I researched the State of Maine website this morning. I am upset at myself if I missed a time deadline on my report- but I noted the dates when I registered earlier in the fall.
This morning I found a reference in State law which says the report is due at the close of business day:
Filing Campaign Finance Reports on Paper. Each original campaign finance report signed by the candidate and/or treasurer must be properly filed with the Clerk’s Office by the filing deadline, except in two circumstances. A properly signed report may be faxed to the Clerk’s Office at the number above by the close of business on the deadline, provided that the Clerk’s Office receives the original report within five calendar days. A report mailed to the Clerk’s Office by certified or registered mail and postmarked at least 2 days before the filing deadline will not be considered late, even if it is received after the deadline. and the header on the schedule says FILING DEADLINE (BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS) REPORT PERIOD 11-
Auburn is always open for business. City Hall has an official after hours mail box in the lobby available 24 hours a day, seven days a week- so it never crossed my mind I had to go to the clerk's office during normal work hours. As a resident, I've greatly appreciated our little red mailbox.
My apologies to all for missing the deadline- by misunderstanding and not intent. I still appreciate the City of Auburn having having 24 hour access.
Auburn City Council Ward 1
I did complete a report and delivered to city hall yesterday. I notified this reportor in the evening when I got home and had a call from the city clerk apologizing for not sending me a reminder message.
I could not find any place in the campaign requirements and packet that stated the report was due before 4:30pm. Mine was dropped off in the official office after hours mail box at city hall around supper time.
For the record, I collected no funds and I've spent no dollars.
I hope the Sun Journal will correct this story for future versions.
Tizz E.H. Crowley
Auburn City Council Ward 1
Very nice photographs, I can feel the coolness of the water.
Maine's ocean coastline, many of our state parks and the outlet beach all report issues with water for swimming. I wonder what is the procedure used for safety testing at this beach in the article. Taylor pond is quite shallow, which is why it's great for swimming, but does that mean water temperatures are higher?
It would be interesting to see the last month's test results- especially with warm days and heavy rains.
Please keep us cool... will watch for more photos that places us in the location. Thanks,