Town of Raymond, Maine

401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, Maine 04071 - Tel: 207-655-4742 Fax: 207-655-3024

PUBLIC NOTICE

Town of Raymond

Road Posting

 

This is to notify you that Raymond will be closing its roads to vehicles weighing in excess of 23,000 pounds on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 until May 1, 2018.  Routes 85, 121, 302 and the Egypt Road will be exempt from this closure because they are State maintained roads. 

29-A M.R.S.A. § 2395

 

Click HERE for details.

 

Nathan White, Public Works Director

 

 

Budget Presentations to the RSU #14 Board of Directors:

 

March 7th - 6:30pm - Windham Town Office - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment; Special Ed; Windham Manchester School; Raymond Elementary School; Katahdin Shool

 

March 21st - 6:30pm - Raymond Broadcast Studio - Adult Ed; Windham Primary School; District Office; Transportation; Food Service; Jordan Small Middle School

 

March 28th - 6:30pm - Windham Town Office - Facilities; Technology; Athletics; Windham High School; Windham Middle School

 

Deliberation & Voting:

 

April 4th - 6:30pm - Windham Town Office - Public Forum and Board Deliberation

 

May 23rd - 6:30pm - Windham High School Auditorium - Public Budget Meeting and Vote

 

June 12th - Secret Ballot Vote at the polls

  • Raymond:  7am to 8pm at JSMS gym
  • Windham:  7am to 8pm at WHS auxillary gym

 

 

The Raymond Fire Department has just undergone our ISO Insurance Services Office rating review. The ISO is “the leading supplier of data analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry” These ratings are used by insurance companies to calculate premiums for residential and commercial structures.


We are proud to announce that we have been re classified to the improved rating of 4/4Y. This is an improvement from our previous rating of 5/8B, including an entire class drop in the hydrant district of our community.


The ratings system is from 1-10 with one being the best, and ten does not meet the minimum rating criteria for recognition. The Department is rated on four major categories including Needed Fire Flow, Communications, Water Supply, and the Fire Department including equipment, staffing, training, distribution of suppression assets, and community risk reduction programs. 


Check with your insurance company and see if any rate changes, which may apply to your fire insurance because of this rating. We are proud to provide improved ratings; the new rating is a reflection of our dedication to provide the best possible services within the scope of our budget.

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Also, if your interested, the Raymond Fire & Rescue Department has just launched a promotional video on Facebook encouraging citizens to join their department. Click HERE for a link. 

 

Any residents that are having trouble this time of year with the effects of the extreme cold, whether it be frozen/burst pipes, reduced or no access to heating fuel are encouraged to use 211 Maine as a resource. 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

You can call, text, email or search their website.

 

They are available to discuss options, programs and services that can help with heating and utility assistance. Along with financial assistance, health care, mental health, domestic violence and addiction treatment. 

 

NOMINATION PAPERS will be available beginning 8:30 am, Friday, March 2, 2018

 

For the following positions:

 

Selectman – 1 position for 3 year term

Budget/Finance Committee – 3 positions for 3 year terms

Budget/Finance Committee - 1 position for 2 year term

RSU #14 Board of Directors – 1 position for 3 year term

 

Positions to be elected on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Jordan Small Middle School gymnasium

 

Nomination papers are available at the Raymond Town Office during regular office hours.  25, but not over 100, registered Raymond voter signatures are required for being added to the ballot. 

 

The DEADLINE for submission of nomination papers to the Town Clerk is Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion!

 

The Opportunity Alliance has meaningful volunteer opportunities available for adults 55 and older in Southern Maine. Foster Grandparents are placed in schools and child development centers to support school readiness and academic achievement of children. Senior Companions make independence a reality for isolated elders by visiting clients in their homes and providing transportation assistance for doctor’s appointments and/or grocery shopping.

 

Volunteers who commit to a minimum of 15 hours/week and meet generous income guidelines, receive a tax-free stipend, mileage and meal reimbursement. All volunteers receive ongoing training, recognition, and supervision.

 

We are also accepting referrals for individuals interested in having a Senior Companion provide socialization and local transportation.

 

To learn more about becoming a volunteer or client, please call 207-773-0202 or toll-free at 1-800-698-4959.

 

 

Just a reminder to all citizens to make sure your mailbox and/or house has proper identification so that emergency services can locate your home in the event of an emergency. 

 

The Public Safety Building located at 1443 Roosevelt Trail offers FREE mailbox numbers to those who need them.

 

Remember: They Can't Help You, If They Can't Find You.

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The Town of Raymond has 4 openings on the Board of Assessment Review.  This board hears appeals of assessment decisions.  The board only meets when necessary and has not met in the past 4 years.  If you are interested please fill out an application and submit it to the Town Clerk at sue.look@raymondmaine.org or Town Clerk, 401 Webbs Mills Rd, Raymond  ME  04071, for consideration by the Board of Selectmen.

 

Thank you!

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Town Office Hours

Mon - Closed

Tues - 8:30am to 7pm

Wed - 8:30am to 4pm

Thur - 8:30am to 4pm

Fri    - 8:30am to 4pm

Sat   - Closed

Sun  - Closed

 

2017-18 Tax Rate:
$12.30/$1,000

 

Community & Informational Brochures

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  • Firework Safety
  • RTP Bus Route Information
  • Welcome to Raymond Brochure

 

Town Office Directory
Please be aware that the Town Office Extensions have changed. Please view our directory for more information.

 

Video Streaming
You can  now watch a LIVE STREAM of Raymond TV on your computer or mobile device by going here!

You can also view Archived meetings here!

 

Raymond Parcel Maps and Assessing Data in Google Earth!
You can view an overlay of Raymond's property parcel maps in Google Earth with tax assessing data.

 

Raymond Recycling & Waste
You can view pick up schedules, recycling policies and committee information.

 

Raymond Village Library
Come see all that the Library has to offer from Children's Story Times, booksales, wireless internet, access to ebooks and MORE!

 

Volunteer Opportunities
View some of the openings that we have on government boards and learn other ways that you can help your local community!


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