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The Town of Fort Fairfield, Public Works Department is accepting applications for an equipment operator.

Applicants must have a Class B license, the ability to operate a variety of motor vehicles and construction equipment used for road maintenance and repair, and experience in plowing snow. The ability to perform preventive maintenance on equipment and vehicles is also required.

This full-time position offers a great benefits package that includes: Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays and Vacation. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send application and resume to:
Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742.

Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org) and will be accepted until position is filled.
The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.
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For Immediate Release

January 23, 2018

Hegemann Named Festival Director

Fort Fairfield native, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann has been named as the new director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Hegemann has experience planning a variety of events, as well as a deep love for the potato industry and the festival that celebrates it.meg 350 “Working the fields gave me a connection to the land here such that no other place felt like home.” After decades in Missouri, Meg and her husband, Brad, moved to Fort Fairfield in June 2016.

As director, Hegemann will work with existing volunteers and recruit new ones to facilitate the week long event. “The Festival doesn't just celebrate the town of Fort Fairfield, it celebrates an industry that in many ways defines the County. It takes cooperation from a lot of people and places to make it happen. I look forward to working together to make the 2018 Festival one of the best.”

The 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival will take place July 14 – 22 with the parade on Saturday, July 21. To sponsor an event or volunteer, contact Hegemann at mpbf@fortfairfield.org.

The Code Enforcement Officer manages the development of the Town of Fort Fairfield by utilizing the adopted ordinances, codes and statutes of the municipality and the state. The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for administrative and techinical work in carrying out land use, building and plumbing permitting and inspections and securing compliance with the Town's ordinances, codes and zoning regulations.  This person is the Town's authorized Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Shoreland Zoning Officer and Land Use Regulator


The Town code enforcement officer is responsible for issuing building, development, plumbing and demolition permits; conducting building, land use and plumbing inspections; enforcing municipal zoning ordinances, municipal building codes, the municipal floodplain management ordinance and certain specific State adopted Codes and Laws.  This person maintains liaison with appropriate state and local agencies, and maintains departmental records and reports. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town Manager with considerable independent judgement and discretion in accordance with applicable laws and ordinances.  Work is reviewed through reports, discussions and results achieved. 

2014 Code Enforcement Annual Report

Fort Fairfield Zoning Ordinance

2014 Urban Zoning Map

2014 Rural Zoning Map

Town of Fort Fairfield Comprehensive Plan

For More Information, Please contact:

Code Enforcement Officer:
Richard A. (Tony) Levesque, Jr. (207) 472-3805
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Address: 18 Community Center Drive 

              Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Tax Assessor: Richard A. (Tony) Levesque, Jr. (CMA#462) 

Contact: tlevesque@fortfairfield.org

           Phone: (207) 472-3805

            Fax: (207) 472-3801

Automobile Registration - Rapid Renewal

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Rapid Renewal is a new service that makes it possible for you to renew your motor vehicle registration with the State of Maine and to pay your local excise tax to the Town of Fort Fairfield in one simple online transaction.

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Town Office

Contact Information:
Fort Fairfield Town Office
18 Community Center Drive
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 (207) 472-3800
(207) 472-3810 fax

Town Manager: Jim Risner
Town Manager Annual Report
Town Manager Responsibilities
Town Tax Assessor: Richard A. Levesque - Town Tax Assessor’s Report
Town Code Enforcement Officer: Richard A. Levesque - Town Code Enforcement Year End Report
Town Clerk: Billie Jo Sharpe
Deputy Town Clerk: Theresa Greenleaf
Tax Collector: Ella Leighton
Registrar of Voters: Theresa Greenleaf

Town Office Hours
Day Hours
Monday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed


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Town of Fort Fairfield - Town Manager Responsibilities

The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is responsible for administering the policies as established by the Town Council. The Manager serves as the chief administrative officer and head of the administrative branch of the Town Government. The duties include complete executive direction of the administrative services of the Town.

The administrative services of the Town are divided, under the Town Manager, into the following areas: Finance Department, Town Clerk's Office, Police Department, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Community Library, Public Works Department and Human Resources/General Assistance Department as well as a Community and Economic Development Department.

In addition to the day to day administrative responsibilities the Manager's office is also responsible for compiling and submitting the Municipal Budget to the Council. Once the Budget is adopted the Manager is responsible for the administration of the budget.


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Fort Fairfield Maine Town Councilors


2018 Town Council

Back Row:(left to right)
Robert Kilcollins - January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021
Mitchell Butler - January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Scott Smith - January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018

Front Row:
Jason Barnes - January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018
Melissa Libby - January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019


Directory of Department Heads and Town Officials

Town Manager:

Jim Risner

Community Development Director:

Richard Levesque, Jr

Tax Assessor:

Richard Levesque, Jr.


Ella Leighton

Deputy Treasurer:

Billie Jo Sharpe

Tax Collector:

Ella J. Leighton

Deputy Tax Collector:

Billie Jo Sharpe

Town Clerk:

Billie Jo Sharpe

Deputy Town Clerk:

Theresa Greenleaf

Deputy Registrar of Voters:

Billie Jo Sharpe

Registrar of Voters:

Theresa Greenleaf

Fire Chief:

Vince Baldwin

Police Chief:

Shawn Newell


Dale Keegan
Ryan Eagles
Ed Dubie

Reserve Officers:

David Lown
Cody Fenderson
Scott Delong

Health Officer:

Jim Risner

Emergency Management Director:

Shawn Newell

Road Commissioner:

Darren Hanson

Public Works Director:

Darren Hanson

Code Enforcement Officer:

Richard Levesque, Jr.

EEO/ADA Coordinator:

Richard Levesque, Jr.

Building Inspector:

Richard Levesque, Jr

Plumbing Inspector:

Richard Levesque, Jr.

Electrical Inspector:

Todd Maynard

General Assistance Administrator:

Theresa Greenleaf

Animal Control Officer:

Shawn Newell

Personnel Director:

Ella Leighton

Recreation Director:

Thomas Towle


Jennifer Gaenzle

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