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Town Selectboard Meeting During Woolwich's 250th Birthday

History and Location

Woolwich a Maine town on the east side of the Kennebec River. First settled in 1638 by Edward Bateman and John Brown. In 1639, Brown purchased the land from Robin Hood, Chief of the Indians at Nequassett. In 1646, Edward Bateman bought the land. The town was incorporated 20 October 1759.

Approximately twelve miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the town is bordered by waterways.blank15x5-5On the South and east are the Sasanoa and Sheepscot Rivers and Montsweag Bay.blank15x5-5-2Merrymeeting Bay, the "Meeting of the Waters," on the northwest is the confluence of five rivers, the Kennebec, Androscoggin, Abagadasset, Cathance, and Muddy -- flowing in from the North and West. Together they continue on as one waterway to the sea.
- from A History of Woolwich, Maine -- A Town Remembered

The Town Government of Woolwich

Town-Selectmen: The most common form in Maine. Woolwich relies on a board of selectmen to function as the executive arm administering, enforcing, and carrying out the decisions made by the town meeting. blk15x5
Warrant. The written notice, signed by at least a majority of the selectmen, which calls a town meeting and lists all the articles or items of business which will be voted on at the meeting. It must be posted in at least one public and conspicuous place in the town at least seven days before the town meeting. blk15x5-2
Property taxes: Are the primary source of revenue for the town of Woolwich and are used to provide local government services. Other than excise taxes on motor vehicles and boats, municipalities are barred by Maine law from using any other form of taxation to raise revenues to fund local services. Property taxes also fund our county government.

UpDated - 2/11/19