West Pond Guidelines

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Guidelines for West Pond Owners, Families, and Guests

West Pond is for everyone to enjoy.

West Pond is not only for boating, water skiing, and other family fun but also for those who appreciate its quiet and solitude. Be considerate of others and enjoy.

Speed Limit

The speed limit on our private roads around West Pond shall be a maximum of 15 mph.

Watercraft

State law requires power boats and personal watercraft to:

  • Give a wide berth to row boats, canoes, kayaks, and sailboats
  • Avoid water safety zones (bathing areas)
  • Maintain a reasonable speed
  • Avoid waterfowl
  • Refrain from prolonged circling, racing, wake jumping, or other repetitive activities that may harass others
  • Notify your Maine Warden Service at 287-8000, when you observe illegal behavior

Noise

  • Be considerate of your neighbors, especially after 10 p.m. Keep noise to a minimum and bring your barking dogs inside.
  • Fireworks are now legal in Maine but with a town Noise Ordinance of 10pm.

Dogs

The Town of Parsonsfield has a leash law. Pets should be under your control at all times. Any questions call the Animal Control Officer, Kristin Russell-Perkins (207) 807-9071

Septic Systems

Owners should insure that septic systems are functioning correctly.

Trash

Trash is collected every Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. Use trash receptacles. Critters will tear open plastic bags.

White Goods Pick-Up

Check with town officials for dates on White Goods Pick-up.

Recycling

  • The Town of Parsonsfield has a mandatory recycling ordinance. Tin and aluminum cans, glass jars, newspapers, magazines, & junk mail are accepted. ECO Maine now accepts ALL Rigid Plastics with a Chasing Arrow Triangle inside, which have numbers 1 through 7.
  • NEVER Styrofoam, no matter what number it is.
  • Never Styrofoam and NO plastic film, including plastic wrap, bubble wrap, or plastic grocery bags.
  • Available at Parsonsfield Town Hall for FREE, are large red recycling labels you can stick onto any plastic bin you have. Please use marked recycling bins for recycling. Detailed recycling information is available from the town office.
  • For an extensive list of recycling do’s & don’ts see: https://www.ecomaine.org/recyclopedia

Ducks

Do not feed the ducks and remind your guests as well. Allow ducks to forage for themselves and eat naturally. Fecal waste may cause ‘swimmer’s itch’ and e-coli contamination

Litter

Please pick up your litter in the pond and on the roads. Let’s keep West Pond beautiful!

Tree Removal

Vegetation, trees, and bushes cannot be removed adjacent to the shore as per Shoreland Zoning laws. Sand cannot be brought in and deposited on the beach or in the water. If you have questions, contact the DEP and/or Parsonsfield Code Enforcement Officer.

Permits

Permits are required for your dock, alterations to your cottage, septic system, clearing of land, and in general, any major changes to our property.

Code Enforcement Officer and Road Commissioner can be found on the Parsonsfield Town’s website:
Town of Parsonsfield Contacts

Dock Removal

State law requires all docks to be removed by November 1st.

Fires

Open fires or brush burning are not allowed without a permit.
Contact the Town of Parsonsfield for a permit.
Fire permits can now be done online through their website.

Look out for your Neighbors

Report any suspicious activity to the authorities:

Maine State Police (Troop A)
502 Waterboro Rd.
Alfred, ME 04002
207-459-1300

York County Sheriff
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002
207-324-1113

***If an EMERGENCY dial 911 ***