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Our office hours are changing beginning Monday, July 16
Our new hours will be 7:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
The Town Office will still be closed on all Federal and State Holidays.
Thank You
Maine State Outdoors LawsNEW:  The Town Office will no longer receive paper copies of Regulations books for Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiles, and ATV's.  The link below will direct you to the website where you can dowload your own digital copies.  


Laws of the Maine Outdoors
TOWN MANAGER

Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

TOWN OF FORT FAIRFIELD


The Town of Fort Fairfield, is accepting bids on a 1999 Dodge Pickup, in as is, where is condition. There is no warranty on the vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed by contacting Kevin Senal at 207-554-9952.   

In order to be considered as a valid bid, bid documents shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside envelope “Bid for 1999 Dodge Pickup” and include the name of the company or person submitting the bid. Bids for the 1999 Dodge Pickup will be received until 4:00 PM, on August 14, 2018 at the Town of Fort Fairfield Municipal Building, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

She has greeted guests at the entrance to the Fort Fairfield Public Library for nearly 100 years, but time and teens have taken their toll.  Joan of Arc, a plaster statue donated to the library in 1916, showed many signs of her age with worn paint, gouges and graffiti covering much of her surface. 



                “This beautiful statue of Joan of Arc has sat in the entrance way to the library for decades,” explained head librarian, Jennifer Gaenzle.  “The location wasn’t perfect though, because she was hidden behind the door when people entered, and the space is not climate controlled, so the cold and the heat helped play a part in wearing off her finish.”

Gaenzle says the statue also received some damage caused by people mistakenly knocking into her, and by others who wanted to make their mark on a piece of history. 

“Unfortunately, visitors have carved their names and initials into the soft plaster for decades,” she said.  “Believe it or not, some of the graffiti dates all the way back to the 1940s!”

With the 100th anniversary of her arrival quickly drawing near, the Fort Fairfield Library’s Board of Trustees voted to bring in experts to refinish the statue and return it to its former glory. 

In early October, Lisa Benson, and her mother Kathleen Shure, from the Guist Gallery in Boston began the painstaking restoration process.  Armed with sandpaper and an assortment of brushes, they began removing chipped paint, filling in gouges and preparing the plaster for a fresh coat of paint.   

“Most of the original paint had worn away,” stated Lisa Benson.  “Now we are getting rid of the dirt and damage and are working to make the art look new and fresh again.”

The process of repairing the patina, repainting and protecting the plaster took roughly two days to complete.  Now that the work is finished, the statue has been moved to a new location inside the building to help protect the restored statue and showcase her for decades to come.

The statue was donated to the library in 1916 by Alforetta & Adelaide Edwards in memory of their husband and father D.E. (Delmer) Edwards to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the settlement of Fort Fairfield.  The library plans to rededicate the statue during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the town’s settlement next year. 

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