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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

Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Association (FFHSAA) was organized in the early 70's. It's purpose is to raise money so that yearly scholarships can be awarded to eligible graduating seniors from Fort Fairfield Middle/High School.

The FFHSAA is comprised of all persons who have attended Fort Fairfield Middle/High School.

A member in good standing must pay the annual dues.

Dues for the year 2015 are $5.00

The FFHSAA meets several times a year at the high school library. Providing there is enough interest, the FFHSAA has an annual meeting with a banquet in July in the Fort Fairfield High School cafeteria.

For more information, please write to:

Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Association
P.O. Box 201
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742-0201

The FFHSAA does not provide class lists and names of alumni members at this location. If you would like to register as an alumnus with your graduating class, you may go to a directory maintained off site at: http://www.asd.com/cgi-bin/asd/SchoolAlumniDirectoryPage?asd_number=150618

This registration is done at your own risk.


The Fort Fairfield Utilities District was organized pursuant to the Private and Special Laws of the State of Maine in 1947, as subsequently amended. The District is quasi-municipal and provides sewer and water services to residential and commercial customers located within the urban area of Fort Fairfield, Maine. A Board of Trustees is appointed by the Fort Fairfield Town Council for staggered three-year terms to manage the District.


The District obtains its water supply from two sources, one is surface water from Pattee Brook and the second is ground water from a gravel-packed well on site at the treatment facility. The District maintains a filtration plant for treating the surface water, a pump station, and a maintenance facility along with transportation and excavation equipment. The water from both sources is chlorinated for disinfection and fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay.

The filter plant is a conventional sand filtration along with coagulation and sedimentation. The distribution system consists of approximately 14 miles of pipe serving approximately 850 accounts, two of which are industrial accounts. The plant can produce two million gallons of potable water per day. At present we are treating an average of seven hundred-thousand gallons per day.


The wastewater treatment plant is a secondary system that is a biological process which consists of five rotating biological contactors (RBCs), with two secondary clarifiers and two chlorine contact tanks. In 1994 there was an upgrade to the plant with the addition of a two million seven hundred-thousand gallon anaerobic reactor with a re-aeration tank used to treat the potato processing waste from Atlantic Custom Processors, LLC.

The plant is licensed for the following:

Flows - .60 MGD (600,000 gallons/day)

BOD - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day June to September

TSS - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day

BOD - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day September to June

TSS - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day

The plant currently treats an average of 400,000 gallons per day serving approximately 800 sewer accounts, two of which are industrial accounts.

Fort Fairfield Utilities District 2017 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

Contact Information:
Jonathan G. Helstrom 
General Manager
Fort Fairfield Utilities District
P.O. Box 267/ 100 High Street
Fort Fairfield ME 04742
Phone: 207-472-1391
Fax: 207-472-2879


Fort Fairfield Summer Parks & Rec Brochure

Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department

Director: Kevin Senal
Telephone:  472-3882
Pool Telephone:  472-3883

The Parks and Recreation Department employs one full-time director and several seasonal/part-time people. Many volunteer coaches and program supervisors give their time to assist the department in providing the variety of programs available.

The Town of Fort Fairfield provides financial support from taxes to help maintain programming. Additional funding is provided from grants, registration fees, users fees and private sponsorship.

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2018 Potato Blossom Swim Meet Results

Summer Registration Form 

Community Center Rules

Fort Fairfield Municipal Pool Rules

Rules of Common Courtesy

The Recreation Department maintains all municipal lawns and green spaces, municipal swimming pool, outdoor tennis/basketball courts, multipurpose ball field, Ken Reynolds Memorial Park, and the Recreation Center at the Fort Fairfield Armory.

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DarrenDarren Hanson – Director

28 Cheney Grove Road
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742-0350
Work - (207) 472-3804
Fax - (207) 472-3810



Mission of Public Works | Annual Report To Citizens (pdf)  | Employees | Buildings/Ground
Equipment | Body Shop | Permits/Forms | Pavement | Construction | Snow Removal


The mission of the Fort Fairfield Public Works Department is to provide residents and visitors with ongoing and seasonal operations and maintenance programs working in conjunction with other Town departments as well as numerous organizations with the State of Maine.

Within our double township, our Public Works Department oversees all public infrastructure in our urban and rural areas. This includes all storm water drainage systems, streets, roadways, culvert installations, sidewalks, bridges, dams, street lighting, street and road signage, snow removal, pavement, chip sealing and crack sealing and maintenance of lawns on all Town owned property.

In summer, we provide maintainence to more than 66 miles of rural roads, 11 miles of urban streets, and 5 miles of sidewalks. The Department also maintains several municipal parking lots, three watershed dams, and a dike system designed to provide flood protection to the downtown business district. In winter, we conduct snow removal operations on more than 100 lane-miles of roads, and provide support and manpower to plow an additional 16 miles of State roadways.  The Department also oversees and implements snow removal for the local School District.

Public Works is also responsibility for the general maintenance of all municipal-owned equipment including vehicles used by the Town's Police, Fire and Recreation Departments.

Public Works Employees:

Director Darren Hanson 3 Year
Foreman / Equipment Operator Mike Cyr 29 Year
Equipment Operator Steve Turner 27 Years
Equipment Operator Fred Everitt 1 Year
Body Shop Charles Dean 13 Years
Buildings & Grounds Chris Gamblin 12 Years
Mechanic Phil Rochford 10 Years
Equipment Operator Nick McIntyre 1 Year
Equipment Operator Nick Ellis 3 Years
Equipment Operator Mitch Dufour 2 Year
Equipment Operator Jared Theriault 1st Year



We have one full-time employee who completes all light building maintenance and general cleaning for all Town-owned facilities year round. This includes general maintenance and janatorial duties in the Town Office, Police Department, Library, Armory, Recreation Department, Farm Park bathroom facilities and Public Works Department. This employee is assisted in the summer by a part-time employee who assists with the lawn care for Main Street, Block House, Library, Town Office, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Puddle Dock Facility, two cemeteries, the Boat Landing area, the Monson Pond Camping area, Farm Park, and several acres of green space within our town.

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The Public Works Department maintains and operates more than fifty different pieces of equipment. Our fleet includes three pick-ups, two one-ton dumps, eight dump trucks, one trailer dump, two pay loaders, two road graders, two bulldozers, a street sweeper, a rubber-tired backhoe, a gravel screen plant and five different trailers ranging from a 25 ton low bed to an eight by eight utility trailer.

Our in-house staff completes all repairs, service and conducts State of Maine Inspections for all municipal (Police, Fire, Recreation and Public Works) vehicles.

The Public Works Department also services and maintains two 12,000-gallon fuel tanks and provides a 24-hour fueling system for the Police Department, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Water/Sewer Department, the SAD # 20 school system, and the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority.

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The Town of Fort Fairfield Public Works Department operates an O.S.H.A. approved body shop for heavy equipment. This shop is seventy-five feet long by twenty-five feet wide and has sixteen-foot ceilings. Our qualified body person allows us to complete all aspects of this operation under one roof. We now offer this service to other area public works departmetns and are expanding this to also include other municipal departments.                                                             loader




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Snow Removal:


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Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety: Shawn Newell

18 Community Center Drive
FORT FAIRFIELD, ME 04742-0350   


(207) 473-7831 OR 911

(207) 472-3808

Patrol Officers:
Patrolman Dale Keegan
Officer Ed Dubie
Officer Ryan Eagles

Reserve Officers:
Officer David Lown
Officer Cody Fenderson
Office Scott Delong


Application for Employment

Special Needs Registry:
Autism Registry Form
At-Risk Wanderer/Alzheimers Registry Form

  Fort Fairfield Peace of Mind Program

PaCT Program

          ---Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Related Police Department Links:
List of Titles, Maine Revised Law and Statutes - http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/
Wildlife & Fisheries - http://www.maine.gov/ifw
Officer Down Memorial - http://www.odmp.org/
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration - http://nhtsa.gov/
Paytixx.com - http://paytixx.com/
National Amber Alert - http://www.amberalert.gov/
Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department - http://aroostook.me.us
Maine Sex Offender Registry - http://sor.informe.org/sor/
Maine State Police - http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/
Maine Criminal Justice Academy - http://www.maine.gov/dps/mcja/


Fort Fairfield Police Department
Community/ Neighborhood Concern Form

Our Mission:
We, the members of the Fort Fairfield Police Department, in partnership with our community, pledge to enhance the quality of life in the Town of Fort Fairfield by ensuring; the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, the protection of individual rights, and the reduction of crime. We will accomplish this mission by providing the highest degree of ethical and professional police services while maintaining the trust, understanding, and confidence of the citizens of Fort Fairfield.
Our Values:
Our mission will be accomplished while remaining dedicated to the following principles:
We will honor the individual worth and contributions of each member of our organization and community.
We will not compromise our moral and ethical principles.
We will accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.
We will be forthright and truthful.
We will treat everyone in an equitable and dignified manner.
We will be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and to the diversity of our community. 

Fort Fairfield Police Department
Community/ Neighborhood Concern Form


The more information you can give us, the greater our opportunity to successfully address your concerns.  Please provide sufficient information to describe the situation, including a specific address or location, specific times when the problem is occurring or more likely to occur, how long the situation has been occurring, person(s) involved, if known, and, if the Police Department has been previously notified about the situation and the employee who was notified, if known.
If the problem you report is the responsibility of another City department, the information you provide will be forwarded to them. 

Your name and e-mail address are required to submit this form but will not be released.  They requested for the express and sole purpose of enabling us to communicate any action we take regarding your request for services and to enable us to contact you in the event that more information is required for us to effectively respond to your situation.

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Fort Fairfield Police Department
Commendations & Complaints

How to Commend Police Employees:

Everyone appreciates recognition when they do a good job. Fort Fairfield Police officers and police employees are no different. Each year, the Police Department receives many thank you letters, notes, or cards from members of the community. However, there are probably many more commendable acts or deeds that go unnoticed.

When you receive service from our Department that you feel is worthy of recognition, we would like to hear from you. You may write or call the Fort Fairfield Police Department:

Fort Fairfield Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
18 Community Center Dr.
Fort Fairfield , ME 04742
Phone: (207) 472-3808

You can also E-mail the Chief of Police Shawn Newell: snewell@fortfairfield.org

Please include all the information you can remember such as the employee's name, date, time, and a brief explanation of the event. The employee will be notified of your acknowledgment and/or gratitude and it will be recorded in his/her personnel file. In addition, notes, cards, or letters may also be mailed directly.

How to Make a Complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint about the actions of an employee or about any aspect of our law enforcement operation, please:

Come to the department and tell any employee that you want to make a complaint; or call the department or the town manager’s office and tell the person answering the phone that you want to make a complaint; or write your complaint and mail it to the Chief of Police.

A supervisory employee will assist you in filling out the Administrative Complaint form. This form asks you to identify yourself and then to give specific details about your complaint.

Your complaint will then be investigated. You may be contacted and asked additional questions about your complaint.

If the investigation of your complaint is going to take a long time, you will receive a letter telling you approximately when you may expect a reply.

When your complaint has been investigated, the Chief of Police will review the investigation and will write you a letter explaining what has been found out about the matter.


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