Welcome to the Town of Burlington where hometown spirit and community pride abound.
***** GROUNDBREAKING . . . Construction for the new Burlington Municipal Fire Station is underway . . . If you would like to keep up with this on-going project, check out the Town’s Facebook Page or the Burlington Municipal Fire Department Facebook page for photo updates. (Just click on the links listed to your left.)
***** PLEASE NOTE SUMMER HOURS AND THE BURLINGTON LOWELL TRANSFER STATION WILL BEGIN JUNE 2ND: Wednesday’s 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday’s 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday’s 4 to 8 p.m. *****
NOTICE OF TAX SALE:
The Board of Selectmen of Burlington is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in tax-acquired property identified as Map 6 Lot 05-6. Bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax sale bid” on the outside. Bids may be mailed to the Board of Selectmen, P.O. Box 70, Burlington, Me. 04417 or delivered in person. All bids must be received by the Board of Selectmen no later than 12:00 noon, June 4, 2013. Late bids will not be opened
or considered. Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to 10% of the bid price. Successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for that parcel. Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected. Bids will be opened, reviewed by the Selectmen at the Town Office on June 4, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock p.m. The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Each successful bidder shall have 20 days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase. The property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants. In the event that a successful bidder fails,for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Board of Selectmen may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders. The tax maps and other public information concerning the properties may be reviewed at the Town Office during its normal business hours, which are: Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00 Noon, 1:00P.M.-4:00P.M., Wednesday 9:00 AM-12:00 noon, Thursday 9:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon.
***** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PASSADUMKEAG WINDMILLS: If you would like to express your thoughts in opposition of the mega-wind turbine project for the Passadumkeag Mountain, you can e-mail the following individuals asking them to represent you by contacting the BEP strongly urging them to deny the permit to Quantum: Governor Paul LePage — Governor@maine.gov, Patrick Woodcock, Director of the Governors Energy Office — Patrick.C.Woodcock@maine.gov, Senator Edward Youngblood, (who is our local Senator and also a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy. Utilities & Technology) — firstname.lastname@example.org, Representative Beth Turner — RepBeth.Turner@legislature.maine.gov. You may also contact Senator Susan Collins — www.collins.senate.gov and Representative Michael Michaud — www.house.gov/michaud.
The BEP will soon have a draft order for this permit. There will be a 15 day comment period where you will be able to send letters/e-mails directly to the BEP. It will be vitally important to send correspondence during that time. We will alert you when this comes up.
WE WANT YOU!!! The Board of Selectmen are looking for any residents interested in serving on the Town’s Appeals Board (two appeals board positions are available). Please contact the Board if you are interested!
~~ This weekend is Memorial weekend. The Memorial Day holiday commemorates and honors all of the men and women who died while serving our country. Memorial Day was originally founded to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War, but it has since been expanded to include all wars involving the United States military. It has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1971. Traditional Memorial Day observances include visiting cemeteries and memorials as well as attending parades and dedications. A National Moment of Remembrance also occurs at 3 p.m. local time across the nation. Memorial Day is also commonly referred to as the unofficial kickoff to summer and is celebrated with picnics, family gatherings, barbeques, weekend getaways, and sporting events. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
~~ Quote for the week in honor of Memorial Day: “For love of country they accepted death… “ ~ James A. Garfield
***** UPCOMING: Be sure to click on the highlighted blue dates on the calendar to your left for all of our town events!