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 November 16, 2017.
Snowmobile registrations for the 2017-2018 season are now available. These registrations will expire on June 30, 2018. You may re-register in the Town Office or online at Snowmobile Registration Online Service.
Please click here for the Warrant for the November 7, 2017 Election.
This October, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Mainers dispose of unusable and waste pesticides. The Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program, jointly sponsored by the BPC and DEP, and funded through pesticide product registration fees, has kept more than 99 tons of pesticides out of the waste stream since its start in 1982.
The Town of Rumford, in collaboration with Community Concepts Finance Corporation, is working in the interest of improving broadband service for our Rumford citizens and businesses. Please click here for further information and access to the survey.
We would like to remind citizens that they can call the Town Manager’s Office at 364-4576 Ext #212 with any concerns. If you have heard something that concerns you or that you need verified, please call us. We would be glad to respond to any questions. In social media, we encourage positive comment as a courtesy and sign of respect for others; such as we would want for ourselves. Comments about people or issues can contribute to mistaken assumptions and it is very important that our community is represented fairly and accurately. We thank you all for the interest in our community and mutual desire to have the area be a wonderful place to live, work and play.
Community Concepts Finance Corporation and Envision Rumford recently hosted a workshop in the Municipal Building to explain the historic tax credits that are available to business property owners on The Island’s Downtown Business District and to Strathglass Park business property owners. Please click on the following links to see the power point presentation and handouts.
Curbside recycling pickup is the same day as trash pickup, however, all recycled materials must be sorted by type. If you find your recycling bin has not been emptied, it may be because your items are all mixed together. The Town of Rumford recycles all plastics, glass, cans, cardboard, paper, newspaper and magazines and receives money for these materials that reduces the cost of waste removal. The Town contracts with Archie’s, Inc., for recycling and trash collection. Archie’s employees have been helping residents over the years by taking time to sort through items to place in the recycling truck; however, the Town has not contracted for that service and the recycling collection route takes much longer. Although it will take us a little more time to sort, it is a worthwhile effort to cut costs and keep materials out of landfills. We can all make a difference and our future generations will appreciate our efforts. Please contact the Transfer Station with any questions on trash and recycling at 364-3645, Archie’s at 364-2425 or the Town Manager’s Office at 364-4576. Recycling helps our planet and cuts costs. Please think about this every time you throw something into the trash. FMI click on the Community tab on this website.