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
Please click here for the Select Board Meeting Agenda of August 18, 2016.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm, the Rumford Public Library will celebrate the restoration of the Carnegie Library’s Reading Room, with a little history and a lot of fun! Warm thanks go to the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for making this possible. All are welcome to attend.
The Municipal Building Front Stairway Replacement Project will begin during the week of August 15, 2016. Please note that the front entrance of the building may not be accessible during construction. Please use the River Street Police Department entrance at the back of the building once construction begins.
The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes. Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2016 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2017 fiscal tax year. A copy of the Tax Club Rules and Regulations and Application and Agreement are available below. The completed Agreement must be returned to the Tax Office by September 30, 2016 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.
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.
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.