The Most Northeastern City in the United States.

Interested in running for City Council, School Board, or Cary Memorial Hospital Fund?

There are two vacancies on the Caribou City Council for a three year term beginning January 1, 2015.

There is one vacancy on the Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund for a three year term beginning January 1, 2015.

There is one vacancy on for the Caribou Representative to the RSU 39 School Board for a three year term beginning January 1, 2015.

Nomination papers are available at the Caribou City Clerk’s Office August 10, 2015 and will be due by 5:00 pm September 18, 2015 for the November election. Please contact Jayne Farrin, City Clerk, for more information.

 

Downtown Paving

We will be paving in the downtown area starting tomorrow (Tuesday, August 18th) and lasting the rest of the week. Please be advised there may be some traffic delays and lane closures as a part of this. We will try to minimize the impact as much as possible.

If you have questions please contact Public Works at at 493-4211.

Caribou Housing Agency Closed

Due to the lack of Staff, this office will be closed:

Monday, August 31st – Monday Sepember 7th.

We will reopen on:

Tuesday, September 8th at AM.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Caribou Heritage Day 2015!

Caribou Heritage Day
September 26, 2015
This year celebrating
The Collins Family
Brought to you by the City of Caribou and
the Caribou Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Collins Family History:

The Collins Family has played a large part in Caribou’s wonderful history as well as having helped shape Caribou into what it is today. Four sons of William and Sarah (Dickey) Collins: Samuel (S.W.), James, Harvey and David came to the area as pioneers in the 1840s and 1850s. S.W. Collins arrived in 1844 and, in partnership with Washington Vaughan, started what is now the S.W. Collins Company–still owned and managed by descendants to this day. Senator Susan Collins is his direct descendent. James lived with S.W. and worked for him. Harvey built a house on North Main Street and David settled on Otter Brook. All three of those original houses still exist today.

For additional information please contact cacc@cariboumaine.net or lkieffer@cariboumaine.org

Thursdays On Sweden

Thursdays On Sweden is back for 2015!

The event runs from 6-9pm. As always there will be music, food, and vendors! It’s fun for the whole family, so come on down and say Howdy Neighbor!

June 4
Super Summer Kickoff with French Toast
French Toast is one of northern Maine’s favorite bands and they will be rocking the house that night.

June 18
Sock Hop with Music X-Press and special guests the stars of the popular show North Woods Law! Dance the night away. Reminisce about the old times and new. Oh, and get your picture with your favorite Game Warden.

July 2 Cajun Night with La Recolte
La Recolte…live from Lafayette, Louisiana. The streets will be filled with great Cajun music direct from Louisiana. I can tell you even if you don’t dance…you will have happy feet that night. Expect a good crowd!!!

July 16
A Night of Jammin’ with The Band Apollo
Nominated by The New England Music Awards for Best Maine Artist for 2014. The band draws influence from a variety of artists ranging from Muse, Audioslave, and Bruno Mars to Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, and John Mayer

July 30
Dog Days of Summer with Muddy Ruckus
Muddy Ruckus is from Portland Maine. The trio plays an original blend of Americana, gypsy swing and punk.

August 13
Beach Party Night with Rock Dox
If you’re ailing from a lack of music with a hook, meaningful lyrics and a killer guitar solo there’s a band that’s got a prescription for you.

August 27
Disco Night with Motor Booty Affair
Relive the 70’s with the Ultimate Disco Tribute Band!

Click here for downloadable posters!
8.5 x 11
8.5 x 17

 

Vendor form can be found here. 

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 jfarrin@cariboumaine.org 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.

YES NO
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