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The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed on Wednesday July 8 and Tuesday July 14 to all NON-ELECTION RELATED ITEMS. All other offices will be opened as scheduled.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
The Board of Selectmen will be holding two public hearings regarding the 2020-2021 warrant, which will be voted on by secret ballot July 14, 2020. The first hearing, is June 17 at 7pm and the second is July 8th, also at 7pm. Links to both meetings are on the Town's homepage. Please call the Administrator with any questions, click here to view the warrant.
The Board of Selectmen are currently accepting names of people who are interested in serving on the following Committees/Boards:
Zoning Board of Appeals
Board of Assessment Review
Capital Improvement Committee
Mary Grant Committee
Anyone interested in serving on any of these committees,
must put their intent in writing and submit to the Town Administrator, no later
than 12noon on
Please email email@example.com or bring your statement into the Town Hall during regular business hours.
Acton Fire-Rescue Recruitment Drive - click here for more information.
General Assistance is by appointment only. If you are in need of assistance please call the Town Administrator at 207-636-3131, ext 401 during regular office hours (General Assistance Hotline After Hours is 207-459-4256; this number should not be used for any other purpose and is for emergencies only.
Upcoming Zoom Meetings & Links
Wednesday, July 1 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81744275649
Thursday, July 2 - Planning Board Meeting / Public Hearing Re: Map/Lot -- 211-010 -- 6:30pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86758204823
Wednesday, July 8 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 8 - Public Hearing Warrant Articles 7:00pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87615656392
Thursday, July 9 - Planning Board Meeting / Public Hearing Re: Map/Lot -- 233-004 -- 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 15 - Board of Selectmen 6pm
Thursday, July 16 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 22 - Board of Selectmen 6pm
Thursday, July 23 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 29 - Board of Selectmen 6:00pm
Thursday, July 30 - Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm
Welcome to the Acton, Maine official website. Acton is a small town in Southern Maine situated along the New Hampshire border that offers many wonderful activities with it's miles of lakes and forests.
Acton is a town in York County, incorporated on March 6, 1830; it ceded land to Shapleigh in 1831. It was part of a much larger tract of land in purchased in 1661 by Francis Small from Chief Sunday of the Newichawannock Tribe.
Settled in 1776, the town's first mill, a grist mill, was built on the Salmon Falls River in 1779 by Joseph Parsons.
Prior to incorporation it was the western part of the plantation of Hubbardstown; in 1789 it became the eastern part of the town of Shapleigh. The town was named for Acton, England, now a part of greater London.
Silver was discovered in 1877, followed by a decade of mining and prospecting, after which the mines were abandoned.
Acton's western border is with New Hampshire and is defined by the Salmon Falls River. The town has substantial frontage on several lakes: Mousam, Wilson, Great East, and Square Pond.
The town lies northwest of Sanford on Route 109, which continues into New Hampshire.
School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department
Senate District: 34
House District: 20
Congressional District: 1
Area: 41.8 sq miles
Pop. Density: 57/sq mile
Longitude: W 70:54:57
Latitude: N 43:32:01