Montville Town News
First off, Happy Halloween everybody! Have fun, be careful, watch out for all the ghouls and goblins on the roads tonight.
Town Office News
The Select Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed, "Ordinance Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Ways," on Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM at the town office. The ordinance is needed to enforce the seasonal posting of town roads that occurs each spring.
The Select Board is looking for a Montville resident who is willing to serve as the town's representative to the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center. The three-year volunteer position entails a monthly board meeting as well as some work responsibilities between meetings. This is a great opportunity to have some input and be in the loop of things in the world of recycling. Very educational as well. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Susan Shell at 342-5543 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog licenses are in and your dog can now be registered, beginning October 15. You can do this in the office, during regular business hours, or online at: https://www10.informe.org/dog_license/ You will be able to pay by credit card 24 hours a day! The online service in only available through January 31. On February 1 the fines will be $25 per dog, so please be sure to register your dog (s) as soon as possible. A rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if done within the last year) will be needed. The cost will be $6.00 for spay/neutered dog and $11.00 for an unaltered dog. If you have already registered you animal…. THANK YOU!!!
Free Rabies Clinics in Waldo County: The rabies shot will be free to animals whose owners reside in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a small fee. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. In addition to the rabies shot, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered can be picked up at any Waldo County Humane Society Rabies Clinic. The next WCHS Rabies Clinic is planned for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Knox Town Office, Route 137, Knox. A third clinic is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7, at Lincolnville Center Fire Station, Route 52, Lincolnville Center. For information about Waldo County Humane Society’s Rabies Clinics call 852-5033, find us on Facebook or check out https://bangordailynews.com/community/free-rabies-clinics-from-waldo-county-humane-society-this-fall/.
Snowmobile licenses are now available at the town clerk's office.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. The Montville polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. For information about absentee ballots, contact Town Clerk Abbie Hills at 342-5544 or email@example.com.
Town Office hours: Monday & Wednesday 9-3 (some transactions 3-5), Tuesday 2-7, 1st & 3rd Saturday 9-11. Check out their website for more information: www.montvillemaine.org
Mount View Middle School News
The next Parent/Principal Advisory Group will meet November 13th. These meetings will occur the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 in room M201 of the Middle School. The purpose of these meetings is for parents to bring concerns and ideas and help to generate solutions. Principal Martha Witham will bring updates as to what is going on at the middle school in the upcoming month. This is a great way to have some input and stay in the loop of things with all the happenings at the middle school. There is also an updated newsletter which gives plenty of information on the happenings at Mount View Middle and the rest of the school too. Check out the RSU3 website at: http://webserver.msad3.org/joomla/.
Liberty Library News
When you are out and about trick-or-treating on Halloween, be sure to stop by the Liberty Library. They will be staying open later that evening to give out treats to any children who stop by. Sounds spook-tacular!
A reminder that Story Time for preschool children and their caregivers is on Thursday at 10:30. On Halloween, children are welcome to come in costume.
On Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. Richard Rubin, author of The Last of the Doughboys: the Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War, will be at the library. Rubin spent a decade recovering the stories from veterans of World War I and managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 111, who fought in the trenches. All are gone now. His talk will be about their last thoughts, their service and their sacrifice. Join us for this very special Veterans Day event. The book will be for sale and Richard Rubin will sign them after his talk. Refreshments will be provided.
The Library will be collecting money and food donations for local Food Pantries during the months of November and December. Food bins will be located at the Post Office and the Library. Look for cans for money will be a various locations around town. Please be generous to our neighbors in need.
Montville Fire Department
It seems that Santa Claus has made contact with the crew at the fire station and they wish to convey his thoughts. Most importantly, make sure to clean your chimney this season! Also a good idea, have your furnace inspected and change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Wise words from the man in red.
That's about it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call.
Until next time.