About Amherst

Acreage: 27,035

Sq. Mi.: Land 39 Water .3

Municipal Building: 572 Airline Rd., Amherst 04605; P.O. Box 40, Aurora 04408; Tax Collector Thurs. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-noon; Town Clerk as needed anytime; office 584-5725, Town Clerk 584-2173, e-mail [email protected]

Town Government: Board of Selectmen (3): Dennis Honey, Phil Deckers, Greg Palman

Board Chr.: Dennis Honey 584-2725

Town Clerk: Cheryl A. Tonero 584-2173

Treasurer: Karen Bridges 584-5013

Tax Collector: Wanda Libby 584-5725

Assessor: Board of Selectmen 584-5725

Registrar of Voters: Cheryl A. Tonero 584-2173

Road Commissioner: Board of Selectmen 584-5725

Code Enforcement: Rebecca Albright 537-3263

Building/Plumbing Inspector: Rebecca Albright 537-3263

Fire Warden: Walter Jordan 584-5611

Animal Control Officer: Philip Deckers 584-5794

Supt. of Schools: James Stoneton 825-3364

School Board (3): Brian Althorp, Louise Comeau, Matt Smith: meets last Wed. of each month

Planning Board (5): Mike Pomroy; meets first Wed. each month with exceptions

Appeals Board (5): Meets as needed

House Dist. 137 — Rep. Lawrence E. Lockman (R)

Senate Dist. 7 — Sen. Brian Langley (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 1 — Bill Clark (R)

Zoning: Land use and subdivision; last amended 2015

Comprehensive Plan: 1980 (being updated)

Last Townwide Valuation: 2007

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 (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, UCC

Population: 1980: 203; 1990: 226; 2000: 230; 2010: 265

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

2010 Population by Ages
0-4 14
5-19 36
20-44 71
45-64 111
65 up 33
TOTAL 265

Median Age 47.4

Registered and Unenrolled Voters:
Democrat 56
Green Independent 7
Libertarian 1
Republican 75
Unenrolled 68
Total 207

2017 Mill Rate .0143