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November 30 - Nomination Papers will be available for the 2019 Town Election of Officers. 2019 Elections will be for Selectman, Assessor, and Town Clerk (3 year terms). December 1 - May start purchasing Hunting/Fishing Licenses for the 2019 year. 2018-19 Snowmobile Registrations available. December 17 - Last day to make 2018 Tax Payments without incurring interest. (Will accept postmarked date) January 9 - Last day to submit completed Nomination Papers for the 2018 Town Election. January 31 - Last day for Dog Licensing without incurring a $25 late fee. (Bring current rabies and neuter/spay certificate) March 8 - Annual Town Meeting opens - voting by Australian “Secret” Ballot from 12 pm - 8 pm. March 9 - Annual Town Business Meeting begins at 9 am. April 1 - Notifications for Homestead Exemptions, Veterans Exemptions and Tree Growth Applications due to Board of Assessors . April 15 - Liens for 2016 Taxes will expire and Board of Selectmen will begin foreclosure process. August 26- Projected date for 30 day notice to be mailed for 2018 Lien process. October 1 - Projected date for Recording of 2018 Tax Liens. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Starks, Maine
TOWN OF STARKS MORATORIUM ORDINANCE REGARDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA RETAIL STORES, DISPENSARIES, TESTING FACILITIES, AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES' The Town of Starks Board of Selectmen voted to propose the attached "Town of Starks Moratorium Ordinance Regarding Medical Marijuana Retail Stores, Dispensaries, Testing Facilities, and Manufacturing Facilities," at their regular Selectmen's Meeting on September 17, 2018. This Ordinance is attached. This vote was taken upon the advice of the Maine Municipal Association and the Town of Starks Planning Board in order to give the Town adequate time to consider allowing and regulating medical marijuana retail stores,registered dispensaries, testing facilities, and manufacturing facilities. This Ordinance does not limit lawful, personal use of adult-use marijuana (recreational use) or personal use of medical marijuana by registered patients, or registered medical marijuana caregivers as defined and regulated in state law. It only applies to Medical Marijuana Retail Stores, Dispensaries, Testing Facilities, and Manufacturing Facilities, as defined in state statue. The new state laws require Towns to adopt ordinances to allow both adult use (recreational), and medical marijuana establishments (defined above). A loop-hole in the Medical Marijuana legislation makes it uncertain what is allowed between now and the law's effective date several months from now, which is why this Moratorium is being proposed. The Moratorium is a temporary ban on these uses until the Town makes a decision how to proceed. With these laws and rules being so new, there is a lot of confusion at the state and local level on how to implement them. A Public Hearing on this Ordinance is scheduled for Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The Vote on the Ordinance will take place as a ballot referendum vote at the general election on Tuesday, November 6th. The warrant article question will be "Shall an ordinance entitled 'Town of Starks Moratorium Ordinance Regarding Medical Marijuana Retail Stores, Dispensaries, Testing Facilities, and Manufacturing Facilities be enacted?" Link on the below link for a copy of the proposed Ordinance: Moratorium Ordinance Regarding Medical Marijuana Retail Stores Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Starks, Maine
Download a copy of this year's here: 2019 Annual Recycling Calendar with pick ups Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Starks, Maine
HISTORY OF STARKS, MAINE by Dr. Paul Frederic, Professor of Geography (Emeritus) Pre-1600 Aboriginal people occupied the area now contained in Starks for 7,000-8,000 years. They relied on agriculture, fishing and hunting. Extensive intervale land along the Sandy and Kennebec Rivers produced excellent yields of corn. Fish were plentiful in the waterways and game was available. Canoe routes led to western mountains, the St. Lawrence River and the coast. 1610 French Jesuit priest visits Indian settlement in area. 1614 Earliest detailed European reference to a major Indian village called Naragooc, on the west bank of the Kennebec and north side of the Sandy. There were 50 households and 150 men in the community. The settlement, because of its size, was considered by the English as the third town north of the mouth of the Kennebec. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places (1993). 1646 French Jesuits construct a chapel at the village. 1695 Father Sebastian Rasle arrives at the village. Mid-1690’s Village moved to Old Point on the east side of the Kennebec River in an effort to keep it in French territory. This was a single event within the larger geo-political struggle between France and England for control of North America. At this time, the Kennebec River was considered a possible permanent boundary between French and English land. 1722 English raid Old Point village. 1724 English destroy village at Old Point killing Father Rasle. Some inhabitants escape across Kennebec to the Starks side of the river. 1772 James Waugh arrives and selects a site for a farm on the south side of the Sandy River. Waugh was born in Townsend, Massachusetts about 1749 and had migrated to Clinton (Maine). He accepted the offer made by the Kennebec Proprietors to settle on land they owned. James Waugh is recognized as the first settler in Starks. 1773-74 Waugh is joined by others including his young bride, Bathsheba Fairfield. 1775 Benedict Arnold and his army passes up the Kennebec on his way to be vanquish at Quebec City. Waugh provides yoke of oxen to assist in portage around Norridgewock Falls (Madison). Luke Sawyer arrived in the area in 1774 served as guide for Arnold between Starks and Flagstaff. 1784 Luke Sawyer builds a mill at the site of Starks Village. 1790 Population reaches 327 as settlers arrive. 1795 Samuel Weston surveys great lots along the Sandy River. The Town incorporates on February 28 and is named Starks in honor of Revolutionary War hero General John Stark. 1802 Much of the land back from the Sandy River is surveyed by Samuel Perham. 1810 Six or seven Revolutionary War Veterans have settled in Starks by now. 1812-15 Starks sends 11 men to war (War of 1812). 1820 Population reaches 1,055 with significant migration from eastern Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard, New Hampshire and southern Maine. The decades between settlement and now experience extensive land clearing. Lumber fraud dominates much of the timber harvest at this time. Work was done on credit with suppliers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Starks, Maine
From the Starks Historical Society: The History of the Town of Starks from the First Settlement in 1774. The original document, penned by William Allen in 1869 Download The History of Starks, by William Allen (A few pages were too damaged to include. Please forgive any obvious omissions.) Click here to read a related newspaper article about the William Allen document (Use the magnifier for a larger version once the image is loaded.) Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Starks, Maine
Below is a link to a document listing community resources including: Child and Family Services Health and Human Services Housing Food Legal Services and more Download using this link: RESOURCES FOR THE STARKS AREA For more information or questions call the Starks Town Office. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Starks, Maine
Check out Starks new, updated tax maps! They are now posted to this website. We haven't had fresh tax maps for 11 years! THANK YOU to the Board of Assessors for securing a grant to cover most costs and saving our town almost $20,000! Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Starks, Maine
The Starks Community Center has meeting rooms, a gym and kitchen facilities available for rent for private parties and meetings! Rates: 1/2 day rentals start at $10 for residents / $20 for non-residents. We are located at 57 Anson Road/Highway 43 Call the Town Office during regular hours for more information and availability. 207-696-8069 Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Starks, Maine
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