Community News

FALL 2022 Notices:

 

Meet & Greet Selectboard Member Roberta Boczkiewicz:

Newly elected Selectboard member, Roberta Boczkiewicz, will be at Town Hall from 2PM – 4PM Monday, 12/5, if you wish to stop by to meet her and/or discuss any issues with her.


Town Office CLOSED:

Monday, 12/26/22 due to the Christmas Holiday.


Witherle Woods Christmas Trees 2022:


Fire Department Study Phase 2:

Phase 2 information regarding the Town of Castine Fire Department Study.
Read the Phase 2 Report. 


2022 Tax Bills: were due on Friday, 9/16/22. Interest has started to accrue as of 9/17/22.
Please contact the Town Office (326-4502) for a payoff. We accept postmark.


Recycling Update:

Recycling Update: There are STRICT changes in the recycling program going forward. Brochures are available at the Town Office and on the Town’s website. Please note: 1) ACCEPTED items ONLY; 2) recyclable items MUST be CLEAN; 3) cardboard must be cut into 2′ X 2′ sections for disposal.

Attention: due to the Recycling Facility Zero-Sort equipment, shredded paper is a recycling item that cannot be ACCEPTED. Anything less than 2″x 2″ (paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, metal) their equipment cannot process.

Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022

Transfer Station PAGE: Transfer Station – Castine, Maine


 

Help Protect Castine Elms:

Surging tree disease threatens Castine’s historic elms

 

If you would like to donate to the Elm Trees, send your check, payable to Town of Castine and note “Elms” in the memo line.   The mailing address is PO Box 204 Castine, Maine  04421. Or you can drop off to the Town Office.


Volunteers Needed:

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


2022 Dog Registrations:

2022 Dog Registrations were due by January 31st. $25 late fee per dog will now be applied to the registration fee. Proof of Rabies Vaccination required.
The cost for spayed/neutered dog(s) = $6; Non-spayed/non-neutered dog(s) = $11.

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.

DURING ELECTION TIME, ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE SECURE DROP OFF BOX AS WELL.


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:
Dec: Mon, 12/5/22
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.
Dec: Tues, 12/6/22


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 Wastewater 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 its 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.

 

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 5
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, December 5 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.     ApproveFY23 Water Dept Budget as recommended by the Utility Board

    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, 12/19/22 at 4PM]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 5  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 5  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, December 6
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, December 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, December 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following:
    1) Continuance Cathy & Brock Muir, 204 Perkins St, M21 L93, Renovation & Expansion of existing "ell" porch.

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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 6  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, December 7
  • Library Board of Trustees Mtg Wednesday, December 7 Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    1.     Call to order

    2.     Approval of minutes from previousmeeting

    3.     Financial report,

    4.     Librarians report

    5.     Friends report

    6.     Unfinished business

             a.     Maintenance/project updates:

             i.     interiorlighting

             ii.     Landscape

             b.     Honoring/recognition of dedicated Library supporters

             c.      George Witherle photograph(s)

             d.    Policereview/update- after school use policy

    7.  New Business

            a. Camden Wealth Management – special project account

            b. appointment to the Board

    8.  Next meeting date

    9.  Adjourn

     

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

    To consider the following application(s):
    1) Barbara & Greg Nitzkowski, 202 The Shore Rd, M7 L1, Construct a 4-bay, 3279 sq/ft garage.

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Monday, December 12
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 12  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 12  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

    See more details
  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, December 12  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, December 13
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 13  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