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Welcome to Raymond!

The Town of Raymond, located in Cumberland County, Maine, welcomes you to our website. Here, residents and visitors can find information on municipal government, town committees and civic organizations.

The Planning Board agenda item scheduled for the September 10, 2014:

3. New Business:

a) Town of Raymond
     Location: 0 Valley Road (Proposed Repeater Lane)
     Map/Lot: 016-Lot 092-100
     Rural Zone
Reason: Applicant is requesting approval for an access road and communications
tower for the Public Safety and Public Works departments.
 
Has been rescheduled for the October meeting because of a date error with the abutter notices.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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?”

Yes No

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.

News Articles:

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.

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.

NOTICE:

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.

Thank you.

Click cover to explore all that Raymond has to offer!

 

(PDF Version available HERE)

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)

Town staff is currently updating the www.raymondmaine.org business section of website. If you would like to remain on the website, have your information updated or be added, please complete and return this FORM

Contact Danielle Loring 207-655-4742 x 133 for more information. 

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.

 

This Week at a Glance...

September 30, 2014 
Conservation Commission Meeting
7:00pm @ Broadcast Studio

October 1, 2014
RSU#14 Board of Directors' Meeting
6:30pm @ Windham Town Council Chambers

October 14, 2014
Board of Selectmen Meeting & Public Hearing
7:00pm @ Broadcast Studio

October 15, 2014 
Special Board of Selectmen Meeting & Workshop w/ RSU#14 Board of Directors
6:00-6:30pm @ Broadcast Studio

RSU#14 Board of Directors' Meeting
6:30pm @ Broadcast Studio

Planning Board Meeting
7:00pm @ Town Office

See Calendar for more event listings.
All meetings held at Raymond Studio are broadcast live and replayed on TWC channels 2 (government) or 3 (school) and available on under video archives for instant viewing as well as LIVE Streaming

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