Town of Jay
Buildings and Grounds
The Town of Jay is accepting applications for a temporary, part time position with the Buildings & Grounds Department. This position will be for the months of May and June. Hours may vary with an hourly rate of $7.50. Duties will primarily be: raking, mowing and general maintenance of Town lots and cemeteries. Applications are being accepted until Friday, April 25th with a work start date by Monday, May 5th. Applications are available at the Jay Town Office and can be submitted at the Town Office or by mail to: Town of Jay, Buildings and Grounds Position, 340 Main Street, Jay, ME 04239. For more information please call 897-6785.
The Town of Jay is Seeking Street Light Committee MembersThe Committee will be tasked with turning off a quarter of the street lights in Jay
Contact the Jay Town Office for information
Jay is nestled in a valley formed by the Androscoggin River in Southern Franklin County. That geographical fact led the area to become a hotbed of industry during the industrial revolution. The Androscoggin provided power for a multitude of mills and factories, and while industry remains a strong part of Jay's past, the town retains a rural feel. With a population of just under 5,000 Jay has kept the small-town characteristics that make Western Maine an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.
Jay boasts a very active civic atmosphere, with 2 Veteran's Organizations, an Historical Society, many churches, a Youth Organization, a Paper and Heritage Museum, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary, just to name a few.
Located right on the edge of the western mountains and at the gateway to the major ski areas, Jay has access to abundant recreational activities. Right here in town there is French Falls recreational area, a ball field in the summer that is flooded and maintained for ice skating in winter; Spruce Mountain Ski Slope, a tri-municipality ski area; tennis courts located at the Elementary School; and a Rail Trail Snowmobile/ATV/Hiking system, spanning a distance of 14 miles from Jay to Farmington. The Androscoggin River itself provides opportunities for excellent fishing, and is the venue for many fishing tournaments. Canoes and kayaks are a common site, as local folk are using the river for recreation as never before.
North Jay White Granite Park
North Jay boasts a now-idle granite quarry that for decades provided high-quality white granite for buildings throughout New England , including the city hall in Portland . A walking path in a neighboring orchard provides the opportunity to view this site. The Paper making industry and the granite quarry attracted a diverse ethnic background that has survived for over 200 years and provides a rich environment.
Fun on the Androscoggin during the Source to Sea Trek
Proposed Ordinances, to be voted on, June 10
**draft subdivision ordinance
**draft animal control ordinance
Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC)
Is available here
Contact the Jay Town Office for information on Board Vacancies.
Jay Development Committee vacancies- 1 regular 2 Alternates
Planning Board- 2 Alternates
Board of Appeals vacancies - 3 Regular - 3 Alternate
Board of Assessment Review vacancies- 2 Alternate positions are vacant
Budget Committee Vacancies- 1 Regular, 2 Alternates