The Billings Bridge will be closed on September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019 from 10:00pm to 5:00am the next morning. If all possible please try to seek an alternate route.
The deadline for registering dogs was January 31, 2019. If you have not already registered, there will be a $25.00 late fee. If you don’t have your dog any longer please call us at 743-2501 and we can remove them from our system. You can license your dog vial mail, in person or dropping off after hours in the box just outside the town office back door to the right. To complete licensing, you must have the current rabies certificate and certificate of neuter/spay if applicable. To license by mail, please mail check, and current paperwork to the Clerk. Thank you!
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
To view the 2017 Financial Audit Report for the Town of Paris, click on the link below:
The Town of Paris is an Age Friendly Community! In Maine, the Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier, healthier residents – of all ages. We know that what older residents need to age in the community makes a city or town a more attractive and welcoming place for people of all ages. The question is where to start. Another question in this day of tight municipal budgets is how much it will cost to make age-friendly changes that will have a positive effect on community and the local economy.
The Town of Paris Select Board has voted to “Go Gold!” Hailey Hugs is a non-profit charitable organization that champions fundraising & awareness. We award grants directly to families living with the financial strain of Childhood Cancer. Hailey Hugs provides funding for everyday expenses in times of crisis, writes grants, presents awards, and provides financial relief for families everyday expenses associated to childhood cancer treatment.
Hailey Hugs focuses on FOUR main areas:
- Supporting families financially while their child faces cancer treatment
- Supporting local hospitals, facilities, and research clinics—by financial assistance of items needed to support families during hospital stays
- Supporting legislative documents in order to raise awareness and funds to support children with cancer.
- Organizing and managing multiple events to fund the organizations efforts.
The Paris Select Board has signed a Proclamation announcing their decision to go gold; you can view it here: Going Gold – Proclamation