The Town office is currently closed to all foot traffic until further notice.
Town Voting and Town Meeting are postponed until a date yet to be determined.
INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS AKA COVID-19
As the world-wide coronavirus outbreak continues to dominate our news each day, we know this may be a source of growing concern for you and your family.
We decided as of March 18, 2020 that the office will be closed to foot traffic. Our staff will continue to work normal hours to assist you via the phone and email.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Phone (207) 625-8344
Fax (207) 625-4120
Janice Miller – email@example.com
Hannah Hutchinson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Davis (CEO) – CEO@portermaine.org or (207) 256-4522
We are still here to assist you in any way we can. We are keeping our website (www.portermaine.org) up to date in these rapidly changing circumstances.
The new legislative measures that were adopted on March 17, 2020 extends registrations for motor vehicles, trailers, and ATV’s for 30 days after the end of the public health emergency. (Date to be Determined) Meaning if your registration is expiring after March 17, 2020 you can continue to use the vehicle legally, you have 30 days once the current emergency is lifted to get the vehicle registered. This covers any new vehicles purchased at a dealer displaying a temporary plate. If you have a new vehicle which was not purchased at a dealer or a registration that expired before March 17, 2020 that needs to be registered please contact the office at (207) 625-8344 and we will work to get your vehicle registered. We now are accepting credit cards in the office with the condition of a 2.5% fee for transactions over $40 and a $1 fee for under $40*. Also continue to check in at https://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/ for online registrations.
All Selectmen meetings, until further notice, will be conducted via https://zoom.us/ please see the selectmen's page for further instructions.
We are currently keeping in close contact with both our Health Officer and our Emergency Management Director and will monitor this situation closely.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
*PayPort is a service offered by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine and this municipality. As part of our service to you, we will remit the designated portion of your payment to the municipality on your behalf. The balance funds the operation of this and other Maine.gov online services. Conducting business through Maine PayPort is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment. This service is provided by the Information Resource of Maine (InforME) as designated in statute of (M.R.S.A.Title 1, Ch. 14).
Transactions up to $40 - $1 processing fee
Transactions over $40 - 2.5% processing fee
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
To view a video about COVID-19, click on this link below
THE TOWN OFFICE WILL NOT BE
OPEN ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD READY FOR THE PANDEMIC FLU (CORONAVIRUS)
Please click on the link below to view information from the CDC on how to get ready for the the pandemic flu.
CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI FOR 60-DAYS FOR NEW K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS AND MORE
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TOWN OF PORTER
SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR
To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume & completed Town of Porter Employment Application to Town of Porter, 71 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068
Applications available at the Porter Town Office or by clicking on the link below.
Applicant must meet all State of Maine certification requirements and be available to start work by mid-May. Applications due by 3:00 pm, Friday, April 17th.
Town Office Hours Tue. & Fri.: 9AM to 6PM, Wed. & Thu.: 9AM to 3PM, 1st Sat.: 9AM to Noon
Please call the office before going to the office to get an application, since we are closed to foot traffic.
This bid package includes three items. The Cole Brook Bid Package to be submitted, the Kennard Hill Road Restoration Plan, and the Army Corps of Engineers Permit. Please download all three to have all the pertinent information. It may take a minute or two to download the PDF files.
Due to some difficulties downloading the bid package, I have added a PDF version for download.
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
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.