the Town Office. Contact the Town Office for details.

Election Day will be held this Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Ladd Recreation Center; the polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for a variety of Federal and State offices and general referenda questions. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

The Town of Wayne Board of Selectmen is actively seeking residents interested in serving their community on a Town Board or Committee. Through positive volunteerism and dedicated work, you can be the conduit that energizes your community. We want you to be a part of your Town. The following Boards and Committees have vacancies: Budget Committee (1 member). The Budget Committee works with the Board of Selectmen to review the proposed budget submitted by the Town Manager. The Committee meets around three to four times a year prior to Annual Town Meeting to submit to the voters a budget they deem expedient and proper in the interests of the Town.Cemetery Association (1 member).  The Cemetery Association shall have responsibility for the care and maintenance of cemeteries. Readfield/ Wayne Solid Waste Committee (1 member). They meet quarterly to discuss the overall operation and management of the Readfield Transfer Station.  If you are interested in serving on a Town Board or Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a Special Town Meeting – Purchase a New Fire Truck on Tuesday November 18, 2014, at 6:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. The Board of Selectmen are seeking authorization to spend up to $50,000 from Undesignated Fund Balance to be combined with $300,000 from the Fire Truck Reserve Fund and used for the purchase a new fire truck on terms deemed appropriate by the Select Board. For more information, go to www.waynemaine.org.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday November 18, 2014, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium. They are seeking public input on the Comprehensive Plan draft narrative.

For more information, go to www.waynemaine.org.

Town News – October 2014

Your 2014 property taxes were committed at the August and tax bills were mailed out at the end of August. The new mill rate is $14.37. Your first installments of property taxes are due by October 1, 2014. Interest will begin to accrue on October 2, 2014 at 7% per annum.

The Town Office will change our office hours for Wednesday October 1, 2014 in order for Town staff to attend a morning training conference. The Town Office change their hours from 1:30 – 5:30 PM to 2:00 – 6:00 PM just for the day.

In observation of Columbus Day, Monday October 13, 2014, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday October 14, 2014, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Dog tags will be available in mid-October. Contact the Town Office for details.

This November 5, 2014, we will be holding an election for the various state and federal races. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office, please call or stop in.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday October 27, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium to seek public input on the draft Comprehensive Plan as prepared by the Committee. For more information and a copy of the draft Vision, Goals and Strategies, go to the Town website www.waynmaine.org, click on the link Comprehensive Plan News, then go to documents.

Town News – September 2014

In observation of Labor Day, Monday September 1, 2014, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Tuesday September 2, 2014, during our regularly scheduled hours.

Reminder, school will be in session, which means children will be out by the road waiting or unloading from the school bus. Drive cautiously. The Sheriff will take notice.

The Wayne Board of Selectmen is updating the Town’s Animal Control Ordinance. The Town will be seeking public comments at their regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting on September 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM, and holding a Special Town Meeting on September 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School - Gymnasium.

Your 2014 property taxes were committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2014.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday September 22, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Old Winthrop Road (beyond Morrison Heights Road to Fairbanks Road), Kent’s Hill Road (beyond Innes Ridge Road) and Berry Road this summer. Work has already begun, in preparation for paving along these roads. Please be prepared to stop or delays. Any closures, detours and other important information will be communicated to residents along the construction zones and emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium to seek public input on the draft Comprehensive Plan as prepared by the Committee. For more information and a copy of the draft Vision, Goals and Strategies, go to the Town website www.waynmaine.org, click on the link Comprehensive Plan News, then go to documents.

 

Town News – August 2014

All unpaid 2013 Real Estate Property Taxes due by August 13, 2014 will be liened. If your property has received a 30 day notice, please contact the town office to make payment arrangements.

Your 2014 property taxes will be committed in August and tax bills will be mailed at the end of August. Property taxes are due on October 1st, 2014.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday August 25, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Old Winthrop Road (beyond Morrison Heights Road to Fairbanks Road), Kent’s Hill Road (beyond Innes Ridge Road) and Berry Road this summer. Work has already begun, in preparation for paving along these roads. Please be prepared to stop or delays. Any closures, detours and other important information will be communicated to residents along the construction zones and emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Town contacted USDA Wildlife Services to discuss ways to mitigate the geese problem at the mill pond. The Town installed a temporary fence along the mill pond. If you have geese on your property, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office, we will try to assist you.  

A special thanks to the Breazeale Family for their love of Wayne and generosity in donating two granite benches for the parks at the mill pond.

The Town is working with the Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District to discuss shoreline improvements at the mill pond to protect the water quality, and enhance views of the mill pond. This buffer enhancement project will act as a demonstration project for residents who wish to make improvements to their shoreline zone.

The Town installed a new speed table (Speed Hump) on the Old Winthrop Road to slow traffic down in the area of the library and church. This speed table is seasonal; it will be taken up in the fall and replaced every spring. Please take notice of your speed in this neighborhood; we have children walking to and from the Ladd Recreation Center and the Library.

The Board of Selectmen and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 6:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium to seek public input on the draft Comprehensive Plan as prepared by the Committee. For more information and a copy of the draft Vision, Goals and Strategies, go to the Town website www.waynmaine.org, click on the link Comprehensive Plan News, then go to documents.

Town News – July 2014

The Board of Selectmen would like to thank everyone who participated in the Annual Town Meeting and Election this June 10 and June 11. Annual Town Meeting is special privilege and tradition of this community that makes Wayne, so special. The Board of Selectmen would like to welcome new member Don Welsh and the return of Gary Kenny to the Board of Selectmen. Also, Gary Carr was elected to both of the local school committee and RSU#38. A special congratulation goes to our awardees at Annual Town Meeting. Judy Danielson and Ken Bate was presented the Helen Hicks Healy award for their many years of service to the community and the library. The Board of Selectmen honored Ray Giglio and Robert Stephenson with the Spirit of American Foundation Award for their many years of volunteerism to the community. The Board of Selectmen dedicated the Annual Town Report to Margaret Knight, Bea Horne, Betty Bennett, and Neala Jennings for their many years of service. For a copy of the Town Report visit the Town Office. Lastly, the Board of Selectmen would like to thank Carroll Paradis for years of service to the Board of Selectmen. He is stepping down to enjoy retirement.

During the month of July, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Town of Readfield to conduct roadside mowing again this year. They will be mowing all roadsides about 6 feet in from the roadway. If you have anything valuable, within the Town’s Right-of-Way and concerned might get hit by the mower, please don’t hesitate to contact the Wayne Town Manager’s office at 685-4983.

The Town of Wayne will be conducting a major road reconstruction and paving project on the Old Winthrop Road, Kents Hill and Berry Road this summer. The Town has posted notices for invitation to bids for this project. The Board of Selectmen should be awarding this project at their July 1, 2014 meeting. Please stay tuned for more details as they become available. Road closures, detours and other information will be communicated to residents along the roadway and emergency responders. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

In observation of Independence Day, Friday July 4, 2013, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Monday July 8, 2013, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public forum on July 16, 2014, at 5:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gymnasium to seek public input on the draft Vision, Goals and Strategies as prepared by the Committee. For more information and a copy of the draft Vision, Goals and Strategies, go to the Town website www.waynmaine.org, click on the link Comprehensive Plan News, then go to documents.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday July 28, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Town News – June 2014

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 10, 2014, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote

During the month of June, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Town of Readfield to conduct dust control. They will be applying calcium chloride to all gravel roads this month. Calcium chloride being applied to gravel roads is used to harden the road surface to improve the drivability of the road by keeping the fines (dust) in the road. This process will take about four weeks. We will apply more when needed throughout the summer, as needed; please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Manager’s office at 685-4983, if you are having problems with dust at your house.

The Board of Selectmen is looking to fill a vacancy on Readfield – Wayne Solid Waste Committee. They meet quarterly to discuss the overall operation and management of the Readfield Transfer Station. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Tuesday June 23, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

In observation of Independence Day, Friday July 4, 2014, the Town Office will be closed. It will re-open on Monday July 7, 2014, during our regularly scheduled hours.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding a public forum outlining meeting on Wednesday July 16, 2014, at 5:30 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Gym to seek public comments on the Comprehensive Plan. Refreshments will be served.

 

Town News – May 2014

Reminder, RSU #38, Annual Budget Meeting will be held on May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Maranacook Community High School. Members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget and the citizens of the four towns will vote on those warrant articles. The warrant articles will be explained in the RSU #38 Annual Report which should arrive in the mail within the week. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society. This budget represents 59% of property tax bill in Wayne.

During the month of May, the Town of Wayne will be using the services of the Ellis Construction to conduct street sweeping. They will be sweeping all roadways and town lots. Please due all your spring clean-up prior to our street sweeping. 

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be meeting on Wednesday May 15, 2014, at 6:00 PM at the Wayne Elementary School Library to discuss goals and strategies. The Comprehensive Plan Committee is looking to set-up a public community forum seeking public input on a tentative draft outlining a number of themes in July 2014.

The Board of Selectmen is looking to fill a vacancy on Readfield – Wayne Solid Waste Committee. They meet quarterly to discuss the overall operation and management of the Readfield Transfer Station. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office.

The Town would like to thank all Town residents who paid their taxes. Any accounts with unpaid balances after May 15th, 2014, will receive a 30-Day Notice of Tax Lien in May 2014. Taxes may be paid in the office or online.

It’s Spring cleaning time! The Town will be participating in an Annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Augusta Public Works complex, 55 North Street, Augusta, ME. Along with household hazardous waste, we will be collecting unwanted medication and e-waste (old tv’s and computers) at no cost.  In order to participate and for more information, please contact the Town Office. 

In observation of Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2014, the Town Office will be closed. This Memorial Day on Monday May 26, 2014, the Annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Wayne Community Church at 10:45 AM with the formal program beginning at 11:00 AM in Memorial Park.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Tuesday May 27, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

Mark your calendars! Wayne Annual Town Meeting – Election of Officers, Tuesday June 10, 2014, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center; Annual Town Meeting – Budget Meeting, Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:00 PM at the Ladd Recreation Center. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Office. If you have not registered to vote, please stop by the Town Office to register to vote

 

Town News – April 2014

Your third and final installments of property taxes are due by April 1st, 2014. Interest will begin to accrue on April 2nd, 2014 at 7% per annum.

The Town Office is now be accepting debit / credit cards for all transactions. You will be assessed a fee per transaction by the Town’s third party credit processing group. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983.

Nominations Papers are available from the Town Clerk for a number of positions. The following positions will be vacant June 30th, 2014: two Board of Selectmen (3-Year term); one Local School Committee (3-Year term); and two RSU Board of Directors (3-Year term) seats are available. All nomination papers are due to the Town Clerk on Friday April 25, 2014.

The Town’s Assessor Agent Matt Caldwell from RJD Appraisal will be available by appointment on Monday April 28, 2014 to answer any questions you might have about your assessment or tax bill. Please contact, the Town Office to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Wayne has posted all Town roads for the mud season. All overweight trucks will need to get permits at the Town Office to travel Posted Roads. During the spring thaw, please use caution while driving on Town roads, water can be on the road, new potholes can form and thick mud can be present. If you have any road issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Office at (207) 685-4983 or towmanager@waynemaine.org.