About Bar Harbor



Acreage:
28,800 (Sq. Mi.: Land 42.2, water 28.2)

Municipal Building:
93 Cottage Street, Suite I, Bar Harbor 04609; Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 288-4098, fax 288-4461, www.barharbormaine.gov, e-mail [email protected]

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Town Manager, Town Council (7)

Town Manager:
Dana J. Reed 288-4098

Council Chr.:
Sandy McFarland 288-5760

Town Clerk:
Patricia A. Gray 288-4098

Treasurer:
Stanley W. Harmon 288-5096

Tax Collector:
Sarah Gilbert 288-5096

Finance Director:
Stanley  W. Harmon 288-5096

Assessor:
Steven Weed 288-3320

Registrar of Voters:
Patricia A. Gray 288-4098

Town Planner:
Anne Krieg 288-3329

Economic Development Director:
Anne Krieg 288-3329

Emergency Management:
David W. Rand 288-5554

Welfare Director:
Patricia A. Gray 288-4098

Highway Supt.:
Scott Wood 288-4681

Road Commissioner:
Charles Reeves 288-1026

Code Enforcement:
Angela Chamberlain 288-3329

Building/Plumbing Inspector:
Angela M. Chamberlain 288-3329

Water Supt.:
Jeff Van Trump 288-3555

Sanitation Supt.:
Robert Kane 288-4028

Police Chief:
Nathan W. Young 288-3391

Fire Chief:
David W. Rand 288-5554

Animal Control Officer:
Nathan Young/Nicholas Hardwick 288-3391

Health Officer:
John Lennon 288-4098

Harbor Master:
Charles A. Phippen 288-5571

Supt. of Schools:
Robert E. Liebow 288-5049

School Board (5):
Chr. Ned Johnston; Bar Harbor meets first Mon.; high school meets second Mon. each month

Planning Board (5):
Chr. Kevin Cochary; meets first and third Wed. each month

Appeals Board (6):
Ellen Dohmen 288-9428; meets as needed

Assessment Review (4):
Chr. Rev. Edwin A. Garrett III 288-5362; meets as needed

House Dist. 35:
Rep. Elspeth Flemings (D)

Senate Dist. 28:
Sen. Brian Langley (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 3:
Fay Lawson

Zoning:
Adopted 1986; amended annually

Comprehensive Plan:
1990

Last Townwide Valuation:
2006

Fiscal Year:
July 1-June 30

Town Meeting:
First Tuesday in June

Municipal Election:
Second Tues. in June

Fire Department:
Municipal 911

Ambulance:
Town of Bar Harbor 288-5533

Library:
Jesup Memorial Library 288-4245

Schools:
Conners-Emerson School 288-3631
Mount Desert Island High School 288-5011

College:
College of the Atlantic 288-5015

Ferry Service:
Bar Harbor Ferry Co. 288-2984

Water Service:
Bar Harbor Water Division 288-3555

Sewer Service:
Town of Bar Harbor village area, smaller systems in Hulls Cove and DeGregoire Park

Post Offices:
Bar Harbor 04609, 288-3122
Hulls Cove 04644, 288-3842
Salisbury Cove 04672, 288-4594

Trash Collection/Recycling:
Transfer station or private pick-up

Cable TV:
Time Warner 877-596-5366

Chamber of Commerce:
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce 664-2940, 800-288-5103

Churches:
Baptist 1, Congregational 1, Episcopal 2, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1, Pentecostal 1, Quaker 1, Roman Catholic 1, Other 1

Banks:
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, The First, Machias Savings Bank, Union Trust Co., Bar Harbor Savings & Loan

Population:
1980: 4,124
1990: 4,443
2000: 4,820

Year-round/Seasonal Residences:
1980: 1,751/343
1990: 2,132/454
2000: 2,281/524

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4          218
5-19        884
20-44    1,664
45-64    1,280
65 up      774
TOTAL  4,820

Median Age:
40.6

Taxation History:
Valuation          Mill          Raised
Year        (000’s)           Rate       (000’s)
1960    $   7,932          .075         $  558
1970       25,795          .041          1,061
1980       67,900          .0334        2,268
1990      229,141         .0225        5,156
2000      561,859         .01436      8,068
2001      574,244         .01506      8,648
2002      586,995         .01570      9,216
2003      822,009         .01200      9,864
2004      841,300         .01240     10,432
2005      842,640         .01260     10,617
2006    1,371,689        .08500     11,712
2007    1,369,307        .00877     12,009
2008    1,395,662        .00888     12,395
2009    1,437,197        .00888     12,762