The Town of Paris, Maine is accepting applications for part-time police officers. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license, have successfully passed the MCJA Alert Test, and at a minimum have successfully completed Pre-Service Phase I and II. Applicants must have no criminal or adverse driving record and may be required to successfully complete an interview, background investigation, polygraph and psychological examinations as part of the hiring process.
Interested candidates must submit an application for employment, resume and cover letter, along with copies of applicable certifications, to the Paris Police Department. Applications are available at the Paris Police Department, 35 Market Sq, So Paris, ME 04281 during normal business hours or can be obtained at https://www.parismaine.org/documents/forms/employment-application/ .
We were so proud and excited to see Doe’s, Inc. of South Paris on the news, way to go! Thanks for supporting our local hunters! If you didn’t get to see the segment on the local news, here is a link: Doe’s, Inc. of South Paris News Story
The official Holiday Tree Lighting at Moore Park will take place on Friday, November 30th, between 4:30PM and 5PM at Moore Park of South Paris, as soon as it is full dark. Santa will arrive escorted by Paris Fire Department to help with the countdown. After the tree lighting, we will all follow Santa to the Paris Fire Station for light refreshments and a chance for the kiddos to meet Santa and sit on his lap, between 5-7PM. We are accepting donations for holiday goodies, if you would like to bring some scrumptious treats to share, or if you would like to give some of your time to make this event extra special, we would love to have you! Please contact Parks and Rec Director Shannon Moxcey at 743-2501 for more info.
Light up Main Street in South Paris! The Paris Economic Development Committee invites local businesses and organizations in and around Market Square and Main Street to light up and decorate the outside of their storefronts with holiday cheer during the Christmas season. Winners will be announced on Christmas Eve, get into the holiday spirit by making your business “pop” for the holidays! To register, click on our link: Light-Up-Main-Street-Registration-Form 2018
The Town of Paris and the Paris Police Department are proud to announce “Operation Snowflake!” We have had many requests from our local elderly population for assistance with shoveling and snowing icy steps and walkways. We thought maybe we could develop a crew of dedicated local volunteers who would be willing to give back to the community in order to help our local elders, so Operation Snowflake was born! If you, your family, Scouts troop, church or service organization would like to help us to help our older neighbors in Paris, please come in to the Town Office and fill out a form including your name, address, phone number, and general days and times of availability. Then, when someone calls requesting help with shoveling or snow removal, we will connect the person in need with one of our volunteers. Thank you for supporting us in this much needed community effort! Click here to download the form online or come in to the Paris Town Office to complete one in person: Operation Snowflake Volunteer Form
The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 24th, click on the link for more details! Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
The Chamber hosts its annual Festival of Trees event. Visit the Chamber website for the location and hours: Oxford Hills Chamber’s Festival of Trees!
Norway/Paris Solid Waste is accepting applications for a part-time employee. The ideal candidate would possess excellent people skills while serving the public as well as being a team player with fellow employees. Possessing the skills to operate machinery and plant equipment (skid steer, forklift, and pickup truck) is a plus. If interested, please see Warren at 39 Brown Street, Norway, Maine on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
REDUCING WASTE — Warren Sessions, manager of Norway/Paris Solid Waste and Oxford County Recycling, stands in front of the two new compost bins from We Compost It! as the two towns have recently undertaken composting. Residents can bring their food scraps free of charge to the transfer station.
Paris Maine designated “Opportunity Zone” by Governor LePage! Governor Paul R. LePage today announced his selections for participation in the federal Opportunity Zones program.
Federal law allows governors from each state to nominate 25 percent of a state’s eligible low-income census tracts to be designated as Opportunity Zones. The U.S. Treasury recently accepted Maine’s designated tracts into the federal program. Of the 128 eligible tracts in Maine, Governor LePage could select a maximum of 32 for designation into the program.
In February, the Department of Economic and Community Development began accepting public input regarding the designation of Maine’s Opportunity Zones. “We received feedback from across the state, said George Gervais, DECD commissioner. “In many communities, this program could be the catalyst to moving development projects forward by attracting much needed capital and ultimately benefiting not just that community but the entire state.”
Governor LePage selected tracts based primarily on identified investment opportunities where such investments would likely be met with success.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established this new economic development program, which provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who invest unrealized capital gains into so-called ‘Opportunity Funds’, dedicated to investing in established ‘Opportunity Zones’.http://www.maine.gov/decd/news/news.shtml?id=797903
The final rules governing the tabulation of ranked-choice voting ballots are now available on the Maine Department of the Secretary of State website, along with an animated video that shows how the tabulation will work. On June 12, 2018, this method of voting will be used for the first time ever in a statewide election as voters cast their ballots in the Primary Election. To view, click on the link: http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2018/rcvoutreach.html