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Town Seal
Buxton News June 2011

The Town of
Buxton News

Volume Twenty-Three, Issue 3, June, 2011

          Annual Town Meeting - June 14, 2011
Polls Open 6 AM to 8 PM
Absentee Ballots Are Available

The polls for the June 14th Annual Town Meeting & Maine School Administrative District Number Six District Budget
Validation Referendum will open at 6 AM and close at 8 PM for the voters of Buxton.  All Buxton Voters cast their ballots at
the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS are now available at the Buxton Town Hall.
For more information call the Clerk’s Office at 929-6171 weekdays
or 929-5806 after office hours, including weekends.
In the State of Maine a resident may register to vote and vote up to and including Election Day.  To register to vote you will need
a photo I.D. and something showing your street address, such as a utility bill.

The election of the Moderator will take place at 5:30 AM on June 14th. The Open Town Meeting/Business Meeting will take place at the Buxton Town Hall on Saturday, June 18th starting at 9 AM. There are no absentee ballots for an Open Town Meeting; only voters in attendance will be able to vote on June 18th.  A copy of the warrant and the Annual Town Report are available at Town Hall.

For more information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 929-6171 or by email at

                                                            EVERY~VOTE COUNTS!
Of the POOR for THREE YEARS                                                            (Vote for Note More Than One)
(Vote For Not More Than Two)                                                 
                                                                                                                   MYERS, JOHN L., JR.
BOOKER, PENNY J.                                                                                
COLLOMY, DANIEL T.                                                                          FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT NO. 6
GILLETTE, SUSAN ORFANT                                                                (No Candidate)
LIBBY, ROBERT C.                                                                                FOR PLANNING BOARD MEMBER FOR THREE YEARS
PULSONI, LINDA WARREN                                                                 (Vote for Not More Than Two)

(Vote For Not More Than One)
                                                                                                                 FOR BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR THREE YEARS
(No Candidate)                                                                                         (Vote For Not More Than Two)

                                                                                                                 (No Candidate)

(Vote For Not More Than One)                                                               (Vote For Not More Than Two)

(No Candidate)                                                                                         STODDARD, JACOB (Only One Candidate)

June 18, 2011

Article 1.  To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.  (Registered voters in attendance at 5:30 AM will elect a moderator.)
Article 2.  To choose Town Officials for the ensuing year, effective upon the Town Clerk’s declaration of the election officials in 2011.
Article 3.      Shall the Town amend Article 2 Definitions of the Town's Zoning Ordinance to reduce the buffer of the Shoreland Zone from 300 feet to 250 feet to match the DEP's minimum guidelines?  (Additions are bold and underlined, deletions are strikethrough.)
Shoreland Zone: The land area located within three hundred (300) two hundred and fifty (250) feet, horizontal distance of the normal high-water line of Bonny Eagle Pond, Duck Pond, Little River, Stroudwater River, McKenney Brook, Stackpole Creek, Deering Brook, Saco River and their tributaries which are streams; or the upland edge of a freshwater wetland. The shoreland zone is divided into two districts; the Resource Protection District and Shoreland District.
Yes                     No           
Article 4.      Shall the Town amend Article 9.4.A. Shoreland Zones of the Town's Zoning Ordinance to reduce the buffer of the Shoreland Zone from 300 feet to 250 feet to match the DEP's minimum guidelines?  (Additions are bold and underlined, deletions are strikethrough.)
9.4.A. Shoreland District (S). The purpose of this district is to guarantee the safe and healthful conditions of our water bodies and shoreland areas by preventing and controlling water pollution; protecting spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, waterfowl, birds, wildlife and wildlife habitat; conserving the natural tree canopy and shore cover along the shoreline; retaining ground vegetation to protect against erosion; providing access (visual as well as actual) to the inland waters and their natural beauty and controlling building sites and land uses. This district applies to all land areas within 300 250 feet horizontal distance of the normal high water mark around all the following bodies of water and streams which flow into these bodies of water. In addition, the Shoreland District shall include the land area within 300 250 feet horizontal distance of freshwater wetlands as indicated on the Official Zoning Map.
1. Bonny Eagle Pond
2. Little River
3. Duck Pond
4. Stroudwater River
5. The Bog (Groveville)
6. McKenney Brook
7. Saco River
8. Stackpole Creek
9. Deering Brook
The Shoreland District is an overlay zone and all land uses and buildings shall conform to the stricter requirements where there are conflicts between Sections of this Ordinance.
        Yes                     No

Article 5.      Shall the Town enter into a one-year lease agreement with Regional School Unit 6 for $1.00 for the use of the vacant Hanson School as a Community Center, to obtain estimates for needed modifications, and to provide minimal operations and improvements to support the re-purposing of Hanson for the provision of community based services, and to appropriate $68,000 (Sixty-Eight Thousand Dollars) from Undesignated Surplus for said use during fiscal year 2011-2012?

Yes                             No


MARRIAGES                                                      DEATHS                              Charles Hutto, Jr.                    Betty Wegener                                  
                                                                                                                              Maxine Norton                       Mae Wayman
Christopher Girardin to Elayna Zachko                Thomas Foley                        Brendan Brown                       Paul Hall
David Pinkham to Tashia Geaumont                     Donald Welch                       Pauline Cram                          Frank Hebert
Christopher Mason to Christina Lyons                  Blanche Pramis                     Stephen Harmon                     Frances Sullivan

From the Code Enforcement Office…

Chase Custom Home                   Single Family Dwelling--4/5/2011    Dana & Lorraine Marro   Garage/Deck--4/27/2011
Gorham Sand & Gravel              Sign--4/5/2011                        Eric Pooler             Inground Pool--4/27/2011
Normand Berube Bldrs.             Single Family Dwelling--4/5/2011      Normand Berube Bldrs.   Single Fam. Dwell--4/28/2011
Carlito Anastacio                         Canopy--4/7/2011                      James Kenney            Garage--4/27/2011
Bill/Brent Havu                   Int. Alterations--4/13/2011           Time Warner             Addition--4/29/2011
Brent & Lindsay Havu              Addtl. Living Space--4/13/2011        William Morse            Deck--4/29/2011
Sandra Constant                   Int. Alterations--4/13/2011           Fred Tardif             Unattached Garage--5/6/2011
John & Nancy Hart                 Bath--4/13/2011                        Lynn Alexander          Deck--5/10/2011
Donald & Donna Cook               Inground Pool--4/15/2011              Harvey Kane             Deck--5/11/2011
Cindy & Lionel Nye                Mobile Home--4/15/2011                 Jacqueline MacDonald    Shed--5/12/2011
Bill & Adrianne Andrews           Demo/Replace 24 X 20 Garage--4/21/2011
Brent & Shannon Frankland        Inground Pool--4/27/2011               Joseph Benedetto                Garage--5/12/2011
                                                                Solet                   Deck/Addition--5/13/2011


Summer camp:  Join us this summer & give your child an experience to remember.~ We will have field trips three times per week and a variety of crafts, games and special guests.  All field trip fees are included minus any spending money: July 5 until August 19 from~8:30 am - 3:30 p.m. - $550 for entire 7 weeks/5 days per wk. @ Buxton Center Elementary School; Before-care 7:30-8:30 a.m.; After-care 3:30-5:30 p.m.  We meet in the Cafeteria.  Registrations must be completed by June 10 to ensure we hire appropriate amount of staff and have time to order shirts.~ ALL FEES need to be paid in full before camp starts. $25 late fee if paid after June 10.~ SIGN UP on “CAMP NIGHT”- 4:30-7:30 p.m. – Wednesday, June 1 – Meet the Director and receive a $10 discount!
Buxton Community Days:  Please join the fun on Friday, July 22 & Saturday, the 23rd.  The following is a sample of events:
4 pm on Friday July 22, we will open with MOTOR BOOTY and vendors.  Enjoy great food, crafts & games.  At 6:30 p.m., support Buxton fire/rescue in the 2nd annual softball game. Saturday the 23rd will start with the 8 a.m. Road Race and Pancake Breakfast.~ Be sure to catch the 10 a.m. parade.~ We are honored to have patriotic melodies coming from the Saco River Jazz Ensemble & more music from WPOR LIVE!  Other events are the frog jump, pig scramble, kids area, ladies pan toss, demos like ME K9, horseshoe tournament and best apple pie contest. Don’t miss 9:30 p.m. fireworks!  Please contact Tasha at or 929-8381 for more information, suggestions or to help.
Soccer:  Join the fun @ Town Farm Park!  Be sure to sign up for fall soccer soon.~ Register before June 3 - $40, before July 8 - $45, before Aug 5 - $50 & between Aug 8-Sept 2 - $55. We will NOT accept registrations after Sept 5! We need time to order shirts, equipment & get coaches/teams.
Funtown/Splashtown:  Did you know that Buxton Recreation sells discounted combo tickets for Funtown/Splashtown $26 instead of the $36 gate fee.~ Available for the entire season at Town Hall.  Check out for lots of info on above programs and to register!


The Buxton-Hollis Historical Society reminds you~to check out Saco River Community Television’s website to access VIMEO for various taped historical society programming!~Also, please~visit the Society's~website @ for more news of on-going projects.

LIVING WATERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 197 Parker Farm Rd, Buxton, Maine, 207-727-4499 is now Enrolling for the 2011-2012 School Year. ~Pre-K through Grade 12. ~Call~Call Living Waters Christian School @~727-4499 for more information.

SACO RIVER GRANGE HALL Presents: “Art is Community II”  Friday – Sunday, June 17, 18, 19 In the old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd, next door to the Grange.  A juried regional show of art and fine crafts with interactive art-making for visitors during opening week-end.  Reception with the artists: Friday, June 17, 4:00 – 8:00. Gallery hours: Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00; Sunday - 10:00 – 4:00. Admission is Free.  CHARLES PREWITT – Cellist:  please help us welcome Charles back to Maine:  Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Pianist, CHRISTIAN SANDERS, Saturday, June 25, at 7:30, Old White Church (15 Salmon Falls Rd. in Bar Mills.) FMI and reservations please call 929-6472.  COMING SOON:  Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, July 17. Reserve early 929-6472. The Original’s Summer Musical Dates TBA. For more information, go to

The Annual Dorcas Fair will be held~in conjunction with the Buxton Community Days, on the Tory Hill Church lawn on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. .~ Come see the talented crafters and artisans, visit tables of delicious~baked goods, books, community raffle, attic treasures and enjoy luncheon under the tent.~There will also be a~Revolutionary War Encampment and demonstrations on the Helen Bruce Park. The Royal Brewster barn will be open and tours of the grounds will be available at no charge.~ A vintage fashion show will be held at 1 p.m.

Next Issue: August 1, 2011. Deadline for submitting information is July 20th. Please make all submissions to


Board of Selectmen meets every Wednesday night, 5 to 8 p.m. FMI, call 929-5191.
Buxton Little League meets the first Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Municipal Building. FMI, e-mail
Buxton Community Service Co-op/Food Co-op is open to the public on Mon – Wed – Fri – Sat @ 9:30 a.m. Located in Buxton Center across from the location of the Old Town Hall.  Contact Joann Groder 929-8806 for more information.
Community Cupboard is open Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Plummer's Shopping Center at the corner of Routes 112 and 22. Nonperishable food can be dropped off during open hours or by calling Gwen Hatch 642-2396.
Republican Town Committee meets the second Tues of the month, 7 p.m. at the Buxton Municipal Building. Newcomers welcome. FMI, call Dennis Santolucito, 929-4233 or
Buxton Democratic Committee meets on an as-needed basis, depending on projects planned. If you would like to become involved, please contact Nell-Garwood Garvey, Secretary, at 776-0475 for information.
American Legion Post #130 Meetings 2nd Monday each month at 7 p.m. 401 Bar Mills Rd, Hollis. ~FMI call 727-3449, or 929-8660.
Sokokis Riders of Buxton Snowmobile Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 pm from October to May at the Groveville fire station. Please come and join us and support the clubs in Maine. Please visit our web site for contact information. You can also now find us on Facebook.
Leavitt’s Mill Health Center Office staff is generally available Tuesdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ~Patients are seen during clinical hours by appointment only. ~Clinics are held every Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon and 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Women’s Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of every month (except April & October) at the Living Waters Christian Church. ~All women welcome. ~FMI call Malena at 727-5771 or 590-7733.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinic meets every Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Buxton Municipal Building at 185 Portland Road. ~Nutrition information, free food coupons, free dental clinics, and free books for children. Call York County Community Action at 1-800-644-4202 to see if you are eligible.
TOPS meets every Thursday evening at the Buxton Centre Baptist Church, weigh in is from 5-6 p.m. Meeting from 6-7 p.m. FMI 727-6364 or 727-4842.
Pleasant River Assembly # 45 International Order of Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. ~FMI call 727-3169 or 642-2509.
Pleasant River Chapter # 159 O.E.S. meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month. ~FMI call 727-3169.
Buxton Masonic Lodge #115 AF & AM meets on the first Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:30 p.m. meeting, at the Masonic Lodge in West Buxton, Rt. 112 & Christian Row. ~There are no meetings in July and August. ~September’s meeting is on the third Monday. ~~FMI, call Chad Poitras at 929-3723. ~
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at Bar Mills Community Church Mondays at 7 p.m.
Al-Anon meets Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. at North Congregational Church, Groveville, FMI call Cindy @ 727-5027
Buxton Trailblazers ATV Club meets 1st Tuesday of each month (March-Dec) at the Chicopee Fire Station, corner of Chicopee & Gillette Rds., at 7 p.m. FMI:~ 229-2787 or email
Buxton Boy Scout Troop 349 meets every Monday 6:30-8 p.m. @ Groveville Fire Barn, visitor’s welcome!
The Buxton/Hollis Senior Citizens Lunches are every Wednesday (weather permitting) doors open at 10 a.m. lunch is served about Noon At Groveville Fire Station 31 Turkey Lane, Buxton, ME.  Reservations needed by Monday 10 a.m. Call Francis Sullivan 727-6917 or Sandi Fisher
Girl Scouts: Many troop meetings in the Buxton Community for girls in K-12 grade. Please call Darlene Bruns at 229-9353 for specific meeting locations and times.


Berry Memorial Library, Route 4A, Bar Mills. ~Hours: Tuesdays 11-5, Thursdays 4-8, Saturdays 9-11. FMI call 929-5484.
Hollis Library, Route 202 & 35. ~Hours: Monday 9:30-Noon & 4-8 p.m.;~Monday Preschool Story Hour 10am, Tuesday 6-8 p.m., Thurs 4-8 pm, Sat 9-Noon. ~FMI call 929-3911.
Salmon Falls Library, Routes 202 & 117. Hours: Mon. 3-6 p.m., Thurs. Story Hour 10-11 ~a.m., Wednesday 4-7 p.m., Thursday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 9-Noon. FMI call 929-3990.
West Buxton Public Library, 34 River Road, S.R.112, Tues/Thurs 4-8pm; Sat 9am-1pm; WiFi; Please join "The Village Readers Club" starting~ January 2011 and running through December 2011.~ See our website for more info:~ or call 207-727-5898.
Buxton-Hollis Historical Society, 8 River Road (Route 112), Buxton. Non-lending library offers local historical and genealogical resources. Open first Friday and first and third Saturdays monthly through October from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; message phone 207-747-3131.


BBar Mills Community Church, Worship and Sunday school 10 a.m., Dinner and Bible Study Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call 929-3535 for schedule                and more information.
Buxton Centre Baptist Church, service 9:30am and Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. FMI, call~929-3011.
Buxton United Methodist Church, service at 9:00 a.m. nursery care provided. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. (children ages 3 through high schools). ~Adult Bible Study Wednesday 9 a.m. FMI call 642-3996 or 772-1044.
First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill) Worship services Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; summer worship services at 10 a.m. (June 1 through August 31). Sunday School 9:15 a.m., at the Parish House (September – May). Children of all ages welcome during Sunday service. FMI call 929-4252.
North Congregational Church, service and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.  FMI, call 929-5600.
West Buxton Freewill Baptist Church, services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School at 9:45 am Junior (grades 6_8) and Senior (grades 9_12) youth groups meet Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. FMI, call 727-3176.
Living Waters Christian Church ~Sunday Service and Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sun.~6-8:30 p.m.--Youth center, Wed. 7 p.m. service along with
7 p.m. youth groups. For more information call 727-4444.

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
For departmental office hours please visit that department's home page.