Caribou Cares Parade Rescheduled

After speaking with the US National Weather Service Caribou ME, it looks like there may be some sunshine peeking through this afternoon (July 30, 2021), but rain showers and thundershowers are still a possibility around 6pm. We can’t risk anyone’s safety – especially with the possible thundershowers. We will POSTPONE tonight’s Caribou Cares Parade but we will RESCHEDULE the parade for August 13 (same time/place).

Here’s to making it work! Lemons into lemonade, right?!

Caribou Board of Assessors Emergency Meeting

Assessor’s Office (Second Floor of the City Office)
Friday July 30, 2021
Emergency Meeting: July 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Via Zoom

Time: Jul 30, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 202 096 8910
Passcode: 06282021


1. Call meeting to order

2. Review and approve 2021 Commitment paperwork ~ 2021 tax rate: 23.55

3. Sign 2021 County Tax Bill due on or before September 1, 2021.

4. Special assessment as part of the tax commitment for Jolani Napalapalai and Kristina Durost for $326.50 for non-payment of installed replacement septic system

5. Other business

6. Adjourn

Caribou Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street for a Subdivision Review Application from Flat Ground Road, LLC for the River Run Subdivision, Tax Map 15 Lot 35, Bowles Road in the R-3 District. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

Copies of the map showing the affected area are available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 25 High Street and below.

River Run Subdivision Map

Caribou Utilities District Notice to Customers – Hydrant Flushing

As part of a regular maintenance program, the Caribou Utilities District will be flushing hydrants during the weeks from July 26, 2021 through August 6, 2021.  This procedure is necessary to clean the water mains of accumulated sediments and to maintain fresh water in all parts of the distribution system.  Some temporary discoloration and reduced pressure may be experienced by some customers during this process.  We apologize for any inconveniences which may be caused.  If you have any questions concerning this activity, please call the District Office at 496-0911 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Nomination Papers Available

Nomination papers are available for the November 2, 2021, Municipal Election beginning July 26, 2021 at the City Clerk’s Office in the municipal building. The deadline to return nomination papers is 4:30 p.m. on September 3, 2021. 

The following seats are available:

               Two 3-year term seats – City Council

               One 3-year term seat – Eastern Aroostook RSU #39 Board

               One 3-year term seat – Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund

Anyone striving to hold an elective city position must be a registered voter in Caribou and must have nomination papers signed by at least twenty-five other registered Caribou voters.

Tax Acquired Property for Sale by Bid

The City of Caribou is soliciting competitive sealed bids for the sale of the following Tax Acquired Properties. Bids must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope with the words “Property Bid # __” with the appropriate property # written on the outside of the envelope along with the Tax Map and Lot #’s. Bids must be submitted in Attention to: Finance/Tax Collector’s Office,

Caribou City Office, 25 High Street, Caribou Maine 04736, no later than 2:00 PM on July 15, 2021 and will be opened publicly at that time. All bids must include a 10% deposit of bid amount in the form of a certified check or money order, return address and phone contact information to be considered. Bid packages on each property are available in the Deputy Tax Collector’s Office at the City Office, 25 High Street. Bids will be acted upon by the City Council at 6:00 PM on July 26, 2021 during the regular Council meeting. The City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids deemed within the best interest of the City of Caribou. Purchasers of City-owned property will be issued Quitclaim deeds for the City’s interest under Maine law and should verify any or all encumbrances against the property outside those held by municipal tax lien or deed. No warranties or guaranties can be granted by the municipality to the successful bidder. Bids not paid within 30 days shall be deemed void.

Property # 2: Tax Map 025, Lot 066 – 15 Nancy Street – Land Only – .16 Acres,

Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $7,700.00.

Property # 23: Tax Map 028, Lot 139 – 16 Sincock Street – Land Only – .38 Acres,

Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $2,500.00.

Property # 47: Tax Map 031, Lot 024 – 34 Collins Street – Land Only – .38 Acres,

Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $3,500.00.

Property # 48: Tax Map 034, Lot 138 – 25 Liberty Street – Land Only – .14 Acres,

Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $24,700.00.

Property #50 Tax Map 034, Lot 56 30 North Street – Land and Building .15 Acres,

Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $4,300.00

Property # 60: Tax Map 013, Lot 017-001 – 544 Van Buren Road – Building Only

Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $1,600.00.

Property # 63: Tax Map 028, Lot 119 – 66 York Street – Land Only – .13 Acres

Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $3,300.00.