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 – 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
Gordon B. MacArthur, Chair (2021)
Peter F. Vogell, (2022)
Colin P. Powell, (2023)
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)
Jacob Simmons, (2022)
Temple Blackwood, (2023)
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)
Elizabeth Foote (2023)
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 (2023)
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)
Roberta Boczwiekwicz (2025)
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, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 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, April 29