Boards & Committees

Board of Selectmen
Peter F. Vogell, Chair (2019)
Colin P. Powell, (2020)
Gordon B. MacArthur, (2021)
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)
Alyssa Radcliff, (2019)
Temple Blackwood, (2020)
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)
Renee Colson (2022)
Amy Gutow (2024)
David Jones (2023)
Jim Shanley (2020)
Bobby Vagt, Alternate (2020)
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 (2020)

Tree Committee
Tree Warden: Kathy Eaton (2021)
Julie Van de Graaf (2022)
Donald Tenney (2019)
Cathy Coughlin (2021)
Carl Olson, MMA Rep.
*The Tree Committee currently has two regular member vacancies.

Harbor Committee
Mike Coughlin, Chair (2022)
J.T. Loomis (2021)
David Wyman (2020)
Zander Parker (2022)
Bill Corbett (2021)
Liam Griffith, Alternate (2020)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
The Harbor Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in Emerson Hall.

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
Peter Cooperdock, Chair (2022)
Kay Hightower (2021)
Medan “Hank” de Raat (2022)
Deborah Neve (2020)
Patrick Haugen (2019)
Arthur Layton, Alt (2019)
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)
Par Kettis (2021)
Doris Russell (2020)
Beverly Bishop, Alternate (2020)
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, Co-Chair (2021)
Dianna Paine, Co-Chair  (2020)
Terry Biggie (2022)
Raeann Hodgson (2020)
Susan Macomber, Alternate (2020)
Scott Vogell, Alternate (2020)
The Recreation Committee meets once a quarter at Emerson Hall.
*The REC committee currently has one Regular member vacancy.

Utility Board (UB)
David Avery, Chair (2021)
William Carter (2020)
David Hassett (2020)
Carl Olson (2022)
Gordon “Mac” MacArthur (2022)
Dale Abernethy, Alternate (2020)
Kirk Langford, Alternate (2020)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
Karen Motycka, Ex Officio
The Utility Board meets as needed at Emerson Hall.

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 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 Monday, October 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    • Call to Order – Peter Vogell, Chair
    • Additions, deletions or corrections to the agenda
    • Sign Warrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, Bank Reconciliations and Excise Tax Collections
    • Approve Minutes of previous meeting(s)
    • Business:
    1. Approve to renew Liquor License – MMA Sodexo Operations, LLC
    2. Approve the November 5th Election Warrant
    3. Approve November 5th Ballot Clerks
    4. Discussion regarding removing Davit at the Acadia dock as recommended by the Harbor Committee
    5. Town Manager’s Report
    6. Other Business as Required
    • Communications
    • Acknowledge members of the public and address their requests, if any.
    • Past Actions
    • Selectboard Comments
    • Schedule next meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 11/4/19 at 4PM and Monday, 11/18/19 at 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 11/20/19 at 8AM in MMA Leeward RM]
    • Adjourn

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Wednesday, October 23
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, October 23  8:00 am - 9:00 am 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, October 25
  • Floats OUT Friday, October 25 Town Dock, 91 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Town & Acadia Dock floats are scheduled to be removed for the season on Friday, October 25th, weather permitting. Please have your dinghy removed by this time.
    Thank you.

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Monday, October 28
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 28  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 28  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, October 29
  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, October 29  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, October 30
  • History Convergence: Preparing for Maine's Bicentennial Wednesday, October 30  9:30 am - 2:30 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    We know your town, museum, historical society or library is planning to celebrate Maine's 200 years of statehood. Save the date of October 30 to learn more about Maine's official entry into the United States, how to better interpret Native history, share what you may already be planning for the Bicentennial, brainstorm new possibilities for the occasion, and discover how we can collaborate to make it the best Bicentennial ever.

    The History Convergence will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center at 112 Perkins Street. Here's a snapshot of the day's agenda:

    9:30 Registration, coffee/pastries
    9:30-10:30 Brainstorming the Bicentennial: Past and Perspectives on Maine at 200 with Dr. Liam Riordan, University of Maine
    10:45-11:30 Native Representations and Best Practices with Starr Kelly, Abbe Museum Curator
    11:40-12:00 Lightning-round session of current community plans
    12-1:20 Lunch and session Brainstorming Ideas for Your Commemoration with Julia Gray, Independent Consultant
    1:30-2:30 Creating Collaboration and a Virtual Castine History Tour with Castine History Partners
    2:30 Tour Castine's museums or take the Virtual Tour

    Cost is $10 per person to help defray lunch expenses. Register by October 28 so we are able to have an accurate head count for lunch. You may pay on-line or by sending a check payable to the Wilson Museum, P.O. Box 196, Castine, ME 04421. Be sure to include name(s) of attendees and the organization you represent.

    For more information contact Wilson Museum info@wilsonmuseum.org (207-326-9247) or Alvion Kimball ackimball1995@msn.com (207-469-1140). For Statewide Bicentennial Activities www.Maine200.org.

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Thursday, October 31
  • Annual Halloween Party Thursday, October 31  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Halloween Party:
    Thursday, October 31st from 5-7:30 PM at Emerson Hall.
    Candy
    Refreshments
    Music
    Games
    Costumes

    Happy Halloween!
    Sponsored by the Castine Recreation Committee and MMA APO Fraternity
    No Haunted House this year

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