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Town of Fort Fairfield Public Hearing Notice

There will be a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 Noon in the Council Chambers of the Fort Fairfield Municipal Building located at 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine.  The purpose of this hearing is to allow for public comments on the issues in the following (click here):

Library Board Appointment

Town of Fort Fairfield Library Board Appointment

THERE IS AN OPENING ON THE FORT FAIRFIELD LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES.  THE TERM WILL RUN UNTIL JUNE 30, 2020.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS SEAT, PLEASE COME INTO THE FORT FAIRFIELD TOWN OFFICE TO PICK UP AN APPLICATION OR APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE TOWN’S WEBSITE AT WWW.FORTFAIRFIELD.ORG   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION CALL 472-3800. 
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TOWN OFFICE BY FEBRUARY 7, 2018.
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Fort Fairfield is the sixth largest community in Aroostook County with a population of roughly 3450.  The town is centrally located, and lies equal distance from the two largest cities in The County with both Presque Isle and Caribou eleven miles away.  Fort Fairfield is also situated on the eastern border with Canada and has a round-the-clock border crossing into Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. 

Fort Fairfield is a dual township, encompassing more than 78 square miles. The topography is mainly rolling hills used for farmland with the majestic Aroostook River slicing through the countryside.  Fort Fairfield’s quaint and charming downtown lies on the banks of the river, and plays host to Aroostook County’s premier summertime celebration, the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Major employers in the community include; mail order and specialty pharmacy I-Care Pharmacy, 35MW biomass energy producer ReEnergy, skilled metal manufacturers K-Pel Industrial Services and Stainless Food Services, agriservices company Cavendish Farms, livestock feed producer Lucerne Farms, food grade starch producer Western Polymer, the US Customs and Border Protection, alternative energy design and installation company County Energy Solutions, mechanical-electrical engineering firm Armstrong Engineering, and Pineland Farms Natural Meats which operates a large cattle feedlot.

In addition, Fort Fairfield -- once the Potato Capital of the World – remains a major potato growing community, but it isn’t just potatoes that’s growing in our fields these days.  Broccoli, hops and a variety of grains are grown commercially in Fort Fairfield.

Also growing in Fort Fairfield is our community of Amish families, many of whom own and operate their own successful businesses and farms.  These Amish craftsmen make furniture, fabricate buildings, work with a variety of sheet metal and roofing materials and operate vegetable and dairy farms.

Fort Fairfield is also home to a well-respected school system with a dedicated, caring faculty and staff teaching in modern facilities, a Carnegie Library, two medical clinics, a bank, a credit union, a full-service post office, a grocery store, a dentist’s office, two gas stations, several gift and specialty shops, restaurants and more! 

With low-cost land, some of the lowest power costs in Maine, a water and sewer utility designed for industry, an active rail line, and a community dedicated to fostering business - Fort Fairfield possesses the tools and the infrastructure needed to help businesses grow!  Please keep reading for additional information about our community and all we can do to make Friendly Fort Fairfield your development destination, or call us at 472-3800!

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The Town of Fort Fairfield's new website is mobile friendly!  Access vital services and information, and stay up-to-date on events and meetings on your phone or mobile device.  Now, no matter where you are, the Town of Fort Fairfield is just a click away at www.fortfairfield.org 

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