This week at Town Hall

  • Castine Area Relief Fund (CARF): CARF flyer
  • Please Repond to the 2020 Census: The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. Let’s make sure Castine gets its share.  As of May 6, 2020 the National census response rate is 57.7%, Maine is 48.1%, Hancock County is 31.9% and Castine is 10.7%.
    Please respond to the 2020 US Census. You may respond on-line. Go to: https://2020census.gov/
  • Trash Stickers: Todd Tobey owner of T&C Market has offered to sell Trash Stickers during COVID-19 and these challenging times. They can be purchased during the store business hours.  Thank You Todd and T&C Market!  Current Store Hours: 7AM to 6PM = Everyday (Monday thru Sunday)
  • Governor Mills Stay Safer at Home Executive Order and 4-Stage Plan to gradually re-open Maine’s economy: Stay Safer at Home Executive Order through 5/31 and the 4-Stage Plan to gradually re-open Maine’s economy starts 5/1.
    https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-presents-safe-gradual-plan-restart-maines-economy-2020-04-28
  • Transfer Station & Curbside Pick-up Programs back to NORMAL SCHEDULES:
    Transfer Station:  Monday: CLOSED; Tuesday thru Friday: 8AM to 1PM; Saturday: 8AM to 12 Noon; Sunday: CLOSED
    Curbside Trash pick-up (June): Mon, 6/1; Mon, 6/8; Mon, 6/15; Mon, 6/22 and Mon, 6/29
    Curbside Recycling pick-up (June): Tues, 6/2 and Tues, 6/16
  • Returning to CASTINE – Please read the following:

    Returning Castine resident COVID-19 Notice
    CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
  • FYI:  State of Maine recent bill passed: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_129th/billtexts/SP078901.asp
    PART F: 
    Sec. F-1. Registrations issued by a municipality. This section affects certain registration and licensing performed at the municipal or county level.
    1. Vehicles and trailers. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, chapter 5 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a registration, including a temporary registration, of a vehicle, including, without limitation, a motor vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, watercraft or snowmobile, or a trailer required to be registered in this State that expires during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 is deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
    2. Renewal of licenses for sale of liquor. Notwithstanding Title 28-A, section 653, subsection 1 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and 30 days following the termination of that state of emergency, the municipal officers or, in the case of unincorporated places, the county commissioners may grant the request for a renewal of a license issued pursuant to Title 28-A, Part 3 without a hearing; this subsection does not prohibit the municipal officers or county commissioners, as applicable, from denying a renewal of a license issued pursuant to Title 28-A, Part 3 based upon a finding specified in Title 28-A, section 653, subsection 2 or 3.
    3. Dog licenses. Notwithstanding Title 7, chapter 721 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a license of a dog required to be licensed in this State that expires during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 is deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
    4. Registration or license fees due. The extensions granted pursuant to subsections 1 and 3 of this section do not change the registration or licensing interval for any vehicle or trailer or dog for which the registration or license period was extended, and all registration or licensing fees that would have been due but for the extension are due within 30 days of the termination of the state of emergency.
    Sec. F-2. Access to online registration. The Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, shall allow a resident of this State to renew the registration of a motor vehicle, trailer, all-terrain vehicle or watercraft online, regardless of whether the municipality in which that resident resides participates in the online registration service maintained by the bureau or department, for the duration of the state of emergency and 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
  • 2020 Dog Registrations: were due by Friday, Jan, 31st. There is now a $25 late fee in addition to the dog registration cost. $6 for Spayed/Neutered dog or $11 for Non-spayed/Non-neutered dog.
  • Please make sure your trash is put out curbside by 7:30AM to ensure pick-up. Also – Please make sure the trash you put out is protected from critters (closed trash can or under a tarp, old blanket/sheet). Our Public Works crew will not pick-up scattered debris.
  • Broadband Committee in Castine, Find more info posted on the HomePage, Community News Page or in the Town Office.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 2
  • CHPC Mtg = CANCELLED Tuesday, June 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    No applications received.

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Monday, June 8
Wednesday, June 10
  • Harbor Committee Wednesday, June 10  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, June 11
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, June 11  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following application(s):
    1) Stephen & Elizabeth Lieser; 121 Battle, M20 L4; Building a single family home & earthwork estimate for project in excess of 120 CY.

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Monday, June 15
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 15  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 15  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, June 15  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve Renewal Liquor License - The Pentagoet Inn

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