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Don't Forget to License Your Dog(s)!

A late fee of $25 per dog is added to the license fee after January 31.

Yard Sale Ordinance & Changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance to be on Town Meeting Warrant (3/04/2023)

Contrary to a popular rumor, there is no noise ordinance in existence or proposed in Waterford. The proposed changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance (which reviews proposed commercial projects) increase the sound levels allowable. The current standard for noise levels for new commercial developments are 45 dB during the day and 35 dB at night. The planning board is concerned that these noise levels are so low, they would prohibit nearly any proposed commercial development and have consequently proposed increasing the sound levels to 55 dB during the day and 45 dB at night. See these decibel charts to get a sense of these sound levels. Again, these sound levels are only applicable to a proposed new commercial business or activity.

See proposed changes to Site Plan Review Ordinance (in red pages 17 & 18) here.

See proposed new yard sale ordinance here.

Nomination Papers for Select Board and School Board Are Due January 20th


Incumbent select board chair Randy Lessard is running for re-election. Catherine Winship who was appointed by the select board to complete the term of retiring SAD 17 director Barry Patrie is seeking a 3-yr term as a director on the school board.  If you are considering running for the select board or the school board, nomination papers can be picked up at the town office. They must be returned by January 20.

Congratulations to LEA's Executive Director (and Waterford's Planning Board Chair!), Colin Holme who was recognized as one of Maine's Clean Water Champions by the Natural Resources Council of Maine! 

Colin has been with LEA for over 20 years, all the way from intern to executive director. His extensive knowledge of shoreland zoning laws and our watershed community make him an invaluable advocate for our lakes. 
 
NRCM recognized leaders in river, lake, coastal water, and drinking water clean-up in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the Clean Water Act. 
                                    
                                                                                                                       - Lakes Environmental Assoc.

Fall Foliage Race featured on WCSH news!

Watch the news coverage here!

This year's race to be held on Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 AM. See the Fall Foliage web page here.

Tax bills have been mailed out. Pay by September 30th to receive 1% discount.

Contrary to what was printed on the tax bills, the deadline to receive the 1% discount is September 30th.

Purdy Bridge replacement a success!

Purdy Brdge Before 1 - Copy
Before

Purdy Bridge After 2 - Copy
After

More photos and story here.

Town purchases new plow truck.

2022 Western Star with stainless steel dump body replaces 2011 truck with significant rust issues.

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Waterford Echoes Are Here!

Almost 40 years of the Waterford Historical Society's newsletter "Waterford Echoes" are now available here or by clicking on the Echoes link above. 40 years of fascinating articles, stories, and photos!

The Mysterious 'This Is Waterford' Sign

Ever wonder what the story behind this sign is?
Charlie Tarbell attempts to unravel the mystery...

Remembering Bill...

Journalist, Fireman, Land Steward - by Colin Holme
August 16th, 1949 – March 8th, 2020