Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

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Have a Safe and Happy Spring!

Please keep in mind the April 30th deadline for the Scholarship fund is fast approaching.

The Town of Sumner is now seeking bids on the clean-up and removal of sand in the parking lots and grounds at the Bisbee-Dyer Municipal Center.  Clean up must be completed by May 30, 2017.  Bids must be received in the Town Office by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Please submit your bid in a sealed envelope marked “BID”.

Join us for the Volunteer 4th Annual Sumner Earth Day 10:00 AM on April 22, 2017 at Pleasant Pond.

Maine Composts Week May 7-13, 2017

Upcoming Meetings:

RCAM Gardening Services for anyone experiencing financial hardship will be held at the Sumner Town Office on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

2017 RSU #10 Board/Budget Meeting Schedule

(Note: all meetings start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated)

April 24th                   T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School Cafeteria — Budget approval
May 8th                      Meroby Elementary School Gym — Signing of the warrants
May 9th _ 12th          Posting of the warrants — Individual towns
May 17th                    Public Hearing — RES Gym Mountain Valley Region
May 18th                    Public Hearing — BJSHS Auditorium – Nezinscot Region
May 22nd                   Dirigo High School Student Community Center
May 24th                    Budget Validation Meeting — MVHS Auditorium
June 3rd                    Safe Voices Annual 5K Walk/Run To End Domestic Violence–Bates College Lewiston
June 12th                   Dirigo High School Student Community Center — Employee Retiree Recognition
June 13th                   Budget Validation Referendum — Individual towns
June 26th                   Dirigo High School Student Community Center


ROAD ISSUES:  If you have any issues in regards to the Road conditions in Town, please call Road Commissioner Andrew Wickson directly at phone #515-1124.


– The following Board and Committee positions are open:

1  Code Enforcement Officer/Licensed Plumbing Inspector & Alternates

2  Planning Board Members and Alternates

3  Scholarship Committee Members

4  Appeals Board

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please submit a letter or send an email of interest to the attention of the Select Board. Thank You.


Sumner is in Wildlife Management Districts 12 and 15. For more detailed information go to the Hunting tab at


You may now re-register your vehicle on-line through the State  of Maine website.  Please click on this link:

Building Notifications – please come into the town office(form downloadable via link on website) and file your building notification prior to work being done, thank you!

Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available.  When registering a new-to-you vehicle, we will be happy to issue you a new sticker!

Sumner Post Office, tel. 388-2066; the window hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

Zumba classes are being held at the Hartford-Sumner Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.  The first class is free and $4.00 after that.

The Comprehensive Plan Update can be viewed by clicking the link below. ONLY THE CHANGES are posted for view. If you would like to review the whole document, please stop in to the Town Office during regular business hours.

Burn permits are available on-line.  See  There is a $7 fee for an on-line permit.  You can still contact our local firemen and receive a permit at no cost.

Property Record Cards are in the Planning Board Room in Map Order folders.  Tax maps and the Commitment Book are also in the Planning Board Room.  For copies or to see the working property cards, please ask in the Office.


The Animal Welfare Society and the Cleo Fund are offering services with participating local veterinary clinics to spay/neuter, health exams and rabies shots at a reduced rate for income-qualified cat owners with a $20.00 contribution requested but not required.  Feral and community cats will be spayed or neutered at the clinics for no charge. To obtain vouchers, please call the Cleo Fund at (207)773-6221.

Select Board 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Planning Board 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Fire Department 2nd and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Sumner Volunteer Firefighter Training: 2nd Thursday in the Fire Barn at 6:30 p.m.

Comprehensive Plan View Here: Comprehensive Plan Update

Planning Board Agenda:PB AGENDA

Select Board Agenda: SB AGENDA

Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station, tel. 336-2700

Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycling List for Transfer Station

Swap Shop: Wednesday 9 a.m. to Noon; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; during winter, weather permitting

Oxford County Sheriff’s Department 1-800-733-1421

Animal Control Officer Ozzie Hart 357-2818

Kozy Kennelz Animal Shelter 212-6677

Maine’s Job Bank free service