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: 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.
Transfer Station PAGE: Transfer Station – Castine, Maine
Help Protect Castine 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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
Tuesdays: 8AM to 1PM
Wednesdays: 8AM to 1PM
Thursdays: 8AM to 1PM
Fridays: 8AM to 1PM
Saturdays: 8AM to 12 Noon
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):
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com to order.
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:
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.