PARKMAN NEWS—JULY 2022 EDITION
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
The Parkman Grange will meet on Tuesday, July 5th at 5:00 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. All are welcome to attend.
The Planning Board will meet on Thursday, July 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office
The 2022 tax bills have been mailed. There is a 2% discount on tax bills paid in full within 30 days of postmark (Friday, July 29, 2022). Interest of 4% will begin accruing October 1, 2022.
The Bicentennial Committee will meet on Monday, July 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Parkman Town Office. If you would like to volunteer or have said you will volunteer, please attend this important meeting. It is the very last meeting before the Bicentennial Celebration, and we will go over all final details.
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Thursday, July 14th and Thursday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m. in the library of the Parkman Town Office.
On The Case Summer Bible Camp will be held on Thursday, July 7th and Thursday, July 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Parkman Baptist Church. Kids ages 5-12 are welcome. Younger kids may come if accompanied by an adult. This free program will include a Bible story, songs, crafts, outdoor games, drama, and a snack each week.
There will be a Cornhole Competition at the Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, July 23rd. It begins at 2:30 p.m. There is a $10 registration fee. Teams will be drawn and stay together throughout the tournament. Each member of the winning team will receive a set of cornhole boards with bags, custom made and donated by Travis Easler. Please contact the Parkman Town Office to pre-register, accepting only 10 teams (20 people). You will be able to pre-register on the morning of the Bicentennial Celebration at the Merchandise booth if there are still spots available. Registration cut off will be at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
The Parkman Town Office will be CLOSED on Friday, July 22nd to prepare for the Bicentennial Celebration.
The Transfer Station will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 23rd for the Bicentennial Celebration.
The Parkman Baptist Church holds worship services every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Building permits are available at the Parkman Town Office.
If you would like to rent the Parkman Grange Hall, please contact Don Pepin at 343-0274
The Town of Parkman is now participating in the MOSES program for all recreational licenses and atv’s, boats, and snowmobiles. Please have patience with us while we learn this program. You must bring in a valid drivers license and vin number or previous registrations for atv’s, boats, and snowmobiles when coming in to register these. ATV’s have increased this season to $71.00 for a renewal and $72.00 for a new for residents, and $116.00 for renewal and $117.00 for a new for non-residents. ATV’s do not require a title. If you are registering for the first time, please bring in a bill of sale or proof of sales tax paid from a dealer at the time of registration. If you are registering a boat for the first time, you will need a bill of sale or proof of sales tax paid at a dealer at time of registration. Registration fee is based on length of boat and horsepower. Boats DO NOT require a title.
Stephen Lackey is the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Parkman. He can be reached at 343-2013. He deals with domestic animals only, please call a Game Warden for wildlife issues.
Lance Johnson is the Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector for the Town of Parkman. He can be reached at 446-5459.
The Bicentennial Celebration for the Town of Parkman will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 38 North Dexter Road (field of B & K Storage). A complete schedule of events is available at the Parkman Town Office, KC’s Country Store, and on the Facebook Event page for the Bicentennial Celebration. There will be a Kids Fun Run sponsored by Community Fitness to kick off the day at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Office. Parents will register their children and there are free t-shirts until they run out. Each child that completes the run will get a popsicle. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. and go from the field across from the Town Office to B & K Storage on the North Dexter Road. Following the parade, there will be crafters/vendors, kids games, bounce houses, Bicentennial merchandise (both at the field and at the Parkman Grange Hall), Antique car show, Food Trucks, live entertainment all afternoon and evening, free horse and carriage rides sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee, a cornhole competition, a talk on the 1800s murder in Parkman, a baked bean Grange supper, fireworks, and more. There will be something for everyone. The Historical Society will be at the Parkman Grange Hall where they will have a raffle for a one-of-a-kind Bicentennial pillow and blanket as well as a raffle for a one-of-a-kind Bicentennial dove tail bat. The winners will be announced before the Grange supper. We hope to see you there and it is suggested that you bring a chair.
The Parkman Grange will have a Bean Supper on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. Menu will include hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, chop suey, dinner rolls, and a Bicentennial cake. Meal is by donation and all proceeds go to the Parkman Grange. The winners of the Minnie Bridge Scholarship will be awarded after the supper.
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.
Proof of insurance is required to register all vehicles. The Town Office accepts electronic proof of insurance, or you can have your insurance agent fax proof to 876-9704 or email proof to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transfer Station is open Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Please have your transfer station sticker visible to the attendants inside of your vehicle.
White’s Family Redemption is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. They are located on the Crow Hill Road in Parkman. They will continue to take drop offs outside of these hours, but please call to ensure someone is available. They can be reached at 876-2681.
The Bicentennial Committee has t-shirts ($15 for youth to Adult XL and $20 for 2XL and 3XL), 2022 Calendars (reduced to $10), Bicentennial books ($15), koozies ($3), Bicentennial Mugs ($10), and tote bags ($10) for purchase at the Parkman Town Office. They will also be available at the Celebration, along with long sleeve tees ($20), and hooded sweatshirts ($25 for up to XL, and $30 for 2XL and 3XL).
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 Sangerville Food Cupboard (Universalist Unitarian Church) is open the first and third Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All are welcome. They are located at the corner of Church and Main Street in downtown Sangerville. For more information, please call 277-4221.
The Grange will have a Daddy/Daughter Dance on Friday, August 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Parkman Grange Hall. Admission is $5 per person. There will be DJ music, door prizes, dance contests, and snacks.
The 2022 Anterless Deer Permit Lottery Application is available online only at www.mefishwildlife.com. The deadline for entries is August 1, 2022, by 11:59 p.m.
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 is not your first marriage, please bring in 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 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. The 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.