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Caribou Planning Board Workshop

Thursday, September 21 @ 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street to continue working on the Caribou Zoning Map.

Caribou Residents

Currently there is an opening on the Planning Board.

If you wish to apply, then pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office

or print one here: Application

Applications for this vacancy are due by noon October 3rd.

Nomination Papers Available August 14, 2017

Three City Council seats
Term of Office—Three Years

Two RSU #39 Board Members
Term of Office—Three Years

One Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund
Term of Office—Three Years

Anyone striving to hold an Elective City Position must be a Registered Voter in Caribou and must have Nomination Papers signed by at least 25 other Registered Caribou Voters. The completed Nomination Paper must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on 09/22/2017, in order to be placed on the ballot.

New Caribou Elementary School Update

RSU 39 will be hosting an informational meeting to update the public on the progress and timeline of the new Caribou PreK-8 school.

Thursday, June 29 @ 6:00 pm

Caribou Performing Arts Center

2018 ATV Stickers Available


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

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

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.”


Retirement is an opportunity for meeting new people and experiencing new things, and according to a new study Caribou is among the best places to do it in Maine. SmartAsset ranked the cities with the most recreational and social opportunities for retirees as part of their study on the Best Places to Retire. The index factors in the number of recreation centers and retirement centers available to seniors as well as what percentage of the city’s population they represent.

“Not only is Caribou the most affordable place to live in Maine, we are great place for seniors to retire to as well,” said City Manager Austin Bleess. “With the great events such as Thursdays On Sweden and the great venue of the Caribou Recreation and Wellness Center, Caribou is able to offer people of all ages great recreational and social opportunities.”

Bleess also pointed to the Take It Outside Series that the Caribou Recreation Department does. These programs help people be active. With events outdoors, such as bird watching, hiking, and snowshoeing and tours of area manufacturers and social interest trips these programs offer something for everyone.

The rankings used statistics of Recreation Centers and Retirement Centers per 1,000 people and the percentage of seniors. Using these data points Caribou was given a Recreation and Social Index of 19.89, which is the ninth highest in the state.

Bleess also stated “We work hard to provide opportunities for everyone here in Caribou. Because of these efforts we are quickly becoming a great recreational leader in Aroostook County. We look forward to building on these successes and continuing to make Caribou the best place to live, work and play in Maine.”

For a full look at the methodology and interactive map, people may visit the website: