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Our office hours are changing beginning Monday, July 16
Our new hours will be 7:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
The Town Office will still be closed on all Federal and State Holidays.
Thank You
TOWN MANAGER

Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

TOWN OF FORT FAIRFIELD


The Town of Fort Fairfield, is accepting bids on a 1999 Dodge Pickup, in as is, where is condition. There is no warranty on the vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed by contacting Kevin Senal at 207-554-9952.   

In order to be considered as a valid bid, bid documents shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside envelope “Bid for 1999 Dodge Pickup” and include the name of the company or person submitting the bid. Bids for the 1999 Dodge Pickup will be received until 4:00 PM, on August 14, 2018 at the Town of Fort Fairfield Municipal Building, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

                 Like many rural communities, the Town of Fort Fairfield has limited connectivity to the Internet, once you stray from the more urban sections of downtown.  Many rural residents and businesses struggle to find reliable, fast Internet service, which impacts their ability to work from home, connect with friends and family, or communicate effectively with others.   And like many rural communities, Fort Fairfield has limited resources with which to improve this situation without investments made by private Internet Service Providers and other partners.

                This fall, the Town conducted a door-to-door Internet Access Survey, which provided insights on existing Internet infrastructure and service.  Survey results have already been provided to companies interested in upgrading the community’s connectivity, and to the ConnectME Authority, a component of state government charged with helping to facilitate improvements in Maine’s broadband service.

                Upon learning about Fort Fairfield’s efforts, the James W. Sewall Company reached out to the Town with an offer of help.  Sewall, which has been helping corporate and municipal clients with engineering needs for more than 135 years, has offered to conduct a Broadband Feasibility Study for the town, free of charge.  The study will look at the current telecommunications infrastructure, provide the Town with valuable information about options to improve Internet access and speeds, and position it to seek partnerships and funding to improve broadband access throughout the community.

                “This is a great opportunity for Sewall to use its resources and industry expertise to assist the people of Fort Fairfield,” said Brian Lippold, Sewall’s Director of Broadband and Telecom Consulting.  “There is a growing realization among Maine communities that fast, reliable Internet access may not reach them as quickly as they would like, or reach everyone in their community.  By conducting a feasibility study, we can help municipalities better understand their assets and options moving forward.”

                The study, which will take nearly four months to complete, will look at every broadband option  currently being deployed in the community and provide a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities available to address the issue.

                “We just do not have the population and business base for most Internet service providers to make the necessary investments to improve connectivity in a community as large and spread-out as ours,” stated Jim Risner, Fort Fairfield Town Manager.  “We appreciate this generous offer from Sewall to partner with us in conducting a feasibility study, building on the project which we started, and providing us more data to make a well-informed decision as we work to improve our broadband access.”

                The feasibility study will assess and map current Internet infrastructure and access within the community, look at options to address substandard broadband connectivity and their associated costs, and provide the town with information to help chart a course to faster and more reliable Internet access.  As part of this process, all residents and businesses in the community will be encouraged to take part in an in-depth Internet survey and public meetings about broadband connectivity to be conducted early in 2016.

                Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international consulting organization specializing in natural resources, energy, and infrastructure. The company’s diverse portfolio is based on 135 years' experience in surveying, forestry consulting, and civil engineering; 65 years' in remote sensing; and 30 years' in GIS and other geospatial services.  www.sewall.com

                For more information, please contact Tim Goff at (207) 472-3802; Email: tgoff@fortfairfield.org,  or Brian Lippold at (207) 233-2976; Email: Brian.lippold@sewall.com

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The Town of Fort Fairfield's website is mobile friendly!  Access vital services and information, and stay up-to-date on events and meetings on your phone or mobile device.  Now, no matter where you are, the Town of Fort Fairfield is just a click away at www.fortfairfield.org 

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