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

 

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.

Welcome to Downtown Norway!

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Western Maine, the town of Norway is emerging as a vital cultural, commercial and recreational center. Its bustling Main Street is characterized by unique, locally owned shops, restaurants, and other businesses and organizations housed in architecturally significant buildings from the early 1900s. On the outskirts of town, the natural beauty of Lake Pennesseewassee, Ordway Grove, Witt Swamp, Alan Day Community Garden, and the Roberts Farm Preserve serves both residents and visitors.

This scenic village of about 5,000 residents was designated a “Main Street Maine” community in 2002 in honor of its character and historic assets, and the potential to build a thriving downtown upon these virtues. The Main Street Approach™ is a comprehensive incremental approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of downtown districts, based on their traditional asssets: unique architecture, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community. FMI click on the Downtown Norway website: http://www.norwaydowntown.org/

Help for Taxes

Nobody likes to pay property taxes. Current taxes are payable in full when due. The Town of Norway is flexible in allowing alternative plans for prepayment of property taxes. A taxpayer who elects to prepay taxes shall make payments based upon an estimated tax equal to the actual taxes levied upon the subject property in the prior year. Some citizens may also be eligible for some forms of assistance, including our Tax Club or Poverty Tax Abatement. If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Norway Town Office, 743-6651 and ask for our assessor Natalie.  We understand and we are happy to help!

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