The present town of Rumford was settled as New Pennacook in 1774 as a farming community and became incorporated as Rumford in 1800. Since that time it has become the business center of the region with the Catalyst Paper Company as its largest employer. Rumford is a...read more
The Town of Rumford has several tax acquired properties that are being placed out to bid. Please click here for the bid notice. Sealed bids are due August 12, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
Please click here for the Select Board’s Amended Agenda for 07 21 2016.
Brookfield Renewable Power has construction projects slated for the Rumford section of the Androscoggin River this summer. Click here for Project #1 where the water level will be lowered approximately 4 feet until Labor Day weekend above the Upper Dam, located just below the High Bridge on South Rumford Road. Project #2 will involve the Middle Dam, located above the Morse Bridge near the Information Center. The level of the river will be approximately 2 feet lower than normal during the construction in that area. Construction on Middle Dam is anticipated to last 8-10 weeks. For further information, please contact Brian Smith, Brookfield Community Relations, at 1-857-313-7639.
The Town of Rumford voters have prohibited the use of consumer fireworks in the town according to Ordinance Chapter 21E, Consumer Fireworks Prohibition. This does not apply to persons issued a fireworks display permit from the State of Maine.
Click Here for an update on the Town of Rumford Website.
Click here to see voting results for June 6, 2016 and June 14, 2016.
Warrant Article 8 was moved from the Annual Town Business Meeting, by vote of those present, and will be voted upon at the Secret Ballot Election Meeting at the American Legion on June 14, 2016. The original placement of this Article on the Warrant for the Annual Town Business Meeting rather than the Secret Ballot Election Meeting was specified in the provisions of the Town Charter.
ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to approve a Capital Improvement Project consisting of the replacement of sewer and storm systems under several streets in the Down Town area known as The Island, replacement and/or reconstruction of several streets and the replacement and/or placement of sidewalks in the Down Town area. The complete text of this article is in the Annual Town Warrant on the Town’s website under Town Election Voting.
The Western Valley Access Channel (Channel 7) will air the Annual Town Meeting on the following dates and times: June 8, 10:00 pm; June 9, 1:00 pm; June 10, 6:00 pm; June 11, 9:30 am and 10:00 pm; June 12, 10:30 am; June 13, 6:00 am and 9:30 pm; June 14, 4:30 pm. The meeting can also be viewed on youtube.com by typing in River Valley TV Network or by clicking here.
WVAC’s facebook.com page contains their complete schedule that includes other topics that will be on the ballot this year.
The Secret Ballot Election Meeting (voting at the polls) will take place on June 14, 2016 at the American Legion Hall, 184 Congress Street from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To view Town Warrant, click here.
It was voted upon and approved at June 6th’s Annual Town Meeting to move Article 8 to the Secret Ballot Elections at the American Legion on June 14th. This article asks the Town if they would consider a 2 million dollar bond for a capital improvement project on The Island.
The Upper Canal Bridge on Route 108, near the Downtown Business Island, will be closed to traffic from May 9, 2016 until completion in October 2016. During that time a two-way bypass detour will be available for passenger vehicle traffic only from Route 108 to the Downtown Business Island. Please note the many signs that will direct traffic during construction in this area as the Morse Bridge will also be limited to one way traffic while the bridge is undergoing a painting project. Truck traffic will be routed around the project using Veteran’s Street and Route 2. Click here for more information.