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Video Streaming
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You can also view Archived meetings here!

Raymond Parcel Maps and Assessing Data in Google Earth!
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Raymond Recycling & Waste
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Raymond Village Library
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Welcome to Raymond!

The Town of Raymond, located in Cumberland County, Maine, welcomes you to our website. Here, residents and visitors can find information on municipal government, town committees and civic organizations.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
237 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL...


All nonemergency municipal offices will be closed on the below schedule regarding observance of the following holidays:

Thanksgiving:

  • Closed on November 27th - 28th (Thursday & Friday)

Christmas:

  • Closing at Noon on Wednesday, December 24th
  • Closed December 25th - 26th (Thursday & Friday)

New Years:

  • Closing at Noon on Wednesday, December 31st
  • Closed on Thursday, January 1st

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Please take advantage of the online renewal services

Thank you,

 

Raymond Management and Staff

Town of Raymond

is seeking a member for the

RSU Withdrawal Committee

 

On November 4, 2014, the referendum question regarding whether to withdraw from the RSU #14 passed. Per Step 6 of Title 20-A MRSA §1466 the Board of Selectmen will be directed to appoint a Withdrawal Committee to develop a Withdrawal Agreement.

 

The four member Withdrawal Committee shall include:

One member from the municipal officers
One member from the general public.
One member from the group filing the petition.
One member of the
RSU#14 board who represents Raymond.

The Town of Raymond is seeking a Raymond citizen to serve as a the member from the “general public.” Applications for the Committee Appointment must be postmarked by Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to be considered by the Board of Selectmen for Appointment. Application can be found HERE or picked up at the Town Office during normal business hours.

 

Please return completed forms to:

Sue Look, Town Clerk

Town of Raymond

401 Webbs Mills Road

Raymond, Maine 04071


 

 

The Town of Raymond is also seeking a volunteer group of 9-15 concerned Raymond citizens to work on the RSU Withdrawal Study Subcommittee. This group will be the driving force in the investigation process and supporting the Withdrawal Committee as it proceeds forward with the RSU Withdrawal Process. Any and all are encouraged to to participate and background in accounting, school administration, and budgets are a plus.

 

Application can be found HERE or picked up at the Town Office during normal business hours.

 

Please return completed forms to:

Sue Look, Town Clerk

Town of Raymond

401 Webbs Mills Road

Raymond, Maine 04071

  • On September 2, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to include a referendum question on the November 4, 2014 ballot in response to a petition started this past January with 352 valid signatures (9/3/2014) in accordance with Title 20 MRSA §1466.
  • On November 4, 2014, the referundum question regarding whether to withdraw from the RSU passed (SEE RESULTS). The Board of Selectmen will reviewing the materials required for Step 5 (see below). 

The question would need to read:

Do you favor filing a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of regional school unit RSU14 and with the Commissioner of Education, authorizing the withdrawal committee to expend $25,000 and authorizing the Raymond Board of Selectmen to issue notes in the name of the Town of Raymond or otherwise pledge the credit of the Town of Raymond in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for this purpose?”

Yes No

A Public Hearing was held on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  To view the answers to the citizen questions Click Here.

Click to view INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE

For more information, please contact Town Manager Don Willard at 207-655-4742 x 131 or 207-650-9001.

News Articles:

October 12, 2014 Public Hearing:

For an outline of the process click HERE for a PDF (Updated 11/24/14)

 

 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to all who submitted responses to the 2014 Community Survey. Tentatively, results will be presented at the January Board of Selectmen's meeting. 

 

 

Click cover to explore all that Raymond has to offer!

 

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Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Forestry announced that it has expanded the online burn permit system statewide. Traditional hand-written burn permits are still available, but the online system allows permits to be acquired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing that the fire danger is not high.
 

The Town of Raymond is seeking one member to serve on the Planning Board, which meets the second Wednesday of the month as needed.

As well as an alternate to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets on the last Monday of the month as needed.

Please contact Sue Look, Town Clerk, at 655-4742 x 121 for more information or to apply.

 

 

 

(Click picture for printable version of form)

Call for Photos

We’re seeking photos of local scenery and activities for this year's Town Report and also to create a slideshow for the town website. If you'd like attribution in the Report, please be sure to include your name; the locale or activity would be helpful, too. For the website slideshow, we'd prefer to run the photos without text, so please specify that both uses are either OK or not. The formats should be jpg, jpeg, png, tif, or gif. Send them as e-mail attachments to john.hanley@raymondmaine.org, or e-mail John to discuss other delivery methods. Thank you!

The bus service operates five days a week serving the Rte. 302 corridor from Naples to Portland.  The list of bus stops, a map and schedule are below.  Bus service will be provided in two shifts,  from 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 and 3:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.  RTP will be using a 22 passenger diesel-hybrid bus for the route.  The bus provides wheel chair accessibility and has a bike rack.  See RTP website for additional current information, including updated schedules, fares, and stops.

                
          

(Click to browse brochure for fares and route information)

(PDF Version Available HERE)

 

(Information as of 09-23-14)

 

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Informational brochure HERE

 

The "Be the Influence" campaign's mission is to promote community collaboration and positive choices in an effort to reduce substance use and abuse. 

View the Resolution HERE

Their Vision is to:

  • Provide support and resources to all stakeholders
  • Communicate consistent messages given in and to our community
  • Support positive and healthy choices
  • Assure young adults that they live in a community that cares about them
  • Raise awareness that Decisions Matter... Be the Influence

For more information visit the website

 

 

Other partners:

  • Town of Windham
  • Windham Police Department
  • Maine Sheriff's Association
  • Lakes Region Weekly
  • RSU #14 
  • Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
  • The Opportunity Alliance

Town staff is currently updating the www.raymondmaine.org business section of website. If you would like to remain on the website, have your information updated or be added, please complete and return this FORM

Contact Danielle Loring 207-655-4742 x 133 for more information. 

The Town of Raymond and Raymond Public Safety Department have compiled a firework safety brochure (PDF Version). Hardcopies will be available at the Town Office, Public Safety Building and various real estate and shopping/dining locations around town!

Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will perform tree trimming work in 16 communities in Southern Maine over the coming weeks. The work along utility lines is part of a $25 million annual vegetation management program to improve the reliability of its transmission and distribution lines.

 

This Week at a Glance...

November 25, 2014
Conservation Committee Meeting
7:00pm @ Raymond Broadcast Studio

November 27-28, 2014
THANKSGIVING
All municipal non-emergency office buildings closed

See Calendar for more event listings.
All meetings held at Raymond Studio are broadcast live and replayed on TWC channels 2 (government) or 3 (school) and available on under video archives for instant viewing as well as LIVE Streaming

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