Municipal Building info:
71 Main Street
Porter, Maine 04068
Porter is located fifty (50) miles southwest of Paris in the southern end of Oxford County. Formerly called Porterfield Plantation. It was settled about 1781 and named for Dr. Aaron Porter, and was incorporated on February 20, 1807.
Our population is 1498, and we are part of Maine School Administrative District 55 along with the towns of Baldwin, Cornish, Hiram, and Parsonsfield.
Effective February 13, 2019 the Selectmen's meetings will be held on every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Please check the calendar for exact dates
TOWN OF PORTER, MAINE
Project Name: Road work to be completed in the Spring of 2020.
The Town of Porter will accept sealed bids for work to be done on Pine Street, Chapel Street, and Colcord Pond Road until 3:00 pm on December 6, 2019 at the TOWN OFFICE, located at the Porter Town Hall, 71 Main Street, Maine 04068. Bid documents shall be in clearly marked sealed envelopes titled Road Work to be completed in the Spring of 2020– all bids will be opened in the Selectmen’s MEETING ROOM at 9:30 AM on December 9, 2019, and a contract will be awarded on December 18, 2019 at 3:00PM.
Scope of Work:
Chapel Street: Remove existing bituminous pavement and existing boulders from road surface for approximately 2165’, and return to gravel 18’ wide as per the “typical cross section” drawing in the bid package.
Pine Street: Remove existing bituminous pavement and existing boulders from road surface for approximately 1825’, and return to gravel 18’ wide as per the “typical cross section” drawing in the bid package.
Colcord Pond Road: Remove existing bituminous pavement and existing boulders from road surface for 3630’, and return to gravel 18’ wide as per the “typical cross section” drawing in the bid package. Two large white pine trees will need to be removed
Colcord Pond Road: Beginning at a point designated by the Selectman of Porter. This portion of Colcord Pond Road is approximately 1600’ long and 17’ wide with 14’ of pavement. Three trees will need to be removed, two red oak trees and one yellow birch which are marked with pink ribbon. BMP’s will need to be used on the hill. See “typical roadway section” drawing in the bid package.
The contractor must be able to provide proof of liability insurance, EIN number or social security number, and a copy of certificate of workers compensation if you have employees working with you, or a predetermination certificate from the State. This must be done before any work can begin if you are awarded the contract.
A bid package may be obtained by clicking on the link below
The Town of Porter reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technical or legal deficiencies, and to accept any Bid that it may deem to be in the best interests of the Town of Porter, to negotiate the contract Price with any Bidder, and to omit any item or items deemed advisable for the interest of the Town of Porter.
A pre bid conference will be held at 8AM on November 18, 2019, starting at the Porter Town Hall, to present and review elements of the project. All prospective bidders must attend.
The Selectmen would like to thank Adrian Durgin for all the time, effort, and planning that went into finishing the World War II Veterans Memorial in the Veterans Park at the corner of Bridge and River Streets.
Along with Adrian, we would like to thank the following people and businesses who made this possible.
Stone Surface, Granite and Marble of Naples
Aaron Libby – Masonry of Fryeburg
Downeast Engraving of Naples
Kerri – Blasted in Stone of Standish
P.Y. Estes & Son of Baldwin
Tony Morin & Nina Vono
Roger & Cindy Berube
Alan & Diane Wentworth
Check the pictures below to see what a wonderful job was done by these fine people. Thank you all!
The memorial project was initiated by the building committee to commemorate the site of the old Porter High School. The original cornerstone was incorporated into the design of the monument along with the capstone with an etching of the old school.
The project committee was formed of former PHS alumni: Jan (McDonald) Iler, Becky (Weeks) Carpenter, Cindy (McDonald) Berube, Sylvia (Trueworthy) Pease, Vanessa (Johnson) Trueworthy, and Denise (Jordan) Day, Porter Building Committee Liaison.
The initial design idea was created and presented to our citizens by Denise Day at one of our public hearings. However, due to the cost of the initial design, the committee decided it was too expensive to ask the townspeople to fund. Thus, the committee decided to use a single pillar design instead of the more expensive two pillar design.
Others involved were:
· Steve Estes notifying 'Dig Safe' for us.
· Luc Collette of Collette Monuments, Lewiston for the etched capstone & delivery
· John Foss & his helper of Foss Masonry Inc., Limerick set the PHS cornerstone pillar
(New brick was used for the base & column because of the age of the old PHS brick saved)
· Mike Jordan of Porter (helping to set the cornerstone with his tractor/loader?
· Nicholas Storer & helper, Samantha Staples of Stone Hill Landscaping, Limerick layed the walkway using the brick from the base of the PHS building which was an important factor in the conception of the entire project.
We would like to thank all the above people and businesses who helped make this project possible.
The monument is located on the left side of the building near the entrance to the Meeting Room. If you have not seen it yet, stop by sometime. It is very impressive, and a job well done.
See photos below.