Public Hearing Notice – CDBG Economic Development Program Application

The City of Caribou will hold a Public Hearing on May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council chambers located at 25 High Street, to discuss an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for an Economic Development Program Application.  The purpose of the request is to Matching Funds from CDBG to Cover Payroll Expenses for Business Expansion.  Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the application’s required documentation.

All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the proposal are invited to attend this Public Hearing.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Dennis Marker, City Manager, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736 at any time prior to the Public Hearing.  TDD/TTY users may call 711.  If you are physically unable to access any of the City’s/Town’s programs or services, please call 493-5962, so that accommodations can be made.

Caribou City Council Notice of Public Hearings

The Caribou City Council will hold five Public Hearings on Monday May 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street.

Public Hearing #1 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 3, 2021 Series, Approving Ogren Dump Lease

Public Hearing #2 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 4, 2021 Series, Regarding Tax Acquired Property Disposal Policy

Public Hearing #3 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 5, 2021 Series, Charter Amendment – Councilor Qualifications

Public Hearing #4 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 6, 2021 Series, Charter Amendment – Attendance of Councilors

Public Hearing #5 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 07, 2021 Series, Charter Amendment – Public Notice Methods

Copies of the proposed Ordinances are available below and in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 25 High Street.

Comments can be delivered during the meeting via Zoom or submitted via email to the City Clerk (dbrissette@cariboumaine.org) prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting to be read during the public hearing.  Comments must include the individuals name and address for the record.

City of Caribou 2021 Brush Removal Program

Due to the continued necessity to conserve resources, brush removal for 2021 will be limited to one pick up period during May 10th – 13th.  Public Works will only make a single pass through the City.  Only brush and leaves must be curbside by the morning of May 10th by 6:00 am. Pick up is limited to one load per residence. The crews will only collect in a neighborhood once and will not make multiple passes.  Those in rural Caribou must call Public Works to let them know to pick up. Please call 493-4211. Any brush or leaves brought curbside after May 13th will not be removed by Public Works. The City asks for your cooperation to make this removal program as cost effective and beneficial as possible for the continued maintenance of our community. No alternative rain dates are planned.

Caribou Utilities District Press Release

Caribou Utilities District issues consumer notice regarding postcard marketing campaign 04.02.2021.

The Caribou Utilities District has received calls regarding postcards mailed to Aroostook County communities, including Caribou, urging residents to get their water tested due to seasonal changes in the water table. There are no ‘seasonal changes in the water table’ which impact the quality of drinking water provided by the Caribou Utilities District. The District’s water continues to be of the highest quality which exceeds all water quality standards. This mailing campaign is not from the Caribou Utilities District (CUD), and there is no need to get your CUD water tested as a result of this postcard. The postcard only states it is from a company called AERUS and has no contact information.

Sign up and get your sale on the official map! Forms can be found by clicking here.  Forms are also available in the City Clerk’s office and the Caribou Recreation and Wellness Center office. 

$15 Residential

$20 Multi-Family

$20 Organization

Pick up a yard sign when you drop off your form in the main office of the Caribou Recreation and Wellness Center. Please display your sign near the street to identify your location as an official sponsor! (Signs are scheduled to be delivered on March 11, 2021). New this year, sponsors will also receive a COVID-19 safety poster to display at your sale. This poster will remind patrons to practice safety guidelines. 

Please return vendor forms by 5pm on April 2, 2021 to ensure your sale is on the map.

Questions? Contact Christina Kane-Gibson at 493-5319 or Christina.Kane-Gibson@cariboumaine.org.