PARKMAN NEWS—DECEMBER 2019 EDITION
The Parkman Grange will meet on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. All are invited to attend this meeting. They will be closing the Grange Hall for the winter in late December. As another year ends, the Parkman Grange would like to thank everyone that have helped to make it a great year!
Muzzleloader season is December 2nd through December 14, 2019, and the cost for a muzzleloading license is $14.00.
The Planning Board will meet on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
SANTA IS COMING TO THE PARKMAN GRANGE HALL: The Parkman Grange will host the annual Kid’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. Santa will be there to hear Christmas wishes, giving out presents, and posing for pictures. Eight different craft tables will be set up for kids to make gifts to give to family and friends. Cookie decorating, jingle bell necklaces, and ornament making are just a few of the fun and simple crafts. Christmas cookies and hot cocoa will be served. In the spirit of giving, this event is FREE to all; the Grange’s gift to the community. For more information or if you would like to join in the fun and help out, please contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942 or Facebook Parkman Grange.
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Thursday, December 12th and Thursday, December 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
The SAD #4 Santa Project is underway. This program provides a warm winter coat, boots, and toys to eligible children in our area. An angel tree is set up at KC’s Country Store 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. Checks should be made payable to the Parkman Grange with Santa Project in the memo line. If you would like to help with this project please contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942. The Santa Project distribution will be held on December 15th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The 5th District Masons will be there handing out turkeys and the makings for a holiday meal to each family.
As of October 1, 2019, all 2019 unpaid property taxes are accruing interest at 9%.
There will be a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, December 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkman Baptist Church. This will be a special time of reflection and praise. All are welcome to attend.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.
The Transfer Station is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
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 registration is $76.00. Snowmobiles DO NOT require a title. Please bring in a valid driver’s license or unexpired State ID at time of registration.
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.
Just a friendly reminder that all dogs six months and older must be licensed by January 31, 2019 or a state mandated $25.00 late fee will apply. The fee for a male/female is $11.00, and $6.00 for a spayed or neutered dog.
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 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).
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife requires patrons to bring in a valid driver’s license or unexpired State ID when obtaining a Hunting/Fishing License.
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.
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).
The Parkman Baptist Church holds worship services every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of New Years. We hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!
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 books for the Town of Parkman close on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Property taxes unpaid at that time will appear in the annual Town Report. Any requests to the Selectmen for articles in the warrant for the annual Town Meeting must be received by January 31, 2020.
ATTENTION: The little winter sand shed by the old barn at the Parkman Town Office is for Parkman Residents only. Please limit sand to 2 five-gallon buckets per storm. Thank you!
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.
The Bicentennial Committee has 2020 Calendars for sale at KC’s Country Store and at the Parkman Town Office. The cost is $15 each. These would make great Christmas gifts. The committee is not planning on re-printing these calendars so come get one while you still can. All proceeds will go toward the 200th Celebration for the Town of Parkman.