Town Office

Have you registered your dog(s) yet? Time is running short as all 2018 dog licenses expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Unaltered dogs are $11 to register. Altered dogs are $6. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Don’t put it off: A $25 per-dog late fee applies after Jan. 31, 2019.

A rabies clinic will be held at the Appleton Fire Department on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost for this clinic is $12 per shot, and nail trimming is available for $10. Proceeds benefit the Appleton Fire Department.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has redesigned the Veterans Plate. All those who have a Veterans Plate will transition to the new plate when they re-register their cars. It is possible to keep the same plate number for an additional fee of $15. The excise tax would be paid at the Town Office, and the registration would have to be completed at a branch office, just like a new vanity plate.

We recently learned that the Libertarians have filed to regain their official party status, and that the Socialist Party of Maine is also seeking official recognition as a political party in Maine. These parties must enroll 5,000 members by January 2020 to achieve official recognition, and have at least 10,000 enrolled voters who participate in the following general election. If you wish to enroll or re-enroll with these or any other party, visit the Town Office and complete a new voter registration card.

The Searsmont Boy Scouts are having a bottle drive at the Searsmont Transfer Station on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chris Kulbe can be contacted at 322-3517 if you want to arrange to have returnables picked up at your convenience.