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Gorham Town Manager’s Office Weekly Report

GORHAM, ME (November 18, 2022) — The following are notes from the Gorham Town Manager’s Office Weekly Report:

Reminder: Deadline for L.D. 290 Property Tax Stabilization Program for Senior Citizens is December 1, 2022

Applications for the L.D. 290 Property Tax Stabilization Program for Senior Citizens are due December 1, 2022. Under the program, the state allows eligible senior citizens to stabilize or freeze their property taxes on their homestead at the amount they were billed. To be eligible, an individual must meet all of the criteria listed below as of April 1 of the property tax year for which they are requesting stabilization.

For applications due December 1, 2022, qualifications must be met as of April 1, 2023.

Be at least 65 years old; Be a permanent resident of Maine; Have owned a Maine homestead for at least 10 years; Be eligible for a homestead on the property they are placing in the Program.

For definitions and additional eligibility criteria, please visit:

To apply, please visit Applications can also be obtained from the Gorham Assessing Office (75 South Street, Suite 1) during regular business hours of 8:30am through 4:30pm. Completed applications can be hand-delivered or mailed to: Town of Gorham 75 South Street, Suite 1 Gorham, ME 04038 Attention: Assessing Office

For assistance with questions, please call Gorham Assessing Administrative Assistant Kristina Robinson at 222-1603 or Cumberland County Regional Assessing at 699-2475.

Thanksgiving Holiday | Municipal Offices Closed in Observance – November 24-25, 2022

The Gorham Municipal Center, Administrative Offices, Recreation Office, and Baxter Memorial Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Important note: If your trash collection day falls on Thursday, November 24th, your trash will be picked up on Friday, November 25th.

Don’t Miss the Annual Burn Off the Turkey 5k, Light Parade & Tree Lighting Events, Hosted by Gorham Recreation Burn Off the Turkey 5k On Saturday, November 26th

Gorham Recreation invites everyone to get outside for the annual Burn Off the Turkey 5k Run/Walk around Robie Park starting at 9am. To register or learn more, visit

Light Parade & Tree Lighting On Sunday, November 27th

Gorham Recreation in collaboration with other Town of Gorham departments will help usher in the holiday season and light up the night with the annual Light Parade starting at 4pm on Main Street, wrapping up with a tree lighting at Robie Park.

For more details, please visit

Winter Parking Reminder

As a reminder, there is no parking on any public road or public easement roadway from November 1 to May 1, 12 midnight to 6:00 a.m. or during any parking ban declared by the Public Works Department. Vehicles parked illegally or abandoned on roads are subject to towing at the owner’s expense, as well as ticketing by the police. Public Works asks that folks please remove vehicles from the street when snow alerts are issued.

Christmas Assistance

As with past years, community organizations and individuals have requested a list of names for food and/or gift baskets for Christmas from Gorham residents in need. If a family has a need for help and you would like to be considered, the forms can be completed and returned to the Town Clerk, Laurie Nordfors, by or before Friday, December 9, 2022.

Please provide proof of Gorham residency (driver’s license, bill, piece of mail, etc.). If a family is found eligible for assistance and there are sufficient sponsors available to cover the requests, baskets will be available for pick up sometime during the week before Christmas, and families will be contacted to schedule a time for pick. Please call 222-1670 with any questions

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