Boards & Committees

Current Castine Board/Committee Vacancies:

Board of Appeals – 1 regular members; 2 alternate members vacancies
Cemetery Association – 2 alternate member vacancies
Historic Preservation Commission – 1 alternate member vacancy
Tree Committee – 1 regular member; 2 alternate member vacancies
Planning Board – 2 alternate member vacancies
Recreation Committee – 3 regular member vacancies

If you are interested in serving please contact the Town Office at 326-4502 or townoffice@castine.me.us.

 

Selectboard Members
Colin P. Powell, Chair (2020)
Gordon B. MacArthur, (2021)
Peter F. Vogell, (2022)
Elected positions with 3-year terms.
The Board of Selectmen meets regularly on the first and third Monday of each month at 4 pm in Emerson Hall. The agenda is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board, on Public Access Cable Channel 7, and on this website. To contact the Board of Selectmen, please call the Town Office at (207) 326-4502, write to: P.O. Box 204, Castine, ME 04421, or email townoffice@castine.me.us.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

School Board
Kathryn MacArthur, Chair (2021)
Temple Blackwood, (2020)
Jacob Simmons, (2022)
Elected positions with 3-year terms.
The School Board meets regularly the first Wednesday of each month at 5 pm in Adams School. The agenda is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board.

Board of Appeals (BOA)
Jim Shanley, Chair (2025)
Renee Colson (2022)
Amy Gutow (2024)
David Jones (2023)
Bobby Vagt, (2022)
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets annually in Emerson Hall and schedules other meetings as needed.
*The BOA currently has one regular and one Alternate member vacancy.

Cemetery Association
Brad Tenney, Chair (2021)
Elizabeth Ballou (2022)
Kathy Eaton (2022)
Ruth Eaton (2021)
Don Small (2023)

Tree Committee
Tree Warden: Kathy Eaton (2021)
Julie Van de Graaf (2022)
Donald Tenney (2022)
Carl Olson, MMA Rep.
*The Tree Committee currently has two regular member vacancies.

Harbor Committee
Zander Parker, Chair (2022)
Mike Coughlin, Chair (2022)
J.T. Loomis (2021)
David Wyman (2023)
Bill Corbett (2021)
Liam Griffith, Alternate (2021)
Tim Leach, Alternate (2021)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
The Harbor Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in Emerson Hall.

Castine Historic Preservation Commission (CHPC)
Kay Hightower (2021)
Medan “Hank” de Raat (2022)
Deborah Neve (2023)
Arthur Layton (2022)
Kelly Gualtieri, Alternate (2021)
The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 pm in Emerson Hall. Application forms for building permits and historic preservation certificates are available to print from this website or can be obtained at the town office from the CEO.
*CHPC currently has two Alternate members vacancies.

Planning Board (PB)
Douglas Wellington, Chair (2024)
Tom Comicciotto (2022)
Robert Friedlander (2023)
Beverly Bishop (2021)
The Planning Board meets the first and second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in Emerson Hall. The first Thursday is a work session to review applications for completeness. The second Thursday is the regular business meeting. The meetings are posted in the Castine Patriot several weeks prior to the meeting date and gives a deadline for the submission of any applications. The meetings and agendas are also posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board, Public Access Cable Channel 7 and the website. Application forms are available to print from this website or can be obtained at the town office from the CEO.

Recreation Committee
Karen Cukierski, Chair (2021)
Terry Biggie (2022)
Susan Macomber, Alternate (2021)
Scott Vogell, Alternate (2021)
The Recreation Committee meets once a quarter at Emerson Hall.
*The REC committee currently has three Regular member vacancies.

Utility Board (UB)
David Avery, Chair (2021)
William Carter (2023)
David Hassett (2023)
Carl Olson (2022)
Gordon “Mac” MacArthur (2022)
Dale Abernethy, Alternate (2021)
Kirk Langford, Alternate (2021)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
Karen Motycka, Ex Officio
The Utility Board meets as needed at Emerson Hall.

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Floats OUT Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 12:00 pm Town Dock, 91 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, October 26  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Thursday, October 29
  • Absentee Ballot (to take home) Deadline Thursday, October 29 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, October 30
  • Absentee Ballot (in person) Deadline Friday, October 30  8:00 am - 3:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Saturday, October 31
  • Halloween Festivities Saturday, October 31  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Halloween Festivities: Trunk or Treat – vehicles can line up around the Town Common to deliver (bowl/container)  candy to trick or treaters.
      House to House - A sign-up list will be available at the Town Office for anyone in the Castine community who will have candy at their house for trick or treaters.  Call and let us know.

      Due to COVID19 all participants, Trunk or Treat, trick or treaters and houses, should remember to practice any and all COVID19 precautions, social distance, stay within small groups and be respectful of others and their preferences.

      Houses with candy should have their candy in a bowl/container and not be “handed out”.

      Anyone who would like and/or prefer to send candy as part of Trunk or Treat, let Town Office know.

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Monday, November 2
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, November 2  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 2  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, November 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, November 3
  • Election Day Tuesday, November 3 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Polls open from 8AM to 8PM at Emerson Hall.

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  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, November 3  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, November 3  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, 10/26th.

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Wednesday, November 4
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Mtg = ZOOM Wednesday, November 4  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Agenda:
    1) Variance Request by Cheryl Nelson and MarkMcCloskey- 1010 Castine Road - Map 15 Lot 7A

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