Public Notices

Millinocket, Maine
TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY SALE

The Town Council of the Town of Millinocket is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in tax acquired properties. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Acquired Property Bid” on the outside. Each bid may be for one property only; any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one. All bids must be received by the Town no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday September 5, 2019. Late bids will not be opened or considered.
Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address, phone number, and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to or greater than ten (10%) of the bid price. (PLEASE WRITE THE PROPERTY ADDRESS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE). Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for the parcel. The properties are being sold “as is-where is” in all regards including, without limitation, the status of title, environmental, and local permitting determinations. Conveyance will be by Quit Claim Deed without covenants. The Town has not conducted, nor will it conduct, a title search, nor will the Town warranty a clear title for any tax acquired property offered for public sale. The Town strongly advises any successful bidder to conduct a title search.
Bids will be opened on the due date and will be reviewed and awarded by the Council at the Council meeting to be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The Town Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Should the Municipal Officers reject all bids; the property may be offered again for public sale without notice or some other method of disposal or sale.
Each successful bidder shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase. In the event a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Town Council may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.
The properties for sale are described on the Town of Millinocket Tax Map and addresses as listed below. Some of these premises may be occupied with tenants and it will be the responsibility of the successful bidder to properly evict them. A full bid package and requirements for the sale of each property can be obtained at the Town Office in person or by email.

TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTIES FOR SALE

ADDRESS                                                                              STARTING BID

37 Aroostook Avenue-U05-126                                         $7,419.63
29 Katahdin Avenue-U05-197                                           $6,748.47
104 East Avenue-U10-015                                                 $5,453.44
22 East Avenue-U10-016A                                                 $6,691.60
179 Pamola Park-U11-037                                                 $3,577.93
36 Iron Bridge Road-U17-044                                            $4,228.39
113 Iron Bridge Road-U17-044                                          $6,092.00
40 Iron Bridge-U17-069                                                       $3,503.50
112 Cottage Road-U07-137-009                                        $5,983.24
128 Oxford Street-U04-089                                                $4,281.44

To download the Bidding Form, click the link below

Tax Acquired Property Bidding Form


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

The Millinocket School Department’s International Program is seeking housing for international students who need homestays. We have several potential students from Europe who are looking to apply to Stearns for the Fall and Spring 2019-2020 academic school year.

Homestay families receive a $500.00 monthly stipend designed to offset the cost of food and transportation expenses.

If you’re interested in hosting a student for one month, two months, and a semester or for the year, please see the contact information below.

Vickie Baron
International Program Coordinator/DSO
TEPG Coordinator
(207) 447-6570
vbaron@millinocketschools.org

To download the full flier, click here.


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
NOMINATION PAPERS

NOMINATION PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE
JULY 26, 2019 AT
THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE FOR THE FOLLOWING
VACANCIES TO BE VOTED ON AT THE
NOVEMBER 5, 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION:

TWO (2) MEMBERS TO THE TOWN COUNCIL
EACH FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM

TWO (2) MEMBERS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
EACH FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM

COMPLETED NOMINATION PAPERS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE BY 4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Diana M. Lakeman
Town Clerk Dated 7/22/2019


Please join MaineDOT at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 6th at the Millinocket Town Office to discuss improvements to the Detective Benjamin Campbell Bridge (formerly the West Branch Bridge) which carries Route 11 over the West Branch of the Penobscot River in T3 Indian Purchase.
MaineDOT will present options under consideration, potential impacts those options may have to the historic steel truss bridge, and will listen to concerns and answer questions.

Download an informational PDF by clicking here.


To the residents of Millinocket:

Millinocket is a great town with many fine, outstanding citizens, but we have some that are a little lax in maintaining their properties. This creates hardship on their neighbors; therefore, the town must write ordinances to protect everyone. As your new code enforcement officer, I want you to know that I will be driving around town and will be citing properties that are in violation of the codes for the Town of Millinocket and State of Maine. I took an oath to enforce the codes for the Town and stand firm in doing so.
My one request is that everyone work together to maintain their yards and properties. An example is the Property Maintenance Ordinance, which states that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches. This means everyone needs to keep his or her lawns mowed. This does not include flower gardens or shrubs. Another section states that you can have no more than ONE unregistered vehicle on the premises. Now, I am also guilty of not caring for my property, but I am working on rectifying that situation. We are trying to bring Millinocket up to a standard that everyone can be proud of. Some of you may have already received a letter. If you do get a letter, please read it and correct the deficiency. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to answer your questions.
As I move forward in this new job, I look forward to meeting the new members and visiting with the settled members of our fine community. Together we can put the Magic back in Millinocket.

-Richard Angotti
Town of Millinocket
Code Enforcement


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
NOTICE OF FISCAL 2020 SCHOOL BUDGET VALIDATION
REFERENDUM ELECTION

TUESDAY JULY 16, 2019 – Public Referendum Vote on the Fiscal 2020 School
budget expected to be adopted by the Millinocket Town Council on June 27,
2019. Voting will take place at the Stearns High School Gymnasium between the
hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
MUNICIPAL ELECTION WARRANT

You are hereby notified that a Municipal Election will be held at the Stearns High School Gym on Tuesday July 16, 2019, for the purpose of voting on the following referendum questions:
Question 1: ‘Do you favor approving the Millinocket School Department Budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest Millinocket Town Council School Budget Meeting?’

The polls shall be open at 8:00 A.M. and closed at 8:00 P.M.

NOTICE OF ELECTION


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
NOTICE OF FISCAL 2020 BUDGET
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING

The Millinocket Town Council will hold the following meetings to consider the budgets of the Town:

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 – Public Hearing and Adoption Meeting on the Fiscal 2020 Municipal, Wastewater and School Budgets beginning at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building located at 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine.


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
NOTICE OF FISCAL 2020 BUDGET
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING
The Millinocket Town Council will hold the following meetings to consider the budgets of the Town:

THURDSAY, June 13, 2019 – Public Hearing on the proposed Fiscal 2020 Municipal and Wastewater Budgets beginning at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building located at 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine.


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
PUBLIC HEARING
MAY 23, 2019
THE MILLINOCKET TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY,
MAY 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM IN THE MILLINOCKET MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL
CHAMBERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INITIATIVE.
May 14, 2019
Dated at Millinocket, ME
HAROLD R. DAVIS
TOWN MANAGER


TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY SALE

The Town Council of the Town of Millinocket is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in tax acquired properties. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Acquired Property Bid” on the outside. Each bid may be for one property only; any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one. All bids must be received by the Town no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Late bids will not be opened or considered.
Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address, phone number, and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to or greater than ten (10%) of the bid price. Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for the parcel. The properties are being sold “as is-where is” in all regards including, without limitation, the status of title, environmental, and local permitting determinations. Conveyance will be by Quit Claim Deed without covenants. The Town has not conducted, nor will it conduct, a title search, nor will the Town warranty a clear title for any tax acquired property offered for public sale. The Town strongly advises any successful bidder to conduct a title search.
Bids will be opened on the due date and will be reviewed and awarded by the Council at the Council meeting to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The Town Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Should the Municipal Officers reject all bids; the property may be offered again for public sale without notice or some other method of disposal or sale.
Each successful bidder shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase. In the event a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Town Council may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.
The properties for sale are described on the Town of Millinocket Tax Map and addresses as listed below. Some of these premises may be occupied with tenants and it will be the responsibility of the successful bidder to properly evict them. A full bid package and requirements for the sale of each property can be obtained at the Town Office in person or by email.

Tax Acquired Properties For Sale

Address                                                                        Starting Bid

17 Penobscot Avenue – U05-206                                  $4,563.93

80 Iron Bridge Road-U17-087                                       $3,436.88

81 Lincoln Street-U04-123                                            $6,539.82

213 Congress Street-U05-066                                      $2,798.73

31 Bates Street-U03-291-A                                           $3,955.24

115A Iron Bridge Road-U17-051                                   $4,491.32

394 Penobscot Avenue-U03-142                                  $6,502.38

113 Iron Bridge Road-U17-050                                     $5,875.14

478 Penobscot Avenue-U03-112                                  $5,746.69

179 Pamola Park-U11-037                                           $3,433.99


IMPORTANT NOTICE

Starting May 1, 2019, ATV Registration Fees will increase to the following:
Resident Season $45
Non Resident 7 Day $75 
Non Resident Full Season $90

POLICY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Prior Registration/License is required to process Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Transactions.
Current Maine Driver’s License is Required by Law for Proof of Maine Residency.


ADA Improvement RFP 

Town Of Millinocket

Request for Proposals/Invitation to Bid
Millinocket District Court Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Modifications
The Town of Millinocket is seeking proposals to modify its Millinocket District Court
facility to improve on-going ADA access modifications required to meet provisions for
existing court facilities.
The scope of the work shall include alterations to site amenities, entrances, interior
accessible routes, restrooms, and other miscellaneous improvements. A complete
description of the required alterations can be picked up at the Millinocket Town Office,
197 Penobscot Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The successful contractor must indemnify the Town against all loss as a result of the
work and must provide proof of liability ($1,000,000) insurance and workers
compensation insurance at the time the bid is awarded. The Town must be added as
an additional insured to the contractor’s liability policy for the term of the work and a
certificate of such insurance must be provided to the Town before works starts.
Bids are to be placed in a sealed envelope, marked ADA Modifications, and mailed or
delivered to the Millinocket Town Office, 197 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Maine
04462, on or before Friday, May 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. The bids will be opened at that
time by the Town Manager. Contractors are welcome to be in attendance during the
opening of the bids.

Questions regarding the project may be directed to:
John Davis, Millinocket Town Manager
197 Penobscot Avenue
Millinocket, Maine 04462
Telephone (207) 723-7000 Ext. 5

 


FY20 BUDGET HEARINGS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Revenues
  • Clerk/Elections
  • Tax Collector
  • General Government
  • Administration
  • Economic Development

Friday, April 19, Council Chambers beginning at 3:00 p.m.

  • Assessor
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Municipal Building
  • Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Public Health and Welfare

Monday, April 22, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Fire/Ambulance General
  • Fire Department
  • Ambulance
  • Human Resource
  • General Assistance

Wednesday, April 24, Council Chambers beginning at 3:00 p.m.

  • Public Works Administration
  • Garage Maintenance
  • Public Works Roads/Construction
  • Transfer Site
  • Airport
  • Cemetery

Thursday, April 25, Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Regular Council Meeting

 

Immediately Following The Council Meeting

  • Police Department
  • DARE
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Debt & Interest

Monday, April 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Recreation
  • Enforcement Officers
  • Insurances
  • Community Services
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Deliberations If Necessary

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the circumstances surrounding a rabid bat in the general area outside the Shaw House in Bangor on the weekend of March 16 and 17. The bat tested positive for rabies at Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL). Maine CDC is working closely with the community to identify all individuals who may have handled the bat, particularly those that handled it with bare hands, and make recommendations for rabies post-exposure vaccination. Rabies is fatal, so appropriate vaccination and prophylaxis for individuals who handled the bat with bare hands is
essential. The intent of this HAN is to remind Mainers that bats are wild animals and should not be handled without proper protection, encourage rabies post-exposure vaccination for
individuals potentially exposed to this bat, and alert others to the presence of a rabid bat in the community.  To read more about this from the CDC please use this link. 2019PHADV005RabiesPositiveBat


TOWN OF MILLINOCKET
PUBLIC HEARING

THE MILLINOCKET TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 at 4:30 PM IN THE MILLINOCKET MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION ON THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

Dated at Millinocket, ME JANUARY 8, 2019

DIANA M. LAKEMAN
TOWN CLERK


**NEW HOURS** THE MILLINOCKET ASSESSING OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAYS 7:30 AM TO 3:30 PM.


The Millinocket Town Council will be holding a public hearing to discuss the Katahdin Region Broadband Utility Interlocal Joint Exercise of Power Agreement during the September 27, 2018 Town Council meeting at 4:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers.


The Drive Show Maine will be broadcasting live from designlab at 135 Penobscot Avenue, Tuesday, August 21 from 4-6 pm! They are coming to celebrate Millinocket being voted the 2018 Town of the Year! Your passion and votes made Millinocket the Town of the Year, now it’s time to celebrate your home town! We invite anyone who wants to stop by and share what they love about Millinocket to come take part in the show! The Magi City edged out Bucksport for the win! “The Magic City” edging out Bucksport in the final voting of this summer’s competition. The Drive will also make a $100 donation to a nonprofit of the town’s choice, and if you voted for Millinocket by commenting on the Facebook post, tune into the show Monday as we’ll announce the individual winner!
One lucky fan of Millinocket will win a pair of movie passes to the Bangor Mall Cinemas, a $50 gift card to the Sea Dog in Bangor and a VIP Detailing from Deane’s Detailing!


PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING NOTICE
U.S. EPA BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018, 4:30 PM
MILLINOCKET TOWN HALL
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and their consultant, Ransom Consulting,
Inc., will be hosting a public informational meeting for their Brownfields Assessment Program during the
Millinocket Town Council meeting on August 23, 2018. The Town Council meeting will start at 4:30 at
the Millinocket Town Hall building, 197 Penobscot Avenue. The MEDEP was the recent recipient of a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement activities
related to potentially contaminated Brownfields sites throughout the State, with a particular focus on the
communities of Millinocket, East Millinocket, and Lincoln. A Brownfield site is any property where the
expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence, or potential
presence of, a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
The goal of this public informational meeting is to educate interested individuals about the Brownfields
program, to answer questions from community members, and to solicit sites that could potentially benefit
from this program.
If you have questions or would like a site application form, please do not hesitate to contact Ransom
Consulting, Inc. Project Manager Erik Phenix at ephenix@ransomenv.com or 207-772-2891. Additional
information is available on MEDEP’s website at www.maine.gov/dep/spills/brownfields



Broadband Planning Meeting

Tuesday, July 31

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Katahdin Region Higher Ed Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, East Millinocket

Meeting to review draft legal documents of a potential broadband utility in the Katahdin region.


Public Notice

Availability of Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives
30-Day Public Comment Period, August 1 – August 30 and
Public Meeting August 1, 2018; 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the
Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue
Millinocket, ME 04462

Former Miller’s Department Store
230 Penobscot Avenue

Our Katahdin received an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant to remediate environmental contamination identified in the building of the Former Miller’s Department Store located at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket (the Site). As a requirement of the EPA Cleanup Grant, Our Katahdin is providing this notification of the availability of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the cleanup planned for the 230 Penobscot Avenue property. As part of the EPA Cleanup Grant, the ABCA is available for public review and comment. The ABCA and previously prepared environmental assessment reports for the Site, can be downloaded and reviewed at Our Katahdin’s website www.ourkatahdin.com/230penobscot, or reviewed in person at Our Katahdin’s office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue, Millinocket, ME Monday – Friday 9 am-4 pm. This notice also provides notice that comments on the ABCA and on the proposed cleanup and remediation of the 230 Penobscot Avenue Site can be submitted in writing to TRC Environmental, Inc. 6 Ashley Drive, Scarborough, Maine 04074; Attention Charlie Springer, (207) 274-2615 or cspringer@trcsolutions.com. The public comment period for this document will begin on August 1, 2018 and end on August 30, 2018. A Public Meeting to discuss the remediation and cleanup will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue, Millinocket, Maine. Public comments on the ABCA and the remediation/cleanup will also be accepted at the meeting.


The Millinocket Town Council will be meeting to adopt the Municipal and Wastewater budget at 9:00 am, June 22, 2018 in the Council Chambers.


Do you have questions about Ranked- Choice Voting? Please visit the  Maine Department of the Secretary of State Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions page for more information. Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)

This is a video by the Maine Secretary of State’s office explaining more about Ranked-Choice Voting.


The Millinocket Town Council will be holding their 1st Public Hearing on the FY2019 Budget on May 24, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Council Chambers.


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