A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Dear Saco Citizens,

The Saco City Council has proposed six charter amendments that will be included on the ballot for the November 6th Election. We have created informational videos to help better explain each amendment. We will be sharing those videos on our Facebook Page and TATV during the next few weeks. 

During this election, Wards 1, 3, 5, and 7 will also be selecting School Board Candidates. Saco STEAM Education Foundation is hosting a candidate forum on October 25th at 6:00 PM in the Saco City Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here to view the Facebook event

On Election Day, all residents vote at the Community Center located at 75 Franklin Street. The polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

For information about voter registration, absentee ballots, ranked choice voting, or to view sample ballots, please visit www.sacomaine.org/elections.

We hope to see you at the Community Center on November 6th! 
 
Sincerely,

Kevin L. Sutherland
City Administrator 
CITY NEWS AND UPDATES
Route 112/Exit 36 Area Transportation Study 

The second public meeting for the Route 112/Exit 36 Area Transportation Study took  place on September 27th. Click on the button below to review the meeting minutes, the PowerPoint presentation, or project information. 

The third and final public meeting with take place in January 2019. 
Saco Fire Department at a Glance

Click on the button below to learn more about the Saco Fire Department's mission, staffing, and some important updates about the department. 
Fire Prevention Week
October 7 - October 13

Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association
has sponsored the public  observance of Fire Prevention Week.  In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public  health observance in our country. 

During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
Look. Listen. Learn. 

This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere," works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK
Look, for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN
Listen, for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

LEARN
Learn, two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Fire Prevention Tips for Older Adults 

Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. Adults age 65 and older make up about 12 percent of the population so it's essential to take the necessary steps to stay safe.
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SacoSTEAM funds inaugural grant to support Lego Robotics 

SacoSTEAM, Saco's new K-8 educational foundation, has awarded its inaugural grant to support the expansion of the Lego Robotics curriculum to cover the entire 4th grade at C.K Burns school.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Check out the Community Calendar for upcoming meetings and events. 
Fall Harvest Dinner & Dance
October 12
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Saco SENIORity and Age Friendly Saco have partnered to host another night of music, socializing, dinner, and fun! Music will be provided by the Saco River Jazz Band. Dinner will be catered and sponsored by Atlantic Heights.   
Thornton Academy Golden Trojans
Adult Social & Silent Auction
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM  

Tickets are $10 each. 10% of all proceeds will be presented to local charities by the 2018 Golden Trojans Football players.  For tickets in advance, please contact: Katie Flaherty at (207)934-4432 or email katiejane0322@hotmail.com. 
Enchanted Forest Book Fair: Let Your Imagination Grow
Family Night at Fairfield Elementary School 
October 18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

(Left to Right) Delani Goeben - Firefighter/paramedic; Marc Martin - Firefighter/paramedic; Dexter - Marc's yellow lab; Bill Madore - Captain; Liz Gagnon - Firefighter/EMT; and Steve Mercier - Firefighter/EMT. 
Pumpkin Harvest Festival 
October 20
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saco Parks & Recreation Haunted Breakfast
October 27
Seating #1: 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Seating #2: 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM 

City of Saco | (207)282-4191 | info@sacomaine.org | www.SacoMaine.org
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