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Caribou Comprehensive Plan Visioning Session

Visioning Session September 25th, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Caribou Wellness Center

The City of Caribou is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, the City’s general long-range planning document.  The Comprehensive Planning process occurs every ten years and must be updated on the fifth year. This has been part of Caribou’s planning process since the late 1950’s.  The City Charter charges the Caribou Planning Board with the responsibility for undertaking the Comprehensive Planning process.

An important part of our planning process is to hear the thoughts and concerns from the community and to incorporate this “Public Input” into our long-range plan.

The City of Caribou Planning Board together with the Caribou City Council has scheduled a Visioning Session on September 25th, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Caribou Wellness Center and welcomes Caribou residents and businesses to join us in this planning process to identify and develop plans and goals for the future of the City of Caribou.

During this Visioning, we will review the existing Plan, determine if our goals have been met or are still being implemented or if the existing goal is still pertinent for our long-range plan. We will also take time to discuss and propose new goals for the betterment and growth of our community.

Copies of the current Comprehensive Plan are available online through the City’s website (http://www.cariboumaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comprehensive-Plan-2014.pdf) Additional questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan can be directed to Kenneth Murchison, Zoning Administrator, at kmurchison@cariboumaine.org or by phone 207-493-5967.

Please join us for a cup of coffee and stimulating conversation and help us realize our long-range plan for the future of the City of Caribou.

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: City Manager’s Office, Caribou City Office, 25 High Street, Caribou Maine 04736, no later than 2:00 PM on October 4, 2019 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 October 15, 2019 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 27, Lot 8, 11 Lower Washington Street – Land Only, .20 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $2,600.00 Property #1

Property #2: Tax Map 25, Lot 66, 15 Nancy Street – Land Only, .16 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $7,800.00 Property #2

Property #3: Tax Map 30, Lot 34, 45 River Road – Land Only, .24 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $11,900.00 Property #3

Property #11: Tax Map 27, Lot 26, Lower Lyndon Street – Land Only, .07 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $500.00 Property #11

Property #12: Tax Map 28, Lot 93-C, Fontaine Drive – Land Only, .37 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $2,000.00 Property #12

Property #15: Tax Map 34, Lot 183 – ON, Limestone Street – Building only – four door garage, .00 Acres, Zoned I-2. Minimum Bid $3,600.00 Property #15

Property #16: Tax Map 6, Lot 010 – A, Green Ridge Road – Land Only – 1.50 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $2,800.00 Property #16

Property #17: Tax Map 7, Lot 047 – A, 10 Mitchell Road – Land Only – .23 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $2,100.00 Property #17

Property #18: Tax Map 19, Lot 009 – E, Emond Road – Land Only – 2.03 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $2,300.00 Property #18

Property #19: Tax Map 19, Lot 009 – F, Emond Road – Land Only – 2.03 Acres, Zoned R-3. Minimum Bid $2,300.00 Property #19

Property #21: Tax Map 25, Lot 018, 44 Hardison Avenue – Land and Building – .18 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $6,700.00 Property #21

Property #22: Tax Map 28, Lot 048, 7 Washington Street – Land and Building – .32 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $17,700.00 Property #22

Property #23: Tax Map 28, Lot 139, 16 Sincock Street – Land Only – .38 Acres, Zoned R-1. Minimum Bid $2,600.00 Property #23

Property #24: Tax Map 29, Lot 37, 14 View Street – Land and Building – .13 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $8,700.00 Property #24

Property #26: Tax Map 34, Lot 144, 29 Liberty Street – Land and Building – .16 Acres, Zoned R-2. Minimum Bid $8,500.00 Property #26

Public Service CDBG Grant – Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Caribou will hold a Public Hearing on September 23, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the 25 High Street Caribou City Council Chambers to discuss acceptance of a Public Service CDBG Grant. The purpose of the grant is to support the ITN Country transportation service offered through Cary Medical Center.  Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the Project Development Phase.  All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the acceptance of these funds are invited to attend this Public Hearing.  Comments may be submitted in writing to: Kenneth Murchison, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736 at any time prior to the Public Hearing.  TDD/TTY users may call 711.  If you are physically unable to access any of the City’s programs or services, please contact Kenneth Murchison at 493-5967, so that accommodations can be made. 

City of Caribou, Maine

Change in City Office Hours

Beginning September 3, 2019, Caribou City Office hours will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

OPENINGS ON CARIBOU’S PLANNING BOARD

The City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications to serve on Caribou’s Planning Board.   Applications can be filled out in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office, 25 High Street, Caribou, Maine. 04736

Attention Section 8 Participants

Do you have ideas on how to help the Caribou Housing Agency achieve our mission? Give back and join the Board! Caribou Housing Agency is looking for volunteers to join the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is made up of seven local community members, of which two members are tenants of the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program. The Board meets on a quarterly basis (4 times per year), for about an hour to discuss policies, procedures, budgets, and goals for the Housing Agency.

Your Voice is Needed!

The staff of the Caribou Housing Agency is looking for your help. We currently have tenant seats that needs to be filled.

Interested Applicants must:

  • Be receiving Section 8 Rental Assistance, through Caribou Housing Agency
  • Be 18 years of age, or older
  • Be Able to attend quarterly meetings, in the evenings
  • Want to have more knowledge on what goes on behind the scenes

For more information, contact the Caribou Housing Director, Lisa Plourde at (207) 493-5971 or lplourde@cairboumaine.org.

Caribou Joins Highly Regarded Revitalization Program

 January 2019 “The City of Caribou recognizes the value of being part of the Maine Downtown Center’s Affiliate Program,” says Christina Kane-Gibson, City of Caribou Events & Marketing Director. ”The Main Street approach is a proven method of transformation that will bring our community even closer. I think our team is most excited about collaborating with the citizens and businesses who want to create positive change and economic opportunities in downtown Caribou.”  Full Press Release Here.

MDOT – Painting of Caribou Bridge #6255

The Maine Department of Transportation is currently working on the final design of a painting project for the Caribou Bypass Bridge #6255 in the City of Caribou. It is estimated it may begin as early as April 2018 and be completed by December 2018. You can find more details below:

MDOT – Painting of Caribou Bridge #6255

If you have any questions, concerns or other areas of interest, please contact Devin Anderson, Project Manager at Maine Department of Transportation Bridge Program: 446-0428 or devin.anderson@maine.gov.

MDOT – Painting of Caribou Bypass Bridge #6203

The Maine Department of Transportation is currently working on the final design of a painting project for the Caribou Bypass Bridge #6203 in the City of Caribou. It is estimated it may begin as early as April 2018 and be completed by December 2018. You can find more details below:

MDOT Painting Project – Caribou Bypass Bridge #6203

If you have any questions, concerns or other areas of interest, please contact Devin Anderson, Project Manager at Maine Department of Transportation Bridge Program: 446-0428 or devin.anderson@maine.gov.