Request for Proposals for Plumbing/HVAC Services

The City of Caribou (City) is soliciting proposals for upgrading of the heating system at City Hall, located at 25 High Street. The current heating control system involves a mixture of digital and manual Honeywell thermostats. Some zones have separate manual thermostats for night and daytime operation. Some offices have digital thermostats and heat pumps while most of the offices are using baseboard radiant heat with a boiler system. There are seventeen zones in the building. The city would like to upgrade the zone valves and thermostats for the building to improve efficiency of heat delivery. Please see the complete bid package below.

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.

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.

Caribou Housing Agency – Need Help Paying Your Monthly Rent?

Contact the Caribou Housing Agency about the Housing Choice Voucher (aka Section 8) Program. Eligible low-income families pay a portion of their monthly income towards a decent, safe and good quality rental from the landlord of their choice. Think you may be eligible, don’t delay, the Caribou waiting list is extremely short. Contact us or come see us today!

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Caribou Housing Agency, 25 High Street, Caribou ME  04736

Phone:  (207) 493-4234; Fax:  (207) 376-0178

E-mail:  lplourde@cariboumaine.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

ELIGILBITY FACTORS

All applicants must: be a citizen or non-eligible citizen with “eligible “ immigration status; be income eligible; be in good standing with federal housing programs; pass a criminal background check; and provide all required documentation.

Family Size & (Gross) Income Limit

  1. $23,600
  2. $26,950
  3. $30,300
  4. $33,650
  5. $36,350
  6. $39,050
  7. $41,750
  8. $44,450