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

Sunday, June 20
  • Wilson Museum Members Reception Sunday, June 20

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

    1920s Speakeasy

    Break out the beaded jewelry, feathers, and bowties because we are going back to the 1920s to celebrate the founding of the Wilson Museum on this day 100 years ago. Enjoy delicious food prepared by the Tarr family and “speakeasy” antics at the bar with Mark and Kelly Sawyer of MarKel’s Bakehouse. In addition to the frolic and fun, guests will have a first-hand look at the newly updated booklet on the Wilson Museum. Not yet a member? Register on our membership page, or call the main office (326-9247), for the membership level that’s right for you: students ($15), individuals ($25), families ($40), and life members ($500).

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  • Castine Town Band Sunday, June 20  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Town Common, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Monday, June 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 21  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 (In-Person & Zoom) Monday, June 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    In-Person & Zoom Mtg.

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Tuesday, June 22
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Wednesday, June 23
Saturday, June 26
Monday, June 28
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 28  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 28  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, June 28  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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Tuesday, June 29
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 29  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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