The Town Hall will be closed on Saturday, March 8th.
A Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, at 6:00pm at the Acton Town Hall. Please click here to view the warrant.
Please note there is a change in the OWLS luncheon date for March. It will be held on Tuesday, the 18th.
The Town of Acton is requesting proposals for a 3 year contract to provide a 4 yard compactor and hopper for MSW, with the option to own or rent, including maintenance fees, and a second proposal for furnishing containers for the purpose of receiving household waste, and hauling all compacted waste to Pine Tree Waste in Westbrook, as often as required to maintain the Transfer Station. For any questions or further information call Bob Mann at 636-1419 or 636-3108. Proposals should contain price per haul, price for purchase, and price for rental of equipment to be sent to Town of Acton, 35 H Road, Acton, Maine 04001 by 4pm March 12, 2014.
Nomination Papers for the Municipal Election will be available on Friday, March 14th, please click here for the official notice.
A turkey dinner with all the fixin's will be served up by members of the Acton Shapleigh Lions Club, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Shapleigh Corner Baptist Church. Dessert and drinks included, $8. All proceeds benefit local residents. Handicapped accessible. To request help from the club contact Joan Dyer at 636-2615 or any Lions Club member.
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Welcome to the Acton, Maine official website. Acton is a small town in Southern Maine situated along the New Hampshire border that offers many wonderful activities with it's miles of lakes and forests.
Here are a few facts about Acton:
Acton is a town in York County, incorporated on March 6, 1830; it ceded land to Shapleigh in 1831. It was part of a much larger tract of land in purchased in 1661 by Francis Small from Chief Sunday of the Newichawannock Tribe.
Settled in 1776, the town's first mill, a grist mill, was built on the Salmon Falls River in 1779 by Joseph Parsons.
Prior to incorporation it was the western part of the plantation of Hubbardstown; in 1789 it became the eastern part of the town of Shapleigh. The town was named for Acton, England, now a part of greater London.
Silver was discovered in 1877, followed by a decade of mining and prospecting, after which the mines were abandoned.
Acton's western border is with New Hampshire and is defined by the Salmon Falls River. The town has substantial frontage on several lakes: Mousam, Wilson, Great East, and Square Pond.
The town lies northwest of Sanford on Route 109, which continues into New Hampshire.
School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department
Senate District: 2
House District: 144
Congressional District: 1
Area: 41.8 sq miles
Pop. Density: 57/sq mile
Longitude: W 70:54:57
Latitude: N 43:32:01