community representatives were present in Arrowsic on January 31st, 2020 to
hear the announcement that Sumner, Hartford and Hebron communities have been
awarded one of the ReConnect projects (for high speed internet services) being
funded by the USDA and Rural Development.
THE FOOD BANK is located at the East Sumner Congregation Church. The Food Banks is open every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 9AM – NOON. Food Bank service is also available 10:30-11AM Sundays. For EMERGENCIES contact the Food Bank via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All dogs over six months should be licensed.
To license your dog, a current rabies certificate is needed. All altered dogs (neutered / spayed) have a $6 license fee. The fee for unaltered dogs is $11. A late fee of $25 will be added to each license starting February 1st.
BOTTLE DROP OFF ALL YEAR
The Sumner Scholarship Committee accepts bottles for redemption all year. Drop off your bag of bottles on the back porch of the Town Office anytime. Last year the Scholarship Committee raised over $1500 from bottle donations. Thanks to all of you who support this effort.
A Special Town Meeting and Vote on a Commercial Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance was held on December 10, 2019. The Ordinance was not accepted by a vote of 36 NO votes and 24 YES votes.
The Food Sovereignty Ordinance allows the people of Sumner to produce, process, sell, purchase and consume local foods, thus promoting self-reliance, the preservation of family farms, and local food traditions. Use the link below to see the full ordinance.
MAINE INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS NOW REQUIRED TO: REGISTER SNOW MACHINES / ATVs / BOATS AND TO APPLY FOR HUNTING / FISHING LICENSES.
Proof of residency may be a valid Driver’s License or state ID
Property Record Cards are in the Planning Board Room in Map Order folders. Tax maps and the Commitment Book are also in the Planning Board Room. For copies or to see the working property cards, please ask in the Office.
Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station (207) 336-2700
Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round 8 am to 5 pm
SWAP SHOP VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
Ask for more information at
the Sumner Town Office
Winter Swap Shop hours are
Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available.
Ask for a new sticker when registering a new-to-you vehicle!
The Increase Robinson Library and Neighborhood House has closed for the 2019 season. The Trustees and volunteers extend a sincere thank you to all who visited, toured and borrowed books. A great deal of cleaning and organizing took place this summer, and there are big plans for 2019. Anyone in need of information can send a request to: Diana <email@example.com>, Kathryn <Kathryn@IncreaseRobinsonLibrary.org>, or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Also, when there is a vehicle in the yard, knock on the door and you will be welcomed inside. The Library will open again in June 2020 (there is no heat source).
Chandler Bridge on River Rd is CLOSED to all traffic.
This decision was based on inspection and recommendation from MDOT.
If you have any road questions or concerns, please contact Road Commissioner Andy Wickson at: 207-515-1124
Volunteer Fire Department
Sumner Volunteer Firefighter Training: Fire Barn / 2nd Thursdays / 6:30 pm
Burn Permits are available on-line. See www.maineburnpermit.com There is a $7 fee for an on-line permit OR you can still contact our local fire fighters and receive a permit at no cost.
Fire Department 2nd and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Sumner Post Office Information
The Post Office window hours are:
Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
The Animal Welfare Society and the Cleo Fund are offering services with participating local veterinary clinics to spay/neuter, health exams and rabies shots at a reduced rate for income-qualified cat owners with a $20.00 contribution requested but not required. Feral and community cats will be spayed or neutered at the clinics for no charge. To obtain vouchers, please call the Cleo Fund at (207)773-6221.