Welcome To The Town Of Sidney, Maine
2010 Census Population: 4,208 Number of parcels: 1,900 Taxable Acres: 30,000
Land Area: 31,014 Bog/Swamp: 760
2012 Taxes and Liens must be paid in full by
Monday, December 29, 2014, 4:30 PM to
avoid tax acquired property foreclosure.
Sidney Board of Selectmen
Public Hearing Notice
On December 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., the Sidney Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at the Planning Board meeting room, at Town Hall, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following item:
The Town of Sidney will be working with the New England Music Camp (NEMC) Association on an application to the State of Maine for a Community Block Grant through the 2015 Economic Development Program. The requested grant will be approximately $330,000.00 The primary purpose of the grant will be to improve access and parking for year round arts education, musical performances, community events and activities, and community recreation. In addition, dollars will be allocated to improving water quality on Messalonskee Lake Watershed and improving Fire Safety Systems for the public and students.
A copy of the proposed development program will be on file with the Sidney Town Clerk before the public hearing and may be reviewed at the offices of the Town Clerk during normal business hours.
All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time.
A second public hearing will be held at a future date and time to be determined.
Christmas Week Schedule
Monday, 12/22/14 Town Office open 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 12/23/14 Town Office open 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/24/14 Town Office open 9:00 AM - Noon
Thursday, 12/25/14 ALL Town Departments CLOSED
Friday, 12/26/14 ALL Town Departments CLOSED (including Transfer Station)
2013 and 2014 Taxes and Liens must be paid
in full by Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30 PM
to avoid being listed in the Tax Collector's
Uncollected Taxes Report.
All dog registrations and re-registrations must
be completed by Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30 PM
to avoid a $25 late fee per dog.
NOTE: The Sidney Town Office will be
CLOSED for business on Friday, January 30, 2015
to complete the end of fiscal year process.
Spirit of America Foundation Tribute
Each year during the month of November the Sidney Select board will accept nominations from the public for The Spirit of America Foundation Tribute. This tribute honors individual volunteers, organizations, or groups. It is presented in the name of Maine municipalities for commendable community service.
The board will choose Sidney’s tribute recipients and honor them at a future municipal meeting. Additionally, yearly recipients are honored at a county event and later at a state event.
Some of the criteria that will be used in selecting candidates includes:
- -They exemplify the qualities that one would call a good neighbor.
- -Their efforts and accomplishments had a direct benefit to the community
- -As a volunteer they set a good example for young people to follow.
- -Their volunteer community service was an inspiration to others.
- -Their efforts contribute to making the town a sharing community that cares for others.
- -They have shown continued or long-term service to our community or have a sufficient "body of work" such as an individual project upon which to judge.
- -They may have led, initiated or worked on a project that had significant importance to the community.
Write nominations in a narrative form, detailing the accomplishments of the individual, group, or organization. Be sure to include the individual's contact name(s) and addresses as well as a phone number and e-mail address.
Nominations should be submitted no later than the end of November.
More details about this award can be found at the following web site: http://spiroaf.com/
The Town of Sidney's School District is RSU#18, Messalonskee
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HEAT FUND DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED!
There are many residents that have hit upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of those in better circumstances these families can be helped by the Town of Sidney Heat Fund. In order to keep this fund available we are asking for your help in donating what you can. Please make the check out to Town of Sidney and mail to 2986 Middle Rd., Sidney, ME. 04330 or stop by the town office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!