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
Town Warrant for July 14, 2020 Town Meeting (at SMES Gym)
Download the town warrant
RSU 73 Budget Vote change of date
RSU 73 Board of Directors rescinded the July 14th budget referendum due to an error on the documents that were being voted on. A new budget hearing was set for August 4th with a new referendum vote on August 18th. For those citizens that have already voted on the school budget via absentee voting, we will be voiding the school ballots when we process the absentee ballots. In order to vote on the school budget you will need to request a new absentee ballot or vote at the polls on August 18th. If you have voted absentee, your municipal and state ballots WILL BE VALID and will be counted. Starting July 15th we will have absentee ballots available for the new school budget vote.
Link to Sun Journal article with additional information on RSU 73 meeting:
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
Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC)
Is available here
Contact the Jay Town Office for information on Board Vacancies: 897-6785.