TOWN OF RAYMOND
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
The Town of Raymond is requesting proposals from qualified firms for auditing and related services for a three year period, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.
Copies of the RFP may be obtained below, the Raymond Town Office located at 401 Webbs Mills Road, or by contacting Nancy Yates, Finance Director for the Town of Raymond, at (207) 655-4742, x132, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered, five (5) copes of a proposal must be received by the Town of Raymond, Attn: Finance Director at 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, ME 04071 by 3:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014. Proposals received after that date and time will not be accepted. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted.
Raymond residents are able to get small amounts of sand/salt for their walkways from the Plains Road Public Works area [Fire Lane 89 near Camp Hinds]. The area will be open beginning November 1st Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Residents should not expect to get more than a couple of 5 gallon pails at a time.
Town of Raymond
This is to notify you that Raymond will be closing its roads to vehicles weighing in excess of 23,000 pounds on Monday, March 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014. Routes 85, 121, 302 and the Egypt Road will be exempt from this closure because they are State maintained roads. See Title 29-A M.R.S.A. §2395
|Ball Drive||Brown Road|
|Canal Road||Cape Road|
|Caton Road||Chapel Street|
|Conesca Road||County Road|
|Crockett Road||David Plummer Road|
|Deep Cove Road||Dolimount Road|
|Dyer Road||Elizabeth Avenue|
|Frye Road||Gay Street|
|Giselle Avenue||Gore Road|
|Harmon Road||Ledge Hill Road|
|Lloyds Lane||Lyn Court|
|Mailman Road||Main Street|
|Martin Heights||McDermott Road|
|Mill Street||Mountain Road|
|North Raymond Road||Panther Pond Pines|
|Patricia Avenue||Peterson Road|
|Pine Lane||Pipeline Road|
|Plains Road||Pond Road|
|Presidential View||Raymond Hill Road|
|Ridge Road||Salmon Run|
|Shaker Woods Road||Shaw Road|
|Spiller Hill Road||Tarkiln Hill Road|
|Tassel Top Drive||Tenney Hill Road|
|Valley Road||Wawenock Road|
Nathan White, Public Works Director
The Town of Raymond is seeking one member to serve on the Planning Board, which meets the second Wednesday of the month as needed, and a member and alternate to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets on the last Monday of the month as needed.
Please contact Louise Lester, Town Clerk, at 655-4742 x 121 for more information or to apply.
If you have a wonderful Raymond photo, please send it to me to possibly be used in the 2014 Town Warrant. This document is prepared to present the 2014-2015 Warrant for Town Meeting which will be Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Jordan Small Middle School gymnasium. Deadline for submissions will be April 1st. Send to Louise Lester, Town Clerk, 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, Me 04071 or email@example.com
The Town of Raymond is inviting all interested, qualified consultants and firms to submit proposals to develop and conduct a citizen opinion survey. The selected consultant will develop an appropriate survey instrument and methodology to gauge citizen opinion about current Town programs and activities as well as future goals and direction. Areas to be assessed or explored include taxpayer support for various Town-related activities and capital expenditures; the ranking of services performed by Town Staff and Elected Officials; and clarifying “quality of life” principles. Town staff has investigated potential designs and cost structures from other Maine towns with similar demographics and are seeking assistance in determining the correct and most cost effective survey methodology for Raymond. The consultant will also be responsible to further conduct the task of carrying out the survey by tabulating its results and preparing a final report.
Questions concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing to Danielle Loring (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Responses/answers will posted to the town's website the following day (Friday, February 7th) by 4:00pm and emailed to all known interested parties.
Responses to this RFP will be accepted until Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00pm. It is the sole responsibility of the consultant to ensure that the proposal is received before the submission deadline. Late proposals will not be considered. The Town of Raymond reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive minor informalities, and accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.
The Town of Raymond is inviting responses from private sector consultants interested in entering into an agreement to administer projects related to grant funding issued by the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection titled “2014 Grants for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects, Watershed-based Plan Implementation.”
Responses are due on or before 2:00pm on January 31, 2014.
Questions should be directed to Town Manager Don Willard (email@example.com) at 207-655-4742 x 131. See RFQ for submission information and requirements.
The packet referenced in the newspaper advertisement regarding the Environmental Assessment for Camp Hinds Involving the Innovative Readiness Training Project (IRT) for the National Guards can be viewed HERE.
This is it, the Raymond Road Runner is now back as a online resource of municipal and community news, announcements and events. Articles and image content can be submitted via email for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Town Office on CD. Submitted content must be from individuals authorized on behalf of the town office, board, committee or organization that it pertains to. Out of town submitted content will be judged suitable for publication by its relevance or benefit to the residents of Raymond.
Judy Garland Is Coming to Raymond as Raymond Village Community Church Hosts “Legends: The Music of Judy Garland”, starring Kelly Caulfield
Gorham native and acclaimed professional singer Kelly Caulfield “is” Judy Garland as she presents the timeless music of the woman Fred Astaire called, “The greatest entertainer who ever lived.” in a live performance at the Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) (RVCC) in Raymond Center, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:30pm.
Caulfield uses her talented voice and acting ability to feature Garland’s best-known songs as well as a few surprises. The highlights will be two major medleys devoted to her movie music and her Gershwin recordings, as Caulfield interprets songs from the great composers of the era including Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and the team of Rodgers & Hart.
Part concert, part cabaret and an all around great show, LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND gives audiences a chance to reminisce while hearing all new arrangements of these amazing songs from the Great American Songbook. Whether you are nine or 90, you will love hearing such memorable tunes as: “Stormy Weather”, “Johnny One Note”, “Come Rain or Come Shine”, Rock-a-bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
Caulfield’s show premiered last year, and has received rave reviews. The Portland Press Herald says Caulfield “has an unforgettable set of ‘pipes’…that brought the audience to their feet. Legends is an entertaining celebration of Garland's work that will enchant existing Garland fans, and quite possibly garner Garland more fans…” The Lewiston Sun says, “Ms. Caulfield is unique in her ability to act out every word and ferret each shred of emotion, bringing new understanding and levels of awareness to songs heard hundreds of times…”
Tickets are $15.00, and can be obtained by contacting RVCC Music Director, Karen Strange, by phone or e-mail at 939-7947, email@example.com. People are encouraged to buy tickets early, because this show will sell out.
The show is the latest presentation in RVCC’s Raymond Village Community Concerts series. Upcoming RVCC/RVCC concerts will include The Downeasters Barbershop Chorus on May 18, and on June 28-29, an original show written and directed by former Jordan Small Middle School Drama Teacher Marilee Dunklee and featuring many of her most outstanding performers, many of whom are now pursuing their own musical careers.
Kelly Caufield is an accomplished singer. Most recently she starred at Good Theater in Striking 12. Other Good Theater shows include Little Me, The Spitfire Grill and Into the Woods, among others. She has sung with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony. She is the vocal music teacher at Hebron Academy. In addition to being the performer, Caulfield co-wrote the show with Director Brian P. Allen. Musical direction and arrangements are by Victoria Stubbs, with Michael Lynch as Production Stage Manager.
LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND is part of Good Theater on Tour, featuring several shows developed at Good Theater in Portland, Maine including Is There Fat in That, Underwaterguy, Broadway Blues – a Berry Nice Story and A.R. Gurney’s Ancestral
Brian P. Allen is the Artistic Director of Good Theater where he has directed most of the theater’s productions over the past eleven years. Victoria Stubbs is the resident musical director for Good Theater, head of the music department at PATHS and a musical director at French Woods.
RVCC: Small Church, BIG Heart!
Raymond Village Community Church is a United Church of Christ congregation. It is a diverse faith community embracing tolerance, committed to missions and outreach, singing joyfully, and welcoming all people no matter where they are on their faith journey. For more information about RVCC, contact Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor, at 655-7749 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At a Glance
- Friday, March 7 – Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30pm at the Raymond Elementary School
- Sunday, March 9 – Game Day, 1:00pm at the library
- Monday, March 10 – Library Board Meeting, 7:00pm at the library
- Wednesday, March 12 – Maine Author, Carole Manchester, 6:30 at the library
- Wednesday, March 26 – Book Group, 7:00pm at the library
Dr Seuss Night
Each year, in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Raymond Village Library hosts a party at the gym of the Raymond Elementary School. It includes games, puzzles, crafts, storytelling, prizes and a lot of exciting fun for everyone. There is no age limit, the evening is planned as a family event including special toddler activities. It all begins at 6:30, so plan a family night out and mark your calendars to join in the fun!
The last game day was so much fun and those attending want more, so there is another scheduled for Sunday, March 9 beginning at 1:00pm at the library. For students 8 years or older and there is no required registration. Just come and bring your friends. All kinds of games are available or bring your favorite game to share. Yummy refreshments will be available, including pizza. For more information, call the library at 655-4283.
The chosen book for March is An Invisible Thread, by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. This true story tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.
When Laura brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s that day. She continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically.
We invite all interested readers to join us on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00pm at the library to discuss and share ideas on this fascinating book.
Does your electric bill seem high? You can check to see which of your appliances use the most electricity and which ones are the most efficient. The Raymond Village Library has a Kill-A-Watt electrical usage monitor, which can be checked out as easily as a book. Understandable directions come with it. Please ask at the desk if you’d like to borrow the monitor.
Carol Manchester – Maine Author
We are pleased to have Carol Manchester of Windham, Maine as a guest speaker at the Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Route 121, Raymond, Maine, on Wednesday, March 12.
Several years ago, the letters of Joseph Manchester, an ancestor who died in the Civil War in 1863, were found in the attic of a family farmhouse. From these personal letters and her research, Carol has written an amazing book, Joseph K. Manchester: Northern Son in the South, 1861-1863, His Letters, Family and Friends.
Ms. Manchester has taken Joseph’s letters and has allowed him to tell his own story. In this way she has brought dignity and life to this unknown soldier of our republic.
The program will begin at 6:30 – due to an anticipated large attendance we ask all those who wish to attend to pre-register by signing up at the library, calling the library at 655-4283 or emailing the library director at email@example.com
Kill-A-Watt electrical usage monitor, which can be checked
out as easily as a book. Understandable directions come with it.
Please ask at the desk if you’d like to borrow the monitor.
Author of the Month
Tess Gerritsen, a Maine author, has written many acclaimed novels, with Harvest and Life Support heading the list. Gerritsen weaves frighteningly realistic medical detail into heart-stopping suspense and writes about the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver. Her Rizzoli and Isles books, which have been made into a TV series, is available in book form at the library. If you enjoy a good mystery with medical detail, be sure to check out this bestselling author. Her books are on display the entire month of March.
Raymond Waterways Protective Association is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Part Time Program Manager. Qualified candidates will possess outstanding written and verbal communications skills, relevant management experience, and knowledge of the principles of watershed stewardship. The successful candidate will have primary supervisory authority over two RWPA internal programs: the Courtesy Boat Inspection program (CBI) and the Diver Assisted Suction Harvester (DASH) program. These programs are conducted at/on the lakes within the RWPA charter area: Panther Pond, Crescent Lake, Thomas Pond, and along the RT 302 corridor of Sebago Lake within the geographic boundary of the Town of Raymond. Tasks will include recruiting, vetting, presenting potential hires for both programs to the RWPA Board of Directors, and providing for the training of future hires in the safe operation of the DASH boat and the purpose and objectives of the CBI program. The PM will create and maintain an inventory of current and acquired RWPA equipment and maintain required documentation for the completion of monthly and year-end reporting. It is not envisioned that the Program Manager would actively participate in either program other than a short orientation period. The PM will report monthly to the BOD on the status of program operations, challenges, and future needs. This is seasonal work and is expected to begin in April 2014 with a reduced level of effort (40hrs/mo) and build through the summer months to approximately 80hrs/month. Additional duties may be added if the successful candidate has the skills and desire and funding is available.
Questions about this announcement should be directed to the RWPA President: Bob Chapin, 207 655-1028 or cell 571 217-1700.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit resumes by
28 February 2014 by mail to:
35 Pulpit Rock Road
Raymond, ME 04071
or by email (preferred): Chapin780@aol.com.
Below is the information regarding the Tenny River Corridor Protection Project. The Conservation Commission (RCC) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have requested $15,000 from the Open Space Fund to complete Phase 1 of the project, which includes a Conservation Easement to Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT). The Selectmen are holding a Public Hearing on February 11, 2014 for comment before considering the warrant article for the 2014 Annual Town Meeting.
- Proposed Warrant
- Legal Ad and Abutter Notice
- Project Summary
- Town Legal Review
- RCC Approval (April 2012) (November 2013)
- LELT Easement Executive Summary
- LELT Proposed Easement
- Informational Brochure
Raymond Conservation Commission- Starting March 7, 2011
- April 10, 2012
- March 5, 2013
- September 10, 2013
- November 12, 2013
- December 10, 2013
- January 14, 2014
The Public Hearing can be streamed live online HERE and correspondence regarding the project can be sent to Danielle Loring (firstname.lastname@example.org). Information received by 2:00pm on February 6, 2014 will be included in the Selectmen's ePacket.
The bus service operates five days a week serving the Rte. 302 corridor from Naples to Portland. The list of bus stops, a map and schedule are below. Bus service will be provided in two shifts, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 and 3:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. RTP will be using a 22 passenger diesel-hybrid bus for the route. The bus provides wheel chair accessibility and has a bike rack. See RTP website for additional information, including updated schedules, fares, and stops.
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(Information as of 11-20-2013)
STRATEGIC PLAN SURVEY
The Raymond Village Library is seeking public input in
the development of its Strategic Plan.
Your input is very important for future planning at RVL.
After completing the survey, your name will be
put in a drawing for a $75 Amazon Card.
Please share your opinions and a few minutes of your time by
completing the Strategic Plan Survey at Raymond Village Library Survey.
Thank you for helping to make our Library
an important part of the Raymond community.
Call the library at (207) 655-4283 or e-mail Library Director Sally Holt.
The Town of Raymond and Raymond Public Safety Department have compiled a firework safety brochure (PDF Version). Hardcopies will be available at the Town Office, Public Safety Building and various real estate and shopping/dining locations around town!
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.”
RVCC Youth Group members Collette Boure and Bryce Sullivan spent this a chilly weekend (Nov. 10-11) with 40 other Maine United Church of Christ youth volunteers and their adult leaders cutting, splitting, hauling, and stacking over ten cords of wood to help heat buildings at the H.O.M.E. Mission Cooperative in Orland, Maine.
The RVCC Youth Group offers Service, Social, and Spiritual opportunities for area youth, 5th Grade through High School. All are welcome to participate in monthly Pizza & Movie Nights, mission and service trips and projects, and “just for fun” activities throughout the year. For information, contact Rev. Nancy Foran at the Church Office: 655-7749.
For 42 years, H.O.M.E. has been feeding, clothing, educating, employing, and sheltering unemployed and under-employed people in the Mid-Coast region. H.O.M.E. is part of the world-wide Emmaus Communities (http://www.planet-emmaus.org/)
RVCC: Little Church, Big Heart
Learn the Basics about e-Books, e-Readers and Computers
New to e-books? Have you been given an e-reader but haven’t got it figured out yet, or do you just want to find out more about them? You are invited to join Patrick Therrien and Jared Leadbetter from the Maine State Library in this two-hour introduction to the digital world of e-reading. You can expect to see a few of the more popular devices demonstrated, and to learn about some of the available resources out there, including the state-wide Overdrive Digital Library and other free services. Join us on August 22nd from 10-12am at the Raymond Village Library.
Patrick Therrien from the Maine State Library is back on August 29th from 10-12am to teach a two-hour introductory class on Basic Computer Skills. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn basic computer terminology and operating computer tasks and also gain an understanding of the Windows interface and the World-Wide Web. Patrick will be bringing ten laptops for the class to use.
Since space is limited for these free programs, please call the Raymond Village Library at 655-4283 or come by to register.
Local news forecasters on 25th August 2011, predict we will likely be on the east side of a tropical storm which will effect Maine on Sunday, 28 August into Monday, 29 August 2011 meaning we would experience the wind side of the storm with sustained ground level winds of 40 and 73 MPH, and heavy amounts of rain are possible. Storms such as this effect power grid systems and travel, can cause flooding, blocked roads, and extensive power outages.
Some important items for preparedness are but are not limited to:
- Have at least 1 gallon of drinking water on hand for each person for 3 to 7 days.
- Fill bath tubs so you can dip with a bucket and use for toilet flush water when needed.
- Make sure flashlights work and you have extra batteries.
- For parents with infants have extra baby formula and diapers on hand.
- Make sure cell phones are fully charged.
- Have canned goods with manual opener and or non perishable foods for up to 7 days.
- Make sure medication prescriptions are filled so as not to run out if trees block a road or a road washes out.
- Keep some cash on hand in case computer systems are effected by the storm.
- Make sure vehicle fuel tanks are full.
- Have a battery operated radio on hand and stock up on extra batteries.
- Fuel and test generators and generator circuits.
Other things to consider are:
- This may be a good time to have dead trees or branches over or near your home removed.
- Folks in flood prone areas should have a predetermined place to go if a flood occurs. Plan for pet care or sheltering as well. Take important papers such as insurance documents with you.
- If you have had issues with flooded basements in the past make sure to move valuables to shelving above water levels or remove them from the basement.
- Check sump pumps make sure they are in working order, and that the generator circuit runs the pump if the power does go out.
- If needed, place generators safely away from the building and away from openings which will allow Carbon monoxide in your home.
- Secure lawn furniture and other loose items in the yard so they do not become wind blown projectiles.
- Never leave candles or lanterns unattended, or in use when sleeping.
- Do not place candles on combustible surfaces.
- If cooking on a grill charcoal or propane do not use it inside a structure due to Carbon Monoxide risks.
As always, in an emergency call 911
As of JULY 1st, 2011 the Pine Tree Waste routes will change on North Raymond Road and side roads and Webbs Mills Road from Plains Road to the Casco town line and side roads.
NORTH RAYMOND ROAD will now be THURSDAY
WEBBS MILLS ROAD from Plains Rd to the Casco town line will now be MONDAY.