About Amherst



Acreage:
27,035 (Sq. Mi.: Land 39, water .3)

Municipal Building:
572 Airline Rd., Amherst; P.O. Box 40, Aurora 04408;  hours as needed, Tax Collector Thurs. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-12 noon, Town Clerk any time as needed; 584-5725

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Board of Selectmen (3)

Board Chr.:
Dennis Honey 584-2980

Town Clerk:
Cheryl A. Tonero 584-5725

Treasurer:
Karen Bridges 584-5725

Tax Collector:
Pamela Mace 584-3991

Assessor:
Board of Selectmen 584-5725

Registrar of Voters:
Cheryl A. Tonero 584-5275

Emergency Management:
Dennis Honey 584-5725

Road Commissioner:
Board of Selectmen 584-5725

Code Enforcement:
Rebecca Albright 537-3263

Building/Plumbing Inspector:
Rebecca Albright 537-3263

Fire Warden:
Walter E. Jordan 584-5611

Animal Control Officer:
Philip Deckers 584-5794

Supt. of Schools:
Raymond B. Hart 584-7851

School Board (5):
Chr. Les Hutchinson 584-5725; Meets as needed

Planning Board (5):
Chr. Rick Whitmore 584-5725; Meets as needed

Appeals Board (6):
Chr. Neil Butler 584-5725; Meets as needed

House Dist. 30:
Rep. Howard E. McFadden (R)

Senate Dist. 31:
Sen. Richard W. Rosen (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 1:
Steven E. Joy (R)

Zoning:
Land use and subdivision; implemented 1991

Comprehensive Plan:
1980

Last Townwide Valuation:
2002

Fiscal Year:
July 1-June 30

Town Meeting:
Last Sat. in September

Municipal Election:
Last Sat. in September

Fire Department:
Aurora Volunteer Fire Department 911

Ambulance:
Capital Ambulance Services (800) 334-9655

Library:
Ellsworth Public Library 667-6363

School:
Airline Community School 584-3012

Post Office:
Ellsworth 04605, 667-5340; Aurora 04408 584-5672

Trash Collection/Recycling: Harris Downeast Disposal 584-3030

Church:
Congregational

Population:
1980: 203
1990: 226
2000: 230

Year-round/Seasonal Residences:
1980: 85/38
1990 95/38
2000: 125/28

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4       9
5-19     38
20-44   76
45-64   80
65 up   27
TOTAL  230

Median Age:
43.2

Taxation History:
Valuation        Mill       Raised
Year         (000’s)         Rate     (000’s)
1960        $   86           .118     $  6
1970        Not Available
1980        Not Available
1990       NA               .013        NA
2000       10,350         .011        105
2001       10,092         .016        161
2002       11,664         .0156      182
2003       12,176         .0120      140
2004       14,415         .0098      141
2005       16,153         .0092      149
2006       17,826         .0095      169
2007       18,580         .01010    188     
2008       21,690         .01090    236
2009       20,928         .01200    251