The Pepperrell Post
City of Saco Newsletter
May 2017
Community Cable Survey
The City of Saco has a few questions for you regarding your current cable service, your future cable needs, and if you'd like to see additional local programming. Please complete this quick survey!  

If you'd like to serve on the ad hoc cable committee, please email info@sacomaine.org 
Parking Passes
Parking passes are now available at City Hall for the lot at Camp Ellis  and the two parking lots at Bayview. Please click here for pricing and additional information! 
2018 Tax Due Dates
The first installment of the 2018 Tax Year will be due August 11th, 2017.  The second installment will be due on February 9th, 2018. Partial and prepayments are always accepted. Partial payments received after the due date that do not pay the entire amount owed will be subject to interest charges.  For any Questions feel free to call (207)282-1032.
Budget Update
On March 20, 2017, City Administrator, Kevin Sutherland, presented the fiscal year 2018 municipal budget to Council with no increase to the municipal/county mill rate.  The Council has held budget workshops during March and April to discuss the proposed FY18 municipal and school budget. 
 
On April 18, 2017, the Council will be holding a Public Meeting regarding the municipal budget.  Feel free to see the proposed municipal budget by clicking here

Some of the highlights are: 
  • Maintains service levels within the City
  • Maintaining the Capital Program and Paving Program
  • Changes in the Homestead exemption   
On May 1, 2017, the Council will have a workshop to discuss and give budget amendments to be included as part of the vote on May 8.
 
On May 8, 2017, the Council will be voting on the budget.  The proposed due dates are August 11, 2017 and February 9, 2018. 
 
The current mil rate increase for the school is $1.20 for FY2018.  The School budget can be viewed here
EZ Pay Your Property Taxes
Tired of the burden of two tax payments each year?   Try our EZ Pay program. Please click here for more information
P
ayment Policy
The City of Saco's payment policy is to post all payments to the oldest dated bill first.  This policy is approved by the City Council each fiscal year.

We have noticed an increase in the number of payments that we receive without the information needed to find the correct account easily.  Many of the issues arise from bank online payments.  You may have multiple accounts with us that you mail payments, and it makes it very challenging for us to figure out or even find the right account. 

On real estate bills, if you can please include either street address of the property or the parcel map/lot that is located on the bill.  For personal property bills, please include the PP account number.

For more information regarding the City of Saco's payment policy, please click here
Fiscal Year 2017 Tax & Lien Information
  The fiscal year 2016 tax year is coming to a close soon; however, the work for the Finance Department does not end.  This begins the tax lien cycle for those that have not paid their 2016 taxes in full.  On June 9, 2017, the finance department will be mailing out the 30 Day Lien notices via certified mail.  Those who have not paid their 2017 tax bill in full will receive an individual certified letter for each property that is past due.  There will also be the added cost of the mailer plus interest and fees!  
If there is still a past due amount as of July 18th, 2017, a lien will be filed at the York County Registry of Deeds on July 19th, 2017.  True copies of the lien are sent to mortgage companies and interested parties informing them that a lien has been filed on the property.

Please call the finance department at 282-1032 with any questions concerning this process.  The Deputy Tax Collector, Denise Pendleton, can be reached at the same number for more information. 
Age Friendly Community Forum 
The Age Friendly Saco Steering Committee held a community forum 
on Thursday, April 20th to review the results of the community needs survey distributed  i n the fall! There was a great turnout and a lot of new volunteers! 

For more information or volunteerin g opportunities, please contact AgeFriendlySaco@gmail.com or call (207)808-2021. 

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