Somerset County FY 2015 Budget

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Somerset County 2014 Budget Committee Members

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RFP Salt & Sand Shed
Somerset County, in Patnership with Brighton Plantation and Kingsbury Plantation seek proposals for a 2650 cu.yd Salt & Sand storage facility Sealed Bids must be received no later than 3:00 PM Friday August 1, 2014.
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County of Somerset, Maine
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Somerset County Spirit of America 2013 cake

 
     Somerset County is the 3rd largest county in the State of Maine in geographic land area and contains the 9th largest in population. The Kennebec River, one of the largest Maine river tributaries flows from North to South through the county and is used for commercial as well as recreational purposes. Somerset County also contains major ground transportation routes that support heavy commercial, tourist, and residential use.

     Somerset County is the gateway to the mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of western Maine. Maine's four seasons offer opportunities to experience skiing, fishing, white water rafting, hiking, snowmobiling and many other outdoor activities. The Kennebec and Moose River travel ways, embraced by lakes and forest, are rich in history, culture and natural beauty. These travel ways lead to spectacular waterfalls, scenic hikes along the Appalachian Trail and East Coast Greenway, tours of historic districts, forts and museums, four seasons of festivals and fairs and the adventure of whitewater rafting, snowmobiling and sport fishing.

     The region's history spans 12,000 years of Native American habitation, including the Abenaki mission site associated with Father Sebastian Rasle at what is now Old Point in Madison and the Pilgrim Fur Trading Post site on the east bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta where beaver and other pelt were exchanged for European trade goods.

     Benedict Arnold followed the Kennebec River north on his ill-fated attempt to capture Canada in 1775. Thousands and thousands of Irish and French Canadians used the Old Canada Road (now a scenic byway) section of Route 201 during the 19th century to find seasonal or project employment and later to make the Kennebec Valley region their home. And until the 1970's, as many as 4,000 cords of wood at a time would be floated in great drives down the Kennebec from the northern forests to the saw mills down river.

     Maine Route 201 is a route of vehicle and commercial transportation that stretches from the United States and Canadian border crossing site near Jackman on Route 201 to the I-95 Connector in Fairfield, the most southern community. This route carries heavy tourist traffic from the Quebec Province in Canada as well as heavy commercial transportation of manufactured products to New England and Southern States.

     U.S. Route 2 traverses Somerset County, which serves as the major East-West Connector Route from the I-95 Connector in Newport/Palmyra through to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and points beyond to Vermont, Up-State New York, and the Province of Ontario, Canada. Commercial, tourist, residential and much Canadian traffic also travels this route from New Brunswick, Canada to Western Canadian Provinces.

     There are 33 Communities, as well as 82 Unorganized Territories in Somerset County that offer the tranquility of a rural lifestyle coupled with many of the amenities of a more suburban setting in our four largest communities.

Featured Businesses & Organizations
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Click to visit Sheridan Corp.
The Sheridan Corporation is a Maine based Commercial and Industrial Building Contractor established in 1947. Our services include all types of construction delivery methods including Design-Build, Construction Management as well as General Contracting and design engineering. Sheridan is proud of its long record of building for most of Maine’s premier businesses. Click to visit Skowhegan Savings Bank
Skowhegan Savings, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank dedicated to strengthening the Maine families, businesses and communities it serves. Named as one of Maine's Best Places to Work in 2009 and 2010, Skowhegan Savings delivers personalized and competitive banking services with integrity; their team of committed, friendly employees put the needs of customers first. An innovative and progressive approach to banking ensures a banking experience that is quick, easy and convenient. Skowhegan Savings' ten Maine branches include two locations in Skowhegan, as well as locations in Belgrade, Bingham, Dexter, Fairfield, Jackman, Madison, Norridgewock, and Pittsfield.
Click to visit Merle Lloyd &Sons
Merle Lloyd and Sons is a second-generation, family owned and operated earthwork contracting corporation. Our company was founded in 1949 by Merle L. Lloyd with nothing more than a unique entrepreneurial spirit and a used cable shovel. For the past 60 years we have diversified our experience and evolved our business, but our mission has remained static and simple: to deliver quality products and first class services.
Click to visit Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge
Nonprofit, fraternal organization open to American citizens age 21 and older. Major charities include the Maine Children's Cancer Program, the Elks National Foundation and support of local veterans, youth and senior citizen projects. Click to visit Bob's Cash Fuel LLC
Founded in 1981 by Bob & Patti Shibley, our mission has been to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services including heating oil, kerosene, gasoline, diesel and propane.  We service and sell all residental and commercial heating products, and offer free estimates for new equipment now including Geothermal Heating.
We maintain our own state-of-the-art storage facility for all products we provide, assuring you there will be no interuption in supply.
The Shibley family has been serving the Madison area since 1933.
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