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
Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector
The Town of Porter seeks qualified candidates for a part-time position of Code Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector. This position is responsible for performing site inspections to ensure adherence to local & state codes as well as enforcement of all local codes and zoning violations.
The Code Enforcement Officer is expected to carry out his/her individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and confidentiality while exercising sound problem-solving skills and professional judgement. Must have the ability to interact with the public in a professional manner. Submission of regular reports and attendance at all meetings as outlined in the job description on file at the Town Office and online at www.portermaine.org/code-enforcement.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and the completed Town of Porter Employment Application to:
Town of Porter
71 Main Street
Porter, Maine 04068
Applications available at the Porter Town Office or on the Town website at www.portermaine.org/code-enforcement.
Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the construction industry or as a journeyman electrician or plumber, graduation from an accredited high school, or equivalency, supplemented by vocational training in building construction, structural design or a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Applicant must be state certified or be able to become certified within 12 months. Ability to obtain Rule 80K certification within 12 months is also required. Computer fluency in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential.
Accepting applications until the position is filled with the goal of filling the position before October 24, 2019.
Town Office Hours Tue. & Fri.: 9AM to 6PM, Wed. & Thu.: 9AM to 3PM, 1st Sat.: 9AM to Noon
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.