Searsmont News

By Catherine McGahan | Mar 02, 2018

Cathy McGahan



Town Office

Spring and warmer weather are approaching.  Gravel roads will be soft as the frost leaves, making them vulnerable.  Take alternate routes whenever possible until they dry out.  The Crie Road suffers with the volume of traffic to the Transfer Station.  When the Transfer Station Manager determines that the road is too soft, a dumpster and attendant will be at the end of the Crie Road for trash disposal.  Recyclables cannot be taken on those days, due to space issues.  Check the Town Website for postings when this occurs.

Are you interested in paying your taxes in monthly installments?  If paying a large chunk of money at property tax time is difficult, the Tax Club may be an option for you.  Taxes are paid monthly from April 2018 to March 2019, with no interest accruing as long as payments remain current.  Applications will be available in March, with a due date of April 30th.  The first payment will also be due in April.  Call the Town Office for more information at 342-5411, or check the Town Website at

There will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 13th, at 7 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the Community building to present and seek input on proposed ordinance changes that will be voted on at Town Meeting.  These ordinances include revisions to the Land Use and Planning Board Ordinance, a Local Food Ordinance, and a Special Amusement Ordinance.  Copies of the proposed ordinances can be seen at the Town Office or on the website.

Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 7th, at 9 a.m. in the Searsmont Community Building lower level meeting room.

The Transfer Station demo debris days will be May 12th and August 18th 2018.  Please note a correction to the date of Demo Debris days, as it was incorrect in last week’s column.


Searsmont Historical Society

The March meeting of the Searsmont Historical Society will be held in the historical room on Thursday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m.  Jim Murphy, Searsmont's Assessors Agent, will present the role of the Assessors Agent and the historical challenges and changes to the process.  Light refreshments will follow.  Everyone is invited to attend.


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