Selectmen's Meeting Cancelled
The Board of Selectmen's meeting for tonight, Monday, February 13th, 2017 has been cancelled.
Any business scheduled for this meeting will be rescheduled for the Monday, February 27th, 2017 Board of Selectmen's meeting.
The Planning Board will be meeting this Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 pm in the Library to discuss the Wind Energy Ordinance.
The Board of Selectmen had hoped to discuss this issue tonight with available Planning Board members, however, because of the cancellation, we are unable to do so.
In the interest of time, and what could prove to be beneficial for the progress of this issue, Selectmen should consider attending the Planning Board meeting to express their views.
No action will be taken by the Board of Selectmen at this meeting as the Ordinance discussion will be conducted as a workshop only.
Voting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dixfield Swasey - Torrey American Legion Post 100
Click here to view the warrant for the upcoming November 8, 2016 voting. It includes a question on the Wind Energy issue, and it has two questions concerning the withdrawal from the RSU.
Wind Energy Ordinance Vote
September 30 UPDATE: Citizens will be voting on the Wind Energy Facility Ordinance for The Town of Dixfield on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The question asked is: "Shall an Ordinance entitled WIND ENERGY ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF DIXFIELD dated June 12, 2012 be repealed allowing the State of Maine’s Department of Environmental Agency to regulate Wind Energy Facilities constructed in the municipality?" Below are links to three documents that pertain to this vote.
Download Department of Environmental Protection Document 1 on Stormwater Management
Download DEP Document 2 which includes Definitions and Terms, Policy and Procedure, Environmental Effects Standards for Site Development, and Review of Roads.
Download Maine State Legislature Statutes that deal with Wind Energy Development.
Wind Energy Facility Ordinance
February 23 UPDATE: The purpose of the Ordinance was to create a permitting and enforcement process that establishes standards for the construction and operation of Wind Energy Facilities in Dixfield, subject to conditions that will protect the public health, safety, welfare and fiscal responsibility. A Public Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of Dirigo High School to hear public comment and recommendations regarding the proposed ordinance. The ordinance draft proposal may be downloaded by clicking here.
Ludden Library has added a huge selection of Juvenile books for sale in our ongoing Book Sale that is located in our basement area. Along with the books for younger readers we have mysteries, romances, and a wide assortment of paper backs. The price of our books is whatever you can afford....What a great opportunity to add to your personal library at home and support your local library at the same time.
*Selectmen Support Dixfield As a Farm-Friendly Community*
On August 27, 2012, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted their approval of supporting Dixfield citizens who wish to farm their land and offer locally-grown produce to area citizens. In that spirit, this information is being provided to share the many useful resources available to support Dixfield residents with an interest in farming. Click here to view our new web page dedicated to this endeavor.