Town Hall NEWSLETTER:

  • NEXT CURBSIDE TRASH PICK-UP:  Tuesday, 04/16/2024 (due to Patriot’s Day Holiday)
  • NEXT CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICK-UP: Wednesday, 4/17/24 (due to the Patriot’s Day Holiday)
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11th – Planning Board at 7pm – CANCELLED
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 12th – FEMA in Castine – FEMA Disaster Assistance team members will be available to meet with town residents on April 12, 2024, from 8 A.M to 5 P.M. at Emerson Hall, 67 Court Street, Castine, Maine to provide information and take applications for financial assistance from homeowners and renters that experienced financial losses as result of the 09-13 January storms that occurred in Hancock County. If you’re unable to meet with FEMA on April 12th , you’re welcome to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, every day, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Or, residents may call: (800) 621-3362 at their convenience to begin the assistance process. Thank you, Castine Town Office
  • MONDAY, APRIL 15th, 2024 – Town Office CLOSED -due to the Patriot’s Day Holiday
  • TUESDAY, ARPIL 16th, 2024 – Public Hearing at 4pm to discuss proposed amendments to the Traffic Ordinance DRAFT amendment Traffic Ordinance 4-16-24
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 2024 – Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg immediately following the Public Hearing
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2024 – Town Office will be closed due to staff attending final proofing of the Castine Town Report.
  • TUESDAY,  APRIL 23rd – CHPC Mtg at 4pm
  • Documents for the May 11, 2024 Town Mtg: Documents available for voting at the upcoming May 11th Town Mtg (can also be obtained at the Town Office):
    Town Mtg: Saturday, 5/11/24 at 8:30 in Emerson Hall
    Town of Castine FY24-25 Warrant
    DRAFT Castine Mobile Vending Ordinance 4-11-24
    LD 2003 and Mobile Vending Unit Amendments to Zoning Ordinance 2.29.24
    LD 2003 Subdivision Ordinance Amendments 3.20.24
  • Help Wanted – Dock Attendant: Castine is seeking responsible individuals to work as a Dock Attendant at the town dock during the 2024 boating season.
    2024 Dockhand job packet
    The Town of Castine is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • 2023 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR): available at the Town Office and on the Water Dept of the town website.
  • DRAFT 2024 Castine Comprehensive Plan_

    NOTE: copies are also available in binders for review located at Emerson Hall & Witherle Memorial Library; and copies can be photocopied for purchase.
    2024-03-06 Castine Comp Plan Acceptance for Review
    Public Comments:
    Written comments will be accepted by the Department through April 10, 2024.
    Please submit comments to:
    Tom Miragliuolo, Senior Planner
    tom.miragliuolo@maine.gov
    – OR –
    Municipal Planning Assistance Program
    Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
    22 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
  • Annual Street Sweeping: Tentatively scheduled for May 8th, weather permitting. Please do not leave or sweep large debris into the street.
  • Annual Street Painting: Tentatively scheduled for May 9th and May 10th, weather permitting. Vehicles should not be parked in areas where the street will need painting (.e., crosswalks, parking space lines, etc).
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  • Overnight Parking Ban REMINDER:
  • MMA NSMV Monthly Informational Mtgs DATES: 
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 2pm in Emerson Hall
    Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 2pm in Emerson Hall
    Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 2pm in Emerson Hall
    State of Maine DEP MMA Waterfront Campus Improvement Approval
  • Castine Board/Committee Volunteers Needed:
    Utility Board: 1 regular member, 3-year term; 2 alternate members, 1-year terms
    Historic Preservation Commission: 1 alternate member, 1-year term
    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.
  • 2024 Dog Registrations: 2024 registrations are now past due. A State required $25 late fee will be applied to the registration costs ($6 = $31 total or $11 = $36 total).
    Please bring in proof of Rabies Vaccination and payment; $6 for a spayed/neutered dog and $11 for a non-spayed/neared 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!!
  • 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.
    YOU CAN DROP OFF BALLOTS HERE DURING ABSENTEE VOTING TIMEFRAME.
    The Town Office staff will be checking it regularly.  
  • Transfer Station & Curbside Pick-up Programs back to NORMAL SCHEDULES:
    Transfer Station:  Monday: CLOSED; Tuesday thru Friday: 8AM to 1PM; Saturday: 8AM to 12 Noon; Sunday: CLOSED
    Curbside Trash pick-up (Apr): Tuesday, 4/16/24 (due to the Patriot’s Day Holiday), Monday, 4/22/24
    Curbside Recycling pick-up (Apr): Wednesday, 4/17/24 (due to the Patriot’s Day Holiday)
    Note: T&C Mkt sells trash stickers during their regular business hours.

Current Announcements

Town Calendar

Monday, April 22
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 22  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, April 23
Wednesday, April 24
  • NSMV MMA Informational Meeting Wednesday, April 24  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, April 25
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, April 25  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To conduct a Public Hearing on arequest by MMA to extend their Site Plan Approval by a year for goodcause in accordance with Article 9, 9.11.B of theZoning Ordinance. 

    NOTE: MMA’s Federal and Statepermitting has taken them longer than anticipated. While they do not need an extensioncurrently, they do not believe that construction timelines can be met to be“substantially started” and “substantially completed” within the 1-year and 2-yeartimelines established by the Castine Zoning Ordinance.

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Saturday, April 27
  • Silas Yates in Concert Saturday, April 27  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Emerson Hall

    Witherle Memorial Library presents Silas Yates and Friends in Concert. The event features a brass quintet, jazz ensemble, and the sixteen-piece big band, Sentimental Journey. The event is in celebration of Silas Yates's Signature exhibit which will launch that day.

    Cosponsored by Castine Arts Association.

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Monday, April 29