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Notice of Bids for (2) SUV Police Utility Vehicles and Financing for Lease Purchase




1. Police Department Vehicles

The Town of Oxford will receive bids for (2) two 2018/2019 SUV Police Utility Vehicles for the town’s Police Department. Specifications and instructions to bidders are on file at the Oxford Town Office at 85 Pleasant Street, Oxford, Maine 04270

2. Financing for Lease Purchase

The Oxford Police Department is soliciting proposals to finance (2) two police vehicles. The amount to be borrowed will not exceed $75,000.00 for a three year term. The scheduled payment will be due and payable at lease inception and closing.  A closing date of August 15, 2018 is being used for computational purposes.  This lease shall be considered a Municipal Lease/Purchase by all parties.

Bids may be e-mailed to Chief Michael J Ward at no later than 3pm on July 26, 2018.  Bids received after this date and time may be considered non-responsive and many not be considered at the Town of Oxford’s sole and exclusive discretion.  The Oxford Town Selectmen reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  Bids will opened in the Oxford Town Office on July 26, 2018 at 3pm.

7-26-2018-Police-Request of Proposal of Financing of 2 vehciles

7-26-2018-Police-Notice of Bid and Specifications on (2) 2019 Ford SUV


Sewer Department is seeking bids for a 2018/2019, 4 wheel drive, extended cab pick up

Request for Bids

Town of Oxford

Sewer Department Truck


The Town of Oxford is seeking bids for a 2018 or 2019 4-wheel drive, extended cab pickup. You are invited to provide a quotation for this vehicle, under the following terms and conditions:

General Conditions:

  1. Excluding sales fax, all bidders shall quote a total price. Bidders should identify the length of time it will take for delivery of any truck not from immediate stock.
  2. All payment terms, including discounts for early payment (if applicable) shall be included in the bid document. The Town will be paying the successful bidder in full, and no payment terms, leases or payment plans will be considered.
  3. Bidders must include prices and options for extended warrantees.

Bid Acceptance/Rejection

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Although price shall be taken in consideration in making its decision on purchase, the Town will consider aspects such as warranty, availability of a service center, and other quality items in making its decision.

Bids Due

Bids are due to the Town of Oxford at the Town Office, no later than July 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM.  Bids should be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Town of Oxford Truck Bid”. Bids will be opened at 3:01 PM.  The Town selectmen will review the bids during their regular scheduled meeting, held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, and award the bid that night, or soon thereafter.


Specifications: (1) Four-Wheel Drive Extended Cab Pick-Up Truck with Plow


  1. Four-Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck 

It is the intent of the specifications to describe and define a four-wheel drive pick-up, extended cab truck. The principal duties of the truck are to carry equipment and materials and to perform plowing.

Model:  4-Wheel Drive 3/4 ton body, extended wall construction, 8’ bed

Color: White

GVW:  8,500lb

Engine: Minimum of 6.2 liter V8 SFI Gas Engine w/ engine overheat protection or equivalent

Electrical: 2 Heavy duty 12 volt batteries

Suspension: Heavy Duty Suspension Package

Shock Absorbers:  Heavy Duty

Stabilizer Bar: Heavy Duty

Rear Axle:  Approx. 3.73 Ratio

Steering: Power; with tilt steering wheel

Tires: Lt 265/75R17 All Terrain

           Spare shall be the same as above

Transmission: Heavy duty Automatic w/cooler

Fuel Tank: Gasoline

Mirrors: Ext. Camper/Trailer Arm, Heated

Seat: 40/20/40 Split Bench Cloth Seat w/ fold-down arm rest w/storage.

Dual Lumber Adj. and Seat Recline.

Convenience Items: AM/FM Radio, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, and

Air Conditioning

Rear Bumper: Step and Tow

Trailer Hitch: Trailer towing package

Lift Gate: 1500 lb. hydraulic lift gate

Davitt Crane: 1500 lb. Davitt crane for lifting pumps.

Snow Plow Prep Package: 220-amp alternator, underbody shields and provision for cab roof-mounted lamp beacon

 Snow Plow-Approximately 8’   stainless steel V type blade with quick connect attachment gear and Touch screen controls or equivalent, reinforcing side plates, LED light package or equivalent, and appropriate headgear installed on truck.



Notice of Request For Pricing for Riding Lawn Mower


Riding Lawn Mower


Notice is hereby given that the Town of Oxford will be receiving proposed pricing for one (1) Riding Lawn Mower.  Specifications are currently available and may be obtained by request at the Town Office.  All proposals must be in writing, signed by the bidder, sealed, clearly marked and submitted to the Town Office by 3:00 p.m. on  July 26, 2018 at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud.  The Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids.


For additional information contact:

Gary Lizotte

1162 Main Street

Oxford ME 04270


Town of Oxford, Maine

Request for pricing Specifications:


It is the intent of the specifications to describe and define as a commercial grade riding lawn mower.

The principal duties is to maintain and up keep the municipality lawns.


  1. 48” Mower Deck with solid steel hangers
  2. 24 Horse Engine
  3. Zero Turn
  4. Removable Bagger
  5. At least a 3 year Warranty



Request for Bid: Maintenance services for the 2018 season for the Pottle Rd Athletic Fields Complex

Athletic Field Maintenance Services

Request for Proposal

Town of Oxford

Athletic Fields Complex

Pottle Rd – Oxford, Me

Scope of proposed services:

The Town of Oxford wishes to secure professional field/grounds maintenance services for the 2018 season for the Pottle Rd Athletic Fields Complex; baseball field, soccer field and surrounding turf within the complex boundaries. Work will be performed effective immediately upon awarding contract to winning proposal. Site inspection is recommended.

Submission of proposal

Proposals may be sent via mail:

Town of Oxford

BID: Athletic Fields

PO Box 153

Oxford, Me 04270

Or drop off at the Town Office.

Deadline for submission is May 10, 2018 3:00 pm.

Criteria for proposal acceptance

The contract will be awarded to the most qualified and responsible proposal for the most reasonable cost. In order to qualify, a prospective provider must meet the following criteria as it relates to this request for proposal:

  1. Possess adequate technical knowledge and experience to perform all required services described.
  2. Proposal submitted must encompasses all requested services.
  3. Submit narrative detailing experience to perform above requested knowledge, experience and skill.
  4. Must be able to communicate with the person scheduling the fields use and work around sports activities scheduled on the fields.
  5. All personnel representing your company and/or working at the athletic complex must not exhibit dangerous or harmful behaviors towards community members including adults and children at the complex.
  6. The Contractor must provide certificate of Maine’s minimum requirement of Workers Compensation Insurance and Certificate of Liability and Property Damage Insurance coverage.
  7. All equipment used to perform scope of work, with the exception of irrigation, will be provided by contractor submitting a proposal for consideration and should be able to use the town’s irrigation equipment. Contents of proposal submitted
  • Short narrative detailing experience to perform all required services described.
  • Breakdown of costs for billable expenses and direct contract costs.
  • The proposal shall be signed by an authorized individual or representative of the company including title.

Scope of work – services to provide bid costs

  1. Mowing, irrigation and fence trimming – Provide labor to mow the interior turf of baseball and soccer fields including areas of turf surrounding the outer perimeter of the athletic fields 2 times per week. String trimmer will be used at fencing both inside and out of baseball and soccer fields. Provide labor to maintain proper irrigation of the fields using the town’s irrigation equipment. Cost will be divided and paid in 6 equal payments.
  2. Fertilizer, lime, pest and weed control – Provide labor and use appropriate equipment necessary to apply fertilizer (3 times/yr); provide labor and use appropriate equipment necessary to apply lime, pest and weed control products as needed. Cost per occurrence. *
  3. Soil test – Minimum one per year. Cost per occurrence.
  4. Grade driveway – Provide all equipment and labor necessary to grade the driveway as requested. Cost per occurrence.
  5. Slice-seed and Aerate – Provide labor and equipment necessary to properly slice-seed and aerate turf. Cost per occurrence. *

*NOTE: Materials will be provided by the Town of Oxford for seeding, fertilization, lime application, pest and weed control upon request as needed with advance notice.

Questions or further information

Contact Connie Staples, Recreation Director, if any further information is needed.


Oxford is seeking proposals to repair the metal roof at the Recreation Department Building

Recreation Department

Roof Repair


The Town of Oxford is seeking proposals to repair the metal roof at the Recreation Department Building located at 223 King Street  Bids must be received no later than June 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at which time bids will be opened.

Bidder will provide the contact information of at least three references for similar work performed as outlined in the Scope of Work.

The contract is to be completed no later than October 31, 2018.  Per day late charges will be subtracted from the contract amount for each day the project is not complete after October 31, 2018.  The late fee will be $100.00 per calendar day.

 The bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope: (1) addressed to the Town, (2) bearing the name and address of the bidder written on the face of the envelope, and (3) clearly marked “BID”.

Each bid proposal form must give the full business address, business phone, fax, e-mail if available, the contact person of the bidder and be signed by an authorized representative.

The Town of Oxford reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.  The successful bidder shall be selected based on the ability to fulfill the project as described for a cost deemed to be in the best interest of the town.

Questions regarding the project may be directed to:

Butch Asselin, Town Manager

Town of Oxford

PO Box 153

Oxford, Maine 04270

(207) 539-4431

For more information >>>>

Marketing Mini-Grants: Spring 2018, Deadline May 4th, 2018

Awards up to $500 through a local, competitive process in each of NVME’s 6 regions.

Deadline to apply for Spring 2018 is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

Background: New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s marketing mini-grant program aims to strengthen access to markets for micro-businesses by supporting the development of marketing tools, materials, and activities. Under the program NVME awards cash mini-grants (up to $500 each) to micro-enterprises for marketing projects via one of two competitive processes.

EligibilityEligible applicants include individual micro business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners. Non-profit organizations are not eligible. Businesses must apply to the region in which they are based. Additional criteria: 5 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and gross annual sales of $250,000 or less.

Use of funds: New Ventures Maine’s mini-grants support new or expanded business marketing and promotion, not the production of your product or purchase of equipment, tools, furnishings, or other fixed assets.  Professional licensure for the owner or employees and/or membership fees will not be funded.

Business MatchYour winning grant must be matched by a 25% contribution (i.e. $125 match required for $500 grant).  Matching funds can come from business profits, personal funds, or other sources.

Regional Variations: The MidCoast and Southern regions will use the applications to select contestants for a live pitch contest. The other four regions – Central, NorthCentral, Northern and Western – will award grants based upon a written application.

Region-Specific contacts: Specific information and applications are available through each region’s contact:

For more info go to:

Notice of Request for Pricing for a 4W Drive Pick Up Truck

Town of Oxford will be receiving proposed pricing for one (1) Four wheel drive Pick-Up Truck.  Specifications are currently available below or may be obtained by request at the Town Office. Contact Zhenya Shevchenko, Superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Facility @ 207-890-1255. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Office by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.

2018.04.02 Oxford Truck Specifications

Special Selectmen’s Meeting March 27, 2018 5:30 PM Executive Session

                        5:30PM, March 27th, 2018

Executive Session




Chairman Peter Laverdiere will preside.

  1. Executive Session R.S.A. title 1 § 405(6)(A)-Discussion or consideration of the employment, appointment, assignment, duties, promotion, demotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplining, resignation or dismissal of an individual or group of public officials, appointees or employees of the body or agency or the investigation or hearing of charges or complaints against a person or persons.
  2. Adjournment

NEW! for Mobile Download – 2018 Maine ATV & Snowmobile Laws

NEW! for Mobile Download – 2018 Maine ATV & Snowmobile Laws and Fishing Laws


The 2017-2018 Summary of Maine ATV and Snowmobile Laws is now available digitally!


The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now providing the ATV & Snowmobile laws digitally. Printed copies will no longer be available. Here’s why:

It’s convenient. Even without cell or internet service, smartphone users can access their pre-downloaded law book to check a technical rule, confirm registration fees, etc. If you always keep your phone on you (and charged) to take photos or use the GPS, this is a no-brainer.


It’s easy. Save yourself the trip to Town Hall, and simply follow these instructions:

  • From your iPhone: In Safari, go to Click the link for the PDF you want to download. When it opens, tap on the first page, then tap Open in iBooks. The file is now saved in your iBooks app.
  • From your Android: In Chrome, go to Tap on the menu (3 dots) on the right, then tap Download. The file is now saved to your Downloads app. (some Android users will also need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app).
  • From your Computer: Go to to save a copy and/or print just the pages you need.


It’s flexible. You can download the full law book. You can also look up specific laws or rules any time on our website.


It helps the Maine outdoors. Every year, we print over 125,000 ATV & Snowmobile law books. That’s (a) a lot of paper, and (b) a lot of money that we think would be better spent preserving Maine’s fish and wildlife and their habitats. Trusting that many of you will agree and opt for the digital version, we reduced the number of printed copies of the hunting law book a bit this year, and eliminated printing of the ATV & Snowmobile law book.


Going more digital is just one way we can work together for the Maine outdoors. Are you in?


Yup, I’m in. Take me to the PDF!


From everyone at MDIFW, we wish you a happy New Year and a safe and enjoyable season!

2018 Maine Fishing Laws Now Available


New 2018 fishing laws for open water and ice fishing are now available online at This site makes it is easy to download a digital copy of 2018 laws to easily reference at any time, regardless of cell service. A limited number of printed copies are also available at licensing agents throughout the state.


To download a copy, follow these instructions:

  • From your iPhone: In Safari, go to Click the link for the PDF you want to download. When it opens, tap on the first page, then tap Open in iBooks. The file is now saved in your iBooks app.
  • From your Android: In Chrome, go to Tap on the menu (3 dots) on the right, then tap Download. The file is now saved to your Downloads app. (some Android users will also need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app).
  • From your Computer: Go to to save a copy and/or print just the pages you need.

You may also purchase your 2018 fishing license online by visiting

Due to Storm the Town Office will be opening at 8:00 am and closing at noon – 01/04/2018 – Meetings Postponed

Due to the storm we will be opening early and closing early on Thursday January 4th, 2018.

The selectmen’s meeting will also be postponed for one week until Thursday January 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Town Office.

The Special Town Meeting scheduled for January 4th, 2018 is being postponed until January 18th, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Oxford Elementary School.

Planning Board Members Needed

We currently have three openings for Town of Oxford residents to serve on the Oxford planning board.  Training is provided  to ensure a working knowledge of the laws and ordinances.  Applications available at the Oxford Town Office.

Notice of MDOT Highway Resurfacing Project 2018

Notice to all abutters and occupants of Route 26. The Town of Oxford has received notice from MDOT of a 1 1/4″ overlay project on Route 26 in Oxford. Under the provisions of 23 M.R.S.A. § 3351 we are hereby notifying all abutters and occupants of the highway of this Project.

This is a highway resurfacing project. Highway resurfacing treatment emphasizes pavement expenditures, but also maintains the highway.  Maintenance may include replacing drainage structures and ditches, updating or replacing guardrail, and addressing roadside safety issues as necessary.  Pavement treatments may include overlays, grinding and overlay, cold in place recycling and overlay, and others as required. The pavement treatments and items that require maintenance will be determined as the project is designed.

Did you experience Damages at a result of Oct. 29 Storm? Click Here!

Citizens who have experienced damages as a result of the Oct. 29 Wind Storm are encouraged to report those damages to 2-1-1 Maine.  This information is to assess damages and will be provided to the individual’s town to enable them to learn who has storm-related damages.   Callers will be asked a series of questions.  They should continue to file claims with their homeowners or auto insurance.  By reporting this damage, they are not applying for assistance.

Individual Assistance and CMP Outage Reporting!

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE: We are asking folks in Oxford, with significant damage to their primary house or private roadways, to please send contact information, address and a brief statement of damages and potential costs to the Oxford Town Office, then  process everything you can through your insurance company.  Please be sure to take a lot of photographs and keep records of repairs when completed.

We are gathering this information in case there is a chance of requesting Individual Assistance through FEMA for private citizens. It is very likely that we will NOT be able to request this assistance.  This is not a guarantee of assistance.

CMP OUTAGE REPORTING: If there are folks in Oxford still without power and you do not see your road currently listed on the CMP outage list, please report the outage to CMP again. CMP has been clearing roads when they believe all power has been restored, and are hoping citizens will call again if they see their road is no longer listed, or they continue to be without power.  1-800-696-1000 is the number to report outages.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic: December 9, 2017




SATURDAY – December 9th, 2017

9 AM TO 11 AM

Oxford Rec Department

Attending Veterinarian – Dr. Suzanne Best, DVM

Clerks from Oxford and Otisfield will be attending to license your dogs on site.


Reserve Officer – Town of Oxford

Reserve Officer – Town of Oxford

The Town of Oxford is seeking individuals interested in working as a Reserve Officer with the Oxford Police. State of Maine cetified law enforcement officers are preferred.  Applicants must be able to successfully pass complete medical exam, extensive background investigation to include a polygraph exam.

Interested applicants may send their resume to

Drug Take Back Event – Saturday, October 28, 2017

The next Drug Take Back event will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00-2:00 pm.

You can bring your expired, unused and unwanted medicines to this free Medicine Disposal Day!

What to bring:
 Prescriptions
 Over-the-counter
 Veterinary medications
 Vitamins
 Homeopathic treatment

What NOT to bring:
 Needles/Syringes
 Electronic equipment
 Items containing mercury

Bring the items to:

Oxford Police Department, Public Safety Building, 701 Main Street, Oxford, Maine 04270

Code Enforcement Officer new hours

Starting Sept 25, 2017 the code enforcement officer/plumbing inspector will keep office hours on M, T, W and F 7am-3pm or by appointment.

Thursday will be 10am-6pm or by appointment.

This is to help contractors and working homeowners alike to meet with me when needed.  Thank you.

Nomination Papers available for Selectmen/Assessor


Nomination Papers are now available for the opening of Selectmen/Assessor in the Town of Oxford for the remainder of one three year term.

Nomination papers need no less than 25 and not more than 100 of Town of Oxford registered voter’s signatures.   Papers are available at the town office and due back to the Municipal clerk by September 21st, 2017.

Special Selectmen’s Board Meeting August 22, 2017 6:30 PM



August 22, 2017 @ 6:30 P.M.



  1. CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Scott Owens will preside
  3. Adjustments to the agenda
  4. November 7th Municipal Election
  5. Approve Warrant #

Pay Taxes Online!

Online Tax Payments

The Town of Oxford is  participating in the Maine PayPort ePayment Property Tax Service. This 24/7 online service allows payment of current fiscal year real estate and personal property taxes by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). The PayPort will not provide you with the amount due, please use your tax bill for all pertinent information.

Please note, Maine PayPort is a third party payment processor and there is a fee to use this service. The fee is a minimum of $1.00 or 2.5%, whichever is greater.

You will need the following information to use the service.

If you are unsure of whether you have the correct information or if you owe previous year(s) taxes please contact the Town Office at (207) 539-4431.


Help Wanted – Finance Clerk – Town of Oxford

Finance Clerk – Town of Oxford

The Town of Oxford is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Clerk. This position is responsible for administrative and accounting work in managing town finances and maintaining the computerized record keeping systems. The work involves extensive use of the town’s computer system along with a range of municipal accounting and bookkeeping procedures.  This position requires the ability to work independently. Computer experience with Windows and Microsoft Office is essential. Experience with TRIO software (or similar municipal accounting software) is highly desirable.

Graduation from an accredited two or four year program in accounting (or high school graduation and significant practical experience in accounting practices) is required. This opportunity offers a competitive wage and benefit package. The employment application and complete job description are available at the Town Office and on the town web site at  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and a completed employment application to Town Manager at no later than the close of business on November 3rd, 2017 or mail it to Town of Oxford, PO Box 153, Oxford, ME  04270

The Town of Oxford is an equal opportunity employer.

Finance Clerk Job Description


Broadband/Internet Grant Awarded – Calling all to fill out a Survey!

The Northern Forest Center in partnership with Axiom Technologies of Machias and Community Concepts Finance Corporation (CCFC) of S. Paris was awarded a $78,600 grant for broadband internet planning from the ConnectME Authority, Maine’s broadband/Internet state agency.

The grant is targeted to the Maine West region which includes towns and townships in the River Valley, Bethel area and Oxford Hills.

Planning grants support the work needed for developing plans to expand the availability of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas.

One of the first steps in the planning process is surveying Maine West residents and businesses to find out what internet service they have now, how satisfied they are with their service, and what more they would like and need to do what they cannot do now.

We have developed two surveys, one for businesses and one for residents or community members. Here are links to both surveys:  COMMUNITY SURVEY ( AND BUSINESS / WORKFORCE SURVEY (  The surveys are online in a Survey Monkey format and are easy to fill out.

Please help us with this great project by taking a few minutes of your time to complete the survey!  Thank you!

NOTICE OF SELECTMEN MEETINGS to conduct interviews



The Town of Oxford Selectmen will be meeting at the Oxford Town Office on the following dates and times to conduct interviews:


July 6th, 2017 at 5:30 PM


July 11th, 2017 at 5:00 PM


July 13th, 2017 at 5:00 PM


These interviews will be held as Executive Session per M.R.S.A. Section 1 § 405(6) (a) – Personnel Matter and not open to the public.

Public Notice

Town of Oxford would like to inform the town’s residences that there may be a possible selectman’s assembly at Oxford Recreation building located on 223 King Street on June 6th, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30

Highway Foreman Wanted




The Town of Oxford is accepting applications for the position of Highway Foreman.  The foreman will lead a department of 5 full-time employees along with part-time seasonal personnel.  The Foreman is considered a “working foreman” and must have the ability to operate equipment to include a backhoe, front end loader and grader.  This position requires a Class “B” driver’s license and basic computer skills; Word, Excel and Internet.  Basic mechanical knowledge also highly desired as well as experience with planning major road rebuilding projects.  Previous management and daily work plan experience a must.  Salary DOQ, submit resumes to the Oxford Town Manager, PO Box 153, Oxford, ME 04270 or email to no later than October 26, 2017.

Roads Posted 02/24/2017

Due to early warm weather the Roads will be posted 02/24/2017.  The frost is coming out and roads are being damaged quickly.  Thank you for your co-operation!


Town Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Our office will be closed on the following days
Jan 1 New Year's Day  Tuesday
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 18 Presidents' Day Monday
Apr 15 Patriots Day Monday
May 27 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 4 Independence Day Thursday
Sep 2 Labor Day Monday
Oct 14 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 11 Veterans' Day  Monday
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Thursday
Nov 29 Thanksgiving Friday
Dec 24 + 25 Christmas Tuesday Wednesday

All Days that Elections are held, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes


P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270

Fax: 207-539-4228

Phone: 207-539-4431