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Next Town Council Meeting: August 16, 2017 at 6:00pm


Next Quality of Place Council Meeting: TBA


Next Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Meeting: TBA


Next Fort Fairfield Economic Development Board Meeting: TBA


Next Fort Fairfield Arbor Committee Meeting: TBA

Tax Acquired Property

Occasionally the Town of Fort Fairfield has Tax Acquired property for sale. If any are available, typically they become available in late April or May. Watch for Invitations to Bid in the Star Herald newspaper or Contact Ella Leighton at 207-472-3800 or eleighton@fortfairfield.org for more information.

NOTICE OF TAX SALE


The Town of Fort Fairfield is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in 3 tax-acquired properties in AS IS WHERE IS condition with no guarantees expressed or implied.  Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “TAX SALE BID” on the outside.  Each bid must be for one property only; any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one.  All bids must be received at the Town Office no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at which time the bids will be opened and reviewed.  Bids will be considered for award at the Regular Town Council meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00pm.  The Town Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.  Each successful bidder shall have ten days from the date of bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase.  Each property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants.  In the event that a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time slated, the bid acceptance is void.  The Town Council may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.  Bids sent by mail should be addressed to the Town of Fort Fairfield, Tax Sale Bid, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME  04742.

The properties for sale are described as follows:

PROPERTY NUMBER

MAP

LOT

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

ASSESSED VALUE

MINIMUM BID

1892

13

5B

3.5 acre lot

277 South Caribou Rd

$59,000.00

$6,400.00

2003

31

119

0.17 acres lot

19 Brunswick Avenue

$28,500.00

$3,300.00

1796

36

25

0.42 acre lot

37 Riverside Avenue

$40,000.00

$4,500.00




The tax maps and other public information concerning the properties may be reviewed at the Town Office at 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, during its normal business hours which are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Wind Power Technical Review Committee

November 10, 2014

November 17, 2014

December 1, 2014

December 15, 2014 (No Public Meeting - Committee Members Touring Wind Energy Facility)

December 29, 2014

January 12, 2015

January 26, 2015 (No Meeting - Sound Lecture)

February 9, 2015

February 23, 2015

March 9, 2015

March 23, 2015

March 30, 2015

April 6, 2015 (No full committee meeting held)


April 20, 2015 (No Meeting - Patriots Day Holiday)

May 4, 2015

May 18, 2015

June 1, 2015

June 15, 2015

June 29, 2015

July 13, 2015

July 27, 2015

August 3, 2015

August 10, 2015

turbineThe Town of Fort Fairfield has formed a Wind Power Technical Review Committee. The Committee is investigating and reviewing all aspects of wind power generation. The Committee meets bi-monthly on Monday evenings at 6:00pm in the Town Council Chambers.  These meetings are open to the public to attend, and time has been set aside at the end of each meeting for public comment and input. You can also click here to contact the committee and provide information. (All attachments must be PDF Files).

The Town of Fort Fairfield has formed a Wind Power Technical Review Committee. The Committee is investigating and reviewing all aspects of wind power generation. The Committee holds meetings every other Monday at 6:00pm and welcomes the public's input and participation.
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Wind Power Technical Review Committee

Occasionally the Town of Fort Fairfield has Tax Acquired property for sale. If any are available, typically they become available in late April or May. Watch for Invitations to Bid in the Star Herald or Contact Ella Leighton at 207-472-3800 or eleighton@fortfairfield.org for more information.


The Town of Fort Fairfield is proud to announce these recent recipients of our Community Spirit Awards.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Presented To:

Fort Fairfield Public Works Department

This plaque is presented with much Affection and Appreciation to
the Employees of the Fort Fairfield Public Works Department
for their outstanding work on:

The Elm Street Sidewalk Project
The Main Street Light Retrofit Project
The Riverside Park Project
 
   These projects would never have been completed without the support,
 commitment and dedication of our Public Works Employees.

September 29th, 2010




COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Presented To:

J C Construction
(d.b.a. - Public Works Dept)

This Plaque is presented with Affection and Appreciation to:

Bob Jarvis
Darren (Cub) Condon

For your Creative Problem Solving Abilities, your Willingness to Tackle any Project and your Quality of Work
 
Your efforts and dedication are appreciated by the
Citizens of Fort Fairfield.

September 29th, 2010




COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
Presented to:

The Fort Fairfield Boy Scout Troop # 194


In recognition of your outstanding commitment to the Town of Fort Fairfield for your many civic projects completed in 2010

The Quantity and Quality of Projects Truly Exemplifies the Scout Oath “To do my duty and to help others”

Your Efforts on behalf of the Citizens of Fort Fairfield
are greatly appreciated.

September 29, 2010

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The Town of Fort Fairfield while being cognizant of their obligation to provide care for stray animals and meet the requirements of the State of Maine, also has an obligation to the taxpayers of the community.  Striking a balance between these responsibilities has necessitated establishing a temporary shelter to house dogs and a protocol to reunite them with their owner or find them a new home. The protocol below outlines how citizens of Fort Fairfield should handle stray or nuisance dogs and cats.

 

Dog at Large/Stray Dog Protocol for Fort Fairfield

  1. Upon observing a stray or nuisance dog, citizens will need to call the police department and an officer will come to their home or place of business to retrieve the dog.                                                                                
  2. The officer will then attempt to identify the dog and it’s owner and if successful, the officer will reunite the dog and owner.                                                                                                  
  3. If the dog is not registered and a positive identification of the dog is not possible, then the dog will be placed in the municipal canine holding facility. The dog will be held there for 24 hours in a further attempt to identify the dog and it’s owner and return the animal to them. At this time notification will also be made to the media with breed information, location where the animal was found and how the owner may go about retrieving their animal. Also, this information with photography will be provided to webmaster for display on homepage of FortFairfield.org.                                                                                      
  4. If the dog or its owner is not identified then the dog will be treated as a stray and held for adoption. The media will again be notified that Fort Fairfield has a dog available for adoption and a brief description of how an interested party may achieve adoption of the pet.                                                                                           
  5. During the holding period, attempts will be made to find the dog a new home with another family. The adopting family, will be responsible for registering and paying for any required vaccinations before the dog is released to them by the animal control officer.                                                                                                   
  6. The Town has retained the services of Dr. Victoria Swanson from County Veterinary Clinic to provide basic health care needs for dogs that come under our care. Her practice is located in New Sweden and she is available to provide services in our area.         She can be reached at 521-4618.

 

Stray Cats

Though the law does not require an obligation on the community's part to accommodate for cats, we have made arrangements with an organization to take strays that our animal control officer picks up. In an effort to utilize our limited resources efficiently and effectively we ask citizens who have come in contact with stray or nuisance cats, to aid the animal control officer by:

     • Attempting to find the rightful owner of the cat.

     • Consider taking in/adopting the cat for yourself, or

        finding a home for the stray.

In the event neither of these options are achievable or practical, the Town of Fort Fairfield has established a fund for citizens to donate to, that will be used on a case by case basis, to defray cat placement costs. The animal control officer has made arrangements with a local organization to process and put up for adoption our community's stray cats.

If a Fort Fairfield citizen owns a cat they would like to put up for adoption they will need to make their own arrangements at their own expense.

This new policy was not arrived at in a frivolous manner. The cost to the Fort Fairfield taxpayer was such that it necessitated review. The Animal Control Officer welcomes the opportunity to work with volunteers within Fort Fairfield to establish a program that deals with stray animals in Fort Fairfield in a humane and loving manner.

To donate to the Stray Animal Fund, please contact the Town Office at 472-3800 or click on the Donate button on the side and process your donation through PayPal.com.

 

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Click for info on the Stray Animal Fund

 

Stray Animal Fund

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In an effort to utilize the community's limited resources in a more efficient manner, Fort Fairfield town management and the Fort Fairfield Town Council, has decided to provide its own care and placement for our stray animals. We are in hopes that volunteers and donations will be sufficient to cover costs. Your donation will help defray cost and allow the community to bring our strays to a local pet rescue facility. Please join us and volunteer your time or make a donation to the Stray Animal Fund. To do so, you can mail or drop off a check to: Stray Animal Fund, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. To make a secure donation online click on the Donate button below. The Town of Fort Fairfield is committed to providing for our stray animals in a loving and caring manner.

 

 

                                                                  Stray Animal Policy Link

 

Fort Fairfield Police Department

PACT

Police and Communities Together

1. In an effort to curtail underage drinking among adolescent youth in the town of Fort Fairfield, the police department will conduct random patrol checks of property if requested by a parent or guardian. The service is offered to any parent or guardian who will be away from their residence for an extended period of time with a child between the ages of 15-19 remaining at the home. An extended period of time is defined as being out-of-town overnight or longer.

2. A parent or guardian must specifically request the service. An application form is available at the police department. The form requires the following information: 

• The dates for which the service is requested. 

• Street address and description of the residence to be checked.

• Cellular phone or pager number of the parent/guardian requesting the service. 

• The name of the person or persons who are authorized to be at the residence and their

ages. 

• Description, including plate numbers of any vehicles authorized to be at the

residence. 

• Preferably, two names and telephone numbers of a responsible adult who is

authorized by the parent to respond to and enter the residence in the event a problem.

These people should each have a key to the residence. 

• Authorization by the parent for the police to investigate activity at the residence

whenever reasonable cause exists to believe underage drinking is occurring. 

• Any additional information the police need to be aware of. 

• Signature of the person requesting the service.

3. Should the police investigate or respond to a complaint of underage drinking at the residence, a reasonable attempt will be made to contact the parent or guardian. 

4. Decisions relating to the prosecution of any criminal or juvenile offenses will be left to the discretion of the police department.

5. The parent or guardian reserves the right to cancel the request at any time.

Registration Form

Fort Fairfield Peace of Mind Property Check Program 

Click to Register

Are you planning a vacation? Would you enjoy the trip more if you knew police officers are checking your home? In a continued effort to better serve Fort Fairfield's more than 3500 residents, the Police Department has established an online form with a link on FortFairfield.org.

This is the program commonly known as House Watch where an officer will stop by to check your residence or business, either visually as they drive by or else physically by walking around the perimeter and checking doors and windows. To begin this service, fill out and submit our on-line form. As calls for service allow, the on duty officer will check your home. Should the need arise, we will have the information available to contact you or another responsible party.

About the program:

  1. Property checks are offered to Fort Fairfield residents free of charge 
  2. As calls allow, Fort Fairfield Police Officers will perform a thorough inspection of your property while you are away. 
  3. House check includes: 
  4. A perimeter check 
  5. Physical and/or visual check of all doors and windows 
  6. Verification of vehicles left on the property 
  7. Verification of any people found on the property 
  8. Should the need arise; we will have the information available to contact you or another responsible party. 
  9. Only portions of the residential property with direct access will be checked by Officers

The property Check service is NOT:

  1. For business property 
  2. For use by owners of rental property 
  3. For homes that are currently listed with a realtor 
  4. A guarantee that the property is safe or that it will not be burglarized 
  5. A guarantee that the property will be checked 
  6. A substitute for an alarm system

Guidelines:

  1. Property checks will not be done on properties in which someone is staying at the residence. 
  2. You will need to make arrangements to have the driveway plowed of snow during the winter months so that officers have access to the property. 
  3. You will be responsible for contacting the Fort Fairfield Police Department upon your return.

Read about the ASAP PaCT Program

 

Found! 

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Our newest resident was found on the Boundaryline Road Tuesday night.  It's a tan male pitbull that's not fixed.  It's wearing a black collar that says "Bad to the Bone."  If you would like to own him or if he looks familiar and might be yours or you know the owner, please call the Fort Fairfield Police Department, 472-3808. 

 

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