Community News

WINTER 2021 Notices:

 

The Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan 17th due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday.

 

 

 

Overnight Parking Ban:

In effect as of November 1st (11/1/21 – 4/30/22).
Please do not park overnight on any town streets/roads. If you do your vehicle will be subject to a parking ticket.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Trees: 

Christmas Trees can be left at curbside for pickup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Taxes DUE:

Property Taxes were DUE on Friday, September 17th. Please contact the Town Office at 207-326-4502 for a payoff before mailing your taxes. There is now interest accruing.
We accept postmarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed:

Utility Board: 1 regular member, 3-year term; 1 alternate member, 1-year term
Recreation Committee: 3 regular members, 3-year terms; 2 alternate members, 1-year terms
Tree Committee: 1 regular member, 3-year term
Cemetery Association: 2 alternate members, 1-year terms

If you are interested and able, please contact the Town Office at 207-326-4502 or email Susan Macomber at sue@castine.me.us
Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Town Reports:

The new edition is available at the Town Office M-F, 8AM to 3:30PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Dog Registrations:

2022 Dog Registrations are now available. Bring current Rabies vaccination and payment; $6 for spayed/neutered dog and $11 for non-spayed/non-neutered dog.
Deadline before interest is January 31, 2022.

REMINDER: Please remember that dogs need to be leashed or owners need to have verbal control of their dogs when out walking around the community at all times.
Also, DO NOT leave doggy waste, please scoop the poop!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson Hall Drop Off Box:

There is a Drop Off Box near the front doors of Emerson Hall for your convenience to drop off water/sewer payments, tax bill payments, paperwork, etc.
The Town Office staff will be checking it regularly.  Thank you.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE SECURE DROP OFF BOX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Rental Listings Form:

If you have a rental property in Castine, please complete the annual listings form for 2020 and submit to the Town Office.  Thank you.

Rental Listing Form

The completed form can be dropped off to the Town Office or mailed to: Town of Castine, PO Box 204, Castine Maine 04421.

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer Station & Curbside Pick-up Programs back to NORMAL SCHEDULES:

Transfer Station:
Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays: 8AM to 1PM
Wednesdays: 8AM to 1PM
Thursdays: 8AM to 1PM
Fridays: 8AM to 1PM
Saturdays: 8AM to 12 Noon
Sundays: CLOSED
Please practice social distancing at all times.

Curbside Trash Pick-up:
Jan:  Tues, 1/18/22 (due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday)
Curbside Recycling Pick-up:
The fall/winter 1st & 3rd Tuesday, of each month will start in October; weekly pick up during the summer from mid-June through mid-September.
Jan: Wedn, 1/19/22 (due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trash Stickers are T&C Market:

A big thank you to Todd Tobey owner of T&C Market. Due to these COVID-19 challenging times and closures, T&C Market has offered to sell trash stickers. They are available to purchase during store business hours.
Current Store Hours:
7AM to 8PM = Everyday (Monday thru Sunday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castine Area Relief Fund (CARF):

CARF flyer

Castine Area Relief Fund:
1. Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and in response to the growing needs of area residents, a group of concerned citizens has formed the Castine Area Relief Fund.
2. If you or someone you know, as a consequence of the pandemic, is in need of basic assistance, please contact one of the local churches or other local charitable organizations, and you will be directed to a person who wants to help.
3. If anyone would like to make a donation to this worthwhile endeavor, please send a check made out to the Castine Area Relief Fund to the below address: Castine Area Relief Fund P.O. Box 506 Castine, ME 04421.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castine-opoly Games for SALE:

Castine-opoly makes a great gift idea to share a bit of Castine with family & friends.  This custom game is a fundraising event sponsored by the Castine CED Committee.  Castine-opoly is available to purchase at the Castine Town Office (207-326-4502 or email: townoffice@castine.me.us).

Price = $20/game.  If you are out of town and want it shipped, the Castine Town Office can take orders over the phone using debit/credit cards for an additional fee to include S&H.
Call 207-326-4502 or email: townoffice@castine.me.us to order.

Castineopoly

 

 

Reflective House Numbers Needed:

Is your house number clearly visible from the road during all weather conditions and seasons? If not, the Fire Rescue Department may have trouble finding you during an emergency.   We recommend BLACK numbers on a 6″ x1 2″ reflective WHITE background with a BORDER.   Please go to www.white-sign.com or call 1-800-479-6193 to obtain a new reflective house number sign and install at your home.   Help us help you!

 

 

 

 

Notice Regarding Retail Marijuana Establishments & Retail Marijuana Social Clubs:
Marijuana Notice

 

 

 

 

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs:

The Waste Water Treatment (Sewer) Facility Operators have noticed a large number of prescription pills had made their way to the facility. (Yes, what you flush down the toilet can be identified…)  The ecosystem of the Treatment Facility is delicate, and can be thrown out of whack when odd things come it’s way.  And if any particles make their way through the facility, they go the Bagaduce River, which can affect Marine Life.

Just as we ask that Household Hazardous materials not go down the drain or toilet, but be disposed of properly through collection sites, we also ask the same for prescription drugs. The two closest Prescription Drug Drop off boxes are located at 1. Bucksport Police Department – 89 Franklin Street, Bucksport 207 469-7951 and 2.  Hancock County Sheriff’s Office – 50 State Street, Suite 10, Ellsworth 207 667-7575.

Please help do your part and dispose of items properly.
Thank you.

 

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 18
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, January 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Tuesday, January 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
    AGENDA:    

    ·        Callto Order – Colin Powell, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

      1. Approve Victualer Licenses

      2. TownManager’s Report

      3. OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments   

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 2/7/22 & Tuesday, 2/22/22(due to the President’s Day Holiday) both at 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 1/19/22at 8AM (ZOOM), if needed]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 18  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, January 19
  • Curbside Recycling Pick Up Wednesday, January 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday

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Thursday, January 20
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, January 20  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following application(s):
    1. Ted Regan, Change of Use, 33 LaTour St, M18 L16A

    Update on Chip & Lara Terry Application, 91 Water St, M24 L25

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Monday, January 24
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, January 24  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 24  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, January 24  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, January 25
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 25  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

    See more details
Wednesday, January 26
  • Castine Comprehensive Planning Committee (CCPC) Work Session Wednesday, January 26  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Public Informational Mtg Wednesday, January 26  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    The Mtg will be held with Port City Architecture, Consultants and Town Officials with the purpose to allow the public to hear the reasoning behind recommendations for a new Castine Fire Station.

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Monday, January 31
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, January 31  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 31  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

    See more details