Town News & Notices

Emergency Numbers

   

Oxford County Sheriff       207-743-9554        

Oxford County Emergency Management     207-743-6336

Nationwide Runaway Hotline        1-800-786-2929

National Child Abuse Hotline         1-800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline           1-800-799-7233  

Center for Missing and Exploited Children          1-800-843-5678

National Poison Control Center               1-800-222-1222

National Substance Abuse Helpline          1-800-662-4357

*** NOTICE***

 Effective February 13, 2019 the Selectmen's meetings will be held on every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm 

We would like to thank Rylee Sawyer, Patty-Jo Thurlow and Collin Hughes for painting our new storage shed at the Town Hall.  This was part of their community service requirement for graduation.  If they continue to work as diligently as they did today, they are sure to succeed in their future endeavors.  

Thank you for a job well done.

The best of luck to all three.

We had a second group of seniors help cleanup the swim area at Spec Pond.  They were Richie Watson, Sean Ames, Wyatt Gough, and Declan Arseneault.  They cleaned the beach and added some sand, spread gravel over the walkway leading to the beach to cover roots and fill in low areas. 

 Again, it was a job well done by our seniors at Sacopee Valley High School.  

They all have plans for next year, and we wish them the best of luck.

Thank you all from the Town of Porter.


We also had one "SENIOR" helping.  Can you identify him?

ATTENTION TRI-TOWN WASTE FACILITY PATRONS

  

  

NEW DEMO PRICES

EFFECTIVE JUNE 17, 2019


Due to rising tipping fees and cost of operation, we have had to increase our demo fees at the station.

All roofing materials - $40/cy to $55.00/cy min. $20

Pressure treated wood - $40/cy to $55.00/cy min. $20

Sheetrock/plaster - $40/cy to $55.00/cy min. $20

All construction wood - $20/cy to $30/cy min. $20

Insulation in contractor bag - $5.00/cy to $8.00/cy

Insulation in trash bag - $2.00/cy to $5.00/cy

Toilets - $5.00 to $8.00 each

Bathtub – porcelain, concrete, or similar - $10 to $15 each

Bathtub – plastic type - $5 to $10 each

If you have any questions, contact your municipal officers at your town office, or the attendants at the station.

Thank you

Tri-Town Waste Board

Representing Towns of Baldwin, Hiram & Porter

A message from ecomaine

  

We would like to thank the citizens of Baldwin, Hiram, Porter, and of course our attendants at the transfer station for their help with our recycling efforts. As you can see from the letter (see below) we received from ecomaine, your efforts have paid off. We have not been charged tipping fees for excessive contamination.


“Another great month for your communities!  Thank you for the super clean recycling and for everyone’s effort!  It’s been almost a year since we began tracking contamination in the recycling loads and in that time only 2 of the loads from your towns exceeded 5% contamination and that was in the first month of our evaluating the loads.  Since June of last year, the loads have consistently been between 0-1% contaminated.  What an excellent trend for your communities!

We thank you very much for your exemplary work!”


Lissa Bitterman

Business Management Director

ecomaine


Please continue to help us maintain and improve our record of very low contamination. We can’t do it without your help.

Important Notices

ITS TIME TO REGISTER YOUR FURRY FRIENDS!!!!!


2019 DOG LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE 

All dogs over 6 months of age are required by law to be licensed.

Please bring the current Maine Rabies & Neuter/Spay certificate if applicable.

A late fee of $25.00 will be charged 

starting February 1, 2019

    IT IS ILLEGAL FOR DOGS

LICENSED OR UNLICENSED TO RUN AT LARGE.

 Please check the calendar regularly for upcoming events, meetings, public hearings, special town meetings, etc.   

Hunting & Fishing

 ***HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019** 



Snow Removal

 Parking  any vehicle within a plowed right-of-way during snow removal is  prohibited by State law.  Such vehicles will be towed at the owner’s  expense. 

Street Lights

 If you  notice a street light is out, please notify the Town office with the  pole number and location so we can contact CMP to get it repaired 

Volunteers

 We have open positions on the  Appeals Board.  If you are interested, please stop in the Town Office for more details.​ 

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Fuel Assistance Through Community Concepts

 

The Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) serves Oxford & Androscoggin counties.

If  you are in need of fuel assistance you should contact Community  Concepts at 1-800-866-5588.  A representative from Community Concepts  will be available at the Porter Town Hall every Wednesday from 9am to  3pm during the months of September and October to assist you.  You must call to schedule an appointment.

For more information click the link below.

Fuel Assistance

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion!

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion! (docx)

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NEW!! Mail Box Ordinance

Boston Post Cane

 The latest  recipient of the Boston Post Cane is M. Ellen Miliken.    She 

was born 97 years ago in Parsonsfield, ME.  She moved to Porter in 1981 and has lived here ever since.  She worked most of her life doing various jobs such as babysitting, working in the apple orchards, rock picking for Manuel Stacey, and anything else that needed to be done.  She and her husband raised four children, Ruth, Faye, Marie, and Richard. She has eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild with two more on the way. She still lives by herself in her home in Porter. Amazing.

Proposed Changes to the Land Use Ordinance

 Below is the public draft copy of proposed land use ordinance  amendments for the February 20, 2019 public hearing.  Also included are  the ''Public Hearing Agenda'' and a ''Summary of Ordinance Revisions''.