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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.

The 2014 scholarships applications for the Town of Raymond and Lions Club are now available. Click the links below for applications and information regarding deadlines and submission requirements. 

 

NOMINATION PAPERS will be available beginning 8:30 am, Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

Positions to be elected on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Jordan Small Middle School gymnasium:

  • Selectman, 2 positions for 3 year terms
  • RSU #14 Board member, 1 position for 3 year term
  • Budget/Finance Committee, 3 positions for 3 year terms
  • Budget/Finance Committee, 1 position for 2 year term
  • Budget/Finance Committee, 1 position for 1 year term

Nomination papers are available at the Raymond Town Office during regular office hours. Twenty five but not over 100 registered Raymond voter signatures are required for being added to the ballot. The DEADLINE for submission of nomination papers to the Town Clerk is Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

 

If you're not going to be able to attend the polls on June 10th for our town elections and state primary, please fill out an absentee ballot application for ballots to be sent to you as of the beginning of absentee voting on May 9th. As of May 9th you can come into the town office and vote absentee in person during regular business hours.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
Town of Raymond
Road Posting

 

This is to notify you that Raymond will be closing its roads to vehicles weighing in excess of 23,000 pounds on Monday, March 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014. Routes 85, 121, 302 and the Egypt Road will be exempt from this closure because they are State maintained roads. See Title 29-A M.R.S.A. §2395

 

Ball Drive Brown Road
Canal Road Cape Road
Caton Road Chapel Street
Conesca Road County Road
Crockett Road David Plummer Road
Deep Cove Road Dolimount Road
Dyer Road Elizabeth Avenue
Frye Road Gay Street
Giselle Avenue Gore Road
Harmon Road Ledge Hill Road
Lloyds Lane Lyn Court
Mailman Road Main Street
Martin Heights McDermott Road
Mill Street Mountain Road
North Raymond Road Panther Pond Pines
Patricia Avenue Peterson Road
Pine Lane Pipeline Road
Plains Road Pond Road
Presidential View Raymond Hill Road
Ridge Road Salmon Run
Shaker Woods Road Shaw Road
Spiller Hill Road Tarkiln Hill Road
Tassel Top Drive Tenney Hill Road
Valley Road Wawenock Road
Westview Drive  

 

Nathan White, Public Works Director

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.
 
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb noted that with this expansion Maine continues to be a leader in providing online burn permits. “Maine is one of the first states to issue permits electronically,” said Whitcomb. “The online burn permit system has proven to be a convenient, safe and reliable alternative means to obtain burn permits. We are pleased to be able to offer it to all Maine citizens.”
 
To expand the online system to cover the entire state, Forest Rangers, in cooperation with the Maine Fire Chiefs Association, made several improvements to the online burn permit system. The system has been available in certain southern Maine counties since 2005.
 
Unlike the previous system, revenues will now be shared with the municipality where the burn will occur. When permits are issued, the system can also notify up to twenty Town Fire Wardens and Fire Department personnel with emails or text messages. According to Chief Forest Ranger Bill Hamilton, “the online system is safe and only allows permits to be issued on class one or two days when the fire danger is low. By encouraging people to burn after 5pm during periods of low to moderate fire danger, the chance of the burn escaping decreases significantly.”
 
Online burn permits can be obtained at any time and are valid for 48 hours after payment has been submitted. The Fire Chief or Town Warden for each municipality is able to impose further restrictions on allowable burn times or needed personnel and equipment.
 
For more information, please visit http://www.maineburnpermit.com or call 207-287-4989.  

The Town of Raymond is seeking one member to serve on the Planning Board, which meets the second Wednesday of the month as needed, and a member and alternate to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets on the last Monday of the month as needed.

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

 

 

If you have a wonderful Raymond photo, please send it to me to possibly be used in the 2014 Town Warrant. This document is prepared to present the 2014-2015 Warrant for Town Meeting which will be Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Jordan Small Middle School gymnasium. Deadline for submissions will be April 1st. Send to Louise Lester, Town Clerk, 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, Me 04071 or louise.lester@raymondmaine.org

 

The Town of Raymond is inviting all interested, qualified consultants and firms to submit proposals to develop and conduct a citizen opinion survey. The selected consultant will develop an appropriate survey instrument and methodology to gauge citizen opinion about current Town programs and activities as well as future goals and direction. Areas to be assessed or explored include taxpayer support for various Town-related activities and capital expenditures; the ranking of services performed by Town Staff and Elected Officials; and clarifying “quality of life” principles. Town staff has investigated potential designs and cost structures from other Maine towns with similar demographics and are seeking assistance in determining the correct and most cost effective survey methodology for Raymond. The consultant will also be responsible to further conduct the task of carrying out the survey by tabulating its results and preparing a final report.

Questions concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing to Danielle Loring (danielle.loring@raymondmaine.org) by 4:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Responses/answers will posted to the town's website the following day (Friday, February 7th) by 4:00pm and emailed to all known interested parties.

Responses to this RFP will be accepted until Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00pm. It is the sole responsibility of the consultant to ensure that the proposal is received before the submission deadline. Late proposals will not be considered. The Town of Raymond reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive minor informalities, and accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

 

 

The Town of Raymond is inviting responses from private sector consultants interested in entering into an agreement to administer projects related to grant funding issued by the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection titled “2014 Grants for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects, Watershed-based Plan Implementation.”

Responses are due on or before 2:00pm on January 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Town Manager Don Willard (don.willard@raymondmaine.org) at 207-655-4742 x 131. See RFQ for submission information and requirements.

 

 

The packet referenced in the newspaper advertisement regarding the Environmental Assessment for Camp Hinds Involving the Innovative Readiness Training Project (IRT) for the National Guards can be viewed HERE.

The Town of Raymond is happy to announce that they now have video streaming! During live broadcasts, you will be able to view meetings HERE.

Below is the information regarding the Tenny River Corridor Protection Project. The Conservation Commission (RCC) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have requested $15,000 from the Open Space Fund to complete Phase 1 of the project, which includes a Conservation Easement to Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT). The Selectmen are holding a Public Hearing on February 11, 2014 for comment before considering the warrant article for the 2014 Annual Town Meeting. 

Meetings

Raymond Conservation Commission- Starting March 7, 2011

Selectmen

The Public Hearing can be streamed live online HERE and correspondence regarding the project can be sent to Danielle Loring (danielle.loring@raymondmaine.org). Information received by 2:00pm on February 6, 2014 will be included in the Selectmen's ePacket.

Last Updated February 10, 2014, 11:04am

Town of Raymond Planning Board

Notice of Public Hearing

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
Raymond Broadcast Studio
423 Webbs Mills Road

MEETING AGENDA

BOARD OF SELECTMEN EPACKET FOR FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING
HERE

 

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 information, including updated schedules, fares, and stops.

     

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(Information as of 11-20-2013)

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.

We maintain nearly 24,000 miles of roadside distribution lines on a five-year cycle of vegetation clearing, inspection, and repair,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “Contact with trees is the most frequent cause of blinking clocks and power outages, so customers should see better reliability as the crews trim along the roadsides in their towns.”

CMP’s arborists and contractors will be working in Acton, Berwick, Bridgton, Casco, Eliot, Harrison, Kittery, Kennebunkport, Lebanon, Long Island, Naples, Portland, Raymond, Shapleigh, South Portland, and York.

Motorists are urged to use caution when they encounter tree crews working alongside Maine roads.

These crews play a key role in helping CMP provide the safe, reliable service that customers depend on,” said Carroll. “The work can be difficult, so we urge motorists who pass these crews to proceed slowly and at a safe distance.”

CMP contracts with professional arborists who are required to follow practices established by the International Society of Arboriculture. These include consideration for the health, shape, strength, growth rate, and appearance of trees before and after pruning. CMP notifies customers about its vegetation management activities every year with inserts in its bills. Customers can sign up to receive a notice when tree trimming is happening in their area. For more information, call CMP’s vegetation management department at 1-800-972-8600.

Additional information about CMP’s tree care program, along with tips for tree planting and care can be found on CMP’s Web site at http//www.cmpco.com – click on “Usage and Safety,” then “Tree Care.”

This Week at a Glance...

April 15, 2014
Economic Development Task Force Meeting
6:30pm @ Raymond Broadcast Studio

April 17, 2014
Budget Finance Committee Meeting
6:30pm @ Raymond Broadcast Studio

April 22, 2014
Special Board of Selectmen Meeting
7:00pn @ Raymond Broadcast Studio

See Calendar for more event listings.
All meetings are broadcast live and replayed on TWC channels 2 (government) or 3 (school) and available on under video archives for instant viewing.

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