With election day around the corner, the Code Enforcement Office would like to remind you that temporary political signs may be placed in any district, except in a floodplain, are not subject to lot line setbacks, and may be placed in a public right of way or on public property but not within 150 feet of an intersection or in such locations as will create a safety hazard. Political signs may not be placed within a right-of-way or elsewhere prior to six (6) weeks before the election, primary or referendum to which they relate and must be removed by the candidate or political committee not later than one week after Election Day. The maximum size of temporary political signs shall be 4 feet by 4 feet.
State law requires that signs not be placed within 250 feet of a polling place and the Code Enforcement Office does not require you to obtain a permit for temporary political signs.
Municipal Election/RSU #14 Referendum Results
June 11, 2013
(Complete results of municipal write-ins available at the Town Clerk's Office.)
Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor [3 year term] 2 seats
- Desjardins, Dana 114
- Leavitt, Charles 119
- Reynolds, Michael 412
- Sadak, Teresa 425
Budget/Finance Member [3 year term] 3 seats
- Crockett, Stephen 386
- Hartley, Tacy 320
- Olsen, Rolf 390
RSU #14 School Board Member [3 year term] 1 seat
- Keane-Dreyer, Jeraldine 468
RSU #14 Budget Referenda
- Article 1 [approval of budget] Yes 392 No 158
- Article 2 [approval to continue referendum vote] Yes 373 No 167
The 2013 Town of Raymond Warrant is now available online
on the Annual Reports webpage:
Printed copies are available at the town office.
There will be no Planning Board meeting held in June due to a lack of applications.
Changes were passed at the 2013 Annual Town Meeting in the following areas:
- Zoning Map
- Addressing Ordinance
- Land Use Ordinance
- Peddlers Ordinance
- Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
- Street Ordinance
Please see the 2013 Warrant for more information.
Responsible, mature adult to join Tassel Top Park's awesome team for the season. Must work weekends. holidays and for minimum wage.
For more information, please contact Sue LeMarre at 655-4675.
Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will perform tree trimming work in 16 communities in Southern Maine over the coming weeks. The work along utility lines is part of a $25 million annual vegetation management program to improve the reliability of its transmission and distribution lines.
“We maintain nearly 24,000 miles of roadside distribution lines on a five-year cycle of vegetation clearing, inspection, and repair,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “Contact with trees is the most frequent cause of blinking clocks and power outages, so customers should see better reliability as the crews trim along the roadsides in their towns.”
CMP’s arborists and contractors will be working in Acton, Berwick, Bridgton, Casco, Eliot, Harrison, Kittery, Kennebunkport, Lebanon, Long Island, Naples, Portland, Raymond, Shapleigh, South Portland, and York.
Motorists are urged to use caution when they encounter tree crews working alongside Maine roads.
“These crews play a key role in helping CMP provide the safe, reliable service that customers depend on,” said Carroll. “The work can be difficult, so we urge motorists who pass these crews to proceed slowly and at a safe distance.”
CMP contracts with professional arborists who are required to follow practices established by the International Society of Arboriculture. These include consideration for the health, shape, strength, growth rate, and appearance of trees before and after pruning. CMP notifies customers about its vegetation management activities every year with inserts in its bills. Customers can sign up to receive a notice when tree trimming is happening in their area. For more information, call CMP’s vegetation management department at 1-800-972-8600.
Additional information about CMP’s tree care program, along with tips for tree planting and care can be found on CMP’s Web site at http//www.cmpco.com – click on “Usage and Safety,” then “Tree Care.”
For Raymond Residents or Property Owners
The Raymond Community Forest Proposal was presented to the Raymond Board of Selectmen on August 14, 2012. The presentation and handout detailed the 347 +/- acres of forestland in North Raymond located on Conesca Road owned by Hancock Land Company (HLC) that includes level to gently sloping land between the road and Crescent Lake, and Pismire Mountain on the north side of the road (see attached Map). The presentation described the Raymond Conservation Commission’s (RCC) interest in the property since 2007 and recent communications with Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) and HLC to advance a potential community forest project. (Click for larger image)
The Selectmen asked for more information, mainly on the strategy (how to secure the land), project budget, ownership and potential income sources that the property may provide in the long term. Since then the RCC and LELT have met on several occasions to advance these issues, including an estimate of sustainable timber harvest revenue, to have a definite proposal to the Selectmen.
LELT and the RCC are to meet with the Selectmen on May 14, 2013 to discuss the details of the proposal. This survey has been prepared to get a preliminary reading from the community on the interest in this project. Please complete the following survey to the best of your ability. The results will be shared with the Selectmen and will help all parties decide if this is a viable project for the town.
Take survey HERE
Thanks for your input – it is important for the town and community !
Raymond Conservation Commission
For more information contact:
John Rand, RCC Chair