PEPPERRELL POST
SEPTEMBER 2017



A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

As prescribed in the City Charter, I am required to produce an annual report each year that summarizes the performance and accomplishments of each City department and includes a fiscal audit summary. The annual report for the 2016 calendar year (available using the link below) features major accomplishments from each department and other informative data.

The Annual Report for 2016 is available on the City of Saco website, by  clicking here!

CITY NEWS AND UPDATES

Election Day Information - City Clerk's Office

The November 7th Election is approaching! 

Click here for information about Election Day, Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot Information.

Click here for  General & Referendum Election Ballot Information.

Click here for information about Qualifying Political Parties in Maine. 

Dog Licenses - City Clerk's Office

Starting on October 15th, you can license your dog for the 2018 year. Click here to learn about dog licensing in Saco! 

Construction Update - Public Works 

The Public Works Department will be overseeing a project this fall that will rehabilitate the Main Street sanitary sewer system utilizing a liner that requires no excavation.  Bids for this project were opened on August 30th and the project completion deadline is November 3, 2017.  For information about this project please contact Chris Gallant, Deputy Public Works Director, at (207)284-6641. 

AccessAble Home Tax Credit - General Assistance

The AccessAble Home Tax Credit is a Maine income tax credit available to individuals who earn $55,000 or less for expenses paid for modifications to their residence to make it accessible for a person with a physical disability or physical hardship who lives or will live at the residence.
For more information about this program, please visit the Maine Housing website by clicking here. 

Efficiency Maine - City Clerk's Office

Efficiency Maine is the independent administrator for energy efficiency programs in Maine.   Their mission is to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine by promoting cost-effective energy efficiency and alternative energy systems.  They do this primarily by delivering rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lights and equipment to help customers save electricity, natural gas and heating fuels throughout the Maine economy. For information about rebate programs, please click here

1893 Annual Report Inaugural Address - City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk's Department houses many old records such as Annual Reports.  Since the city just ended fiscal year 2016/2017 and completed its Annual Report I thought I would share a look back in time to the "Mayor's Address from the Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the City of Saco for the Fiscal Year Ending January 31, 1893". Please click here

UPCOMING EVENTS

RiverJam Festival 2017

Saco Main Street and Heart of Biddeford have partnered again this year to bring you two days of fun starting Friday, September 15th during the River Jam Festival! 

Visit riverjamfest.com for more information! 

Household Hazardous Waste Day 

Residents of Saco, Biddeford and Scarborough will have an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on September 9th at the Biddeford Public Works facility. Proof of residency (such as a driver's license or tax bill) is required!

For more information, please visit the Saco Public Work's website by clicking here.

Community Awareness Expo

The Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Community Awareness Expo on September 13th at XL Sports World in Saco!

Please click here to view the event flyer!

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Denise Pendleton Sworn in as Tax Collector

Denise Pendleton has been the Deputy Tax Collector for City of Saco for 17 years. Denise was recommended to be Saco's new Tax Collector by the City Administrator, Kevin Sutherland. The City Council confirmed Denise's appointment at the City Council Meeting on August 21st. She was sworn in by the City Clerk, Michelle Hughes, on August 22nd. 

Congratulations, Denise! Best of luck in your new role as Tax Collector.

FEATURED LOCATION

RiverWalk Trail

The complete trail is roughly one mile long winding through the historic mill buildings and crossing the river into our sister city, Biddeford. Please click on the following link to view a google trail map. 


Saco's RiverWalk Trail on Saco Island
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