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Public Notice

The Chelsea Board of Selectmen is requesting that you assist the Town’s snowplow contractor with keeping all public ways safe to travel this winter season.

The following provisions in the Town’s “Ordinance Relating to Traffic Control and Parking” state:

Plowing Snow Across Town Right-of-Way: Person may not place and allow to remain on a Town Right-of-Way, snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally, plowing snow on to or across a right of way is prohibited.

Parking Not to Hinder Snow Removal: No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked, in any street of the Town from November 1 thru April 1, so as to interfere with or hinder snow removal or snow plowing operations.

Any municipal official or law enforcement officer may order the removal of any such vehicle at the risk and expense of the owner.

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Mailbox Guidelines:

Chelsea has an aging population of mailboxes and posts. There is always a number of mailboxes that are hit either by heavy snow or by the snowplow because the box is too low to the ground or too close to the travel lane. Residents when working outside should consider updating their mailbox and support. Everyone enjoys home mail delivery but very little attention is paid to a homes mailbox.

Some design ideas are listed here. Be aware however that mailboxes are in the Towns right of way and are allowed to be there as a convenience to residents. These guidelines will not guarantee a box never gets hit but should significantly reduce the chances.

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NOTICE

2016 Snowmobile Registrations

Now available at the Town Office or online

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NOTICE

NOTE: PER STATE LAW AS OF FEBRUARY 1ST THERE IS AN ADDED LATE FEE OF $25.00 PER DOG REGISTRATION.

2016 DOG Licenses

Dog licenses expired on December 31st 2015. You must provide a current rabies certificate unless a valid certificate is already on record at the Town Office to register for 2016..

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                                          Immediate Need:

There is a need for residents to be appointed to the following Boards and Committees:

Recycling Committee, Economic Planning Committee, Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Budget Committee, Board of Assessment Review, Road Advisory Committee and Cemetery Committee

Contact the Town Manager for more information. Complete and return the volunteer application below to the Town Office.

Click here for the Volunteer Application

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Code Enforcement Change of Hours

Effective January 4, 2016

The Code Enforcement Office will have limited office hours. The new office hours until further notice will be Wednesday from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.

Inspections will be done by appointment only.

To schedule an inspection or obtain a building permit please call the Chelsea Town Office at 207 582-4802 and we will have him you or call the CEO directly at (207) 446-6541. He will contact you within 24 hours.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Please plan accordingly.

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Have an property assessment question?

The Assessors Agent will be available to meet with residents to discuss Real and Personal Property Tax issues. Hours will be 9:00AM to 4:30PM every other Friday. Residents are encouraged to call first to schedule an appointment and avoid waiting.

Office hours are scheduled for the following days and other days by prior arrangement:

2016 Assessor Office Hours – Subject to change

January 15 and 29, February 12 and 26, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22

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911 Address Signs

The Chelsea Fire Department has 911 Address Signs available for sale.  The cost is $15.00 and will be delivered to you once completed.  Please forward the attached form to the Town Office.

Order Form – FD Signs

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Town Office Hours:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday:  8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Code Enforcement Hours:  

Monday : By appointment

Tuesday : By appointment

Wednesday : 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Thursday : By appointment

Friday : By appointment

Inspections will be done by appointment and may be scheduled by calling 207-582-4802 or by emailing the Code Enforcement Officer at: chelseaceo@chelseamaine.org

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General Assistance Hours:

Thursday 9am to Noon

Please call to schedule an appointment and to fill out an application.

Chelsea Town Office, 560 Togus Rd, Chelsea, ME 04330
Phone (207) 582-4802 • Fax (207) 588-0025