Frequently Asked Questions
What is Buxton's form of Government?
The Town of Buxton has an elected Board of 5 Selectmen, with an Annual Town Meeting in June and a Town Charter. Buxton does not have a Town Manager.
When is the Annual Town Meeting?
The Annual Town Meeting date is the second Tuesday in June for the election of Town Officers and any referendum questions placed on the ballot. The polls are normally open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with the election of the Moderator at 5:30 AM. The remaining questions/warrant articles, often referred to as the business meeting is held on the following Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. These meetings are held at the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road.
What Town Officers are elected in Buxton?
The Town of Buxton has 23 elected positions. The following Town positions are elected:
- Moderator - Elected at each meeting
- 5 Selectmen, Assessors & Overseers of the Poor - Staggered 3 year terms
- Town Clerk - 3 Year Term
- 4 Directors, School Administrative District No. Six - Staggered 3 year terms
- 5 Planning Board Members - Staggered 3 year terms
- 7 Budget Committee Members - Staggered 3 Year Terms
When are the polls open and where do we vote?
The polls in Buxton for secret ballot voting are normally open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for all elections. This is for any State, Town, County or School election. The polling place for all of Buxton is the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road.
What is the phone number for the Buxton Post Office?
There are two U.S. Post Offices in the Town of Buxton:
Buxton Post Office, 379 Long Plains Road (Route 22). Zip Code 04093. Phone: (207) 727-3116
Bar Mills Post Office, 59 Main Street, Bar Mills (Route 4A). Zip Code for Bar Mills is 04004. Phone: (207) 929-6763
What is the population of Buxton?
The 2010 U.S. Census population was 8,034.
What is the street address for my house?
Street numbers are assigned by the Code Enforcement Office in conjunction with 9-1-1. The phone number for the Code Enforcement Office is (207) 929-3046 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What school will my child attend?
Children who live in the Town of Buxton attend Maine School Administrative District Number Six (MSAD #6) schools. The Towns of Buxton, Frye Island, Hollis, Limington and Standish are the 5 Towns included in MSAD #6. The phone number for the Superintendent's Office is 929-3831 or 642-2480; Bonny Eagle High School is 929-3840 or 642-9080; Bonny Eagle Middle School is 929-3833 or 642-9071 and; Buxton Center Elementary School is 929-3836. The website for MSAD #6 is: http://www.bonnyeagle.org/
What County is the Town of Buxton in?
Does the State of Maine recognize Common Law Marriage?
No. There is no Common Law Marriage in the State of Maine.
Who is the cable television provider for Buxton?
Time Warner Cable holds the cable franchise for the Town of Buxton. Their phone number is 1-800-833-2253 and their website is: http://www.timewarnercable.com/
Who is the local and long distance telephone provider in Buxton?
Buxton has two companies that provide telephone service. Where you live in Buxton determines which company would service your home. The majority of the Town is covered by OTT Communications. For Residential Service call 1-866-746-3873. For 24/7 Repair & Technical Support call 1-877-643-6246 and press 2. The website is: http://www.ottcommunications.com/