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 City Council Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou City Council will hold a public hearing, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street, Caribou, Maine.  The public hearing is to consider adoption of Ordinance No. 01, 2021 Series, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 13, Section 13-202, Zoning Map. Copies of the proposed ordinance are on file in the City Clerk’s Office and available below. 

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. 

Danielle Brissette, City Clerk

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 April 27, 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 May 3, 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 # 1: Tax Map 027, Lot 008 – 11 Lower Washington Street – Land Only – .20 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $2,500.00.

Property # 2: Tax Map 025, Lot 066 – 15 Nancy Street – Land Only – .16 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $7,700.00.

Property # 12: Tax Map 028, Lot 093-C – Fontaine Drive – Land Only – .37 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $1,300.00.

Property # 23: Tax Map 028, Lot 139 – 16 Sincock Street – Land Only – .38 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $2,500.00.

Property # 28: Tax Map 25, Lot 149 – AA – 142 Lower Lyndon Street – Land and Building – 1.98 Acres, Zoned I-2. Minimum Bid $75,000.00.

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 # 54: Tax Map 022, Lot 004-A – Van Buren Rd – Land Only – 2.51 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $600.00.

Property # 56: Tax Map 018, Lot 011-A – 399 Madawaska Rd – Land and Building 1.70 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $5,000.00.

Property # 57: Tax Map 017, Lot 031-C – 348 Belanger Rd – Land Only – .76 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $1,200.00.

Property # 58: Tax Map 030, Lot 163-C – Broadway Street – Land Only – .16 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $800.00.

Property # 59: Tax Map 028, Lot 082 – 14 Haines Street – Land and Building – .11 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $3,700.00.

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.

Property # 66: Tax Map 032, Lot 042 – 110 Washburn Street – Land Only – .11 Acres Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $2,600.00.

Caribou Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. The Public Hearing is to consider administrative amendments to Chapter 13, Zoning of City Code. Copies of the proposed Code amendments are available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 25 High Street and below. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Ken Murchison, Zoning Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021 with comments via email at kmurchison@cariboumaine.org or by mail at; Caribou City Office, c/o Kenneth Murchison, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736. Attendance via Zoom is also available.

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

Wintertime Parking

City Ordinance Chapter 12, Section 407 states: Parking is prohibited on any street in Caribou between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00am from November 1 to May 1.

City Ordinance Chapter 12, Section 410 states: 2. Parking in public parking lots shall be as follows: a. From November 1 to May 1 overnight, 11:00pm to 6:00am, parking is allowed only in the North Downtown Mall Parking Lot along the retaining wall and in the Hatch Drive Parking Lot in the spaces along Hatch Drive. Overnight parking is not allowed in any other public parking spots.

Failure to abide by this ordinance will result in fines being issued and/or your vehicle being towed at your expense.

If you have questions on this please do not hesitate to contact the Caribou Police Department at 493-3301.

Thank you for your cooperation. Chief Michael Gahagan