Sidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!
Lewis Rd bid sold for $13,369.00.
Sunflower Lane bid sold for $1,250.00.
Thank you to all who placed a bid!
Town Farm Road Culvert Project:
A culvert replacement project will begin week of August 21st. A portion of the road will be closed to through traffic for approximately four weeks. The portion that will be closed will be between 300 Town Farm Road (Nivision property) to 282 Town Farm Road (Morse property).
2017 Taxes are due September 1, 2017.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm to the end of business. The Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, Humane Society of the Waterville Area, Cleo Fund, and Help Fix ME are teaming up to bring a low-cost cat spay/neuter clinic to Waterville!
Cats must be between 12 weeks - 5 years old and in good health. All animals will receive a wellness check-up, spay/neuter surgery, and a rabies shot. Other basic wellness services (distemper shot, deworming, flea treatment) will also be available.
Who: Residents of Kennebec County towns served by Humane Society of the Waterville Area - Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Clinton, Oakland, Rome, Sidney, Waterville, and Winslow.
Where: Humane Society of the Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road in Waterville.
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
Appointments are REQUIRED! Call 207-721-8395 to find out what help is available for you and to schedule your cat's appointment.
**Limit 3 cats per household**
Unpaid 2017 Taxes begin accruing interest October 1, 2017.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, October 9, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day. The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm to the end of business. The Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
RSU#18 will hold Public Hearings regarding the November Bond Referendum on the following dates and at the following locations:
Monday, Oct 23, 2017 - China Middle School (for China residents), 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 - James H. Bean School (for Sidney residents), 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 - Belgrade Central School (for Belgrade and Rome residents), 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - Messalonskee High School PAC (for Oakland residents), 6:00 pm
There are many residents that have hit upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of those in better circumstances these families can be helped by the Town of Sidney Heat Fund. In order to keep this fund available we are asking for your help in donating what you can. Please make the check out to Town of Sidney and mail to 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330 or stop by the Town Office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.