About Castine



Acreage:
5,050 (Sq. Mi.: Land 7.8, water 12.2)

Municipal Building:
Emerson Hall, 67 Court Street, P.O. Box 204, Castine 04421; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; 326-4502, fax 326-9465, www.castine.me.us, e-mail [email protected]

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Town Manager, Board of Selectmen (3)

Town Manager:
Dale F. Abernethy 326-4502

Board Chr.:
Peter Vogell 326-4502

Town Clerk:
Susan M. Macomber 326-4502

Treasurer:
Karen S. Motycka 326-4502

Tax Collector:
Karen S. Motycka 326-4502

Finance Officer:
Karen S. Motycka 326-4502

Assessor:
Board of Selectmen 326-4502

Registrar of Voters:
Susan M. Macomber 326-4502

Welfare Director:
Dale F. Abernethy 326-4502

Public Works Director:
Dale Abernethy 326-4502

Parks & Recreation:
Debi McLaughlin, Paul Fallow 326-4502

Road Commissioner:
Dale Abernethy 326-4502

Code Enforcement:
Dale Abernethy 326-4502

Plumbing Inspector:
Peter F. Vogell 326-4502

Water Supt.:
G. Dan Leavitt 326-8540

Sewer Supt.:
George Motycka 326-4845

Fire Chief:
Randy Stearns 326-4997

Animal Control Officer:
Henry Erhard 326-4502

Health Officer:
Ingrid Scott 326-9193

Supt. of Schools:
Dennis Howard, Interim 374-9927

School Board (3):
Chr. Joe Spinazola 326-2050; meets first Wed. each month

Planning Board (6):
Chr. Richard Starke 326-8065; meets second Thurs. each month

Board of Appeals (5):
Chr. Patrick Haugen; meets as needed

House Dist. 37:
Rep. Ralph Chapman (D)

Senate Dist. 31:
Sen. Richard W. Rosen (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 2:
Percy L. Brown Jr. (R)

Zoning:
Shoreland, historic preservation; last amended 2008

Comprehensive Plan:
1995

Last Townwide Valuation:
2002

Fiscal Year:
Feb. 1-Jan. 31

Town Meeting:
Last Mon. in March

Municipal Election:
First Tues. in November

Fire Department:
Volunteer 911

Ambulance:
Bagaduce Ambulance Corps 911

Library:
Witherle Memorial Library 326-4375

School:
Adams Elementary School 326-8608

College:
Maine Maritime Academy 326-4311

Post Office:
Castine 04421, 326-8551

Water Service:
Castine Water Dept. 326-8540

Sewer Service:
Castine Pollution Control Facilities 326-4845

Trash Collection:
Town of Castine, curbside pick-up 326-4502

Recycling:
Peter F. Vogell 326-4502

Cable TV:
Time Warner 888-683-1000

Chamber of Commerce:
Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 469-6818

Churches:
Episcopal 1, Roman Catholic 1, Unitarian 1, Trinitarian 1

Banks:
Bangor Savings, Union Trust Co.

Population:
1980: 1,304
1990: 1,191
2000: 1,343

Year-round/Seasonal Residences:
1980: 329/158
1990: 371/181
2000: 395/254

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4                37
5-19             267
20-44           599
45-64           247
65 up           193
TOTAL      1,343

Median Age:
23.8

Taxation History:
Valuation         Mill          Raised
Year        (000’s)          Rate        (000’s)
1960    $     647           .118        $    77
1970        4,763           .031            148
1980       33,256          .012            399
1990       65,600          .0168       1,102
2000      117,502         .0124       1,439
2001      117,510         .0125       1,469
2002      194,655         .00818     1,592
2003      198,594         .00950     1,887
2004      201,101         .01000     2,011
2005      348,376         .00580     2,021
2006      350,230         .00620     2,171
2007      350,306         .00660     2,312
2008      352,231         .00659     2,321
2009      354,571         .00675     2,393