Town Operations During Covid Outbreak
Thank you to our community for your understanding and patience as we work through these difficult times. Please stay safe and stay healthy! Attached is an update to our Town operations during this time.
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The Town of Jay, Maine
Jay is nestled in a valley formed by the Androscoggin River in Southern Franklin County. That geographical fact led the area to become a hotbed of industry during the industrial revolution. The Androscoggin provided power for a multitude of mills and factories, and while industry remains a strong part of Jay's past, the town retains a rural feel. With a population of just under 5,000 Jay has kept the small-town characteristics that make Western Maine an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family. .
Jay boasts a very active civic atmosphere, with 2 Veteran's Organizations, an Historical Society, many churches, a Youth Organization, a Paper and Heritage Museum, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary, just to name a few.
Located right on the edge of the western mountains and at the gateway to the major ski areas, Jay has access to abundant recreational activities. Right here in town there is French Falls recreational area, a ball field in the summer that is flooded and maintained for ice skating in winter; Spruce Mountain Ski Slope, a tri-municipality ski area; tennis courts located at the Elementary School; and a Rail Trail Snowmobile/ATV/Hiking system, spanning a distance of 14 miles from Jay to Farmington. The Androscoggin River itself provides opportunities for excellent fishing, and is the venue for many fishing tournaments. Canoes and kayaks are a common site, as local folk are using the river for recreation as never before.
North Jay White Granite Park
North Jay boasts a granite quarry that for decades provided high-quality white granite for buildings throughout New England , including the city hall in Portland . A walking path in a neighboring orchard provides the opportunity to view this site. The Paper making industry and the granite quarry attracted a diverse ethnic background that has survived for over 200 years and provides a rich environment.
Fun on the Androscoggin during the Source to Sea Trek
Notice of Tax Sale
The Town of Jay is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in a tax-acquired property. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Sale Bid”. All bids must be received at the Jay Town Office, 340 Main St. Jay, ME 04239 by 4:00 PM on June 8, 2020. Each bid must include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number. The bids will be reviewed at the Select Board’s meeting on June 8, 2020. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The successful bidder shall have 10 days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase by certified bank check. The property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants. In the event that a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated the bid acceptance is void. The Board may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders. Map 21 Lot 66 – .34 acre lot at the corner of Main Street and Ludden Drive The Town of Jay makes no warranties or representations of any kind whatsoever concerning the nature, extent, validity, value or utility of any rights to be conveyed. Bidders are strongly advised to consult an attorney prior to filing a bid. The sale is subject to any condition a title search would reveal and is “As Is” and subject to the provisions of Maine Standards of Title. Information on the property is enclosed in the attached document.
Town of Jay Annual Report Available
Download the 2019 Town Report
TOWN OF JAY TAX CLUB INFORMATION
What is the purpose of a Tax Club? The Tax Club provides the taxpayer an eight (8) month period to budget payments without interest thereby relieving the pressure of lump sum payments. This in turn benefits the Town by creating a more predictable cash flow. Click here for more info.
Town Meeting results 2019 Click here
The Town Report for the year 2018 is available
Download the 2018 Town Report
Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC)
Is available here
Contact the Jay Town Office for information on Board Vacancies: 897-6785.