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FALL 2021 Notices:

Halloween:

Trunk or Treat is the PLAN.

If you wish to Trunk or Treat at the Town Common on Sunday, October 31st, Halloween, starting around 4:30PM, please contact the Town Office at 207-326-4502 so that we can let Trick or Treaters know.

      

 

 

 

 

Absentee Ballots:

Absentee Ballots for the November 2nd Election are available. If you will be out of town or wish to vote early, contact the Town Office to request your ballot.
There is a secure drop off box located by the front doors of Emerson Hall or easy drop off. The Town Office staff checks it regularly.

Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election, 11/2/2021.  This booklet is intended to help voters learn about the questions on the ballot.  The booklet is prepared by the Department of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and the Office of Fiscal and Program Review.  Click below to review:

citizensguide 11-2-21

https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/pdf/11-21citizensguide.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Collecting Unwanted Pesticides Free of Charge:

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring an Obsolete Pesticide Collection Program.  The program is open to homeowners and family-owned farms to bring unwanted pesticides— including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, and similar products to collection sites in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. Pre-registration is required by October 8 to participate, drop-ins are not permitted, and drop-off locations will be announced soon.

Details including registering and supplying the obsolete pesticides inventory form, are found on the BPC website www.thinkfirstspraylast.org.

 

 

 

 

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:

Board of Appeals: 2 alternate members, 1-year terms
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 available starting October 15th. Bring current Rabies vaccination and payment; $6 for spayed/neutered dog and $11 for non-spayed/non-neutered dog.

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors share their boating adventures and CASTINE was one of their stops.
Thank you Natalie, TJ, Mike and Camo. Come visit us again!

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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:
Oct:  Tues, 10/18/21
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.
Oct: Tues, 10/19/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Monday, October 18
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 18  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 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
    AGENDA:    

    ·        Callto Order – Gordon MacArthur, 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 Appointment to the Board of Appeals

      2. Discussion regarding Bid for the stormdrainage issue located at 188
          Perkins Street area

      3. Town Manager’s Report

      4. OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

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

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments   

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 11/1/21 and Monday, 11/15/21 bothat 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 10/20/21 at 8AM = CANCELLED.

    ·        Adjourn

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Tuesday, October 19
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, October 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, October 19  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, October 20
  • T/G Mtg = CANCELLED Wednesday, October 20  8:00 am - 9:00 am

    No agenda items

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Monday, October 25
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 25  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 25  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, October 25  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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