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Broadband Survey Questionnaire

Northern Maine Development Commission is working hard to create opportunities to bring world class Broadband to Northern Maine! Please join us, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

NMDC and Axiom Technologies recently partnered on as successful ConnectME Authority grant submission to help 10 communities in our region to set goals and plan for broadband internet solutions that will increase economic development opportunities, give residents and businesses the opportunity to create their own economy, close the homework gap created by poor internet connections at home and help these communities fully leverage the internet.

Below are 2 survey links. One is for community residents and town officials, and the other is for the business community of northern Aroostook County. Please select the appropriate link and complete our brief survey.

Our success with expanding and improving the level and extent of internet broadband services rest with YOUR participation. Won’t you take a moment to complete our survey?

Thanks, from all of us at Northern Maine Development Commission.

Community resident survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nmlbcommunitysurvey

Business survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nmlbbusinesssurvey

Notice of Public Hearing – Caribou Utilities District Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

Pursuant to Section 1252 of Title 38 MRSA, notice is hereby given of a proposed increase in sewer rates effective October 1, 2018.

The Caribou Utilities District proposes to raise an additional $ 140,000 from this rate increase yearly. This additional revenue is necessary to cover increased expenses and deferred maintenance, as well as improving District infrastructure. As facilities age and maintenance increases, additional costs are incurred. More stringent regulations require more treatment, testing and reporting.

Current residential rates are $200 per year for non-industrial customers. Commercial and governmental rates are also $200 per year with specific rates for large, industrial users. All current rates have a consumption component; for monthly usage above 300 cubic feet there is a charge of $2.00 per 100 cubic feet. The consumption component was established in 2001.

The proposed residential rates are $250 per year for a non-industrial customers. Commercial and governmental rates will also be $250 per year as well. All new rates will have a consumption component; for monthly usage above 300 cubic feet there will be a charge of $2.50 per 100 cubic feet. The last sewer rate increase was in 2007.

A public hearing will be held at 7:30 am at the Caribou Utilities District Office at 176 Limestone Street in Caribou, ME on September 12, 2018 to discuss the proposed rate increase. A regular monthly District meeting will be held afterwards. If you have any questions, please call the Caribou Utilities District at 207-496-0911.

 

City of Caribou Insurance RFP

The City of Caribou is currently soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide brokerage and consulting services in support of the City’s health and wellness benefits program, property and casualty claims coverage as well as for workers compensation coverage.

The City will be accepting proposals until 5:00pm on October 31, 2018.  Qualified firms are encouraged to submit proposals for one, several, or all the benefit options.  Firms should submit proposals via email to jtheberge@cariboumaine.org or if necessary, by mail to the following:

City of Caribou, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736

Attn: Jessica Theberge

For more information on the scope of the work please see the Request for Proposal document below.  Questions should be submitted to jtheberge@cariboumaine.org by September 28, 2018.

Proposals that do not meet the needs of the City and are not submitted in the proper format will be rejected.

RFP Insurance

 

Attachments:

Workers Compensation Coverage:

Click on the below link to view the City’s current workers compensation coverage details.

Workers Comp

Property and Casualty Claims Coverage:

Click on the below link to view the City’s current property and casualty coverage details.

Property & Casualty

 

Airport Advisory Committee

The Airport Advisory Committee will meet on the third Thursday of each month @ 6:00 pm at the Caribou Municipal Airport.

City Clerk & General Assistance Offices Closed for Election

The City Clerk and General Assistance Offices will be closed for the Election on November 6, 2018.

 

 

The City Accepts Credit/Debit Cards

The City of Caribou accepts credit/debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Caribou Public Library Offers New Business Tool to Entrepreneurs

The Caribou Public Library recently subscribed to Gale Small Business Builder, a premier online business planning tool for individuals who are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, want to start a small business or operating an existing business. This resource will help small businesses and nonprofits increase their likelihood of success by helping them build a Business Plan. This program is available to all patrons at the Caribou Public Library for free. Details are below:

Press Release – Small Business Builder

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.

City of Caribou 2018 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events