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Caribou City Council Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou City Council will hold a Public Hearing on April 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street to discuss a proposed ordinance regarding the Nylander Board of Trustees. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend and participate. To view the proposed ordinance, click the link below. Copies are also available in the City Clerk’s Office at 25 High Street.

2015-7 Nylander

Accepting Applications for the Planning Board

There will be openings on the Caribou Planning Board. If you want to give back and serve your community then pickup an application in the City Clerk’s Office or print one below.

Submit to the City Clerk’s Office by April 22, 2015

Application for Standing Committees

Up for Bid

The City of Caribou is soliciting competitive sealed bids for the sale of a 1990 KME Truck with a 445 hp. DETROIT 892 and an Allison automatic transmission. The truck has 23,891 miles on it and a 3,000 gal. Poly water tank with a 1,000 gal. a minute pump and new tires. The truck is being sold as is and has no warranties expressed or implied. The truck is retired from firefighting and cannot be registered as a firetruck.

The truck can be viewed before bidding by contacting the Fire Chief at 493-4215.

Sealed bids will be accepted until April 15th at 1pm. Bids should be dropped off in the City Manager’s Office and must be clearly marked on the outside 190 KME Truck Bid.

The City of Caribou reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bid proposals which are deemed to be in the best interest of the City.

Public Hearing Notice for CDBG Grant Application

Public Hearing Notice The City Caribou

The City of Caribou will hold a Public Hearing on April 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Caribou City Council Chambers, 25 High Street, Caribou to discuss an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for an Economic Development Program Grant. The purpose of the grant application is to provide assistance to Virtual Managed Solutions for a planned expansion. Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the application.

All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the grant application are invited to attend this Public Hearing.  Comments may be submitted in writing to:  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 call (207) 493-3324 x230 so that accommodations can be made.


Caribou Public Library New Program Opportunities

Programs will be offered year round and follow the Caribou school system schedule. Programs will start on January 19, 2015.

Little Explores (ages 0-5):  Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Adventures (ages 6-8):  Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Tweens & Teens (ages 9-18):  Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Beyond the Book (All ages are welcome):  Friday 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

*Beyond the Book: All ages are invited to enjoy stories, games, and poetry.

To sign up for programs, please call Katherine Wilcox-Bosse, Youth Service Librarian, at (207) 493-4214 and you can also like us on facebook.

Public Safety Complex Study Committee

The Caribou City Council is looking for citizens who may be interested in serving on the Public Safety Complex Study Committee. As part of the updated Caribou Comprehensive Plan this committee was recommended to look at the need for a new building for the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department. A combined facility with the Caribou Police Department may ultimately prove the best fiscal option and solve two problems with one facility.

Anyone interested in serving on this committee should complete a Volunteer Application and submit it to City Clerk Jayne Farrin at or 25 High Street, Caribou, ME.


November 2014 Council Survey

The following are the results from the Council survey conducted at the polls on Election Day, November 4, 2014. Approximately 3,000 Caribou residents voted that day and 1,284 of them took the Council survey. Below are the responses of the 1,284 people that took the Council Survey.

1. Do you favor the continuance of brush removal once a year by the Highway Department? 81% 19%
 2. Do you want ALL the sidewalks plowed during the winter at an additional cost of approx. $25,000?  62%  38%
 3. Do you want ALL the street lights to be turned back on at the additional cost of approx. $50,000?  41%  59%
 4. Do you think the city office should stay open later a couple of evenings a week and close early one afternoon?  49%  51%
  5. Do you think the city should spend $69,000 (after grants & donations) to build a new splash pad?
(Total cost would be about $250,000)
 36%  64%
 6. Do you agree with the secession movement that the rural area should secede from the compact area of Caribou?  22%  78%
 7. Nylander Museum patrons’ usage is minimal.  Do you think the city should close the Nylander Museum?  44%  56%
 8. If the Nylander Museum is closed, do you think the city should sell the building?  63%  37%
 9. Have you attended a Thursdays on Sweden event, either this year or last?  65%  35%
 10.  Do you plan to attend a Thursdays on Sweden event next year?  78%  22%
 11.  Do you think tax payer dollars should be spent to support non-profits and charities such as the Red Cross,
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, Aroostook Council for Healthy Families and the like?
 53%  47%
 12. To help avoid a tax increase, the vacancies at the Library, Highway Dept. and Police Dept. may not be
filled.   Are you in agreement with this?
 56%  44%


If you have questions or comments on the survey please contact the City Council. 

2014 Local Election Results

City Council 3 year term (Top 3 Elected)

Aiken, Gary 1804
Cerrato, James 1367
McDougall, Shane M. 1813
Smith, Jody R. 1721


City Council 1 Year Term (Top 1 Elected)

Steward, Tiffany J. 2375


School Board 3 Year Term (Top 2 Elected)

Murphy, Nancy Houghton 808
Umphrey-Tompkins, Jan 1257
Whitten, Katherine Guerrette 1171
Willey, Ronald 1731

Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund

Barnes, Kevin C.   2516

2014 Comprehensive Plan

See the link below to view the 2014 Comprehensive Plan.

2014 Comprehensive Plan

Caribou Heritage Day!

Last year we called it O.P. Pierson Days and we had a great time. Since we will be celebrating a different “pioneer” each year, we changed the name to Caribou Heritage Day. The name sounds a bit stodgy, but it is going to be a blast!  Take a look at the poster!

Caribou Heritage Day
September 27, 2014
This year celebrating
Alexander Cochran
Brought to you by the City of Caribou and
the Caribou Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Antique car show at the Downtown Mall, Music, food by Guns & Hoses, vendors: 11am – 2pm!
  • Sign ceremony for Cochran on Water Street: 3pm!
  • Live music at the Caribou High School with food by the Caribou Athletic Boosters: 6pm – 8:30pm!
  • Fireworks at the Caribou High School: 8:30pm!

See you there!