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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
The Town of Sidney is embarking on a 2-year Comprehensive Planning Process. This document will help guide the Town of Sidney for the next 12 years. Postcards are available at the town office. Please take one and mail it back to us, or fill it out at the counter and put it in the suggestion box. You can also submit your information online on our Comprehensive Planning Committee Page. We appreciate your contact info! We want as many residents of Sidney involved as possible!
Our next CHPC meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020; 5:00pm; at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts. This will be a combined Heart & Soul/Comp. Planning Meeting. Come learn what both are about. A light dinner will be served. Thank you Snow Pond for the good eats!
There are many residents that have come 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.
SCHOLARSHIP applications for 2020 are now available at the Sidney Town Office, James H Bean School, and Messalonskee High School. Applications are due by April 1, 2020.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Sidney Town Office is CLOSED to Foot Traffic - the staff will be available to take phone calls and emails during regular business hours. Please call us to arrange assistance if you have a transaction that can't be done through online services. We will do our best to accomodate the public as we all deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Purchase Hunting & Fishing Licenses or Recreational Vehicle Re-Registrations online: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Through the Town Office: ATVs, Boats, Snowmobiles, Licenses
BURNING PERMIT issuance information:
In response to COVID-19, the proper avenues to obtain burn permits are accessing the online portals listed below:
Free permits: Wardens Report Burn Permit Portal
Fee for permits: State of Maine Burn Permit Portal
**Permits will not be issued if it is a high class burn day or if the hours are out range for proper departmental staffing.
Permits will NOT be issued at the Fire Stations or at any of the Officers' residences.
The 2020 Annual Town Meeting has been postponed, date to be determined. Absentee voting is available for the Elected Officials election previously scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020. Please call us to request an Absentee Ballot at 207-547-3340.
Friday, March 27, 2020: Town of Sidney Officials Election - POSTPONED
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sidney Town Office, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney
Saturday, March 28, 2020: Annual Town of Sidney Meeting - POSTPONED
James H Bean School, 2896 Middle Road, Sidney