On September 2, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to include a referendum question on the November 4, 2014 ballot in response to a petition started this past January with 352 valid signatures (9/3/2014) in accordance with Title 20 MRSA §1466.
The question would need to read:
“Do you favor filing a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of regional school unit RSU14 and with the Commissioner of Education, authorizing the withdrawal committee to expend $25,000 and authorizing the Raymond Board of Selectmen to issue notes in the name of the Town of Raymond or otherwise pledge the credit of the Town of Raymond in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for this purpose?”
There will be a Public Hearing held on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm at either the Raymond Broadcast Studio or Jordan-Small Middle School Gym (both located at 423 Webbs Mills Road).
For more information, please contact Town Manager Don Willard at 207-655-4742 x 131 or 207-650-9001.
- Portland Press Herald, Sept. 3, 2014
- Lake Region Weekly, Sept. 4, 2014
- Lake Region Weekly, Sept. 12, 2014
Below is a brief outline describing the process or click HERE for a PDF:
With Election Day around the corner, the Code Enforcement Office would like to remind you about regulations regarding temporary political signs.
- May be placed in any district, except in a floodplain;
- Are not subject to lot line setbacks; and,
- May be placed in a public right of way or on public property; but,
- May not be placed within 150 feet of an intersection or in such locations as will create a safety hazard.
In addition, political signs:
- May not be placed within a right-of-way or elsewhere six (6) weeks before the election, primary or referendum to which they relate; and,
- must be removed by the candidate or political committee not later than one week after Election Day.
- The maximum size of temporary political signs shall be 4 feet by 4 feet.
- State law requires that signs not be placed within 250 feet of a polling place (including Town Office).
The Code Enforcement Office does not require you to obtain a permit for temporary political signs.
Valley Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd from 7:30am to 3:30pm for culvert work.
Pavement grinding and surface work will begin Monday, October 6th and will continue for about a week and a half (Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm).
Please plan travel routes accordingly and use caution and patience when going through construction sites. Please contact Public Works Director Nathan White at 207-653-3641if you have any questions.
November 4, 2014 - Gubernatorial and Town Elections
Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm at the Jordan-Small Middle School, 423 Webbs Mills Rd.
If you're not going to be able to attend the polls on November 4th, please fill out an absentee ballot application for ballots to be sent to you.
As of October 7th you can come into the Raymond Town Office and vote absentee in person during regular business hours (Tuesday 8:30am to 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8:30am to 4pm).
Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Forestry announced that it has expanded the online burn permit system statewide. Traditional hand-written burn permits are still available, but the online system allows permits to be acquired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing that the fire danger is not high.
The Town of Raymond is seeking one member to serve on the Planning Board, which meets the second Wednesday of the month as needed.
As well as an alternate to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets on the last Monday of the month as needed.
Please contact Sue Look, Town Clerk, at 655-4742 x 121 for more information or to apply.
The bus service operates five days a week serving the Rte. 302 corridor from Naples to Portland. The list of bus stops, a map and schedule are below. Bus service will be provided in two shifts, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 and 3:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. RTP will be using a 22 passenger diesel-hybrid bus for the route. The bus provides wheel chair accessibility and has a bike rack. See RTP website for additional current information, including updated schedules, fares, and stops.
(Click to browse brochure for fares and route information)
(PDF Version Available HERE)
(Information as of 09-23-14)
The "Be the Influence" campaign's mission is to promote community collaboration and positive choices in an effort to reduce substance use and abuse.
Their Vision is to:
- Provide support and resources to all stakeholders
- Communicate consistent messages given in and to our community
- Support positive and healthy choices
- Assure young adults that they live in a community that cares about them
- Raise awareness that Decisions Matter... Be the Influence
For more information visit the website.
- Town of Windham
- Windham Police Department
- Maine Sheriff's Association
- Lakes Region Weekly
- RSU #14
- Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
- The Opportunity Alliance
October 5th through October 11th is National Fire Prevention Week. Raymond Fire Rescue wil be hosting an Open House on October 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at District 1 Fire Station (1443 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond). Events will include vehicle extrication demonstration, smoke house, tours of the station and a public safety info booth and will have free hot dogs, chips and soda.
All ages welcome!
The Town of Raymond and Raymond Public Safety Department have compiled a firework safety brochure (PDF Version). Hardcopies will be available at the Town Office, Public Safety Building and various real estate and shopping/dining locations around town!
Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will perform tree trimming work in 16 communities in Southern Maine over the coming weeks. The work along utility lines is part of a $25 million annual vegetation management program to improve the reliability of its transmission and distribution lines.