Please Register Your Dog(s) Before January 31, 2019

To avoid a $25.00 per dog late fee, please register your dog(s) before January 31, 2019. If you don’t have your dog any longer please call us and we can remove them from our system.  You can license your dog vial mail, in person or online.  To complete licensing, you must have the current rabies certificate and certificate of neuter/spay if applicable. To license by mail, please mail check, and current paperwork to the Clerk.  Thank you!

Norway Parking Ban

The Town of Norway has a Winter Parking Ban from November 15 through April 15.  It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on Main Street from the intersection of Pleasant Street and Main Street to the intersection of Paris Street and Main Street for a period
longer than two hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any street or road within the Town of Norway
from November 15 through April 15, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. FMI contact Norway PD at 743-5303.

Norway Maine Mailbox Policy

For convenience and practicality, mailbox installations have been allowed within the right-of-way of public roads. However it is important that everyone know such installations have two very important conditions:

The mailbox must be installed in accordance with applicable standards to ensure that mail can be delivered and that the mailbox does not create an obstacle or safety hazard to those that use or maintain the road.
The mailbox is installed at the owner’s risk. In other words, if the mailbox is damaged by snow plowing or other road maintenance, the property owner is not entitled to replacement or compensation. In fact, if the mailbox is not installed in accordance with applicable standards as stated above, the owner may even be held liable for injuries or damages that may happen as a result.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) Mailbox Guidelines. The USPS defines the standards for mailbox construction, as well as the placement tolerance that must be met to accommodate postal operations. Specifics may be obtained from your local post office or online at: https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

American Disabilities Act (ADA). The most current version of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design set forth the minimum requirements to ensure facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.http://www.ada.gov/r…/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm…

The Town of Norway has developed a policy to promote compliance with these national standards and to help further clarify the expectations and responsibilities of Maine mailbox owners. Such compliance helps us ensure that we continue to provide safe, efficient and accessible highways for all.

The following pages further specify the details associated with mailbox height, location, offset, and post type to minimize the potential hazards and conflicts associated with mailbox installations and to reduce the opportunities for damage to mailboxes.

Mailbox Installation Standards

General Location: Whenever possible, your mailbox should be located after your driveway opening. This location placement improves visibility, minimizes the amount of snow that comes off of the snow plow, and improves the approach for your mail carrier.

Mailbox Support Design: In many cases, it is best to use an extended arm type of post with a free-swinging suspended mailbox. This allows snowplows to sweep near or under boxes without damage to supports and provides easy access to the boxes by carrier and customers. In addition, strategic placement of red reflectors on the point closest to the road will help your local snow-fighter see and avoid your mailbox during winter storms.

Offset: Mailboxes should be set back from the edge of the shoulder – regardless of whether the shoulder is gravel or paved. In other words, the face of the mailbox should be at least one foot (1’) back from the edge of the normally plowed surface of the highway or the face of curb. Greater offset distances are encouraged whenever possible to allow the mail carrier to get further out of traffic and to further minimize potential damage to your mailbox. Mailboxes in sidewalk areas should leave at least 36” behind the back of the box or the post, whichever is located the furthest from the road.

Height: According to USPS standards, a mailbox must be installed with the bottom of the mailbox located between 41” and 45” high above the surface of the highway shoulder. We recommend that this height be closer to the 45” measurement to minimize conflict with the height of the plow truck wing when snow is being pushed back during, or between, winter storms.

Post Size, Type and Embedment: Mailbox posts must be sturdy enough to hold up the mailbox in all types of weather conditions, however they cannot be so rugged that they present a hazard to vehicles that inadvertently leave the road. If a mailbox support is struck by a vehicle, it must easily break away. Therefore, the following types of posts are deemed acceptable:

4” x 4” wooden posts embedded 2 feet into the ground.
Larger wooden posts (4” x 6” or 6” x 6”) may be used only if the post is drilled through with an appropriate spade bit to create a shear plane. The following diagram indicates the necessary holes and spacing.
1” to 2” round diameter steel or aluminum pipe or standard U-channel post embedded 2 feet into the ground.
Unacceptable mailbox supports include: anything that is filled with concrete, masonry and stone structures, heavy steel structures, and most objects that were intended for other uses (e.g. antique plows, I -beams, and various other household tools and objects). https://norwaymaine.com/norway-maine-mailbox-policy/

 

OCSWD Newsletter

The November Newsletter from Oxford County Soil and Water District is full of information for you! In addition to the usual updates we’ve taken a few moments to recognize the sponsors of our Annual Report. Have a safe and fun Halloween, a thoughtful, reflective Veteran’s Day, and a heart-rich, meaningful Thanksgiving!  Click here to read: November Newsletter

Norway-Paris Solid Waste – Notice of Public Hearing

Norway-Paris Solid Waste – Notice of Public Hearing.  To learn more, click on the links below:

Public Hearing for NPSW

Special Town Meeting Warrant for NPSW

AGREEMENT FOR JOINT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENTNEW

The Norway-Paris Solid Waste station on Brown Street in Norway provides a hopper where garbage is dumped and a recycling facility for commercial vendors. Below the commercial recycling area is one for residents.

Update from Norway CEO Scott Tabb

Did you buy an ash tree for planting this summer?

State officials are seeking the public’s help in locating ash trees sold in Maine this summer

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is seeking the public’s help in locating ash trees sold by a major retailer in Maine this summer. Entomologists are concerned that they may contain emerald ash borer (EAB), a tree-killing insect that wipes out ash trees in areas where it is present. 

EAB arrived in North America from overseas late in the last century. From its initial beachhead in Michigan, it has spread throughout more than half the country in wood products including firewood, but also in trees sold for planting.

Last month, DACF personnel discovered ash trees for sale at a major retailer that had been shipped from a New Jersey nursery that was inside an EAB quarantine area. Those trees were immediately removed from sale and destroyed. The New Jersey nursery reported shipping three (3) additional trees to Maine stores which were sold before DACF personnel discovered the quarantine violation.

Because they may pose a threat to Maine’s forest resources, the DACF is asking for the public’s help in locating the remaining three trees. They would have been purchased this summer from a major retailer with several stores in Maine. They were potted, retailed for $120, and were labelled as Fraxinus pennsylvanica Patmore on the tree tags and Fraxinus oxycarpa “Raywood” on the container sticker.

If you have possession of one or more of these plants, please send a picture of the tree, tree tag or sales receipt to forestinfo@maine.gov. Trees which are confirmed to have been part of this shipment will have to be inspected and possibly destroyed. Reimbursement for the cost of the trees will be arranged.

The DACF suggests that people refrain from planting any kind of ash tree (Fraxinus spp., not mountain-ash) or white fringe tree in the state since EAB has been discovered in the northern border towns of Maine and because the state is also surrounded by EAB infestations in Vermont, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and Quebec. Ornamental ash in areas with EAB require regular pest management treatments for survival. Visit www.maine.gov/eab for more information about emerald ash borer.

To report an ash tree purchase, please contact: forestinfo@maine.gov or (207) 287 2431 

Press inquiries: john.c.bott@maine.gov or (207) 287-3156

 

Town of Norway Seeks to Fill Volunteer Tree Consultant Position

Town of Norway

Volunteer Tree Consultant Position

3-year Term

To be appointed by the Norway Select Board.

  • The Tree Consultant provides advice to the Town Manager.
  • The Tree Consultant provides advice on the planting, care and removal of Public shade trees and other landscaping plantings.
  • The Tree Consultant provides advice on the health and management of trees in the Town parks and cemeteries.
  • The Tree Consultant may assist the Town Manager in researching and applying for grant funds from federal, state and local resources for the health of the Towns Public trees.
  • The Tree Consultant must provide the Town with proper documentation of relevant experience and or certifications/licenses.

FMI please call the Norway Town Office at 743-6651.  Approved by the Norway Select board 8/2/2018

Norway Paris Seeks Part Time Employee

Norway/Paris Solid Waste is accepting applications for a part-time employee. The ideal candidate would possess excellent people skills while serving the public as well as being a team player with fellow employees. Possessing the skills to operate machinery and plant equipment (skid steer, forklift, and pickup truck) is a plus. If interested, please see Warren at 39 Brown Street, Norway, Maine on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

The Norway-Paris Solid Waste station on Brown Street in Norway provides a hopper where garbage is dumped and a recycling facility for commercial vendors. Below the commercial recycling area is one for residents.

 

Norway Seeks NPSW Committee Member

The Town of Norway seeks to appoint another member to be on the Norway Paris Solid Waste Committee. If you are interested in serving, or if you have any questions about what this would entail, please contact Norway Town Manager Dennis Lajoie at 743-6651.

 

The Norway-Paris Solid Waste station on Brown Street in Norway provides a hopper where garbage is dumped and a recycling facility for commercial vendors. Below the commercial recycling area is one for residents.