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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: City Manager’s Office, Caribou City Office, 25 High Street, Caribou Maine 04736, no later than 2:00 PM on June 8, 2017 and will be opened publicly at that time.

Complete information on the bid process and on each property is available below:

Ad – Properties for Bid 6-8-17

Property #1      Property #2      Property #3

Property #4      Property #6      Property #7

Property #8      Property #10     Property #12

Property #14     Property #15     Property #17

Property #18     Property #20     Property #21

Property #22     Property #23

Caribou Planning Board Workshop

The Caribou Planning Board will hold a Workshop on Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street to continue discussion on Chapter 13, Zoning of City Code.


2018 ATV Stickers Available


City Clerk’s Office – City Office, 25 High Street

Caribou Planning Board – Notice of Public Hearings

The Caribou Planning Board will hold four Public Hearings on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers at the City Office, 25 High Street.

The first Public Hearing is for the final review of a Site Design Application for the parking lot of the proposed project of a Central Office for RSU 39 at 69 Glenn Street.

The second Public Hearing is for final review of a Site Design Application from Caribou Management Company, LLC for parking lot development at Skyway Plaza.

The third Public Hearing is for the review of a Subdivision Review Application from Caribou Management Company, LLC for the re-division of a subdivision at Skyway Plaza.

The fourth Public Hearing is for a request to re-zone a portion of Skyway Plaza property along Solman Street from Residential to Commercial.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

MDOT – Wearing Surface Replacement Project for Caribou US Route 1 / B&A Bridge #6255

The Maine Department of Transportation is currently working on the final design of Wearing Surface Replacement Project for the Caribou US Route 1 / B&A Bridge #6255 Win 21670.00 in the City of Caribou. It is estimated that the construction would begin approximately in June 2017 and be completed by August 2017.  (Caribou Bridge #6255 over B&A Railroad, located 1.49 miles northerly of Route 164). Alternating two way traffic will be maintaining with staged construction using a signal closure with traffic signals and jersey barriers for a maximum of 30 calendar days.

See complete notice here: MDOT – Public Notice

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Devin Anderson at 446-0428.

Public Notice – Spectrum Select/Standard TV

The City has received notice from Charter Communications that on or after May 15, 2017, the following SD & HD channels will be made available on Spectrum Select/Standard TV:

  • BBC America
  • IFC
  • Sundance
  • WeTV

City of Caribou Brush Removal

Due to the continued necessity to conserve resources, brush removal for 2017 will be limited to one pick up period during May 8th-12th.  Public Works will only make a single pass through the City.  All brush and leaves must be curbside by the morning of May 8th by 6:00 am. Pick up 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 come and pick up. Please call 493-4211. Any brush or leaves brought curbside after May 8th 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.

2017 Fishing Law Books Available

In the City Clerk’s Office

25 High Street

Caribou Housing Agency is Accepting Applications

Waiting List is OPEN and is VERY SHORT for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8)

Eligible participants pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards a rental unit of their choice.

Application available on line at:

Or in office at:

Caribou Housing Agency

25 High Street

Caribou ME  04736

Phone:  (207) 493-4234

Fax:  (207) 376-0178



Caribou to host 2017 Moose Permit Lottery

Earlier today Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced that the 2017 Moose Permit Lottery would be held in Caribou.

“This fantastic event, which draws hundreds of people from around Maine and New England, is an excellent opportunity for people to see all that Caribou has to offer,” said City Manager Austin Bleess. “The City is honored to host such a great event.”

Often described as the “hunt of a lifetime” many people wait years to hear their name called at the lottery.  The lottery often receives nearly 49,000 entries, and draws entries from all 50 states and around the world. The lottery is a chance for those that entered to hear their name called, and realize the chance of a lifetime.

The City submitted an application to the Maine IF&W earlier this year and received local support from State Senator Peter Edgecomb for the application. Bleess cited the great leadership of Event and Marketing Coordinator Lydia Kieffer as the driving force behind the application.

Bleess stated “We are very excited to host the event in 2017, and we look forward to hosting a weekend full of activities around the permit lottery.”