new town manager
September, 20, 2023
The Farmington Board of Selectmen are excited to announce that they will vote on Tuesday September 26, 2023, to appoint Erica LaCroix as the Town’s next Town Manager. She succeeds Richard Davis who served as the Farmington Town manager for 20 years and retired from the position and Christian Waller who resigned in February 2023.
The Board of Selectmen received a total of 22 resumes for the town manager position. This was their third round of reviewing applicants which started in February 2023. They interviewed three (3) candidates, all who were experienced town managers. All 5 selectmen agreed to offer her the position.
Erica was originally from Mt. Vernon, Maine and graduated from Marranacook High School in 1988. She received a BS from Michigan State University and a MPA from Norwich University. She has worked in the public sector for over 25 years and most recently as Town Manager in Winslow, Maine. She was chosen as “Rising Star” by Maine Town and City Manager Association. Erica’s start date will be December 13, 2023.
Community Center Roof Project
The Town of Farmington is accepting sealed proposals for the Community Center Roof Project. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Farmington Community Center, 127 Middle Street, on Tuesday, August 22nd at 3:00 P.M. Pre-Bid Walkthroughs can also be scheduled, (see Addendum1) Bids are due by 2:00 P.M., October 19, 2023. Click here for the manual. Click here for the plan specifications. The following links are updated addendums: Farmington CC-Prebid082223, and Farmington CC - Addendum1.
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TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Town of Farmington is inviting any interested residents to volunteer their time to serve on the following Town Boards/Committees:
*Board of Appeals
*Board of Assessment Review
*Revolving Loan Fund
This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute your thoughts, ideas, and input in general.
FARMINGTON FALLS BRIDGE NOTICE
Starting October 3, 2022, the Farmington Falls Bridge will be reduced to one 16' wide lane of alternating traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. for bridge reconstruction. If you have any questions you can call MDOT at 207-562-4228. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
town office online services
In keeping with the CDC and WHO’s recommendation to implement social distancing to help slow the spread of the virus, we want to share the following information. Citizens have the following options to conduct municipal business:
Renew Your Vehicle Registration: This can be done through a link on our website. Go to www.farmington-maine.org/motor-vehicle-registration and click on the Rapid Renewal link. You will need your old registration, insurance card and mileage.
Re-register Your ATV, Boats and Hunting & Fishing Licenses: This can be done on the State’s website at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/ and scroll down the page to “Information for Your Maine Outdoor Adventure” and there are links to buy your hunting and fishing license, register your ATV or Boat, etc. You will need your old license and a printer. The online boat registration link is https://www5.informe.org/online/boat/ . If you have questions on re-registering online, please give us a call at 778-6539.
New Registration: Dealer Sale Can be Emailed
- Blue Application for Title (MVT-2)
- Invoice showing Sales Tax Paid
- Color of Vehicle
New Registration: Private Sale Mailed Only
- Title or Blue Copy of Application for Title (from your lienholder)
- Bill of Sale (Original)
- Insurance (Can be emailed)
- Color of Vehicle
Pay Your Taxes and Sewer Bill: Although we cannot accept payments online, we do accept credit and debit card payments by phone during regular business hours. Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction. We accept checks for your payment mailed to Town of Farmington, 153 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Documents and payments can be deposited in the secure drop box to the right of the main entrance of the Town Office. If you need a receipt sent to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment or you may include your email address for an email receipt. Please also include your phone number on your payment in case there are any questions. We also recently sent out Declaration forms.
Request an Absentee Ballot: This can be done on the State’s website at: www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl or by calling us at 778-6539 or emailing the Town Clerk at to request an application.
Although we enjoy seeing our community members in the office, in light of the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 recommendations, please take advantage of the options above to help us reduce the spread of the virus. As always, feel free to contact us at 778-6539 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. or email Mavis Gensel- . You can also go to our Administration page for further contact information.
Thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency. We urge you to follow the CDC guidelines and stay well.
The State of Maine requires that dogs be licensed in the town of residence of the owner. Each dog six months of age or older must be licensed.
Dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. An additional late fee of $25 will be imposed after January 31st of each year.
The cost at the City Clerk’s office is $6.00 for an altered dog, $11.00 for an unaltered one. To receive a license, dog owners must show a State of Maine rabies certificate, a spay or neuter certificate, and provide your dog’s veterinarian’s name and phone number (if this information isn’t already on file at the Clerk’s office).
To register your dog online, the following link will take you to the State's website: https://apps1.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl
Western Maine Transportation Service (WMTS) has established a commuter bus route between Farmington and Lewiston-Auburn that runs Monday through Friday. Click here to see the schedule and fare information.
WMTS also has public bus service running between Rangeley, Phillips, Strong, and Farmington every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Click here for more information or call 800-393-9335.
Waltons Mill Dam
Click here to download a PDF of the Walton’s Mill Dam Removal and Park Improvement Project Update.
CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT PAYMENTS
The Town of Farmington is now accepting credit and debit card payments in person at the Municipal Building during regular business hours. Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction. We hope that you find this service convenient and useful in your future transactions with the Town of Farmington.
Maine's Unclaimed Property Program
Unclaimed Property consists of money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. Unclaimed Property does not include real estate, animals or vehicles.
You can search the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property List at www.maine.gov/upsearch