Dear Saco Citizens,
Saco's Comprehensive Plan Committee has been working hard over the last year to review, update, and add chapters to the 2011 Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive planning is a process that identifies community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which guides public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, natural resources, public facilities, and housing.
Following the anticipated adoption of the revised plan in 2018, we will start to review Saco's zoning and explore rezoning to prepare for smart growth. City staff will host several focus groups in the spring to properly implement the recommendations from the updated Comprehensive Plan.

Why do we need to revise our community's zoning? Word has gotten out that Saco is a great place to live which has had an impact on property values. We have to be strategic about how we manage growth, in part to help keep the community affordable for those who have lived here a long time, and also for those who want to join our wonderful community.

To view the PowerPoint presentation from the November 28th informational meeting, please click here. The Planning Board and Comprehensive Plan Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, December 5th in Saco City Hall to jointly discuss the revisions.

 All are welcome to attend! 
Municipal Election

Thank you to all of the volunteers and city staff who assisted with the municipal election on November 7th. 

You can review the election results here
Prepare for Winter

Our Public Work's Department has some helpful information about winter operations and procedures on their webpage including mailbox guidelines, the procedure for snow removal on sidewalks, winter parking bans, etc. To sign up to receive parking ban notifications, please click here
Recycling Information

For information about recycling, visit EcoMaine's website or the Saco Public Work's Department page
Holiday Closures and Trash Collection 

Saco City Hall will be closed for one hour on Wednesday, December 13th at noon for a staff gathering. 

City Hall will close early on Friday, December 22nd at 11:00 AM and will be closed for the full day on Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. City Hall will close early on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 AM and will be closed all day on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Years Day. 

For the holiday trash collection schedule, please visit the Public Work's webpage
Socks for Seniors and Warm Hands, Warm Hearts 

The Saco Police Department has partnered with two community service projects this winter - Socks for Seniors and Warm Hands, Warm Hearts - to bring much needed warm clothing to local seniors, veterans, children, and adults in the Saco Biddeford area.

Inauguration of Mayor Marston Lovell, City Council, and School Board Members 
Festival of Trees at the Saco Museum 

Festival of Trees: Winter Celebrations The 13th Annual Festival of Trees
Open until December 30, 2017

Be part of this magical community event to  benefit the Dyer Library and Saco  Museum.  Come  visit the Festival and indulge in the joy of Christmas. Enjoy a  forest of beautifully decorated trees,  festive wreaths, raffle items of all kinds, and holiday room vignettes.

Please click here to visit the Saco Museum and Dyer Library website to view the many other fun programs and events they are offering this month! 

The Dyer Library offers many programs regularly. Visit their website learn more. 
Saco Main Street Holiday Festival and Parade of Lights

The Saco Main Street Holiday Festival  & Parade of Lights will be held this year on Saturday December 2nd. 

ShuttleBus-Zoom will be offering a free trolley to help participants traveling from the Train Station to visit Santa, over to City Hall for crafts and face painting, as well as a stop at the Saco Museum for the Festival of Trees. 

Please click here for more information about the events that day

Dorothea "Dor" Bender has been an employee with the City of Saco for over  30  years.  Dor has held many valuable positions with the City of Saco assisting  with  payroll and finance duties during her tenure. 

Dor is always willing to go above and beyond and help anyone who needs it!  With her vast knowledge of the city, she is a valuable asset to all departments and we are  happy to have her on our team. 

Thank you, Dor! We appreciate all of your hard work! 

If you'd like to recommend an employee to be featured in an upcoming "Employee Spotlight" please contact
Pepperrell Post | City of Saco | (207)282-4191 | | www.