THANKSGIVING 

The Winterport Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday & Friday November 25 & 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

TOWN MEETING WARRANT 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING NOVEMBER 30, 2021 

To Marie Chausee, a resident of the Town of Winterport, in the County of Waldo, State of Maine.

GREETINGS:

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Winterport in said County and State, qualified by law to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the Winterport Town Office, 44 Main Street, in said Town, on Tuesday, the 30th day of November A.D., 2021 at six-thirty (6:30 pm) to act upon Articles 1, 2, and 3 at Open Town meeting, said articles being set out below, to wit:

ORGANIZATION

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Article 1.  To elect a Moderator, by written ballot, to preside at said meeting. 

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APPROPRIATIONS 

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Article 2.  To see if the Town will authorize the expenditure of the sum of $155,111 to make up the anticipated shortfall in the Winter Maintenance/Plowing Contract from one of the following sources (choose one):

A.  The Undesignated Fund Balance; 

OR B.  The Public Expense/Paving Account (#55-70-56); 

In either event, the funds so approved to be placed/transferred into the Public Works-Services-Plow Contract account (#45-30-52) to fund the shortfall in the new winter maintenance contract with Hopkins Paving, LLC. 

OR C.  To disapprove both options A & B.  

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Article 3.  To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Council to expend the $20,000 in American Rescue Plan Act Funds received from Waldo County for the purpose of developing a Planning Report, and a Construction Plan for broadband improvements in the Town of Winterport.  

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Article 4.  To see if the Town will vote to appropriate up to $8,000 from fund balance to be expended by the Town Council for broadband purposes.  

The Registrar of Voters shall accept new voter registrations, and make any necessary changes to the voting list during regular office hours prior to the election and during the Town Meeting.  

Given under our hands this 16th day of November 2021, at Winterport, Maine.  

Stephen Cooper            Ann Ronco

Tammy Higgins             Kevin Kelley

NOW HIRING 

The Town of Winterport is accepting applications for the part-time clerk position.  This position is budgeted for a twenty (20) hour work week from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday through Thursday, along with full-time coverage of up to forty (40) hours per week to cover shifts for office staff vacations, leaves, and sick days.  This is a non-benefit position.  Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter along with a completed job application to the Town of Winterport, Attn: Michael Crooker, Town Manager 44 Main Street P.O. Box 559, Winterport, ME 04496.  The Town will accept applications and resumes until the position has been filled.  Review of resumes and applications will begin immediately.  The Town of Winterport is an equal opportunity employer.  

The Town of Winterport is accepting applications for the part-time Recreation Director position.  A complete copy of the job description may be obtained at the town office during regular business hours.  This is a non-benefit position.  Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter along with a completed job application to the Town of Winterport, Attn: Michael Crooker, Town Manager, 44 Main Street, PO Box 559 Winterport, ME 04496.  The Town will accept resumes and applications until the position is filled.  The review of application(s) is expected to begin immediately.  The Town of Winterport is an equal opportunity employer.  

HELP NEEDED!

THE WINTERPORT INTERNET ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Winterport Internet Accessibility Committee is a newly formed committee that is tasked with gathering information regarding the availability of broadband internet within the Town of Winterport; identifying deficiencies in coverage, reliability and/or speeds; providing residents with that information; and providing guidance to the Town of Winterport's Town Council regarding possible future investments in broadband infrastructure within the Town of Winterport.  The Maine Broadband Coalition offers a speed testing platform designed to show where service is and isn't available thereby supporting planning and grant applications.  The Internet Accessibility Committee respectfully requests that you go to the following link to run a quick internet speed test. Speed Test:  https://www.mainebroadbandcoalition.org/landing 

The Town needs about 150 homes to perform tests in order to obtain reliable data that can be used by the committee in the future.  We thank you for your assistance with this endeavor.    

WINTERPORT CONSERVATION COMMITTEE- ADOPT A ROAD CAMPAIGN

EVERY STREET, EVERY ROAD, EVERY HIGHWAY, LITTER FREE

We live in a beautiful riverside community with miles upon miles of geographically diverse land.  The Winterport Conservation Committee is sponsoring this campaign to make our travels around our community liter free and watch for items in the public setback that need removal.  We invite you to adopt a section of our highways and byways, keep it litter free and watch for items in the public setback that need removal.  You can sign up as an individual, a family, an organization.  And you can see who and where your neighbors are working to keep Winterport the beautiful community it is.  You can sign up by emailing the section of road (from and to markers) you are adopting to ccwinterport@gmail.com.  

RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

The Town of Winterport is searching for members to serve on the Town of Winterport's Recreation Board.  There are two regular and one alternate position open.  The purpose of the board is to recommend leisure time programs and facilities for the residents of Winterport.  The board shall provide advice to the Town Council, Town Manager, Recreation Director and other organizations dealing with recreation.

If interested, please fill out the board and committee application that can be found at the following link on the town of Winterport's website https://www.winterportmaine.gov/boards-committees.php  Please fill out the entire application and return it to the town manager at the town office at 44 Main Street in Winterport or email a copy to the town manager at winterporttownmanager@outlook.com  Please contact the town manager at the town office at 223-5055 if you have any questions regarding the committee or the application process.  

INTENT TO BUILD APPLICATION FORM NOW AVAILABLE 

The Winterport Town Council approved the use of a new application form to be filled out by anyone who is looking to build a new structure or dwelling over 100 square feet or that will increase the footprint or add an additional 100 square feet of gross living space to an existing dwelling or structure.  Applications can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer or on the Town's website in the Codes & Permits folder under the Government Tab.  
 

 

 

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Welcome to Winterport

Historic Maine Town

Winterport is a small town located in Waldo County, Maine. Incorporated March 12, 1860 and once home to far-ranging sea captains, Winterport retains a 19th century charm that blends well with 20th century conveniences.

Scenic Downtown and Waterfront

Located just 12 miles south of Bangor on Route 1A, Winterport faces the deep and fast-flowing Penobscot River. Older homes, many built for Winterport sea captains, stand along the downtown roadways. Sidewalks encourage people to stroll through the town.

From the historic downtown, where people can find a variety of restaurants and small businesses, visitors can walk the short distance to the Winterport waterfront and watch boats make their way to and from the Penobscot Bay and open waters just beyond.

Rich in Natural Resources

Winterport is fortunate to have abundant natural resources including the Penobscot River, Marsh Stream, numerous brooks, acres of gravel deposits, rolling hills and hardwood forests. Such abundance allows our hard-working businesses to prosper.

A Proud Heritage

The Union Meeting House, built in 1834, is a special meeting place for townspeople.  This building shelters a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock installed in 1861, and a Masons and Hamlin hand-pumped reed organ installed in 1859.  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Union Meeting House is the subject of ongoing preservation efforts and local pride.

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