Aroostook County, Maine
Incorporated March 5, 1880
TOWN OFFICE HOURS OF SERVICE
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
December 20th, 2022 @ 5:30PM Board of Selectmen Meeting
THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:
THANKSGIVING DAY-Thursday, November 24th, 2022
THANKSGIVING FRIDAY-Friday, November 25th, 2022
CHRISTMAS DAY-recognized Monday, December 26, 2022
NEW YEARS DAY recognized Monday, January 2nd, 2023
**In the event of a snow storm; The Town of Woodland has a policy that if the Woodland school is cancelled then the Town Office will be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.**
Woodland needs your help updating the comprehensive plan.
The town's comprehensive plan takes stock of where the town is and then sets goals for where the town's residents want it to be in the future. The last time our plan was updated was over 25 years ago and a lot has changed. The Woodland Planning Board is forming a Comprehensive Planning Committee and looking for citizens to help by serving on the board or supporting the update effort in other ways.
The comprehensive plan update process is a chance for our community to get together and talk about our town. What do we like about Woodland? What might we like to change? Where do we want to be in the future? We will talk about all of these things and may remove, revise, or create new goals as part of the updated plan.
A current comprehensive plan also has certain legal and regulatory benefits. The state requires consistent plans to be updated regularly and meet certain standards. Plans that meet these requirements are the legal basis for enforceable municipal rules. They also qualify towns for preferred status when competing for state grants and working with state departments.
If you are interested in finding out more-contact the town office or one of Woodland's Planning Board members:
David Hall, Bill Sheehan, Bill Thomas, Paul Pelletier, David Moreau, Ted St. Pierre, Jamie Stephens
It's time to register your dogs. Due by January 31st.
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History of Woodland
The Town of Woodland, formerly known as Township No. 14 Range 3, was surveyed for settlement by Lore Alford of Old Town in 1859, and was divided into lots of 160 acres each. The townhip is bounded by New Sweden on the north, by Caribou on the east, Wasburn on the south, and Perham on the west. At the time when the first clearing was made in Woodland, both Perham and New Sweden were wilderness townships and had not been lotted for settlement. The low price at which the state offered these new lands to actual settlers attracted the attention of the men who wished to make homes for themselves and families, and they were not long in the market before the sturdy blows of the pioneer's axe were resounding through the forest and clearings were commenced in different portions of the town.
Woodland was incorporated as a town on March 5, 1880, the name being descriptive of a land abounding in wood. The naming of Woodland from No. 14 township was said to have been by Mrs. J.G. Thayer and her daughter, Percees, at a regular town meeting. The town was first surveyed on November 28, 1877, and at the time, found to include 34,102 square miles.
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