The Town Office is now open, however, we are still encouraging people to go online for as much as possible to do their transactions.

Hours will be as follows: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Wed Noon to 6:00 PM

Please call ahead to see what you need to bring, so that you have everything when you get here. If you see a long line you may want to come back at a later time.

Departments

Board of Selectmen

MEETINGS:

The Board of Selectmen meet on every Monday night at the Sidney Town Office from 6:30 PM to the end of business. 

 If Monday is a holiday, the Selectmen will meet Tuesday from 6:30 PM to the end of business. 

Please call 207-547-3159 to be placed on the Agenda.

Current Agenda

2022 APPROVED MINUTES:  CLICK HERE

PAST MINUTES:     2016     2017     2018     2019     2020     2021

Contact information for the Sidney Board of Selectmen:

Mailing address:  2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME  04330
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone number:   207-547-3159
Fax number: 207-547-5054

John Whitcomb, Chairman
Term: 2020-2023

Andrew McMullen
 Term: 2021-2024

Alicia Collins
 Term: 2022-2025

Lewis Corriveau
Term: 2022-2024

Ronda Snyder
Term: 2021-2023

 

Transfer Station

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Transfer Station Address & Hours: 

   98 Public Works Ctr

      Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
      Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
      Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

 *HOURS MAY VARY DURING HOLIDAY WEEKS. PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CALL 547-3159 OR FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR DAY TO DAY UPDATES*

Closed Holidays

2021

Friday, Jan 1, 2021, New Year’s Day
Sunday, April 4, 2021, Easter
Sunday, July 4, 2021, Independence Day
Friday, Nov 26, 2021, day after Thanksgiving
Saturday, Dec 25, 2021, Christmas Day

2022

Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, New Year’s Day
Sunday, April 17, 2022, Easter
Saturday, Nov 26, 2022, day after Thanksgiving
Sunday, Dec 25, 2022, Christmas Day

   Transfer Station phone number:  (207) 547-4243

 

It is illegal and punishable by fine to dump trash on road sides or anywhere other than the designated Transfer Station receptacles! 

Click here for the →Universal Waste Fee Schedule

Click here for the → Fee Schedule

Please click on this PDF for recycling material procedures: RECYCLE 

Click here for the → Transfer Station Brochure

Click here for the → Demolition Permit

As of October 1, 2018, Sidney will no longer particiapte in the zero-sort system.

You will be able to seperate and recycle ONLY the following items:

* Newspaper/Magazines,

* #2 only Milk and Soap jugs, and #5 Plastics,

* Corrugated Cardboard (Broken Down),

* Tin Cans,

* Clear Glass- with NO lids, and

* Office Paper/Junk Mail

Please use caution in the parking lot with pedestrians and slower traffic flow.

 

Paints can be brought to the following locations:

Hatch Hill Solid Waste Facility,

Aubuchon Hardware (with label attached),

Sherwin Williams (with label attached),

China Transfer Station, along with many others...

For a complete list and proper procedure please visit: https://www.paintcare.org

Click here for a list of what products are covered ---> Paint Care Products Covered

 

 

 

 

 

Sidney Fire & Rescue Department

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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

**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.

Please allow 4-5 minutes for the system to issue you a permit number, high activity on the site causes a lag in a response from the portal. If you continuously hit submit - you will be issued several permit #'s! Oops!


 ►  FREE Online Burning Permits Website
           -  Select "Obtain a Permit"
           -  Select Sidney
           -  Complete permit application and submit
           -  Be sure to PRINT, SIGN, and HAVE YOUR PERMIT WITH YOU DURING YOUR BURN!
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Read more: Sidney Fire & Rescue...

Highway Department

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Address:

81 Public Works Center

Road Foreman:

Leon Burgess
2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine 04330
Tel: 207-547-3913
Fax: 207-547-5054                                                                                               
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Road Crew:

Dale Mullen
Arnold "Nick" Nickerson
David Ellis 

 

 

Mailbox Policy   - Click link to view entire policy. 

This is the suggested Maine DOT Mailbox height directive. The Town of Sidney's plow height is 43.5 inches. PLEASE NOTE! 

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Some of Sidney's roads are State roads:

West River Road (RT104), Middle Road, Lyons Road, Route 27/Belgrade Road, and Pond Road (RT 23)

Heavy Loads Limited 

Code Enforcement

 

Keegen Ballard

Code Enforcement Officer - Town of Sidney & Town of Augusta

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2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine 04330
Tel: 207-547-3159

Office Hours:

Monday's from 6 PM to 9 PM

Thursday's from 5 PM to 8 PM. 

When there is a holiday on a Monday, all business is moved to Tuesday. Thank you!

Read more: Code Enforcement

Animal Control

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Animal Control Officer: Desiree Hersom 

Phone: 207-313-0737
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Dog Licensing Information:

We begin licensing dogs, for the new year, on October 15th.

Current Dog Licenses Expire on December 31st. 

Late Fees take effect on February 1st 2022, $25.00 per dog.

To obtain a dog registration visit the Clerk's Office or Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Website.

Spayed/Neutered Dogs $6.00
Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered Dogs $11.00

⇒ Must have current rabies vaccination and spayed/neutered certificates.

Fee Chart:

License - Dog or Wolf Hybrid capable of producing young (unaltered dog)
Fee:  $11.00 each
        Town Animal Welfare Account:  $0.00
        Animal Welfare Program:  $10.00
        Clerk Recording Fee:  $1.00

Late Fees: $25.00 per dog after January 31

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License - Dog or Wolf Hybrid incapable of producing young (spayed/neutered)
Fee:  $6.00 each
        Town Animal Welfare Account:  $2.00
        Animal Welfare Program:  $3.00
        Clerk Recording Fee:  $1.00

Late Fees:  $25.00 per dog after January 31

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Kennel License - 5 or more dogs for the purposes set forth in Section 3907, Subsection 17
Fee:  $42.00
        Town Animal Welfare Account:  $10.00
        Animal Welfare Program:  $30.00
        Clerk Recording Fee:  $2.00

Late Fees:  $25.00 per dog after January 31

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Replacement or transfer licenses-
Fee:  $1.00 per license

        Clerk filing fee: $1.00

 

ANIMAL WELFARE/CONTROL LAWS

The purpose of the Animal Welfare Program is to ensure humane and proper treatment of animals by developing, implementing and administering a comprehensive program that upholds the animal welfare laws of Maine through communication, education and enforcement.

For more information from the Animal Welfare Program of Maine, please follow the listed links. 

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ahw/animal_welfare/index.shtml

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ahw/animal_welfare/statutes_rules.shtml


 

ADCO (Animal Damage Control Officer). These are the workers who handle wildlife calls when ACO's are not certified to. They may come at a cost, and our ACO's are more than happy to funnel the calls for the residents. BUT should you be in a situation where a skunk, raccoon, beaver... anything not considered domestic... is bothering you at your home and this needs immediate attention, please contact an ADCO. 
 
Here are some of the locals:
 
Henry Carter of Albion: 660-2422
Don Levine of Winslow: 314-0969
John Lombardi of Winslow: 649-6949
Kenneth Murphy Jr. of Litchfield: 557-5717
Domonick Herman of Litchfield: 592-4409
Josh Stevens of Belgrade: 557-5250
 
 
Scroll to the botttom, type in your town and see all the agents willing to service your area!
 
This information was offered by a Warden. The Warden's Office and Inland Fisheries would ask that you call an ADCO. 
 
  
AS ALWAYS - If you suspect an animal is rabid PLEASE CONTACT THE WARDEN'S OFFICE AND/OR POLICE IMMEDIATELY!
 
Game Warden Service:
Augusta 1-800-452-4664
Bangor 1-800-432-7381
Houlton 1-800-924-2261
 
State Police:
Augusta 207-624-7076
Bangor 207-973-3700
Houlton 207-532-5400
 
 Bats and Rabies 1
 
Bats are being increasingly implicated as reservoirs for strains of the rabies virus that can betransmitted to humans. Bats have small and very sharp teeth, and a bite can be difficult to detect. While not all batshave rabies, most human cases of rabies in the United States can be traced to bat bites.Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus. The virus is carried in the saliva and neural tissueof infected mammals and can be transmitted to humans, most commonly through a bite. Themost commonly infected mammals in Maine are raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats.What you can do if you think you’ve been exposed to a bat:Any potential exposure to a bat requires a thoroughevaluation. Determine if there is any possibility that humancontact with the bat has occurred. These situations include:· Being bitten, scratched or having other direct contactwith a bat through a break in the skin or through themucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth.· Waking up from a deep sleep and finding a bat in the room.· Witnessing a bat in the room of a previously unattended child, a person with intellectualdisability or someone who has been drinking.· Finding a bat in the room with a pet that was unattended. (Usually a pet is foundcarrying a bat in its mouth.)If you believe that there has been contact with a person or a pet:· The bat should be captured for rabies testing.· If possible, contact an animal control officer, game warden or pest managementprofessional to capture live bats.
 
If you must capture the bat yourself, be sure to follow these steps:If you must capture the bat yourself, be sure to follow these steps:
1. Use caution and avoid direct contact with the bat; wear leather gloves if possible.
2. Wait until the bat lands and cover it with a small box, coffee can or other container.
3. Slip a piece of cardboard under the container to trap the bat.
4. Secure the bat by taping the cardboard tightly to the container.
5. Wash your hands with soap and water.
6. Call your local animal control officer, game warden or pest management professional toassist in arranging for rabies testing of the bat at the Maine Health and EnvironmentalTesting Laboratory.It is important to avoid damaging the bat’s head as it may hinder the ability for rabies testing tobe performed.If you cannot capture the bat for testing and you think you have been exposed:· If bitten, wash the wound with soap and water and contact your health care provider todiscuss medical treatment.· Contact your health care provider even if you were not bitten but expect that you mayhave been exposed to the bat. Medication may still be appropriate even in the absenceof a demonstrable bite, scratch or mucous membrane exposure.If the bat is still alive and there has been no exposure to people or pets:· Let the bat to leave on its own in the easiest way possible. Close off the room and closetdoors and open the windows. Turn on a light and watch the bat until it leaves.

Maine CDC rabies website: http://www.mainepublichealth.gov/rabies·

Maine CDC Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory rabies website:http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/public-health-systems/health-and-environmentaltesting/rabies/rabies.htm·

Maine Board of Pesticides Control “Got Pests?” website:http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/gotpests/othercritters/bats.htm·

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife bats website:http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/human/lww_information/bats.html·

U.S. CDC Bats and Rabies website: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/index.html

Rabies in Maine

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General Assistance

By Appointment Only

General Assistance Administrator:

                                                                                     PROGRAM HOURS FOR APPOINTMENTS:
207-547-3159                                                                                                                        Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Assistant General Assistance Administrator:                                                                  9:00 AM - NOON

Mary Blaschke
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207-547-3159

 

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Town Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector

 

Current Mil Rate 13.15 Per Thousand

Taxes are due September 1st, interest starts on October 1st.

Fiscal Year:  February 1 - January 31

Office Hours:
Monday    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM       
Tuesday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday   Noon - 6:00 PM
Thursday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday      8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address: 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine 04330
Phone: 207-547-3340
Fax: 207-547-5054
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Administration Office

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  

Address: 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine 04330
Phone: 207-547-3159
Fax: 207-547-5054

 

Desiree Hersom

Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen    

Notary Public  

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Mary Blaschke

Executive Secretary

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 Under Maine's Freedom of Access ("Right to Know") law, all emails to and from the Town may be considered public records.

Assessing

Current 2022 Mil Rate 7.95 Per Thousand                                                            * We do have 2021 tax bills on our web site!

Taxes are Due September 1st, interest starts October 1st.                                      Click on the "Visit our list of on line resources"

Fiscal Year:  February 1 - January 31                                                                                 link, here to the right -->

Assessing Office Hours:
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Assessing Office Contact Information:

Mary Blaschke
Phone 207-547-3159
Fax     207-547-5054

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Quick Reference and Online Services

Do you have business to do at the Town Office, but you can’t make it in during our regular hours??

Visit our list of online resources.

Town Office

2986 Middle Road
Sidney, Maine 04330

Phone:
(207) 547-3340
(207) 547-3159


Fax:
(207) 547-5054  


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