Caribou City Council Notice of Public Hearings

The Caribou City Council will hold two Public Hearings on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street.

Public Hearing #1 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 1, 2022 Series, An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 Administration, for the calculation of the Regular Part-Time Employee Vacation Hours.

Public Hearing #2 is in consideration of Ordinance No. 2, 2022 Series, An Ordinance To Amend the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District.

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

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend. 

Ordinance No. 1, 2022 Series

Ordinance No. 2, 2022 Series

Dog Registration

To register your dog(s) you can visit the City Clerk’s Office during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please bring the current State of Maine rabies certificate and proof of spaying/neutering.

The cost for registration is $6.00 for spayed/neutered dogs. $11.00 per year for dogs not spayed/neutered. Late fees begin February 1st and is $25.00 per dog.

You can register by mail by sending a copy of your State of Maine rabies certificate and proof of spaying/neutering along with a check to: City Clerk’s Office, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736.

Or online by visiting: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl , this service does cost an additional $1.00 fee and your license will be mailed to you.

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FY22 Rural Business Development Grant Application Period is Now Open

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The Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the FY22 Rural Business Development Grant program has been released. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 28th, 2022. Applications involving construction or ground disturbance should be submitted sooner to allow time for the environmental review. Late applications will not be accepted for competition and will be returned. Awards will be made subject to funding availability. 

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 Million in revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.  

Below you will find the NOSA and a PDF with some general information about the grant: who is eligible, examples of eligible projects, etc:

Application materials are located on our website: USDA RBDG link. The materials are located under the “To Apply” tab.

Please note that technical assistance and other application guidance can be requested from the Agency, as long as that request is made at least 15 days prior to the submission deadline.