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Fire Truck 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 buyer must certify they will not use this truck for firefighting operations or sell the truck to be used for firefighting operations.

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

Sealed bids will be accepted until June 4th at 2pm. Bids should be dropped off in the City Manager’s Office or mailed to 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736 and must be clearly marked on the outside 190 KME Truck Bid. Minimum Bid $7,000.

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.

Secession Hearing

Pursuant to MRSA 30-A §2171-C there will be a public hearing to allow municipal residents, officers and residents in the secession territory to discuss secession. The hearing will take place on Thursday, June 11th starting at 6pm in the Caribou Performing Arts Center at the Caribou High School, 308 Sweden Street in Caribou.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive a formal presentation by those initiating the petition, including a description of the problems that have led to the secession effort and a written report describing the impact of the proposed secession on property taxes in the City and secession territory.

The public is encouraged to attend this hearing to discuss the problems, potential solutions other than secession and the potential impact of secession on the secession territory and the municipality.

Caribou Stream ATV Bridge Replacement RFP

The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department is accepting proposals for the Caribou Stream ATV Bridge Replacement Project located at the boat launch located off of Lower Lyndon Street.  For more information and a full packet can be picked up at the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department located at 55 Bennett Drive, Caribou, Maine 04736 or email: gmarquis@cariboumaine.org.

Proposal deadline will be Wednesday May 27th, 2015 by 2pm, in an envelope clearly marked “Caribou Stream ATV Bridge Replacement “.  A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2pm in the City Council Chambers of the Caribou City Hall located at 25 High St.

General information is available by contacting Gary Marquis, Supt. Of Parks & Recreation Department 207-493-4224,  or by visiting the City of Caribou’s website at http://www.cariboumaine.org/index.php/news/.

The full RFP may be found by clicking here.

Large Reconstruction Project in Downtown Caribou – Summer 2015

The City of Caribou is undergoing a large reconstruction project for the downtown Caribou area this summer. Traffic will either be detoured or re-routed depending on the needs of the Public Works Department. Streets to be worked on are Herschel Street, Record Street, Sweden Street and Hatch Drive.

All efforts will be made to minimize traffic flow impacts. For more information or questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 493-4211.

Caribou City Council – Notice of Public Hearing

The Caribou City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 25 High Street to receive public comment on a proposed ordinance modifying the City’s Harassment Policy. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend and participate. The proposed ordinance is below:

2015-8 Harassment Policy

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.

 

Application for Standing Committees

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.

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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.