Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

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Happy Spring!


The Town Office will be closed on Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

Plant Sale Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 9:00AM till 2:00 located on Main Street in Hartford

2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive:

Please have your food items(non-perishables and canned goods) ready in a bag next to your mailbox for pick-up to be collected by our local mail couriers on Saturday, May 14, 2016.




The Town of Sumner is 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, 2016.

Bids must be received in the Town Office by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  Please submit your bid in a sealed envelope marked “bid”.

The Town of Sumner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

FMI: Contact the Sumner Town Office during these hours: Tuesday 10:30-7:00, Wednesday 8:30-4:30, Thursday 8:30-3:00, Friday 9:00-1:00 and Saturday 9:00-Noon.

Town of Sumner 633 Main Street Sumner ME 04292

TEL (207) 388-2866

FAX (207) 388-2862


The Town of Sumner is currently accepting bids for Winter Town Road Plowing:


      The Town of Sumner is requesting bids for snow removal and sanding of 48 miles of town ways as well as supplying and stockpiling 5,000 cubic yards of sand for a 3-year period, beginning with the 2016- 2017 season and ending with the 2018-2019 season.

    Sand amount is based on estimate remaining from the previous season with additional sand added to equal 5,000 cubic yards.

Please send bids ( in a sealed envelope marked “Bid”) to:

            Town of Sumner

            633 Main Street

            Sumner ME 04292

Bids, a list of equipment or a letter of credit for the purchase of equipment, and proof of $500,000 Contractor’s Liability plus vehicle insurance must be received by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Town of Sumner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

For a list of the roads and a map contract, contact the Office : Tuesday 10:30-7:00, Wednesday 8:30-4:30, Thursday 8:30-3:00, Friday 9:00-1:00 and Saturday 9:00-Noon.

– The following Board and Committee positions are open:

1 Planning Board Members and Alternates

2 Scholarship Committee Members

3 Appeals Board

4 Road Committee Members

5 CEO/LPI Alternates

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.

Upcoming RSU No. 10 Budget Process Dates:

MAY 18: Public Budget Hearing held at Dirigo Elementary School at 6:30 pm.

MAY 19: Public Budget Hearing held at Buckfield Junior Senior High School at 6:30 pm.

MAY 25: RSU No. 10 Annual Budget Meeting at Mountain Valley High School at 6:30 pm.

JUNE 14: Budget Validation Referendum Vote at Municipal Voting Stations




SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016. Fun run for the children also!  Registration begins at 7:30AM. 5K Run starts at 9:00AM. 

Please contact John Hammel phone#890-4976 and Janet Fournier phone# 978-821-4288. 

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 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.

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Program                                 

Runs from June 11th till October 22nd, 2016.

Information is posted in the Sumner Town Office.


Phone number: (207)783-9186. 


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

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

Road Committee 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 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

2015 Warrant for Annual Town Meeting: Town Warrant

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