York County, Maine

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York County is one of sixteen counties in Maine. York County, located at the southwestern tip of Maine, has an estimated population of 186,742. Alfred is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Maine county websites

Last rated on Oct. 19, 2012.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Commissioners are listed with an email, phone number and mailing address.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are published for 2012 and 2011.[2]
    • Meeting agenda are published for 2012 and 2011.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed with a mailing address, personalized email and phone number.[4]
  • Contracts
    • There is an area for bid proposals, though none are listed.[5]
    • Labor contracts are published on the site.[6]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are uploaded back to 2010.[7]
    • Audits are published dating back to 2009.[8]
  • Taxes
    • The county publishes its tax rates and tax revenues.[9]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedules with the times and locations of future meetings could not be found.
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are not listed with personalized email addresses.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Public Records
    • Public records information and request form not posted.

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