Community Announcements

Town-Wide Revaluation - New Values Available

Notices of new property values are being mailed to all property owners on or about July 22.  In addition to the updated land and building values, it also will contain an estimate of next year's taxes.  As anticipated, virtually all values increased (it's been 23 years since the last full revaluation), and the tax rate dropped - from 17.9 mils in fiscal 2021 to 11.8 mils - the lowest rate of any town in Androscoggin County.

Residents are encouraged to read their notices and contact our assessors, John E. O'Donnell and Associates, with questions or to schedule a time to meet with them to review their new value.  Appointments are being scheduled for August 3, 4 and 5.  Please do not contact the Town Office with questions or to schedule an appointment.  O'Donnell and Associates may be reached at 207-926-4044, or via email at info@jeodonnell.com.  Please put "Turner" and the map/lot reference in the subject line of any email communication.

A complete list of all new values and estimated 2022 taxes is available by clicking here.

 

Town Office Hours

 

The Turner Town Office is open the following hours:

 

  • Mondays - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Code Enforcement Officer's office hours are Mondays Noon to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Residents are encouraged to call ahead as the CEO could be out on inspections during these hours.

Annual Town Meeting/Elections - May 20 & 22

This year's Annual Elections and Town Meeting are scheduled for Thursday, May 20 (elections) and Saturday, May 22 (open Town Meeting).  Voting will take place on the 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office, and Town Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday the 22nd at the Leavitt Area High School Cafeteria.

The Town Report may be viewed by clicking here.

Ordinances/Amendments May be viewed by clicking each, below:

Public Hearing - State-Approved Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan that resulted from the December 19, 2019 Public Hearing was submitted to the state for review was approved by the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry on May 13, 2020.  In the course of the state approval process, several changes were made, mainly for consistency, per comments received from the various state agencies charged with reviewing it.  Because it differed from the plan that was initially submitted, the Comprehensive Planning Committee was advised that a final Public Hearing should be held.  That Public Hearing will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, at the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, 96 Howes Corner Road.  Click here to view the state-approved plan.  A copy of the plan also is available for viewing at the Town Office during regular business hours.  A Special Town Meeting to consider adopting the plan has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, at the Town Office.

Rescue "Subscription" Program

Turner Rescue is pleased to offer a Subscription Program which can help reduce or even eliminate the cost of their services for Turner residents.  To learn more about the program, please click here.

 

Medical Marijuana Licensing

Effective April 6, 2020, all state-certified Medical Marijuana Caregivers that have operations in Turner must have a local license in addition to state certification.  A copy of the town's ordinance is available by clicking here.  The application form is available hereTown licenses must be obtained for all new and previously existing establishments, and renewed annually.  Establishments that do not obtain a license yet continue operate risk falling out of compliance with state requirements in addition to a local fine.  

Hall Rentals

Need space for a fundraising event, community meeting, birthday party or family reunion?  Turner has space available in several buildings at a variety of prices, based on event purpose, residency, etc.  Contact the Town Office (225-3414) for additional information.