Town News & Notices

Emergency Numbers

   

Oxford County Sheriff       207-743-9554        

Oxford County Emergency Management     207-7473-6336

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

TOWN OF PORTER Town Treasurer Wanted

  

The Town of Porter is seeking applicants to fill the position of Town Treasurer and Deputy Town Clerk /Tax Collector.  Responsibilities will include assisting with the collection of taxes, preparation and execution of motor vehicle registrations, transfers and other transactions required by State law for motor vehicles and trailers as well as assisting with issuing birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, dog licenses, absentee ballots, game licenses, preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, Monitor town funds, respond to taxpayer inquiries regarding tax liens and foreclosures.  This position requires public contact, the handling of money, a high level of professionalism, a positive image, and the ability to handle a multitude of tasks to ensure the public is served efficiently and effectively. This position is for a 30+ hour week. 

Prior experience in a professional work environment; working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite including WORD and EXCEL, the ability to handle sensitive issues involving the public with tactfulness, customer service skills and telephone experience.  Preference may be given to applicants with prior experience working with Municipal and State systems such as TRIO and MOSES.

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 Porter Town Office or on the Town website  ( click below ) and must be returned by 3 PM, August 7, 2018

Qualifications:

A college degree in finance, business administration or comparable work experience in a related field.

Wages will be commensurate with experience and local conditions; health benefits available. Position starts on or after August 14, 2018.

Town Office hours Tue.: 9AM to 6PM, Wed. & Thu.: 9AM to 3PM, Fri.: 9AM to 6PM.

Town of Porter Employment Application (docx)

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**** NOTICE ****

  

EcoMaine is having a problem with contaminated loads of recycling materials. They cannot accept the following materials: single use shopping bags, trash bags with either recycling or trash in them, food waste, textiles, clothing, pillows, metal or plastic hangers, hoses, plastic containers larger than 5 gallons and Styrofoam forms still in their cardboard boxes.

Downgraded loads (loads which contain 5-9.99% contaminants by volume) incur a contamination fee of $40 per ton and rejected loads (loads which contain 10% or more of contaminants by volume) incur a contamination fee of $70.50 per ton.

Our last load was 20% contaminated, weighed 6.20 tons, and cost Tri-Town $437.10, when in fact, it should not have cost us anything.

Please help us keep our cost down by being aware of the items that are acceptable in the recycling containers. If this problem continues we will be forced to raise the amount requested for the station at your next town meeting. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Notices

Dog Licenses

 

DOG LICENSES ARE DUE BY JANUARY 1, 2018 FOR ALL DOGS

SIX MONTHS AND OLDER*
Please bring current Maine Rabies &
Neuter/Spay certificate, if applicable.
*As of January 31, 2018 there is a $25.00 late fee  

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 2018** 

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.​ 

Solar Project

The solar system is up and running

  

The project began on April 5th and was completed on April 11, 2018. It consists of twenty (20) solar panels and should produce enough electricity to cover the estimated annual usage for the building. We were also able to get a waiver to get the full net metering which means we will get full credit for any over production sent back to the grid. If you check on the Home Page of the Town’s web site you will find pictures of the project in progress. You may also click on a link provided to view the daily production and usage (https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/site/public?name=Town%20of%20Porter#/dashboard ) . We have been very pleased with Patrick Crosscup of Sun Version, LLC and the work he has done. We hope to have a monitor in the new building to show the daily production and consumption of electricity in the building.

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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.

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.

Spectrum Cable Updates

  June 8, 2018

Dear Municipal Official:

I am providing you with this notification as part of our ongoing efforts to keep you apprised of developments affecting Charter Communications subscribers in your community.

  

Effective on or after July 12, 2018, WPXT LAFF multicast will be added to the Basic/Starter TV & SBPP Business TV service levels.

For a complete lineup, visit spectrum.com/channels.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Shelley Winchenbach

Director, Government Affairs

Charter Communications