The Referendum Election results for the Town of Bremen:
Referendum Election Nov 7 2023


The 2024 Dog License(s) are now available.  Please remember a current rabies certificate is necessary for registering.

Altered dog               $ 6.00
Non-altered dog       $11.00


Public Notice/Town of Bremen
Unclaimed Property, 83 Turner Road Bremen
To anyone and everyone, the property located at 83 Turner Road, Bremen.  The Bremen Selectmen have deemed this a dangerous building and ordered the house to be razed.  The house will be torn down after October 20, 2023.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of the heirs of George Jordan, have them contact the Bremen Town Office.  207-529-5945.


The Bremen Conservation Commission trail map link is below.  Thank you to the commission and to Mary Sue Weeks for all the hard work that went into this project!  Maps are also available at the Town Office.

Bremen Conservation Commission map

Bremen Conservation Commission map info


Last Spring, AOS #93 Superintendent Lynsey Johnston introduced the idea of exploring opportunities for our district to make changes or adjustments that would allow the school district to potentially increase educational benefits to students, potentially find fiscal efficiencies to save towns money, and potentially find operational efficiencies to streamline district management. Information from last Spring can be found online at https://www.aos93.org/page/strategic-vision-2025.  Now, they invite you to take a brief (approximately ten min) survey to share your ideas regarding this exploration and potential reorganization.  The survey can be found here: AOS93 Strategic Vision 2025 Survey.  Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts!


Please find the following as updated information in regards to the previous program of Senior Tax Stabilization:

LD 290 Property Tax Stabilization for Seniors Repealed by State Legislature

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Jul 10 2023
LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” Repealed by State Legislature
The LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” program, enacted in August 2022, was repealed by the Maine Legislature on July 6, 2023, with an effective date of October 11, 2023. The popularly regarded program had allowed Maine seniors 65 and older who owned a permanent residence for at least 10 years and were receiving (or eligible for) a homestead exemption, to freeze taxes at the previous year’s level regardless of income.

The repeal of this program means there will be no reapplication process. 

It is important to note that these are State programs and while the Town plays a role in the administration of them, the Town is not responsible for the policy objectives of these initiatives. Any questions or concerns owners have regarding this program should be directed to your legislative representative. To find your representative, please visit: Maine State Legislature.

To help lower-income seniors avoid higher property taxes and remain in their homes, two existing State programs are being expanded:

  1. The Property Tax Fairness Credit, which currently allows eligible Mainers to take a $1,500 credit, has increased to $2,000; it also loosens limits on the program in a way that allows the benefits to remain constant for a Mainer whose spouse passes away. Note:This program is not administered by the Town of Bremen; to claim the credit, you must file Form 1040ME and Schedule PTFC/STFC for the tax year during which the property tax or rent was paid. For help, call 207-624-9784.  For more info, please visit: Property Tax Fairness Credit Summary.
     
  2. The State Property Tax Deferral Program, a lifeline loan program that covers the annual property tax bills of Maine seniors age 65 and older who cannot afford to pay them on their own, has been expanded. It doubles the income limit on that program to $80,000 and also raises asset limits. Taxes must be paid back when the home is sold or becomes part of an estate. Note: This program is not administered by the Town of Bremen; questions on this State managed program can be referred to Maine Revenue Services, Property Tax Division, at 207-624-5600 or prop.tax@maine.gov. For more info, please visit: State Property Tax Deferral Program.

Board of Selectmen Meeting

Time: THURSDAY, December 7th  beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
This meeting is both in person or zoom.
(The zoom information for this meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.)


Planning Board Meeting – The December 12th Meeting Has Been Canceled

Time: TUESDAY, January 9, 2024  beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(This meeting will be in person at the Town Center meeting room and via zoom.)


Ordinance Review Committee

Time: FRIDAY, December 8, 2023  beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Bremen Ordinance Review Committee meets in the Town Office.


Bremen Conservation Commission

The Bremen Conservation Commission is a Town committee tasked with stewarding the public lands of Bremen. Our regular monthly meeting will be on zoom at 5 PM on the first Wednesday of the month.  Everyone is welcome.  


Town of Bremen Office Hours

Tuesday           8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wednesday     8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday        8:00 am to 6:00 pm (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (All other Thursdays)

Friday             8:00 am to 2:00 pm


Bremen Broadband Committee

The Broadband Committee meets virtually the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Please see video conference and call-in information below. Meetings are open to the public.

WebEx Meeting Link:
https://cisco.webex.com/cisco/j.php?MTID=mdddd72034ef9380eefca56c96fb217a0
Meeting number (access code): 207 335 407
Meeting Password: kPiezVNd (57439863 from phones)
Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-866-432-9903 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

Join by video system, application or Skype for business
Dial 207335407@webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

If you are a host, go here to view host information.

Need help? Go to http://help.webex.com


The Bremen Conservation Commission welcomes visitors to our meetings that are currently held via zoom. Information on how to join can be found on the Bremen Conservation Commission page. We would love to get more members of the community involved. We are looking for new regular voting members to bring the size of the group to seven. We also welcome associate members. Thanks! Contact the Town Center for more information.


The Bremen Fire Department and First Responders need Members.  If you can help, please contact the Town Office.