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]

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

Town Manager: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Selectman Chr.: Gus Basile

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: RJD Appraisals, Agent 326-4502

Registrar of Voters: Susan M. Macomber 326-4502

Emergency Management: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Water Operator: Adam Clark 326-8540

Welfare Director: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Public Works Director: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Parks & Recreation: Dianna Paine 326-4502

Road Commissioner: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Code Enforcement: James M. Goodson III, 326-4502

Plumbing Inspector: Peter F. Vogell 326-4502

Wastewater Operator: Aaron Zurek 326-4845

Utilities Supt.: George Motycka 326-8540

Fire Chief: Randy Stearns 326-4997

Animal Control Officer: Henry Erhard 326-4502

Health Officer: Ingrid Scott 610-9193

Harbor Master: Scott Vogell

Supt. of Schools: Mark E. Hurvitt 374-9927

School Board (3): Chr. Kathryn MacArthur 326-9454; meets first Wed. each month

Planning Board (7): Chr. Doug Wellington; meets second Thurs. each month

Board of Appeals (5): Chr. Jim Shanley; meets as needed

House Dist. 133 — Rep. Ralph Chapman (D)

Senate Dist. 8 — Sen. Kimberley C. Rosen (R)

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

Zoning: Townwide zoning ordinance, historic preservation ordinance and subdivision ordinance; last amended 2013

Comprehensive Plan: 2010

Last Townwide Valuation: 2002

Fiscal Year: July 1-June 30

Town Meeting: Second Sat. in May

Municipal Election: First Tues. in November

Fire Department: Volunteer 911

Ambulance: Peninsula Ambulance 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 Public Works 326-4502

Recycling: Town of Castine Public Works 326-4502

Cable TV: Spectrum (800) 892-4357

Chamber of Commerce: Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 469-6818/Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 374-3242

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

Banks: Bangor Savings, Camden National

Population: 1980: 1,304 1990: 1,191; 2000: 1,343; 2010: 1,366

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

2010 Population by Ages
0-4 19
5-19 350
20-44 562
45-64 214
65 up 221
TOTAL 1,366

Median Age 22.2

Registered and Unenrolled Voters
Democrat 312
Green Independent 42
Republican 324
Libertarian 4
Unenrolled 365
Total 1,047

2017 Mill Rate: .0118