Edgecomb Selectboard seeks a secretary to record their meeting minutes, post them to the town website, and assist in preparing the annual Town Report for publication. The job requires attending evening Selectboard meetings twice a month, as well as flexible time preparing. It entails between 75 and 100 hours annually. Please contact Selectman Ted Hugger (ted@CodCoveInn.com or 207-415-4678) for information.
Now you can get digital maps at the Schmid Preserve kiosks! Scan the QR code with your smart phone to load it. You’ll need to have a QR app, available free in app stores online.
With the promise of spring, it’s time to step up and become Edgecomb’s columnist for our local papers. If you’re out and about, curious about what’s happening at the Eddy School, at the Town Hall, or maybe at Fort Edgecomb, here’s your chance to “snoop” with authority. Let us know who’s been honored, or married, or has returned from a trip around the world. There are some old hands ready to help you get started, and even channel news to you. Come to the next Selectboard meeting to find out more!
The 2017 Edgecomb Town Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgecomb Town Hall on Route 27. The meeting is open to all Edgecomb residents. Plan now to attend to vote on your town’s important issues and budgets.
Edgecomb’s Budget Committee is convening for 2017, to review town revenue and expenses, in preparation for establishing Warrants for the Annual Town Meeting. The public is welcome at the committee’s meetings, which are posted on the Town Calendar. Come be an informed citizen!
Members of the Selectboard are delighted to have Jessica Hicks adding youthful energy and skills as their recording secretary! Here, in Jessie’s own words, is her quick introduction:
I’m a millennial born in the 80’s, and I’m good with that. Many of you reading this have coins in your pockets older than me, and yeah, I’m ok with that too! I grew up in the Boothbay region, class of 2001. I wanted nothing more than to get out of this place, so young and naive. I joined the Air Force and was away for quite some time, living in the DC metropolitan. I worked as an analyst doing, of all things, computer security. I knew nothing about computers, and at that time, hated my work. I thought I’d never be able to make a career of it, and life was so hectic. I never knew where I’d be next. At some point I decided I needed to move back home, to start a family and settle down. That was about 10 years ago. Today I’m proud to say I have an 8 year old daughter Alli, a 2nd grader at the Edgecomb Eddy School. It’s just me and her now living in our own little slice of heaven. About a year ago we bought a place here in Edgecomb, a post and beam which came complete with chickens, goats, a cow and acres upon acres of nothing but sunshine. It truly is wonderful. I never knew I’d enjoy being a farmer, but I do. It’s become a passion for me, and I devote basically all of my spare time to it. My 9-5 job is over to the Iron Works. Some would say I’m a bit of a techie geek over there, and looking back, I couldn’t be happier with that. Life has been good to me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I’m honestly still trying to figure why I took on the secretary’s job in town! I saw it posted on the website and thought, hey, I can do that. I’d be great for that position. Maybe it’s my civic duty as a town resident or maybe it’s my midlife crisis coming on, who the heck knows! For now, I’m going to settle in and do what I do best. Look for ways to make things better, faster, cheaper. It’s an honor working for you all, and I’m so happy to be back home!
Have you visited Schmid Preserve here in town? With over 700 acres, miles of trails, it’s a well-kept secret! The town’s volunteer committee donates their time to clear and manage trails. The newest trail, completes the River~Link system through the Schmid Preserve to the Boothbay Region Land Trust at Zak Preserve, opening walks from the Damariscotta River Association trails all the way down the Boothbay peninsula. Download maps of Schmid Preserve and the River~Link trails, or pick them up at Schmid kiosks on the preserve.
Do you have an upcoming event planned? Need a location to host it?
Have you considered renting the Edgecomb Town Hall?
A unique location, reasonable rates and plenty of parking.
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The 2016 Edgecomb Business Survey can be downloaded at Boards/Committees>>Economic Development Com.
Does your broadband Internet connection seem slow, even after Edgecomb worked to get everyone connected? Test your speed at ConnectME and let the state know how we’re doing. When you test your internet speed there, that data is collected and mapped, to give the state more accurate information about the actual service available, not just what providers say they’re offering.