Welcome to Acton/Shapleigh Deputy Shaw!
The Board of Selectmen will hold workshop hours on Thursdays from 4pm-7pm. They will also be available by appointment or chance, on Tuesdays, Wednesday's and Friday's from 2pm-4pm. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact their secretary at 636-3839, ext 408.
The Board of Selectmen will hold an open forum the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:00pm - 7:00pm with Deputy Daniel Shaw. This is an opportunity for property owners to come and share their thoughts or concerns with Deputy Shaw. Please note, that although Deputy Shaw will make every attempt to be present during these forums; he cannot control unforeseen emergencies. In cases such as those, the Board of Selectmen will continue with the forum and share any information or concerns with Deputy Shaw as soon as possible. Residents not able to attend the forums, who wish to speak to Deputy Shaw for non-emergency purposes are encouraged to email him at email@example.com or call 1-207-324-1113. Thank you.
The Board of Selectmen will be conducting a public hearing on May 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm to discuss the application of a liquor license renewal request for The Potting Shed; 1060 Route 109, Acton.
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The Town Hall will be closed on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 for the Annual Town Meeting, which will begin at 9:00am at the Acton Elementary School.
Absentee Ballots for the Municipal Election to be held
Please click here to view the warrant for the June 15th, 2013 annual town meeting.
Circuit Breaker / Rent Refund Program - (For property taxes assessed in 2011; Deadline is May 31st, 2013)
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