About Mount Desert



Acreage:
25,699 (Sq. Mi.: Land 36.9, water 18.3)

Villages:
Hall Quarry, Northeast Harbor, Otter Creek, Pretty Marsh, Seal Harbor, Somesville

Municipal Building:
21 Sea Street, P.O. Box 248, Northeast Harbor 04662; Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 276-5531, fax 276-3232, www.mtdesert.org, e-mail [email protected]

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Town Manager, Board of Selectmen (5)

Town Manager:
Michael MacDonald 276-5531

Board Chr.:
Thomas Richardson 276-5531

Administrative Assistant:
Jennifer L. McWain 276-5531

Town Clerk:
Joelle D. Nolan 276-5531

Treasurer:
John A. Graves 276-5531

Tax Collector:
John A. Graves 276-5531

Finance Director:
John A. Graves 276-5531

Assessor:
Kyle Avila 276-5531

Registrar of Voters:
Joelle D. Nolan 276-5531

Emergency Management:
Michael Bender 276-5531

Welfare Director:
Michael MacDonald 276-5531

Public Works Director:
Anthony Smith 276-5743

Road Commissioner:
Michael MacDonald 276-5531

Code Enforcement:
Kimberly Keene 276-5731

Building/Plumbing Inspector:
Kimberly Keene 276-5731

Police Chief:
James Willis Jr. 276-5111

Fire Chief:
Michael Bender 276-5111

Animal Control Officer:
Kevin Edgecomb 276-5111

Health Officer:
Michael MacDonald 276-5531

Harbor Master:
Shawn Murphy 276-5737

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

School Board (5):
Chr. Heather Jones; meets first Wed. each month

Planning Board (7):
Chr. James Bright; meets second and fourth Mon. each month

Appeals Board (7):
Chr. Harry Madeira 276-3788; meets as needed

Assessment Review (5):
Chr. John C. Doyle 276-5743; meets as needed

House Dist. 35 and 36:
Rep. Elspeth Flemings (D); Rep. Walter Kumiega (D)

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

County Commissioner Dist. 3:
Fay A. Lawson (D)

Zoning:
Implemented 1978; last amended 2008

Comprehensive Plan:
1993; currently being updated

Last Townwide Valuation:
2007

Fiscal Year:
July 1-June 30

Town Meeting:
First Mon. in May

Municipal Election:
First Mon. in May

Fire Department:
Municipal  911

Ambulance:
Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service 276-5111

Libraries:
Northeast Harbor Library 276-3333, Seal Harbor Library 276-5306, Somesville Library 244-7404

School:
Mount Desert Elementary School 276-3348

Post Offices:
Northeast Harbor 04662, 276-3221
Mount Desert (Somesville) 04660, 244-5480
Seal Harbor 04675, 276-5341

Ferry Service:
Beal & Bunker 244-3575

Water Service:
Mount Desert Water District (quasi-municipal) 276-3733

Sewer Service:
Town of Mount Desert 276-5738

Trash Collection/Recycling:
Town of Mount Desert 276-5733

Cable TV:
Time Warner 877-596-5366

Chamber of Commerce:
Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce 276-5040

Churches:
Congregational 3
Episcopal 1
Roman Catholic 1

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

Population:
1980: 2,063
1990: 1,899
2000: 2,109

Year-round/Seasonal Residences:
1980: 872/676
1990: 930/770
2000: 1,017/883

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4       78
5-19     386
20-44   650
45-64   622
65 up   373
TOTAL            2,109

Median Age:
43.6

Taxation History:
Valuation          Mill      Raised
Year     (000’s)            Rate     (000’s)
1960    $   4,325          .091     $  395
1970       29,660          .024        713
1980      110,327         .016       1,765
1990      207,259         .01615    3,347
2000      632,122         .00920    5,816
2001      649,948         .01010    6,564
2002      668,139         .01140    7,617
2003      680,681         .12150    8,270
2004      693,278         .01370    9,498
2005      703,461         .01415    9,954
2006      714,919         .01415   10,116
2007    1,981,551        .00535   10,601
2008    1,971,813        .00570   11,239
2009    1,982,744        .00585   11,599