The Pepperrell Post
City of Saco Newsletter
June 2017
Mill Building 4 Welcome Event and RiverWalk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The City of Saco, Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce, Saco Main Street, and Chinburg Builders are happy to welcome two new additions to Saco Island's growing community on Saturday June 10th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Celebrants will gather near the front entrance of the recently opened Mill Building 4, facing the Saco Transportation Center on Saco Island, and proceed to the new Saco Island Loop section of the RiverWalk Trail. The event will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open this 200 foot addition to the existing trail system, completed by Chinburg Builders as part of the Building 4 restoration.

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Camp Ellis Community Meeting and Saco River Dredge Update

The Camp Ellis Community Meeting and Saco River Dredge Update  will still be on  Thursday, June 15th  but will be at 5:30 PM  instead of the initially scheduled 1:00 PM time  in the Saco City Hall Auditorium. We hope that more people will be able to attend a meeting held later in the day. We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion.   If you have any questions, please call (207)282-4191. 
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Saco City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget (July 1st to June 30th) on Monday May 8, 2017, with a total appropriation of $51,905,974.

The total tax levy approved by council (the part paid for with property taxes) was $41,870,980, an increase of 4.05% from 2017. This tax increase helped cover a loss in state aid for schools and kept expenditures relatively flat for the city. This will ensure a continuation of quality service being provided to the residents of Saco.

June 13th Election Information

There will be a State Special Referendum & Budget Validation Referendum Election on Tuesday June 13, 2017.  The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  All voting is being conducted at the Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin Street.  Sample ballots are posted on the City Clerk's Election and Voting web page.    Absentee voting is also available for registered voters.

Age Friendly Saco
Community Healthy Cooking Classes at Atlantic Heights
The Saco Age Friendly Initiative,  the Saco SENIORity Program, and Atlantic Heights are proud to announce a year of Free Community Healthy Cooking Classes! Atlantic Heights will be hosting the classes every other month for a year. (See the schedule of classes at  under SENIORity programs.)

The next class is scheduled July 11th, 2017 - Heart Healthy Cooking.  All classes will be held at the Inn at Atlantic Heights, in the Chart Room, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Participants will be given samples at most of the cooking demonstrations.Please call Parks and Recreation at (207) 283-3139 to register

Age Friendly's participation in Saco Main Street Events 
Age Friendly Saco will be at Saco Main Street's Art Festival on June 24th, 9 am to 4 pm. Active volunteers will be on hand to tell you about the initiative and our plans for programs. You can sign up to volunteer at the booth as well! 
Age Friendly volunteers will also be at Music in the "Park"ing Lot! 
selling refreshments at a concert featuring the Saco River Jazz Band in the Dyer Library parking lot on August 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
For more information email or call (207)808-2021.
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! 
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 

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