Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

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Town of Sumner Information

Phone: (207) 388-2866

Fax: (207) 38 8-2862

NEW Email: info@sumnerme.com

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Happy Dump Day!!

The Buckfield-Sumner Transfer Station

will be OPEN Saturday

with some help from the

Buckfield Public Works crew.

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Arthur Allen Road and Barrows Road are the only two Sumner roads that are still posted.  

Watch for those announcements here soon.

THINK SPRING !

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The Town Office will be closed Friday, April 30th

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New Hours:

Tuesday 8:30 – 6:30

Wednesday 8:30 – 4:30

Thursday 8:30 – 4:30

Friday 8:30 – 4:30

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Road Commissioner  Andy Wickson  (207) 515-1124  wickson1966@gmail.com   

Code Enforcement Officer     Fred Collins   (207) 890-6256 fsc6256@yahoo.com

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The Town of Sumner is requesting bids for the printing of the 2021 Town Report. Eligibility criteria for bid proposals can be reviewed at the Town Office.

  

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BROADBAND UPDATES

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PUBLIC V. PRIVATE OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF INTERNET SERVICE

A new Morning Consult poll found that 54 percent of U.S. adults said they had either “a lot” or “some” trust in local government to give them the best at-home internet service, compared to 75 percent who said the same about private internet providers.  Article by Sam Sabin.  April 26, 2021  For article CLICK on PUBLIC V. PRIVATE.

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Making sense of Federal Broadband Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you confused about that money the money that is available for broadband in the various coronavirus bills and what the funds can be used for?  The Benton Institute has prepared an article that oulines the various pots of money in the CARES Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act and how they support broadband.  The article is aptly titled “Show Us the Money.”

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Making sure that ALL Mainers have access to affordable Broadband

FREE tablets for a year with Training and Assistance

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Better Internet to get BACK TO WORK

NEWS AND RESOURCES

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Sumner Broadband Committee

How Will Our Community Benefit From Broadband Internet? Click here: BROADBAND

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Speed Test

GWI, a Maine-based Internet Service Provider has received grant money to help build out broadband internet in several rural Maine communities. However, in order to better pinpoint areas that are most in need, it would be helpful to complete a speed test through the Maine Broadband Coalition. Data from your speed test can also potentially help to secure more funding for the fiber buildout. You can take the speed test here. You can also track the progress of speed tests throughout the state by visiting MBC’s interactive map. In addition to viewing statewide results, the map breaks down speed tests by Internet Service Provider if you hover over that ISP in the list. It also includes a handy legend to help you decipher what the speeds are in each region.

If you would like more information about the speed test itself you can visit: the Maine Broadband Coalition’s information page.

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Broadband Committee Contacts

Emailsumnerbroadband@gmail.com

FacebookSumner Residents for Broadband

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PLEASE LICENSE YOUR DOGS

No late fees this year until June 2, 2021

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COVID-19 PROCEDURES

To our residents and property owners:

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through pandemic logistics.

At this time, we are currently allowing one person/family in the Town Office at a time.  If you walk in and a customer is already at the window in the lobby, please step back outside and wait for someone to come out. If you prefer, you may still use the drop box for this process.

We ask you to please call ahead for an appointment for : “new to you” car registrations, marriage intentions or licenses, and tax lien payments.

The Town of Sumner is following State of Maine directives. You must wear a mask and maintain 6 foot distancing. We will continue to monitor the State recommendations.

Call us if you have any questions: 207 – 388 – 2866

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MOTOR VEHICLE WORKSHEETS

Worksheets have been created to help you know what papers and other documents you will need.

If you need to re-register a vehicle that has been registered in Sumner before, you will use the RE-REGISTRATION WORKSHEET.

If you need to register a vehicle that is new to you, whether it was purchased from a dealer or an individual, you will use the NEW REGISTRATION WORKSHEET.

For all new registrations, you will also need to fill out a USE TAX FORM unless you have already paid sales tax with a dealer.

The Title Application form is a multi-page form, so you will need to acquire that form at the TOWN OFFICE.  Look on the new registration worksheet to verify that you have all the documents that are needed.

And, of course, you may call the Town Office with your questions.

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Some business can be completed online directly with Maine.gov, IF&W and BMV. See the links below:

Maine.gov

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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Burn Permits for Sumner

may be obtained from:

Fire Warden Walter Litchfield, Jr. at 207-388-2402

Fire Chief Robert Stewart at 207-388-2222

or online with a $7 fee through Maine.gov

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Transfer Station

Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station (336-2700)

Open year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stickers for the Transfer Station are available at the Town Office.          

The Swap Shop is  CLOSED  until further notice.  Please do not drop off items.