About Dedham



Acreage:
29,571 (Sq. Mi.: Land 39.2, water 5.0)

Town includes Lucerne Village Corp. See listing below for Lucerne officials.

Municipal Building:
2073 Main Rd., Suite A, Holden 04429; Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., fourth Wed. each month 12-6 p.m.; 843-6217, fax 843-0657, www.dedhamme.org

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Board of Selectmen (3)

Board Chr.:
Alfred Jellison 843-6217

Administrative Assistant:
Michelle Begin 843-6217

Town Clerk:
Lisa Lovely 843-6217

Treasurer:
Michelle Begin 843-6217

Tax Collector:
Michelle Begin 843-6217

Assessor:
Carl Lowe, Agent 843-6217

Registrar of Voters:
Lisa Lovely 843-6217

Emergency Management:
Francis E. Myatt 843-7530

Welfare Director:
Michelle Begin 843-6217

Road Commissioner:
Paul Miller 843-6217

Code Enforcement:
Richard Leavitt 949-6775

Building/Plumbing Inspector:
Richard Leavitt 949-6775

Fire Chief:
Francis E. Myatt 843-7530

Animal Control Officer:
Daniel Joy 974-8618

Supt. of Schools:
Daniel M. Lee 989-3160

School Board (5):
Susan Rocha 843-6498; meets third Tues. each month

Planning Board (5):
Rodney Kelshaw 843-5665; meets second Thurs. each month

Appeals Board (5):
Ira Weissman 843-7875; meets as needed

Assessment Review (3):
Board of Selectmen 843-6217; meets as needed

Lucerne-in-Maine Village

Corporation Officials:
Municipal Building: 2073 Main Rd., Suite B, Holden 04429; Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 843-5846, fax 843-0657, www.lucernevillage.org, e-mail [email protected]

Village Government:
Board of Overseers (3)

Board Chr.:
David Leen 843-5846

Village Clerk:
Shelby Sutherburg 843-5846

Treasurer:
Shelby Sutherburg 843-5846

Tax Collector:
Michelle Begin 843-6217

Code Enforcement:
Rick Leavitt 949-6775

Fire Chief:
Francis E. Myatt 843-7530

Animal Control Officer:
Daniel Joy 974-8618

Planning Board (3):
Paul Miragliuolo; meets second Wed. each month

Appeals Board (6):
Phil Winchester; meets as needed

The Town of Dedham and Village of Lucerne share the following:

House Dist. 20:
Rep. David Johnson (R)

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

County Commissioner Dist. 2:
Percy L. Brown Jr. (R)

Fiscal Year:
July 1-June 30

Comprehensive Plan:
1996

Last Townwide Valuation:
2004

Fiscal Year:
July 1-June 30

Town Meeting:
Third Sat. in June

Municipal Election:
Third Sat. in June

Fire Department:
Volunteer 911

Ambulance:
Capital Ambulance Service 945-9600

School:
Dedham Elementary School 843-6498

Post Office:
Holden 04429, 843-6474

Trash Collection/Recycling:
Maine Waste System 379-2031

Church:
Congregational

Population:
1980: 841
1990: 1,229
2000: 1,422

Year-round/Seasonal Residences:
1980: 310/511
1990: 469/495
2000: 943/479

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4               67
5-19            307
20-44          521
45-64          390
65 up          137
TOTAL     1,422

Median Age:
39.8

Dedham Taxation History:
Valuation         Mill            Raised
Year        (000’s)          Rate         (000’s)
1960*     $  523            .100         $  52
1970          634            .130             84
1980      16,090           .011            190
1990      19,889           .0198          393
1999      47,607           .01480        705
2000*    87,454           .01586      1,387
2001*    90,157           .01800      1,634
2002*    93,124           .01905      1,774
2003      97,309           .01981      1,928
2004      97,059           .0122        2,091
2005      98,887           .0123        1,216
2006      99,637           .0135        1,345
2007*  184,350          .01388       2,559
2008*  187,473          .01388       2,602
2009*  190,611          .01463       2,788

*Includes Lucerne in all columns

Lucerne Taxation History:
Valuation             Mill             Raised
Year     (000’s)              Rate            (000’s)
1980    $12,017           .0174         $    209
1990    14,560            .0275               400
2003    42,071            .2010               823
2004    75,488            .1220               910
2005    75,299            .0126               949
2006    75,555            .0138             1,042