PARKMAN NEWS—NOVEMBER 2019 EDITION
Don’t forget to FALL BACK and set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 a.m.
The Referendum Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Polls will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Voting will take place in the lower level of the Parkman Town Office. Absentee ballots are available at the Parkman Town Office through 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st without a Special Circumstances application. Please note that all absentee ballots are due by 8:00 p.m. on Election evening. The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED for business on Election Day.
The Parkman Grange will meet on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to help with parties or projects, please contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942.
The Planning Board will meet on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
As of October 1st, all unpaid 2019 property taxes are accruing interest at 9%.
The SAD #4 Santa Project is underway. Applications are available at the Parkman Town Office and through SAD #4 schools. The deadline to apply is November 8th. This program provides winter coats, boots, and toys to area children.
There will a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Cambridge Town Hall. Area residents are welcome to bring their animals for shots. The fee for a Rabies vaccination is $15.00, and $40.00 for Distemper. Persons presenting animals are expected to clean up after their pets, inside and outside the building.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
The Parkman Grange will be holding their annual Hunter’s Supper at the Parkman Grange Hall on Saturday, November 16th at 4:30 p.m. The meal is by donation to the SAD #4 Santa Project. The menu includes smothered beef, mashed potatoes, beans, and much more. The Bicentennial Committee will be having a pie auction, followed by the picking of the 5 Guns in 5 Minutes raffle. Raffle tickets are still available at the Parkman Town Office, KC’s Country Store, Lovell’s Hardware, Herring Brother’s Meat Market, Mountains Sporting Goods, and at the supper.
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
White’s Family Redemption has a temporary change in hours for Hunting Season effective Thursday, October 31st (for about 6 weeks). They will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday is the only day for uncounted collections, otherwise please drop off. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please call 876-2681 with any questions.
The Bicentennial Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Parkman Town Office. Anyone interested in planning the 200th Birthday Celebration for the Town of Parkman is welcome to attend this meeting.
The Transfer Station is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
The 2020 Dog Licenses are now available. Reminder letters were sent out in October. If you would like to do your dog license renewal via mail, please remember to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can send you the new tag. The fee for a male/female is $11.00, and $6.00 for a spayed or neutered dog. All dogs must be licensed by January 31, 2020 or a $25.00 state mandated late fee will apply.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hunting with firearms begins on Saturday, November 2nd for Maine residents and Monday, November 4th for all hunters. The last day of hunting season for firearms is November 30th. Muzzleloader season is December 2nd through December 14th and the cost for a muzzleloader license is $14.00. The 2019-2020 Hunting Law books are available for download at .
Sonia Sanborn is the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Parkman. She can be reached at 876-3000 (h) or 343-0455 (c). Sonia deals with domestic animals only, for wildlife issues please contact a Game Warden.
The 2020 snowmobile registration and stickers are now available. The fee for a renewal is $46.00, and $47.00 for a new registration. Non-resident snowmobile registrations are $100.00, non-resident 3-Day is $50.00, and a non-resident 10-Day is $76.00.
The Parkman Baptist Church holds worship services every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Universalist Unitarian Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft Food Cupboard is open the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome. Patrons may come to one distribution per month. They are located at 130 Main Street in Sangerville (corner Church Street and Main Street).
If you need a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate please call ahead to the Parkman Town Office at 876-3730. The fee is $15.00 for one copy, and $6.00 for any additional copies of the same record requested at the same time.
The Motor Vehicle Mobile Unit hours in Dover-Foxcroft: The 1st and last Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to Noon & 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (112 Park Street, Dover-Foxcroft).
The Parkman Baptist Church holds a DELTA Kids Club for 1st through 6th graders on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This is a FREE program to area children. There are fun activities, Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, and more. For more information or to register your child, please contact Yvonne Davis at 717-5929 or Kylee Coburn at 717-0865.
If you would like to help with the SAD #4 Santa project, there are many ways to help. Angel trees will be set up at KC’s Country Store and Hardwood Products where you can pick out a star with a child’s request and shop for that. Donations can be made by check to the Parkman Grange, PO Box 114 Guilford, ME 04443. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting hats, mittens or scarves, those can be included for extra warmth to area children. For other ways to help please contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942.
The Parkman Grange will hold its annual Kid’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. See December’s issue of Parkman News for more information.
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife requires patrons to bring in a valid driver’s license or State ID when obtaining a Hunting/Fishing License. You must also show your driver’s license when obtaining a Snowmobile Registration.
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New Law from Title Division: When doing a private sale, if there are two names on the prior title you must have both signatures on the back of the title to register the vehicle. If you are doing a title in two names at time of registration, both parties must be present to sign the title in front of the clerk.
Fire permits can be obtained at KC’s Country Store from Pam Sukis: 876-4111, and from Danny White at 85 Crow Hill Road: 876-2681.
The fee for a marriage license is $40.00. Marriage applications are valid 90 days from issue. Both the bride and groom must sign the application in the presence of a clerk at the Parkman Town Office. If this isn’t your first marriage, please bring a copy of your divorce decree or a death certificate when completing the application. Please note that you must call the Parkman Town Office at 876-3730 to schedule an appointment to obtain your marriage license.
The State of Maine Legislature increased registration clerk fees for motor vehicles from $3 to $5 for renewals and from $4 to $6 for new registrations. Duplicate registrations were also impacted with an increase from $3 to $6.