PARKMAN NEWS—NOVEMBER 2020 EDITION
Don’t forget to FALL BACK and set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 a.m.
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will be 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. We will be practicing social distancing and having less voter booths available. Absentee ballots are available at the Parkman Town Office until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd. If you have not returned your absentee ballot, please do so by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020. If you have any questions regarding Election, please call the Town Office at 876-3730. The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED for business on Election Day.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
The Planning Board will meet on Thursday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
As of October 1st, all unpaid taxes are accruing interest of 8%.
The Parkman Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Parkman Town Office.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
The Parkman Grange is again coordinating the MSAD#4 Santa Project with a few changes this year. The Santa Project provides a winter coat, boots, and a toy to children in the SAD#4 school district whose families need a little help this Christmas. Applications are available at school and at the Town Offices of Guilford, Parkman, Sangerville, Abbot, and Cambridge. Applications must be returned by mail or at the locked box at the Parkman Grange. The deadline is November 13, 2020. The distribution will be on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 10 am to Noon at the Parkman Grange. It will be a drive thru event that will include a turkey dinner from the Masons. Due to COVID precautions the Parkman Grange is not having their annual Hunter’s Supper which helps finance this program. The Grange anticipates a greater need this year, so donations from the community are especially needed this year. Donations can be made at the Parkman Town Office or KC’s Country Store. Checks can be made out to Parkman Grange, memo line: Santa project and sent to PO BOX 114, Guilford, ME 04443. Another way to help is by sponsoring a child from the Angel Tree at KC’s Country Store and buying a coat or boots. For more information please contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942 or check their Facebook page.
The Transfer Station is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Please follow social distancing guidelines at the Transfer Station. Please have your Transfer Station sticker visible to the attendants inside of your vehicle. If you do not have a sticker, please contact the Town Office at 876-3730. They are free of charge.
White’s Family Redemption is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Please call 876-2681 after 4:00 p.m. with any questions. They are located on the Crow Hill Road.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hunting with firearms begins on Saturday, October 31st for Maine residents and Monday, November 2nd for all hunters. The last day of hunting season for firearms is November 28th. Muzzleloader season is November 30th through December 12th and the cost for a muzzleloader license is $14.00. The 2020-2021 Hunting Law books are available for download at www.mefishwildlife.com.
Sonia Sanborn is the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Parkman. She can be reached at 876-3000 (h) or 343-0455 (c).
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.
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 2021 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, 2021 or a $25.00 state mandated late fee will apply.
Proof of insurance is required to register all vehicles. The Town Office accepts electronic proof of insurance or you can have your insurance email proof to email@example.com or fax proof to 876-9704.
The 2021 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. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife requires patrons to bring in a valid driver’s license or State ID when obtaining a snowmobile registration.
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.
We would like to support local businesses this holiday season. If you have a small business and would like to be listed in our December Edition of Parkman News please call the Parkman Town Office at 876-3730 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife requires patrons to bring in a valid driver’s license or State ID when obtaining a Hunting/Fishing license.
The Parkman Town Office is open Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our phone number is 876-3730, fax is 876-9704, email is email@example.com and website is www.parkmanmaine.com. We accept credit cards in person and over the phone. There is a 3% surcharge when using your credit card. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on November 26th. 😊