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2024 Annual Town Meeting
Saturday, March 9, 2024
NOMINATION PAPERS AVAILABLE: November 30, 2023 until January 9, 2024
2024 Elections will be for: one Select Board / Assessor, 3-year term
one RSU 9 School Board Director, 3-year term
Nomination Papers can be obtained at the Town Office. At least 25 signatures must be collected from Industry registered voters. Completed nomination papers must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk for certification by January 9, 2024.
In-Person Voting: Industry Town Hall
Polls Open 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Meeting begins @ 2:00 pm
ECU HEAT SHARE PROGRAM
2023 - 2024 EcuShare Applications are now available. This "50 for Fuel" program is made possible by a ministry of F.A.E.M.
Property Tax Stabilization Update 2023
LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” Repealed by State Legislature
Q: What’s happening with the Stabilization law?
A: The Legislature has repealed and replaced it. It will remaining effect for just this one tax year. So, if you applied last year, you’ll get the benefit of the “Freeze” on this year’s bills. Since the program has ended, there is no re-application.
Q: Why did it get repealed/replaced?
A: The State realized that the Stabilization law disproportionately favored the wealthy and the cost of the program would balloon out of control.
Q: What is the new law?
A: It consists of an expanded Senior Property Tax Deferral program and an expanded Property Tax Fairness credit (instead of the freeze on property taxes). People can be enrolled in both.
Q: How does one apply for these other programs?
A: There will be no application at Town offices. Instead, the application process will flow through Maine Revenue Services and is administered by the State.
The main state page for Property Tax Relief Programs is available here: Property Tax Relief Programs | Maine Revenue Services