2021 City Budget – Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou City Council will hold a public hearing, Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Caribou Wellness Center located at 55 Bennett Drive, Caribou, Maine.  The public hearing is to discuss the proposed 2021 Caribou City Budget. Copies of the budget will be made available at the City Manager’s office, Clerk’s Office and below.

Comments can be delivered in person during the meeting 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.  Masks are required if you attend the meeting.

Danielle Brissette, City Clerk

Dangerous Buildings – Pursuant to 17 M.R.S.A, § § 2851-2859

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Officers of the City of Caribou will hold a Dangerous Building Hearing on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building to determine whether the building(s) located at:

827 Main Street, Caribou Maine; Map 039 Lot 108 owned by Jeff Cook is dangerous or a nuisance.

37 Home Farm Road, Caribou Maine; Map 036 Lot 94-F owned by Greta Bielinski is dangerous or a nuisance.

20 Veronica Street, Caribou Maine; Map 034 Lot 132 owned by Mortgage Menders, LLC is dangerous or a nuisance.

864 Main Street Lot 75, Caribou Maine; Map 010 Lot 050-075 owned by Barbara Rossignol is dangerous or a nuisance.

412 Access Highway, Caribou Maine; Map 012 Lot 24-C owned by Jimmy King is dangerous or a nuisance.

The properties are of the current Tax Maps of the City of Caribou, Maine on file at 25 High Street. City Code Enforcement staff have identified the above buildings as a dangerous or a nuisance building within the meaning of 17 M.R.S.A. § 2851 2-A.

The Municipal Officers City of Caribou, Maine

Capital Budget Committee Meeting

The Capital Budget Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm via Zoom to discuss the draft 2021 Capital Improvement Plan. Interested individuals may attend. Those interested in attending, please contact City Manager Dennis Marker at 207-493-5962 or email citymanager@cariboumaine.org.

Caribou Planning Board Notice of Public Hearings

The Caribou Planning Board will hold two Public Hearings on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm via Zoom.

Public Hearing #1: is to consider a rezoning request at 467 and 473 Sweden Street, Tax Map 10, Lots 40 and 41 and related area from R-1 (High Density Residential District) to R-3 (Rural Residential District).

Public Hearing #2: is to consider administrative amendments to Chapter 13, Zoning of City Code.

Copies of the map showing the area for potential rezone as well as 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, March 11, 2021 with comments at 493-5967, 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 Video Conferencing via Zoom can also be available.

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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