Police Department Community BBQ and Open House
Press Release from Police Department
The Saco Police hosted a community BBQ and open house on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the police department located at 20 Storer Street in Saco.
Route 112 Rumble Strips
On August 3rd, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) held a Public Hearing/Informational Meeting to discuss one of their summer projects: installation of Rumble Strips on Route 112 in Saco from the Louden Road to the intersection of Route 117.
Medical Marijuana Caregivers
The City of Saco does not intend to regulate individual medical marijuana caregivers, only commercial businesses. See press release for more information.
City Hall in Your Neighborhood Series
You can view the "City Hall in Your Neighborhood" presentations for the Ferry Beach and Route 112 Areas here.
Lightning and Lightning Safety Series
The National Weather Service has created a five-part series about safety during lightning storms. With the summer storm season upon us, this is great information. You can see the entire series by following this link.
Goosefare Brook Watershed Plan
The final version of the Goosefare Brook Watershed Plan is now available in the archives section. See the Goosefare Brook page.
Natural Gas Expansion in Saco
Unitil is expanding its pipeline to provide natural gas access to approximately 1,000 additional homes and businesses for the first time. To learn more about the project and to see a map of where the expansion will be happening, go to the Unitil website.
Next Steps for Saco River Dredge
A draft of the Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact report is available for download.
Call for Photos!
The City of Saco is excited to announce we are developing a new municipal website and as part of our journey, we are inviting the citizens of Saco to share photos with us that best represent Saco - favorite places, historical moments, seasonal splendor, community events, and more!
New City Council Meeting and Workshop Schedule
Beginning January 4, 2016, the City Council will hold regular meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. and workshop meetings on the second Monday of the month beginning at 6 p.m.
Conservation Commission seeking members
Saco's Conservation Commission is seeking members. The commission works to preserve and enhance the natural resources of the City of Saco and acts as an advisory body to the Planning Board and City Council.
City Council Meetings
City Council meetings can now be viewed live via this website.
During the summer of 2013, volunteers for the Maine Butterfly Survey surveyed the butterfly population at the former city landfill on Foss Road. Found 47 species of butterflies. You can download the full report here.
Maine Water Company to bill for city sewer services
As of December 9, 2014, Maine Water Company will be responsible for billing, cash receipts and customer service for the City of Saco’s Water Resource Recovery Division.
Saco Embarks on Ambitious Visioning Effort
The city of Saco has launched Bridge:2025, a ten-year visioning effort built around a simple question: What do we want the city of Saco to be by the year 2025?
Community facilitators available
Recent graduates of the Maine Cooperative Extension training series Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills are available to offer facilitation services to local groups in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and surrounding communities.
Video of June 9 City Council budget meeting
You may watch the video of the June 9 city council meeting regarding the 2014-2015 budget by following the link above.
Mainers Encouraged to Purchase Flood Insurance
If your home or business is located near a water body, the Maine Floodplain Management Program encourages you to purchase flood insurance to protect your investment. Standard home- and business-owners' insurance policies do not cover flood-related damages.
City employees honored for service
Several city employees have been honored recently for their long years of service to the citizens of Saco, including City Clerk Michele Hughes, Water Resource and Recovery Division employee Sue Sexton and Sgt. Corey Huntress. Follow this link to read more.
A letter from York County Community Action
The board of directors at York County Community Action Corporation has sent a letter to all York County residents regarding its decision to withdraw from the non-emergency medical transportation system for MaineCare members. You can download and read the full letter.
Economic Development site
The Economic Development Department has an expanded online presence that includes a blog, as well as a repository of information about the city and development opportunities. See the new site.
Dyer Library receives $50,000 grant for roof
The Dyer Library has received a $50,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to help replace the roof on their building.
Camp Ellis: Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment
This examines alternatives to prevent and mitigate for erosion along Camp Ellis Beach resulting from the Saco River Federal navigation project. The latest report from the Army Corps of Engineers is available in the Camp Ellis section of the web site.