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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
The Town is seeking interested residents with updating the
current Comprehensive Plan. If you are interested in
being involved, please contact Angela Nelson at 547-3159.
The Town of Sidney has a part-time office assistant position opening.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 21, 2018.
Please view Job Openings under "Town Business" for more details.
Town Office hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are as follows:
Monday, 12/24/18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 (Noon)
Tuesday, 12/25/2018 CLOSED
There will NO Board of Selectmen meeting week of December 24th.
Code Enforcement Officer will hold office hours on
Wednesday, 8 AM - 11 AM only, week of December 24th.
Selectmen papers are available December 19, 2018 and
are due back, to the Clerk, by January 28, 2019.
Two 3-Year terms, and
One 2-Year term are available.
Local election will be on Friday, March 29, 2019
from 12:15 PM - 8:00 PM.
Town Office hours for New Years Eve and New Years Day are as follows:
Monday, 12/31/18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 (Noon)
Tuesday, 1/01/2019 CLOSED
Board of Selectmen will meet on Wednesday, January 2nd at 6:30PM.
There are many residents that have come 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 Road, Sidney, ME 04330 or stop by the Town Office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.