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 Amended Select Board Meeting Agenda of September 21, 2017.
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 would like to thank all who participated in the river bank clean up on Friday, August 4, 2017. The cleanup took place along Rumford Avenue and the Androscoggin River between the snow dump and the Information Center. Organizer Tony Bennett, along with about 30 volunteers and Town of Rumford employees, pulled out 3 shopping carts, multiple tires, mixed metals, and enough trash to fill an 8 yard trailer. We hope this effort will be a stepping stone to help improve our quality of life and show off the beauty in the area. If each of us makes a decision to help our community it will have a huge impact overall. Any ideas on neighborhood clean up days out there? Let us know and we will promote it on our website!
Many people often stop by to gaze at the beautiful flower garden created by Marguerite Elliot on Franklin Street. Many hours of work and devotion have contributed to making this area of our community another beautiful spot to admire. Thank you Marguerite, for sharing your love and care for your flowers with all of us!
The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes. Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2017 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2018 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, 2017 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.
The Town of Rumford is fortunate to have many areas that have been adopted by residents to add some color and beauty. This Adopt a Spot is at the top of Falls Hill and has been lovingly cared for by the Mitchell family. We thank them and all others who have volunteered their time, money and patience in providing these little corners of beauty in our town. They bring a smile every time!
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.