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Scarborough Community Center Survey

posted Oct 11, 2019, 6:51 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 6:53 AM ]

The Scarborough Ad-Hoc Community Center Advisory Committee is tasked with assessing the level of interest in a community center and evaluating the
available options for building such a center in Scarborough. The Committee evaluation will include understanding desired amenities, anticipated operational costs, and associated construction costs. 

The Downs and Edge Sports Group is planning to build a private facility that would include an indoor ice rink, and indoor and outdoor turf. They have proposed partnering with Scarborough in some capacity to include a community center into the recreational facility they are planning to build. This proposal shows potential options that the Ad-Hoc Committee is currently analyzing.

The objective of this survey is to gauge the level of interest in a Scarborough Community Center from the residents of Scarborough and neighboring towns and gather information regarding amenities and fees. This information will assist in the Committee’s analysis. 

Please complete the survey below.  One response per adult in household, please.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Election Information:

posted Oct 4, 2019, 8:43 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 9:03 AM by Tracy Cole ]

There will be a State Referendum Election and a Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Absentee Ballots [Sample Ballots below] are available at Town Hall during regular business hours. Voting in the presence of the Town Clerk without a reason will end on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Regular business hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for the first and third Wednesday, we are open until 6:30 p.m. 

You may request an Absentee Ballot by completing the Application for an Absentee Ballot, form below and mailing it to the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at P.O. Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04070-0360 or the voter can contact the Town Clerk's Office at 207-730-4020 to make their request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them or request one electronically by clicking here..

Voting will take place at the High School Alumni Gymnasium on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. As a reminder the main entrance to the High School is now located at the traffic light in front of the Municipal Building at 259 U.S. Route One.

For further information on Absentee Voting and Voter Registration, please contact the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at 207-730‑4020.

GIS - Residential Revaluation Interactive Map

posted Oct 3, 2019, 5:58 AM by Colette Mathieson

A new interactive residential revaluation map is now available. This map shows each property's assessed value, links to the Vision database to look at the property
card, and links to a Google form to request corrections. The map also shows sales between 4/1/2017 and 3/31/2018 so that property owners can see what the market value is for homes in their neighborhood. Please see the Assessing Department page for further resources regarding the residential revaluation.

Emergency Street Light Repair - September 30

posted Sep 27, 2019, 10:47 AM by Colette Mathieson

This Monday, September 30, emergency repairs to the lights at the Route 1/Black Point Rd/Gorham Rd intersection will take place. It is possible the lights
will need to be shut off during this time and traffic will have to be directed by a Police Officer in the middle of Oak Hill. If that is the case, traffic will be affected. We have scheduled this work to be done after 9am so as to avoid the major commuter traffic. Night work was considered, BUT due to safety concerns for the officers it was decided to do it during daylight hours.
  

Updated Online Assessing Database - Property Cards

posted Sep 13, 2019, 6:19 AM by Colette Mathieson

The online assessing database has been updated with current values and full property cards. You can access the database through our software provider's
site, 
http://gis.vgsi.com/scarboroughme/. The link is also available on the Assessing Department page of our website, http://www.scarboroughmaine.org/departments/assessing. If you have questions about your card or see errors please call our Assessing Department, (207) 730-4060, and our staff will make changes to the card as needed. Appointments with the Assessor can be made by calling the same number.

Tax Bills Mailed

posted Sep 12, 2019, 1:04 PM by Colette Mathieson

Tax bills are printed and the print shop reports that they are on their way in the mail. We have been assured by the software company that maintains our
assessing records that their system will be updated with complete property cards by the end of business tomorrow. While we are happy with the ahead of schedule mailing of tax bills we recognize that the delay in online property cards is frustrating. As soon as the system is updated and the cards are available we will let you know!

School Department - Building Steering Committee - Survey

posted Sep 12, 2019, 11:09 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 11:14 AM ]

The Scarborough School District needs you! Aging buildings and projected increases in student enrollment have us looking to the future for our primary schools.
We are seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals to form a Building Steering Committee that will focus on identifying solutions to the space and maintenance challenges being felt at our three primary schools. Committee members will be expected to meet multiple times per month through the initial stages of the project. Community members with relevant experience in development, construction, project management, site development, and engineering are encouraged to apply!  Please visit the survey link for more information.

Ordinance Committee Meeting of September 19 - Postponed

posted Sep 6, 2019, 8:29 AM by Colette Mathieson

The Town Council Ordinance Committee continued review of proposed commercial marijuana ordinances has been postponed from Thursday, September 19 to
Thursday, September 26 at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers.

Town of Scarborough Tax Rate - For 2019

posted Sep 4, 2019, 3:36 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 9:40 AM ]

The Town’s Assessor has set the tax rate for this year at $14.70 per thousand of valuation. This is a decrease of $1.79 or 10.86% from

last year. Tax bills will be mailed the week of September 15 with the first payment due on October 15. Recognizing that some taxpayers will be required to pay a higher amount in taxes than they expected, the Town Council voted at their August 28, 2019 meeting to reduce the interest charged on late tax payments from 9.0% to 1.5% for the October payment and to 5.0% for the March payment.

 

Due to delays from our assessing software provider Vision, final property cards showing adjustments made will not be available on-line until September 12.  However, the Town has prepared a simple spreadsheet that shows the final value for each property. In the meantime, if taxpayers are interested in reviewing the final property card they can stop by the Assessor’s Office to obtain a copy.

 

Despite our best efforts to make adjustments to property values we know that some taxpayers will be interested in discussing changes.   Our Assessing Department invites any property owners with concerns to call their office, (207) 730-4060, to speak with a staff member to review property cards over the phone. All Assessing Department staff are ready and able to make minor changes where errors exist on the property card. In addition, thirty minute appointments with the Assessor, David Bouffard, will begin on Monday, September 9 and will continue each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm as needed. There will also be times available for evening appointments between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on the following Wednesdays: September 18, September 25, October 2, and October 9. 

 

Any over payment of taxes that is the result of property card errors will be abated as a credit towards the March 2020 tax bill. 

Hillcrest Community Adjustments

posted Aug 28, 2019, 11:28 AM by Town Webmaster

The Hillcrest Community home values have been adjusted to reflect the unique nature of these homes. Please follow the link below to access a letter from Town Manager Tom Hall and to see the new values that will be used to calculate taxes for the 2019 tax year.

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