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Waldo County, Maine

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Waldo County is one of sixteen counties in Maine. Waldo County is located in south-central Maine. The estimated county population is 36,280. Belfast is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Maine county websites

This evaluation was last updated on: an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 14 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department on department pages
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number and personalized email address.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, term information, and phone number.[2]
    • Personalized email addresses are provided for all elected officials.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 8 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 8 years.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2001 are available.[5]
  • Contracts
    • The main page states that the public can contact the commissioners office for information regarding contracts.
  • Public Records
    • The main page states, "All public records are available via the appropriate County Office or Department, which are listed on the upper left-hand side of this website."
    • Each department lists a contact, mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[6]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are not posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are not available online for vendors above $10,000.

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