Budget Committee Session Underway

The Budget Committee will be meeting next Wednesday 10/26/11 at 7pm at the Town office. This is the first meeting of the upcoming year. Public is invited..

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Town Office Closed This Thurs 10/20/11

Reminder..The Town Offices will be closed this Thursday for a staff meeting..

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Lebanon Planning Board Agenda – Monday 10/10/11 7:30pm

Town of Lebanon, Planning Board Meeting Agenda, Monday, October 10th, 2011 , 7:30 pm start time Continue reading

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Selectmen Workshop and Agenda

Selectmen will be holding a workshop this afternoon at 3:30pm the public is invited. The Selectmen will be meeting tomorrow night 10/4/11 at 6:30pm. The Agenda published stated Selectmen are to review and adopt the General Assistance maximums for 20011-2012. Public is invited to attend and comment.

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Tax Bills Online – Town Hall Closing at 2pm on 9/29

The Lebanon Town Office will be closing at 2pm on Thursday September 29th for the Secretary of States Conference in Bangor. The town has also announced that Tax bills for Fall 2011-Spring 2012 have been published online. They are in PDF and may be viewed here

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Selectmen Post Agenda for Tommorow Night

Selectmen are meeting Tuesday evening 9/20/11 at 6:30pm. The agenda has been published and will include:

  • 6:30pm – Laura Bragg – Foster’s Online Subscription
  • 7:00pm – Fire Department Budget
  • Public Participation 15 min
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Rescue Hosts Open House BBQ

The Lebanon Rescue Department invites you to the rescue station located at 1524 Carl Broggi Highway in South Lebanon for an open house on Saturday, September 17th from 10am-2pm. Continue reading

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Cub Scout Sign-Ups This Week!

Lebanon Cub Scout Pack 369 will hold sign-ups for boys in first through fifth grade Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 12-14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Hanson School on Upper Guinea Road. Continue reading

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Reflections of 9/11

There will be television shows taking us back through the events of the horrific morning of 9/11 and the aftermath over an over in the coming days. If you are interested in contributing your own perspective checkout Continue reading

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Grant Sponsored Literacy via Lebanon Family Learners

Lebanon Family Learners is where families who qualify take part in four components of a grant-sponsored literacy program. Continue reading

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Lebanon Fire Department to Honor 9/11 Heros

On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th terrorist attacks the Lebanon Fire Dept. will honor the heros of that terrible day with a memorial service. We invite you all to join us in honoring all of these brave men and women. Please join us on Sept. 11th at 1pm at the Lebanon Fire Dept. for a brief ceremony and refreshments

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Witness to History – This Weekend

Lebanon American Legion Post 214 invites you to its annual Witness to History event which will be held this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hanson School on Upper Guinea Road. This year’s event will honor the Merchant Marines Continue reading

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Martha Sawyer Community Library News

September is Library Card Month !
Come on in and get a library card ~ it’s fast easy and free ! “Be a part of it !”
Congrats to Makenna Cameron who read over 40 books during this Summers Reading Program !  Great job Makenna ! Continue reading

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Labor Day Holiday Hours Reminder

The Holiday weekend upon us, Hope everyone a safe holiday..the Town offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday as well as all the schools and the Transfer Station.

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Tax Rate Set – Increase .13 per Thousand

The Lebanon Board of Selectmen announced they have completed their work calculating the tax rate for the FY 2011-2012 property taxes. The new mil rate is $12.88 per thousand. Continue reading

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Acton Maine Fair Underway

The Acton fair has begun today and will continue through Sunday. Here is a link to their website with all the details.

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Selectmen Announce Afternoon Workshops

Starting Monday Sept 12th Selectmen will be holding afternoon workshops from 3:30pm to 5:00p on Mondays.

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Reminder – Selectmens Constituency Hours

Selectmen will be holding constituency hours this Saturday 8/27 from 10am to Noon at the Town Hall on 15 Upper Guinea Road. The Selectmen will hold these hours the last Saturday of each month.

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Selectmen Workshop Announced

Selectmen have announced a workshop at the town hall for tomorrow 8/24 at 9am – public is invited

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9/11 Flag in Portsmouth NH Today

The 9/11 flag is visiting Portsmouth NH today. The flag is traveling all the fifty states, If you missed it’s visit to Maine this past June this is a great opportunity to see it. Link to story

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York County Shelter Programs Seeks Donations

We are a homeless services provider who has operated in Alfred, Maine, for over thirty years. We offer emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for previously homeless adults and children. We also provide substance abuse and mental health treatment,
Continue reading

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Help Police in Hit and Run of Lebanon Woman

Nicole Boucher, 26, of Lebanon, Maine was involved in a hit and run in Rochester as she was walking across N Main St. Police are looking for a green Dodge Neon. The driver of the car is described as a younger Asian female with long, dark hair. She had Continue reading

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Current Affairs Posted

Karen Gerrish has published her regular column on local news and info from the State House. It is available here at Foster’s Online.

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Lebanon Rescue Celebrates 30th

Lebanon Rescue will be sponsoring a free BBQ and family fun day at Fernald Shores on TM Wentworth Road, Saturday, August 27th 11a-3p to thank the community for their support and to celebrate their 30th Anniversary! Rain Date will be Sunday the 28th 11a-3p Continue reading

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Docras Society Fall Festival Planning Underway

The Dorcas Society will be holding its annual yard sale Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., next to the post office on Little River Road Lebanon. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships and community projects. Continue reading

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Lebanon Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary Host Bean Supper

The Lebanon Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bean supper on Saturday, Aug. 20, 4:30-6 p.m., at the East Lebanon Fire Station on Depot Road. The menu  includes beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, American chop suey, rolls and desserts. Cost is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for children under 6.

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Road Construction and Paving Underway

Selectmen sent out a notice that Road construction and paving will be underway the week of Aug. 22 through Sept. 2. in the areas of Center Road from Upper Guinea Road to Shapleigh Road and Jim Grant Road from Center Road to Merchants Row. Continue reading

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Repeal Lebanon Rescue Enterprise Acct, Require Resident Approval

Lebanon Rescue had it’s account changed to an Enterprise account last year. This change meant Rescue does not require resident approval for spending and budgets as is is done for ALL other town departments Continue reading

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Route 202 and You – Meeting this Wednesday!!

All of the town’s small business owners are invited to an organizational meeting for the annual “Route 202 and You Day.”
The concept is for businesses and organizations in the town to be featured all on one day, Sept. 17. Businesses here in town may feature discounts and deals to patrons all along Route 202. This is a great way to promote yourself in the community. Continue reading

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Green Thumbs Gathering Wednesday

If you have a green thumb or would like to create one consider joining the The Southern Maine Garden Club. The Club will hold its annual garden party and membership drive at the Lebanon Schoolhouse Ice Cream Parlor at 253 Bakers Grand Road this Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

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Town Hall Closing Hour Early 8/25/11

The Lebanon Town Municipal Office will be closing one hour early on Thursday, August 25 for a staff meeting. Please plan accordingly and thank you for your cooperation. ~ Lebanon Board of Selectmen

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Airshow at Pease Tradeport This Weekend

The Airshow is this weekend at Pease… for more info http://www.bostonportsmouthairshow.com/

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Tax Club Deadline is Sept 1st

The Board of Selectmen is pleased to announce the initiation of a Tax Club for the 2012 Fiscal Year. The Tax Club allows property owners to pay their property taxes over the course of the year through a payment book that the Town will issue once an applicationhas been completed and the commitment set. This will work somewhat like a Christmas club where you can make monthly payments. Deadline is Sept 1st to sign-up.

Please read application here or contact the town hall for more information.

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Selectmen Workshop Announced 8/15/11

Selectmen will be meeting for a workshop Monday 8/15/11 at 8:30am at the Town office. Public is invited.

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Road Construction Notice

Monday 8/15-Thursday 8/18 there will be road construction on Center Road from Upper Guinea road to Merchants Row. Please be patient and try to avoid the area if possible. You can expect delays while the road crews work to improve the roads.

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Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday 4:30p-6:60p

This Saturday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm American Legion Post 214 will host their monthly spaghetti dinner at the Center Lebanon Church on Center Road

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Library Hours Adjusted

The Martha Sawyer Community Library will be closed Tuesday August 9th and will only be open for evening hours ( 4pm to 8pm ) on Wednesday August 10th.

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Transfer Station Sorting Reminder

When bringing trash and recyclables to the transfer station please remember to sort as follows:
First compactor: all household trash
Second compactor: all recyclables which include: cardboard, newspaper, plastics, bottles, cans, books, magazines, glass and dishes

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Ladies Auxiliary Bean Supper

Sat. August 20th 4:30pm to 6:00pm at the East Lebanon Fire Station on Lower Cross Rd
Adults: $7.00 Seniors 60 plus: $6.00 Children 6-12 $5.00

Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

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Senator Susan Collins Staff to Hold Hours in Lebanon

Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A representative from Senator Susan Collins York County Office will hold constituency hours in Lebanon. Staff Assistant Jamie Brennan will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies such as social security, veterans affairs, immigration and citizenship. No appointment is necessary.

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Fire Department Sends Thanks

An editorial appeared in the Foster’s by the Fire departments Asst. Chief thanking the town for supporting the yard sale event. See it Here

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School Supplies Needed

The Lebanon Town Office are collecting NEW school supplies for the Lebanon Elementary & Hanson Schools. If you can help please drop off your donations at the Lebanon Town Office. ALL DONATIONS WILL STAY IN THE LEBANON SCHOOLS. Here is a list of needed supplies: pencils, pencil cap erasers, Continue reading

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Selectmen Meeting Highlights 7/19/11

Attendees: Chairman Frizzell, Selectmen Patch, Selectwoman Gerrish

Pledge of allegiance..  Meeting Highlights: Continue reading

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Lower Guinea Road Closure Announced 7/25-7/27

Lower Guinea Road will be closed for culvert replacement from Sawtelle Road to Richardson drive beginning 7am on July 25th through completion which is estimated to be July 27th.

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Selectmen’s Agenda Posted for 7/19/11

6:30pm Pledge of Allegiance,

  • Laura Bragg – Sign Poll Permits – Secretary of State Conference
  • Open Award Firewood Bid
  • Public Participation

 

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Free Food Pantry – Monday Aug 22,2011 – 10a-12p

Good Shepherd Food Bank: Food Mobile sponsored by Acton Ecumenical Food PantryFree

Times are tuff and it is getting harder to put food on the table to feed our families. Acton Food Pantry in conjunction with Good Shepherd Food-Bank is offering a Food Mobile to help all those in need of food assistance. Anyone who needs a helping hand can come to the Acton Congregational Church on August 22 from 10am to 12noon to pick up food to help feed their families. This is a free event Continue reading

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Tax Club Started

The Board of Selectmen is pleased to announce the initiation of a Tax Club for the 2012 Fiscal Year. The Tax Club allows property owners to pay their property taxes over the course of the year through a payment book that the Town will issue once an application Continue reading

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Lebanon Solicits Bids For Winter Sand

TOWN OF LEBANON – INVITATION TO BID – WINTER SAND BID 2012
The Town of Lebanon will receive sealed bids for Winter Sand bids until 5pm Tuesday August 2, 2011.
All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on Tuesday August 2, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Lebanon Town Office. Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Comes To Rochester

The Bruin’s Stanley Cup is coming to Rochester on Sunday and you can get your picture taken with the Cup for a small donation for charity. See the details here..

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Library Adds Story Times and Passes

The Library has announced additional story times as well as availability for two passes for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.

Monday 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25 at 6pm

Monday 8/1 at 10:30am

Wednesday 8/3 & 8/10 at 6pm


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Selectmen’s Workshop Agenda Announced

Selectmen’s Tuesday, 7/12/11 at Town Hall
8:00 am Joanne Potter – cemeteries
8:30 am Cindy
9:00 am Mary Kinney
9:30 am Laura – June 2011 Election issues
10:00 am Key Bank

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Planning Board Public Hearing Announced for July 18th 7pm

Monday, July 18th at 7:00 pm at the Lebanon Town Offices, Agenda – Hersom : division of land on Center Road.  Continue reading

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Selectmen Meeting Highlights 07/05/11

Meeting Highlights: Attending Selectmen Patch, Gerrish and Frizzell

Meeting opened at 6:30pm – Pledge of Allegiance Continue reading

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Town Requests Bids for Firewood

The Town of Lebanon will receive sealed bids for Town owned Firewood  until 5pm on Tuesday July 19, 2011. All bids will be publicly opened and awarded on Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 6:35pm at the Lebanon Town Office Continue reading

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News From Town Hall

Karen Gerrish will hold Selectman’s hours the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to Noon at the Town Office at 15 Upper Guinea Road. This will begin on Saturday July 30, 2011. Continue reading

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Current Affairs Posted

Karen Gerrish has highlighted many upcoming events and other items in her regular column in the Foster’s. The highlights are below, click on this link for details. Continue reading

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Lebanon Rescue Hosts Ambulance Driver Training

Lebanon Rescue hosted an Ambulance Vehicle Operator Certification (AVOC) course  this past Saturday June 18th. The training is required for ambulance drivers and had many surrounding towns participated as well. Continue reading

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Town Office Closing Early June 30th – 3pm

The Lebanon Town Office will be open from 7am to 3pm on Thursday June 30th due to Year End Close Out.

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Gerrish upsets Cole in Lebanon

An article appeared in the KeepmeCurrent (Observer) website about the Lebanon election results. Many probably caught this in print, but in case you missed it.. you can find it Here.

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Selectmens Meeting Highlights 06/21/11

Meeting Highlights:  Attendance – Selectmen Patch,  Selectwoman Gerrish – Selectmen Secretary Susan Collins – Meeting opened at 6:30pm

Town Paving was awarded to RD Torno & Sons  $125 ton  & $63.98 Ton Machine Placed – Laurence Torno the Road Commissioner explained that FR Carroll had a lower bid by .28 a ton, but Continue reading

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Lebanon Firefighters Graduate

Three Lebanon Firefighters graduated from the Firefighter I & II program tonight in Saco.  L-R they are Andrew Jagger, Joshua Gagnon, and Christopher Phinney.  Classes began in January and ran through May for two nights a week and a number of Saturdays.  The class was sponsored Continue reading

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Selectmen Announce Agenda Tonight’s Meeting

The agenda for tonight Selectmen Meeting has been published. They will we awarding mowing and paving bids received from the last meeting as well as addressing something about a Budget Committee Alternate appointment paper. Public participation to follow.  Selectmen meet as 6:30pm at the Town Hall.

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Showcase Business Network forms in Lebanon

A new local chapter of the Showcase Business Network is forming in Lebanon and will be meeting regularly. The effort is being spearheaded by Lebanon resident Corinna Cole. The initial meeting will be held July 18th at Stokewood Diner on rt 202 / Carl Broggi Hwy, in Lebanon. The group has a Facebook Page here where you can learn more about it. If you “like” it you can correspond, get updates and notices directly. The group promotes business, networking and community involvement and also conducts educational activities as well. dedicated to local, person-to-person networking to help you with increasing referrals to your business through community and business knowledge and interest

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Selectmen Change Date Workshop

Selectmen have changed the workshop posted for Wednesday 6/22/11 at 9:30am to Thursday 6/23/11 at 9:30am at the Town Hall.

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Selectmen Workshop Wed 6/22/11 9:30am

Lebanon Selectmen have announced a morning workshop for Wednesday 6/22/11 at 9:30am

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Current Affairs Posted

Karen Gerrish has highlighted many upcoming events and other items in her regular column in the Foster’s. The highlights are below, click on this link for details. Continue reading

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Cole Thanks Supporters

An editorial in the Foster’s has former Selectmen Cole congratulating Gerrish, thanking supporters. He is also looking forward to more time with friends and family. See article here.

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Foster’s – Gerrish Ready To Lead

In a Foster’s Article out today Gerrish stated she is ready to lead and start implementing policies of transparency in Town Hall, Cole stated we need to unite behind the board of Selectmen and that he is looking forward to returning to his full-time job and volunteerism. See the Fosters Article Here

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Selectmen Meeting Volunteers Wanted

I am interested in finding a few people that may want to help get the Selectmen meetings out to the people. My thought is this: if we had a few people, it might be possible to schedule out a night or day, a volunteer would attend and record the meeting. I would Continue reading

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Lebanon Maine Election Results – 2011

Election results for the Lebanon warrant of June, 14, 2011. The warrant items have been abbreviated for simplicity. To see the full description of an item look at a sample ballot.

Selectmen:

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