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Laurie Pike

piketaxcollector@gmail.com

 

The Voting Polls for the November 8, 2016 General/Referendum Election in the Town of Cooper will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Cooper Community Center.  Absentee Ballots for the November 8, 2016 General/ Referendum Election have been received.  Any Cooper residents wanting to vote by absentee ballot should contact me at 214-7335 or come to the next office hours on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  For the November 8, 2016 General/Referendum Election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot, including a ballot voted in the presence of the clerk, is Thursday, November 3, 2016, unless the voter completes a special circumstances application, stating one of four allowable reasons for requesting an absentee ballot after this deadline. The four reasons are:  Unexpected absence from the municipality during the entire time the polls are open on election day; physical disability; inability to travel to the polls because the voter is a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct; or incapacity or illness that has resulted in the voter being unable to leave home or a treatment facility.  This special circumstances application must be signed by the voter. This application can be obtained from your municipal clerk or from the Secretary of State.   

The next Cooper Select Board meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  The next Cooper Planning Board meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 am. Town office hours of operation have been changed to 4:30-6:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month and by appointment as necessary.  The regular office hours for November are scheduled for November 3rd and November 17th from 4:30-6:30 pm.  

Real Estate Tax payments are due by December 1, 2016.  If you have a tractor your tractor excise will be due with your property tax bills by December 1, 2016.  The Select Board has resolved the question regarding excise taxes for tractors.  Tractor excise will be $50.00 for tractors that are 1-5 years old; $25.00 for tractors that are 5-10 years old; and $15.00 for tractors that are over 10 years old.  You can mail the excise for your tractor in with your real estate tax payment by 12/1/16 by paying during regular office hours or by sending to Laurie Pike, Tax Collector at 152 N. Union Road, Cooper, Maine, 04694.

The Cooper Community Center Friends will be holding a workshop on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to make a jelly roll quilted tote bag with Marcia Carlow.  The Friend’s Café will provide refreshments during the event.  Space for this class is limited so for more information about materials list and to sign up please contact Joanne at 454-7383 or email kathleen.hull7@gmail.com.