The Blue Hill Town Office is located at 18 Union Street on a knoll overlooking Main Street. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Blue Hill by the numbers



Town Clerk’s report (calendar year 2017)

Births, 28

Deaths, 65 total:

Blue Hill residents, 38

Nonresidents, 27

Marriages, 24

 

Registered voters (November 2018)

2,500 total registered voters

1,096 Democrats

607 Republicans

95 Green Independent Party

4 Libertarians

695 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding real estate taxes as of December 31, 2017

Real estate, $344,973.83

Personal property, $3,153.82

 

Outstanding 2016 real estate taxes

Real estate, $3,362.88

Personal property, $488.90

 

2017 liens recorded, $109,316.19

 

Budgeted expenditures for town officials (2018)

Selectmen (hourly rate): $12 per hour

Selectmen salaries and wage benefits: $45,000

General government budget: $247,424

Blue Hill Fire Department: $76,000

Code enforcement/plumbing inspector account: $36,800

Planning board: $2,500

Animal control officer: $3,000

Law enforcement activities (including constable): $10,000

Harbormaster and clam warden: $27,600

Recreational activities: $43,000

County tax: $309,918

 

Actual expenditures for town officials (2017)

Selectmen (hourly rate): $12 per hour

Selectmen salaries and wage benefits:

  • Appropriated: $45,000
  • Expended: $32,348.92

(including $39,306.16 in salaries and wages and $3,242.76 in FICA/Medicare, minus a $10,200.00 transfer station adjustment)

General government:

  • Appropriated: $212,424.00 (including office staff wages)
  • Expended (office staff wages): $129,337.33

Blue Hill Fire Department:

  • Appropriated: $70,000 (including salaries and wages)
  • Expended (salaries and wages): $16,427.75

(including fire chief, $4,000.00; assistant fire chief, $1,300.00; and firefighters wages, $11,127.75)

Code enforcement/plumbing inspector:

  • Appropriated (including salaries): $34,000.00
  • Expended (salaries): $28,735.75

Planning board secretarial expense:

  • Appropriated (including secretarial expense): $3,300.00
  • Expended (secretarial expense): $3,018.80

Animal control officer:

  • Appropriated: $3,000.00 (including salaries)
  • Expended (salaries): $1,330.00

Law enforcement activities:

  • Appropriated: $10,000.00 (including $2,000.00 for constable wages)
  • Expended (constable wages): $500.00

Harbor master and clam warden (Marine Resources):

  • Appropriated $22,000.00 (including salaries)
  • Expended (salaries): $11,233.54

Recreational activities:

  • Appropriated: $35,000.00 (including salaries and wages)
  • Expended (salaries and wages): $14,448.95

(including $6,800.00 for recreation director and $7,648.95 in wages)

County tax:

  • Appropriated: $292,578.00
  • Expended $292,577.34

 

George Stephens Academy

 

George Stevens Academy budget components, 2018-2019

 

Administration

$798,987

 

Physical plant

$553,305

 

Student programs

Academics: $2,260,602

Student support services: $233,187

Extra-curricular: $358,197

Total student programs: $2,618,799

 

 

George Stevens Academy, 2018-2019 enrollment

Town                   9th grade     10th grade        11th grade      12th grade

Blue Hill                  27                 29                     34                   29

Sedgwick                 16                   9                       9                     6

Penobscot                  5                   5                       5                      5

Brooksville              10                   9                       3                      5

Brooklin                     5                 11                      3                      5

Surry                          3                  10                     6                      4

Castine                       6                   4                      3                      1

Hancock                     0                   0                      1                      0

Otis                            0                    0                      0                      2

Deer Isle                    1                    1                      0                      0

Ellsworth                   1                    0                      0                      0

Orland                       3                    4                       2                     5

Fletchers Landing     1                    0                       0                      0

Cranberry Isles          1                    0                       0                     0

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