Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Oct 06, 2017

Best of luck to Abbie Hills, who has resigned as Montville’s Town Clerk for family reasons. Always extremely helpful and very positive, you will be missed. Thank you for all your hard work and devotion for the past 12 years.

The Town Office will only be conducting business regarding real estate taxes until a new Clerk can be appointed. If you need to register a vehicle you can do so at the Liberty Town Office from 9am to 1pm Mon., Tue., Thur., Sat., or 7 - 9pm Mon. & Thur. (note that they can only handle commercial plates on week days) or go to the Freedom Town Office (9am to 6pm Mon., 9 to 2 Tue.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri. and 1st Sat 9am to 12noon). Give them a call before you go, just to make sure. Liberty Town Office 589-4318 and Freedom Town Office 382-6177.

If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming the Town Clerk please have them contact the Board of Selectmen by October 16th @ 342-5543 or email at If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming the Registrar of Voters please have them contact the Board by October 9th. Applicants for the Registrar of Voters position must be available to attend training on October 17th & 18th.

Condolences go out to Laura Hatfield and her family on the passing of her father. Our thoughts are with you.

The Town of Montville is accepting bids on a land-locked 15 acre lot near the Bragdon Rd. All bids must be in writing & dropped off at the Town Office by October 13, 2017 for more information email or call 342-5543

On October 21st, from 9am - 4pm, at the Veterans Administration Office, Togus Campus, there will be an event geared to homeless Veterans. This free event will feature Health Care Services, Women’s Services, Housing Resources, Employment and Training Resources, Veteran Benefits, Legal Services, Tax Advocates, Food Stamp & MaineCare Applications and Flu Shots among others. Transportation, child care, food, drinks and haircuts will be provided. For more information call 623-8411 (x2802) or 1-877-423-8263 (x2802).

Starting on October 15 your dog(s) need to be licensed for the ensuing year, by January 31. On February 1 fines will begin, and they will be $25 per dog.  Please be sure to stop by to register soon! You can do this in the office, through the mail (please include a check, rabies information, if necessary, and a self-addressed stamped envelope), or online at:  If you no longer have your doggie please contact the office so it can be removed from the listing.

Share the Warmth!
There is a Winter Coat Drive sponsored by the Waldo County Triad which is set to begin Monday, September 18 through November 13th. Warm blankets, coats, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats & scarves all gratefully accepted in collection boxes at the following locations: Belfast Police Dept., First Church (Belfast), First Baptist (Belfast), Hannaford (Belfast), Searsport (town office & public safety building), Waldo County Sheriffs Dept. (Belfast), Robin’s Nest (Belfast), Winterport (town office), Unity Barn Raisers, Waldo County YMCA. All donations distributed in Waldo County. Call 1-866-426-7555 for more information. Thank you in advance.

Liberty Library
Winter Coat Drive at the Library
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 Bring warm clothing for all sizes and new or gently-used blankets to Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! (see details below). Jo Peavey will deliver them to Waldo County Triad. Collected items will be brought to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program and distributed throughout Waldo County. Clothing should be clean and in good condition.

Let’s Get the Ball Rolling
Please join us in making a difference in our community and at Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! on Tuesday, October 24. Bring your knitting or crocheting, whatever it may be. Let’s fill the basket with yarn donations for Jen Gunderman to take that evening. Jen Gunderman has been delivering these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. What we think of as a small thing can make a huge difference in another person’s life and help them feel that they are not forgotten and can give them hope!

Betty Schopmeyer of Searsport is showing her oil paintings at the library during October. Three-years ago, Betty took a Color Theory class with Kris Engman (who exhibited at the library last June). Betty’s paintings are for sale and a portion of the sales will be donated to the library. More examples of her work may be found at:

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. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.

Until next time.

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