The Dedham Fire Station is located at the intersection of the Bald Mountain Road and the Upper Dedham Road in Dedham. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Dedham by the numbers



Source: Dedham annual report for 2017/2018

 

Town Clerk’s report (January 2019)

Births: 18

Deaths: 4

Marriages: 7

 

Voters (January 2019)

1,410 total registered voters

368 Democrats

498 Republicans

51 Green Independent Party

493 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding real estate taxes as of May 22, 2018

65 accounts (42 taxpayers), $160,144.09

 

Lucerne-in-Maine Village Corporation

Outstanding real estate taxes as of May 22, 2018

114 accounts (56 taxpayers), $99,825.57

 

Dedham/Lucerne Fire Department

Type of call                                                     Number

Structure fire                                                         2

Structure fire (mutual assistance)                           9

Car fire                                                                   1

Severe weather/storm                                            3

Smoke/carbon monoxide alarm activation            6

Station coverage                                                   17

Extrication                                                              2

Camp fire permits                                                 88

Training burn                                                          1

Rubbish fire                                                            1

Power lines down                                                  12

Smoke investigation                                              12

EMS calls                                                              77

Special event standby                                             3

Propane leak                                                           2

Electrical fire                                                          1

Grass/woods fire                                                     8

Tree down                                                              14

Illegal burn                                                              4

Traffic accident                                                      13

School fire drill                                                        3

Cancelled en route                                                  11

Total requests for service                                      290*

*Figure includes 38 mutual aid requests

 

Annual compensation for town officials

Town clerk, $35,150

Administrative assistant, $56,472

Deputy tax collector/deputy treasurer, $37,058

Selectmen:

Chair, $5.970 plus $715 stipend

Two selectmen, $5,970 each

Code enforcement/building inspector, $16,425

Animal control officer, $2,420

Road commissioner, $1,485

Additional budget items

Solid waste, $105,900

County tax, $113,073.45

Dedham police report for Our Town

Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018

 

 

Maine State Police, Troop J

Type of call                                                     Number

Unattended death                                                  1

Simple assault                                                       2

Criminal threatening/harassing                             2

Burglary                                                                2

All other theft                                                        4

Fraud — illegal use of credit card                         1

Cocaine possession                                                1

Marijuana possession                                             1

Amphetamine possession                                      1

Violation of protection order                                 1

Carrying prohibited firearm                                   1

OUI — liquor                                                        4

Evading — high speed chase                                 1

OAS — habitual offender                                      3

OAS — infraction                                                  2

Traffic offense summons                                       6

Traffic stop                                                            3

Citizen traffic complaint                                      33

PI accident                                                             4

PD accident                                                          13

Non-reportable accident                                        4

Detail                                                                    62

Telephone harassment                                            1

Injured wildlife                                                       1

Family fight                                                            3

Noise disturbance                                                   1

Another agency on scene first                                2

Assist MDEA                                                         2

Assist local PD                                                       5

Assist Sheriff’s Department                                     4

Assist other — Agency                                           6

Referred to local PD                                              8

Referred to Sheriff’s Office                                     4

Referred to other                                                     1

Business alarm                                                        2

Intel information — criminal                                 6

Intel information — other                                      5

Intel information — drug                                       1

Citizen requires assistance                                   10

Stranded motorist                                                 26

Relay                                                                      1

Wrecker request/tow                                              9

911 hang-up call                                                   35

Emergency assistance/EMS/fire                             1

Civil problems                                                      11

VIN inspections                                                      1

Property check requested                                        1

Suspicious person/motor vehicle/incident              8

Abandoned vehicle                                                 1

Extra patrol/welfare check                                      6

Emergency message                                               2

School visit                                                             6

Road hazard                                                           4

K9 activity                                                             2

Criminal arrest warrant                                          6

Paper service                                                          2

Total calls for service                                          336

 

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office

Type of call                                                     Number

Simple assault                                                       8

Criminal threatening/harassment                          1

Burglary — attempted, residence                         1

Fraud — confidence game                                    1

Fraud — swindle                                                  2

Damaged property private                                   1

Drug paraphernalia                                               1

Violation of protective order                                2

Conditional release violation                                1

Harassing communication                                    1

Disorderly conduct                                               2

OAS/habitual offender                                         1

Parking violation/obstructing                               1

Traffic offense summons                                      2

Citizen traffic complaint                                     56

PI — traffic accident                                             8

PD — traffic accident                                         15

Traffic accident, non-reportable                           5

Mental health evaluation                                      1

Trespassing                                                           3

Telephone harassment                                          1

Stray animals/livestock/horses                             1

Neighborhood dispute                                          4

Assist DHS                                                           1

Assist local police department                              2

Assist other agency                                               5

Assist police in-state                                             1

Assist state police                                                 3

Found property                                                     1

Citizen requested assistance                                14

Stranded motorist                                                  2

Civil problem                                                        7

Property check requested                                      1

Suspicious person/motor vehicle/incident            6

Abandoned vehicle                                               1

Road hazard                                                          8

Criminal arrest warrant                                         4

Attempted paper service                                       1

Service of summons, other LEA                           1

Speed enforcement detail                                      3

Private detail                                                         1

School detail                                                         1

Domestic — assault                                              5

Domestic — no assault                                       11

ATV complaints                                                    1

False alarm                                                          18

False 911 call                                                       53

Ambulance assistance                                           1

Property damage, non-vandalism                          1

Information                                                          12

Mental health issues/check                                    2

Check well-being of person                                 10

Juvenile problem                                                   2

Serve subpoena                                                     6

Serve protection order                                           2

Attempted suicide                                                  1

Total calls for service                                 307

Dedham Elementary School, 2018-2019 enrollment

184 students total

pre-K: 10 students

Kindergarten: 18 students

1st grade: 14 students

2nd grade: 18 students

3rd grade: 14 students

4th grade: 21 students

5th grade: 26 students

6th grade: 20 students

7th grade: 22 students

8th grade: 21 students

 

Dedham School, 2018-2019 budget

(Essential Programs and Services Funding)

 

Regular instruction

$2,037,029

 

Special education

$434,667

 

Other instruction

$46,780

 

Student and staff support

$142,122

 

System administration

$80,206

 

School administration

$120,970

 

Transportation and buses

$119,000

 

Facilities maintenance

$342,555

 

All other expenditures

$30,000

 

Total appropriated for Essential Programs and Services Funding)

$1,979,213

 

Additional local funds beyond Essential Programs and Services Funding

$373,414

 

Total budget (Essential Programs and Services Funding, local funds, and other fund sources)

$3,353,329

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