News Blast May 19, 2017

Nomination Papers Available for Selectman Seat and a seat on the Budget Committee

Nomination papers for one (1) seat on the Select Board and one (1) seat on the Budget Committee are available.  Papers are due no later than Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm.  Twenty five (minimum) to one hundred (maximum) signatures of registered voters  from Durham are required to be placed on the ballot for June 13, 2017.

Nomination papers are available at the Town Office during regular business hours.  Please call Shannon Plourde at 353-2561, ext. 11 with any questions.

Photo Contest – Deadline extended to May 31st
Spring is here!  Send in your favorite images of Durham!

With your attachment please include the following:
Image Category:
Photo Description:
Email Address:
Phone #:
Physical Address:
Please title image attachments in the following manner:  Last Name_Category.jpg
All images must be 2000 pixels minimum in length
Limit 3 images per category
Not a Durham Resident?  No problem!  Open to all Mainers!!
Please send submission to:

Annual Church Fair – Durham Congregational Church -May 20th, 2017 -8am

Don’t Miss It!
Craft Tables
White Elephant
Bake Sale
Silent Auction
Come Join Us
Looking for Crafters
6′ tables $20
8′ tables $25
Interested…please call
Linda Bowie 207 -926 – 4025

Memorial Day Parade

Come Join us for the Memorial Day Parade!
Parade Registration

The line up starts at 9:00 am on Davis Road for a 10:00 am kick off.

The Parade route starts at the corner of Davis Road and Royalsborough Road, heads south on Royalsborough Road (rte 136), pauses at the Sawyer Cemetery and ends at the Durham Community School.

Details and Registrations for entrants will be forthcoming.  Please check back and join the fun.

Flag Sponsorship

Help show your support for your community – Sponsor a flag along the parade or 5k route!
Fill out this form and return it with the appropriate fee marked ‘Flag Sponsorship’ to: The Town of Durham, 630 Hallowell Road, Durham, ME 04222
Flag Sponsorship

6th Annual AMVETS 5k & Fun Run

Get ready for the 6th Annual AMVETS 5k & Fun Run!
Registration Form

Open House at the Eureka Community Center on Memorial Day
8am – Noon



The Town of Durham, Maine is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of mechanic.  This position is responsible for the scheduling and maintenance of Town Vehicles as requested.  Candidate will be expected to be available to plow during winter weather events.  Must hold a valid Class B CDL with a clean and safe driving record.  The town offers competitive wages and benefit package.  A complete job description and application are available at the Town Office or online at

Job Description

Please submit applications to Town of Durham, Road Commissioner, 630 Hallowell Road, Durham, ME  04222.
The Town of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Applications being accepted for Code Enforcement Officer

The Town of Durham, Maine (pop. 3845) is accepting applications for a full-time Codes Official (roughly 32 hours per week).  This position is a responsible administrative and technical position carrying out land use, building, and plumbing permitting and inspections, health and sanitation inspections and securing compliance with local code and zoning regulations as well as relevant state and federal regulations.  Durham has adopted MUBEC.  The employee also operates in the capacity of Building Inspector, Local Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Shoreland Zoning Officer, Local Health Officer and E 9-1-1 Addressing Officer and will support several committees.  Some evening hours will be required.  Must have all State required certifications or an ability to attain these certifications within one year of hire.  Benefits package offered.  For more info visit or call Ruth at 353-2561, ext. 10. EOE

Job Description

Job Application

Spring Bulky Waste Collection Day – Saturday May 20th, 2017

Public Works 1099 Royalsborough Road 9am – 3pm

Roadside Trash Pickup

Large clear trash bags are available at the Town Office for roadside trash pickup.  Pine Tree will recognize these clear bags and pick them up until the 3rd week in May.

7th Annual Main Street Mile

Nike Factory Store is thrilled to support the 7th annual Main Street Mile, which benefits the Freeport Running Boosters.  Gather your friends and family and meet us on Memorial Day for a fun filled run/walk down Main Street, then stay for the parade!  This race is for all abilities and ages!

Trophies to 1st and 2nd male/female in the following age groups:  6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14.  Prizes to the 1st and 2nd male/female in the following age groups: 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above.

Pre-registration: $10.00 per individual or $8.00 per runner for immediate family of 4 or more.  Online registration fee of $2.75 per runner will be added to the entry fee in the online shopping cart.   Register online at
Day of race registration: 7:00 – 7:30 a.m., $15.00 individual or $10 per family member of 4 or more (Cash)
Number Pick-up prior to the race is at the Nike Factory Store at Freeport Village Station on Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday the 28th,  12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and on Race Day the 29th from 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Short Sleeve T-shirt to the first 100 registered runners.
Any questions email us at


Eureka Plant Sale

Sat, May 20, & Sun, May 21
8am – 2pm
Durham Eureka Community Center – JTC of 136 & 9
Annuals, Perennials, Veggie Flats, Hanging Baskets
Eureka Cafe’ will be open Saturday by the DFD Explorer
Featuring their Pulled Pork Sandwiches & More

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Saturday,  May 20, 2017

Bulky Waste Day

Durham Public Works Garage 9am – 3pm


Tuesday,  May 23, 2017


Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.- noon.


Wednesday,  May 24, 2017

RSU5 Annual Budget Meeting

This meeting is held similarly to our Town meeting.  The Warrant will be available May 11, 2017 on the RSU5 website.

2017-2018 Board of Directors Adopted Budget

Budget Summary Documents for Board of Directors Adopted Budget with Proposed Tax Impact by Municipality

Warrant to Call Regional School Unit No. 5 Budget Meeting

Amounts Adopted – this will be completed after the May 24, 2017 meeting.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nomination papers for one (1) seat on the Select Board and one (1) seat on the Budget Committee are due no later than Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

For more information call Shannon Plourde at 353-2561, ext. 11.