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2024 PROPERTY TAX BILLS

 

Property tax bills were mailed on Friday, July 19th with a due date of September 15, 2024. 

This year's bill reflects an increase in the municipal, school and county budgets as well as an increase in municipal revenues. 

 

Additionally, adjustments were made to building cost schedules for all areas of town with additional increases for waterfront properties. Land was adjusted throughout town at differing amounts based on location.

 

There were changes in value across the board in order to improve our sales ratio and keep us in compliance with state standards. Some bills reflect a decrease, some remained similar, and others increased. Some of the increases were due to improvements to the property or new construction.

Article 9 Section 8 of Maine's Constitution states: "All taxes upon real and personal estate, assessed by authority of this State, shall be apportioned and assessed equally according to the just value thereof." The courts have defined just value to mean fair market value; or the most probably price you would receive if you sold your home on the open market with a willing seller and willing buyer. This means assessments should be similar or align with sale prices. 

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the Town Office at 965-2561 or 965-8639. You can also reach the assessor via e-mail @ assessor@brownville.org. Please keep in mind, she is generally in the office the first and third Tuesday of each month and does not receive e-mail outside of the office.

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PART-TIME

RECREATION DIRECTOR VACANCY

 

The Town of Brownville is seeking applications for a part-time Recreation Director, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all recreation programs, activities and opportunities for the Town of Brownville and local community participants.

Hours will vary seasonally.

The full job description and requirements are available here. A completed application is required. You may also stop by the Town Office for printed copies.

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UPCOMING TOWN OFFICE CLOSINGS

MONDAY, SEPT 2nd - CLOSED - LABOR DAY

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BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS MEETINGS

 

THERE IS AN EMERGENCY BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS MEETING

SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JULY 22, 2024 AT 6:00PM

AT THE BROWNVILLE TOWN OFFICE

Below is the agenda:

1.    Call Board of Selectpersons Meeting to Order 

2.    Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) – Consult with legal counsel regarding the Town’s rights and responsibilities regarding the contract with Patriot Paving LLC d/b/a Freedom Paving.
3.    Adjournment

 

NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 6:00p.m. 

At the American Legion

67 Railroad Avenue

Agenda to be posted when available

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PENQUIS SOLID WASTE CORPORATION

The next regular Penquis Solid Waste Board of Directors

meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 14th at 4:00p.m.

at the Transfer Site

532 Lakeview Rd, Milo

Agenda to be posted when available

Weather

Welcome to Brownville

Our 200th Birthday is in 2024!

Join us for a weekend long celebration August 16-18, 2024!

The Town of Brownville, incorporated in 1824, is a small community known for its railroad yard, slate quarries and sawmills. The Town Charter is the foundation of Town Meetings with a Selectperson and Town Manager governing body.

At the Brownville Town Office you can:

  • Register a motor vehicle, ATV or boat  

  • Obtain a license for your dog or to hunt or fish 

  • Request vital records (birth, marriage & death) 

  • Request assessing and tax records 

  • Get an application for employment, tax program and general assistance

  • Use our Notary Public, copying or faxing services (fees apply)

 

Several departments offer multiple services to taxpayers. Brownville has a robust Public Safety division offering Fire/EMS, Animal Control, Code Enforcement and Emergency Management. The Public Works crew maintains roadways year 'round and provides curbside trash pick-up. The Cemetery crew is responsible for the upkeep of the Village and Pine Tree Cemeteries. A part-time Recreation Director offers a full summer program and seasonal events throughout the year. The residential areas of town have public water and/or sewer access as well.

 

For more information, contact us at: (207) 965-2561 Hours: Monday - Thurs. 8AM to 4PM, Fri 8AM to 3PM

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