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Advisories and Notices

 

 

 

STAY HEALTHY AT HOME MANDATE

 


Town offices are closed until further notice

Effective immediately, only necessary personnel of the Town of Farmington will enter the Town Office or Fire Station.

As of 03/18/20 - The Farmington Transfer Station and Recycling Facility will remain open during regular hours. Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


coronavirus/covid-19 advice

The virus doesn't move. We move the virus.

Please practice social distancing at every opportunity in all locations out of respect for everyone's health and safety.    

Basic Advice:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects (like your cell phone) and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

What to do if you start to feel sick:

  • COVID-19 creates symptoms that are similar to those of a bad cold or seasonal flu, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Mild cases can often be treated at home. If you experience more intense symptoms, please call your primary care provider.

Don’t go straight to a hospital or other health care facility if you:

  • Develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled to an active outbreak area.  Call them first, they’ll need to prepare for your arrival and determine if you need testing for COVID-19.

If you have questions, you can find helpful information about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 at these websites:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/

Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/

For more information and ongoing updates for the Coronavirus,COVID-19 please check out:

CDC:  https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

World Health Organization:   https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Call 211, Maine’s informational helpline, for general information.


WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY -  DEP NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 


town office online services

In keeping with the CDC and WHO’s recommendation to implement social distancing to help slow the spread of the virus, we want to share the following information.  Citizens have the following options to conduct municipal business:

Renew Your Vehicle Registration:  This can be done through a link on our website.  Go to www.farmington-maine.org/motor-vehicle-registration and click on the Rapid Renewal link.  You will need your old registration, insurance card and mileage.

Re-register Your ATV, Boats and Hunting & Fishing Licenses:  This can be done on the State’s website at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/  and scroll down the page to “Information for Your Maine Outdoor Adventure” and there are links to buy your hunting and fishing license, register your ATV or Boat, etc.  You will need your old license and a printer.  The online boat registration link is https://www5.informe.org/online/boat/ .  If you have questions on re-registering online, please give us a call at 778-6539.

New Registration: Dealer Sale Can be Emailed

  • Blue Application for Title (MVT-2)
  • Invoice showing Sales Tax Paid
  • Insurance
  • Color of Vehicle

New Registration: Private Sale Mailed Only

  • Title or Blue Copy of Application for Title (from your lienholder)
  • Bill of Sale (Original)
  • Insurance (Can be emailed)
  • Color of Vehicle
  • Other

Pay Your Taxes and Sewer Bill:  Although we cannot accept payments online, we do accept credit and debit card payments by phone during regular business hours.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction.  We accept checks for your payment mailed to Town of Farmington, 153 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.   Documents and payments can be deposited in the secure drop box to the right of the main entrance of the Town Office.  If you need a receipt sent to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment or you may include your email address for an email receipt.  Please also include your phone number on your payment in case there are any questions.  We also recently sent out Declaration forms. 

Although we enjoy seeing our community members in the office, in light of the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 recommendations, please take advantage of the options above to help us reduce the spread of the virus.  As always, feel free to contact us at 778-6539 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. or email Mavis Gensel-    Annie Tibbetts-     Bonnie Baker-     You can also go to our Administration page for further contact information.  

Thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency.  We urge you to follow the CDC guidelines and stay well.


usda rural development

The USDA has implemented immediate measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Click here to download the PDF notice.


small business resources

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has announced it will partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and financial institutions to provide low or no interest loans, and loan insurance for businesses affected by COVID-19.  This could include more flexible loan terms, relaxed underwriting and special lower interest rates.

Federal loans can take time, but FAME is looking to help bridge that financial gap by working with SBA on intra-agency measures to provide that funding sooner.  These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. 

The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship. 

SBA: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/smallbusiness.html

FAME: https://www.famemaine.com/

Applicants also may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.  Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email  for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 16, 2020


Maine CDC - rabies notification

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has notified the Town of Farmington of a reported case of animal rabies in a skunk.  Click here for the notification letter.  Click here for the Rabies Fact Sheet.  Click here for the Rabies Poster.  Click here for Rabies in Maine 2019.  


dog licenses

The State of Maine requires that dogs be licensed in the town of residence of the owner. Each dog six months of age or older must be licensed.

Dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. An additional late fee of $25 will be imposed after January 31st of each year.

The cost at the City Clerk’s office is $6.00 for an altered dog, $11.00 for an unaltered one. To receive a license, dog owners must show a State of Maine rabies certificate, a spay or neuter certificate, and provide your dog’s veterinarian’s name and phone number (if this information isn’t already on file at the Clerk’s office).


winter parking

The Town of Farmington has a parking ban beginning November 15, 2019 until April 15, 2020.  Click here to download the Public Works Winter Roads Plan.  Click here to download the Traffic Ordinance.


Bus Services

Western Maine Transportation Service (WMTS) has established a commuter bus route between Farmington and Lewiston-Auburn that runs Monday through Friday.  Click here to see the schedule and fare information.

WMTS also has public bus service running between Rangeley, Phillips, Strong, and Farmington every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Click here for more information or call 800-393-9335.  


Russells Mills Road Bridge Closed

The Russells Mills Road bridge has been closed indefinitely by MDOT due to structural deficiencies.  For more information please call the Divisional Engineer at 562-4228.


Employment opportunities

Click here  to see the current positions.


2020 CENSUS 

By April, 1 2020 every home will receive an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census.  Census can shape manuy different aspects of our community.  The Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, and also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.  Click here to read more about the 2020 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for a variety of jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff.  Click here to go to thier website for more information.  


Great Works internet (GWI) Survey

GWI is currently working in coordination with our community to introduce very fast, high-speed fiber internet to your community.  Please click on the following link for more information and to complete the survey.  https://www.gwi.net/fiber-survey/ 


Mobile home replacement initiative

Maine State Housing Authority is pleased to announce the re-opening of its Mobile Home Replacement Initiative which provides an opportunitiy for the owner/occupant of a pre-1976 mobile home to remove and replace it with a new Energy Star certified manufactured home located on the same site.  Click here to download a PDF of the information.


Waltons Mill Dam

Click here for a link to the Walton's Mill Dam Feasibility Final Report by Wright-Pierce Engineering.  

Click here to view a PDF of the Walton's Mill Dam.


CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT PAYMENTS

The Town of Farmington is now accepting credit and debit card payments in person at the Municipal Building during regular business hours.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction.  We hope that you find this service convenient and useful in your future transactions with the Town of Farmington.


MAINE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MDOT is currently working on estimating a highway safety project at the Wilton/Farmington town line.  Click here for further information.

MDOT is currently estimating a Highway Preservation project on Route 2.  Click here for further information.

MDOT is currently estimating a highway rehabilitation project on Route 4.  Click here for further information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION

The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has convened a group of representatives from various organizations and individuals to provide information of where to access resources due to layoffs at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay.  Click here to download the PDF for further information.  


Maine's Unclaimed Property Program

Unclaimed Property consists of money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. Unclaimed Property does not include real estate, animals or vehicles.

You can search the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property List at  www.maine.gov/upsearch

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