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Telephone: 207 364-4576 Fax: 207 364-5642
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Welcome
to the Town of Rumford, Maine

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 ND Paper Company as its largest employer. 

Rumford is a beautiful area filled with trees, streams and mountains. The Androscoggin River flows through the town and features a series of spectacular waterfalls. Together they have a total drop of 176 feet making it the highest drop east of the Niagara Falls. 

The Reflection Pool at the foot of the Falls is a peaceful place for relaxation and solitude. As visitors gaze over the pool they are transported back to a time when the Anasagunticook Indians visited the area to hunt and fish.

The business district of the town is located on “The Island” located between the Androscoggin River and the canals that were constructed many years ago to supply water to the mill. The Island features restaurants and retail stores along with the local government offices, Post Office and banking institutions.

Rumford is home to Black Mountain of Maine ski area, where competitors from far away have competed in national and world championship events. The Fourth of July brings celebration and fireworks that draw many thousands of people to the area.

Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox have been a popular attraction for many visiting the Town of Rumford. These larger-than-life statues are located near the Information Center at the foot of the Falls.

NOTICE – CANAL AND LOWELL STREET CLOSED FOR PAVING September 24th and 25th

Canal Street and Lowell Street are being paved on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The road will be closed during paving. All vehicles need to be removed by 6am on Wednesday morning. Congress Street and River Street will be open for traffic and parking. Thank you for your patience during this construction time.

2021 Tax Club Applications are now available

The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes.  Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2020 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2021 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, 2020 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.

Tax Club Rules and Regulations

Tax Club Application and Agreement

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RUMFORD BOAT LAUNCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Rumford boat launch on Route 2 is under construction for the installation of a new ramp and expanded parking. The boat launch is closed to all vehicles and trailered boats until the project is finished, as the size of the construction site restricts the maneuvering space and safe passage for all vehicles and trailers. Canoes and kayaks can be launched at Hastings Landing site located on Route 2 in Rumford Center.

Town Hall business to be conducted by drop box and appointments only August 31st – September 4th

The Rumford Municipal Building will re-open on Monday, August 31. Transactions will be done as they were in March and April by drop box, telephone or email. I expect that this will last for one week only pending outcomes of COVID testing that is currently taking place. Those needing to get new registrations can be done by making an appointment with the Tax Collector at 364-4576 ext #216. Appointments in reference to revaluation questions will still take place.
 
Stacy Carter, Town Manager

Notice from Town Manager

RUMFORD — On August 27, 2020, the Town of Rumford Police Department was notified that a police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The officer involved is a resident of Rumford and his case is under investigation.

The officer was experiencing minor symptoms and was tested prior to leaving for a vacation out of state. Since testing positive, the office was directed to self-isolate and self-quarantine until September 5th. The origin of how the officer contracted the virus is under investigation.
“Our dedicated Public Safety personnel are on the frontlines every day, bravely protecting our community,” said Stacy Carter, Town Manager. “We are providing support to the impacted police officer and continuing our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
The Town of Rumford, Rumford Hospital, a Central Maine Healthcare Hospital, and the CDC are actively investigating details surrounding this exposures as well as facilitating contact tracing to minimize further risk to the community, as well as other public safety and town personnel. The Police Department will continue to work with Rumford Hospital Health Department and the CDC to assist in their contact investigation. As the investigation progresses, appropriate notifications will be made to employees, community members and other individuals who may have been exposed. Exposure is considered having unmasked contact with someone less than 6 feet for a period of more than 15 minutes.
“We recognize the potential impact of a positive test for a first responder,” said Carter. “We are committed to ensuring that this officer receives the necessary guidance and support to manage this health issue.”
Since learning of these positive test results, the Town of Rumford took the following actions:
• Notified additional Town employees who may also have been exposed.
• Completed a deep cleaning of affected facilities and designated police cars.
• Initiated the Health Department’s contact investigations and will be conducting additional testing as needed.
“We have been preparing for this possibility and are working collaboratively with our partners at Rumford Hospital and the CDC to provide additional information to all of our employees regarding this development” said Carter. “I want to assure our community that we have this under control and that there is no cause for panic.
This news should not deter the public from calling 9-1-1 when needing emergency assistance. Rumford Police and Fire Departments continue to take extensive precautions to safeguard community members and other emergency personnel.
We have taken additional precautionary steps by reducing contact with Office personnel until we receive initial test results.
The Town’s public health efforts will continue to focus on containing the spread and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in the community.

November 3rd 2020 ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION

NOV 3rd 2020  BALLOTS will be available 30 days before the election.

We will mail out all requested ballots as soon as they are available, you may return it to us by mail or we will have a dropbox available in the lobby.

You may have received an application in the mail (by an outside source) which you may use. We will also take a phone request from the voter.

Click here for the application    NOV 3RD 2020 BALLOT APPLICATION

Click here for an electronic request https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl