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 (2019)
David Jones (2023)
Jim Shanley (2020)
Bobby Vagt, Alternate (2019)
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 (2019)
Kathy Eaton (2019)
Ruth Eaton (2021)
Don Small (2020)

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

Harbor Committee
J.T. Loomis (2021)
David Wyman (2020)
Zander Parker (2019)
Bill Corbett (2021)
Mike Coughlin (2019)
Liam Griffith, Alternate (2019)
Jimmy Goodson, Ex Officio
The Harbor Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in Emerson Hall.

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
Kay Hightower (2021)
Medan “Hank” de Raat (2019)
Deborah Neve (2020)
Peter Cooperdock (2019)
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 (2019)
Tom Comicciotto (2022)
Robert Friedlander (2023)
Par Kettis (2021)
Doris Russell (2020)
Beverly Bishop, Alternate (2019)
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 (2019)
Raeann Hodgson (2020)
Susan Macomber, Alternate (2019)
Scott Vogell, Alternate (2019)
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)
Adam Potter (2019)
Gordon “Mac” MacArthur (2019)
Dale Abernethy, Alternate (2019)
Kirk Langford, Alternate (2019)
Jimmy Goodson, Ex Officio
Karen Motycka, Ex Officio
The Utility Board meets as needed at Emerson Hall.

Current News

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 20
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Choices that Matter Discussion 1:00 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library - Adult Reading Room
  • Socratic Seminars 1:30 pm at   Witherle Library - Community Room
  • Book Discussion Group 4:30 pm at   Castine Historical Society - Abbot School Building
Friday, June 21
  • Closing Reception for Annex Arts’ Artists-in-Residence Drew Klassen and Shelley Mansel 5:00 pm at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Season Opening Castine Golf Club Cocktail Party 6:00 pm at   Castine Golf Club
Saturday, June 22
  • Pre-Fair Yard Sale 8:30 am at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Castine Yacht Club Opening - Meeting and Potluck 6:00 pm at   Castine Yacht Club
Sunday, June 23
  • Paul Sullivan in Concert 3:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Historical Society Open House Reception 4:00 pm at   Castine Historical Society
Monday, June 24
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port 9:00 am at   Castine Town Dock
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • Backshore Bootcamp 5:00 pm at   Backshore Recreation Area
Tuesday, June 25
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
  • Exhibit Talk - Historical Society 5:00 pm at   Castine Historical Society
Wednesday, June 26
  • Backshore Bootcamp 5:00 pm at   Backshore Recreation Area
  • Future Trends Series: "The Future of Money" 5:00 pm at   Witherle Library
Thursday, June 27
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Socratic Seminars 1:30 pm at   Witherle Library
Friday, June 28
  • Reception for Annex Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Kristy Cunnane 5:00 pm at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
Saturday, June 29
  • Demo/Workshop with Annex Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Kristy Cunnane Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge 9:00 am at   Dyce Head Lighthouse, 1 Battle Ave, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Annual Village Fair 9:30 am at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Chris Van Dusen at Compass Rose Books 10:00 am at   Compass Rose Books
  • Perkins Family Reunion 1:00 pm at   Perkins House on Wilson Museum Campus
Sunday, June 30
  • Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge 9:00 am at   Dyce Head Lighthouse, 1 Battle Ave, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Monday, July 1
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port 9:00 am at   Castine Town Dock
  • riting Workshop with Annex Arts’ Writer-in-Residence at Annex Arts, Elizabeth Poliner 9:00 am at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • Author Talk: "Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers" 7:00 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library
Tuesday, July 2
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Castine Historic Perservation Commission Meeting 4:00 pm at   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Poetry Series w/ Johanna Sweet 6:30 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library
Wednesday, July 3
  • A Gathering of Traditional Small Boats 11:00 am at   Wilson Museum
  • Adam Gallery Annual Summer Party 5:00 pm at  
  • School board meeting 5:15 pm at   Adams School