Info from Secretary of State

For information regarding elections on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the following links are provided by the Secretary of State’s Office: To request absentee ballots, etc., visit the Secretary of State website. For full details and explanations of the questions on the ballot, read “Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election.” Reminder: Absentee ballots are available through November 2, 2023.

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Property Tax Stabilization Update 2023

LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” Repealed by State Legislature The “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” program has been repealed by the Legislature in response to concerns regarding inequity and reimbursement costs. Any taxpayer whose application was submitted prior to December 1, 2022, and approved, will still receive the “freeze” on their 2023 property tax bill (due dates of September 2023 and February 2024). Since the program has ended, there will be NO RE-APPLICATION PROCESS. Taxpayers may qualify for the expanded Property Tax Fairness Credit and the Senior Property Tax Deferral programs. Information and applications for both…

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Available Positions

The Town of Peru has an opening for Health Officer. This is currently a volunteer position and requires State certification. Please contact Jess at (207)562-2150 for details. We are seeking volunteers for the following committees: Recreation Committee, Ordinance Committee, Cemetery Committee. These are volunteer positions.

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2023 Spirit of America Award

After a moment of silence for Angel Clifford at last night's Selectboard meeting, Dave & Brenda Gammon of the Gammon Family Farm were presented with this year's Spirit of America Award. In acknowledgement of their never-ending support of our community, the following was read:  M U N I C I P A L   R E S O L U T I O N The 2023 Peru, Maine, Spirit of America Foundation Tribute honors the Gammon Family Farm for commendable community service. Be It Resolved by the Selectmen of the Town of Peru as follows: Whereas, the Gammon Family Farm sponsors bottle drives by placing its large…

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Property Damage Survey

For citizens of Peru who had significant damage to their property from the recent storms, please complete this Maine Emergency Management Agency survey and return to Jess at the town office ( or Brad ( by May 10th.

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