The Wells Connector
Connecting local government to the people we serve!
The Town Hall will close at 1:00 pm and the Public Library will not open until 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021 for our annual staff appreciation luncheon. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, September 17. Thank you for your understanding; we are grateful for the hard work and commitment to excellence our staff provide and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with them.
EV Charging Station Up and Running!

A huge thank you to Revision Energy, CMP, the Wells Energy Committee, and the Wells Public Library for all their work in getting two electric vehicle charging stations installed at the Library! These are level 2 charging stations that are available for a fee for drivers to charge up while in our town. There are two ports on each station, so four cars can be charging at once. The Town received a grant from CMP for the cost of the installation infrastructure, and the Town of Wells paid for the chargers. A great team effort!
Harbor Update
Michael Yorke, Harbor Master
Traffic at Wells harbor has slowed considerably with Labor Day behind us. The Summer of 2021 will go down in the history books as one of the busiest ever.

The Charter boats were at an all-time high for passenger counts and trips made in a season, the public launch also saw more activity than past Summers. Parking became difficult this Summer with all the additional traffic but is now readily available during weekdays.

If you are a local resident, now is a beautiful stress-free time to enjoy your Harbor and the business and Restaurants located here. The new sidewalk connecting Route 1 with the Harbor is nearing completion and will make for a safe, enjoyable and scenic walk to get here.
 
Library Update
Cindy Appleby, Library Director
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! When was the last time you visited the Wells Public Library? Come by and see what we have to offer!
Did you know you can rent the library’s meeting room and community room for your group’s get-togethers? For more information, contact Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for scheduling and pricing.

Cooler temperatures and colorful foliage are arriving! To welcome fall, we have some great programs at the library: For the younger set, Mother Goose and Toddler fall story times have begun. And Legos are back! Fridays at 3:00 p.m. in the community room.

We welcome back our junior high students with fun activities on early-release Wednesdays. Meghan has DIY Washi tape whiteboards, an autumn party, and a game tournament coming up.

For adults, we have Chinese Brush Painting on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required. This month’s Wishful Reading meets on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow.

Looking for some outdoor activities in the crisp autumn air? Our summer stargazing events were such a hit, we’ve scheduled another one in conjunction with the ASNNE on Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required. The program will be held at the ASNNE Observatory in Kennebunk.

And head down to the pier at the harbor and enjoy the new story walk, Side by Side by Rachel Bright. More information available at www.wellslibrary.org.
Call For Committee Members
Have you been looking for a way to get involved in your local government? Are you looking to meet a broad section of people in your community? Joining a board, committee, or commission is great way to learn about the town, meet people, and have a real impact you can see. There are currently openings on the following committees:

  • Board of Assessment Review - (1) alternate member
  • Dog Park Development Committee
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Harbor Advisory Committee (1) regular member
  • Recreation Commission - (2) alternate members
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Zoning Board of Appeals - (1) associate member
You can download an application on our website and we will contact you for an informal interview with the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.
208 Sanford Road
Wells, ME 04090
207-646-5113