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Rules & Regulations
Maine State law:  Title 22, Part 5, Chapter 1161 mandates that each municipality must administer a service for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide basic necessities.  Each municipality is legally required to administer a General Assistance program in accordance with the state law and an ordinance adopted by the municipal officers (section 4305).  The Town of Buxton adopted a municipal General Assistance Ordinance and adopts amendments (Appendixes A-C) each October 1st of each year.

The Role of the Municipality:    Administer a service (General Assistance) for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide basic necessities, keep complete and accurate records and maintain confidentiality.

The Town of Buxton appoints a General Assistance Administrator.  The Administrator is designated to receive applications, make decisions concerning an applicant’s right to receive assistance, and prepare records and communications concerning assistance.  (22 M.R.S.A. section 4301(12))

 
Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm