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To the voters of the Town of York,

Please accept my apology for an error in the annual Referendum Information and Voter Guide for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.  The Town’s proposed expense budget, shown on page 14 of the Voter Guide, is not correct.  That table as printed reflects proposed budget numbers prior to review and amendment by the Budget Committee.  Eleven of the lines have changed, some significantly.  With this letter I have provided the correct table.  Proposed expenses total $18,338,921, which is an increase of 1.36% over the current year’s budget.  The request is not, in fact, up by 4.24%.  I have initiated new procedures to reduce the likelihood of this sort of error from recurring in the future.  Again, I apologize for this mistake and any confusion it may cause.


Stephen H. Burns, Town Manager

CLICK HERE to see the correct version of the Town's Cost Center Summary Table

Request for Proposals - Connector Road Restoration

The Town of York is seeking a Request for Proposals to complete the environmental restoration work at the Connector Road site in York Beach. Anticipated work will involve movement of about 8,500 cubic yards of stockpiled topsoil, and re-planting.

Completed proposals must be received at the Town Manager’s Office in the York Town Hall, at 186 York Street, by 12:00PM on May 18, 2016. Please see the full RFP (link below) for details and requirements.




May 21, 2016 Referendums

Annual Budget Referendum and Election of Officers, Special General Referendum, and the School Budget Validation Referendum will be held on May 21, 2016, York High School Gymnasium.

Polling hours will be from 8:00am-8:00pm.

Absentee Ballots are available through May 18th in the Town Clerk’s Office.


To Preview Ballots, CLICK HERE.

School Budget Town Meeting

The School Budget Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:30PM at the York High School, Robert E. Butler Gymnasium.

To Preview Warrant, CLICK HERE.

Code Enforcement Counter Closure

The Code Enforcement Department will not be holding walk-in hours on Thursday, May 5th due to training.  We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Walking and Biking Survey

Please take the Town of York Walking and Biking Survey! This short survey will allow us to get feedback from people about what they see as the most important areas and issues in regards to walking and biking in York. This will be used to inform the committees work on a pedestrian and bicycle master plan and help set priorities for future action.

Single-Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance Taking Effect

The Single-Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance will be taking effect on March 3, 2016. This ordinance prohibits single-use plastic carry-out bags provided by retailers at checkout through out York.

Read the ordinance HERE

Questions should be directed to the Code Enforcement Office (207) 363-1002

The Planning Department is now holding walk-in hours!

Beginning July 1, 2015 the Planning Department will be holding walk-in hours on Mondays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. This is a time when you can meet with the Town Planner without an appointment to discuss your project and/or upcoming Planning Board agenda items.

Long Sands Beach Master Plan

The public facilities (Bathhouse, Roadway, Sidewalks and Drainage) in the Long Sands Beach area of York Beach were constructed in the 40’s & 50’s. These much used facilities are functionally deficient and have out lived their useful life. The voters of the Town of York have approved three separate capital improvement projects: A drainage project just north of the Anchorage Inn was approved in May of 2012; A second drainage project just north of the Long Sands Bathhouse and the replacement and expansion of the Long Sands Bathhouse was approved in May of 2013.

In an effort to take advantage of economies of scale, close proximity and improve coordination between the above mentioned capital improvement projects the Board of Selectmen authorized combining the survey work for all four capital projects.

Follow the entire process of the proposed Long Sands Beach Master Plan:

York River and the Partnership Wild and Scenic Program

For updates on the study of the York River and the Partnership Wild and Scenic River Program

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Board and Committee Openings

The York Board of Selectmen encourages citizens to apply for any and all Board, Commission and Committee vacancies. Please visit the Town Manager's page or contact Missy Avery, Assistant to the Town Manager for more information on vacancies and applying for membership.


Town Manager

Stephen H. Burns


Phone. (207) 363-1000
Fax. (207) 363-1009/1019



Town of York

186 York Street
York, Maine 03909

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Weekends & Holidays

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Wendy Anderson
Finance Director 
(207) 363-1004, Ext. 224

Amber Harrison
Code Enforcement 
(207) 363-1002, Ext. 244

Mary-Anne Szeniawski
Town Clerk & Tax Collector
(207) 363-1003, Ext. 272

Richard C. Mace
Tax Assessor
(207) 363-1005, Ext. 261

Douglas P. Bracy
Chief of Police
(207) 363-1031, Ext. 6801

Dean Lessard
Director of Public Works
(207) 363-1010

Michael J. Sullivan
Director of Parks & Recreation
(207) 363-1040

Chris Balentine
Village Fire Chief
(207) 363-1015

David K. Bridges
Beach Fire Chief
(207) 363-1014

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