Castine town offices are located at Emerson Hall on Court Street. Summer resident Charles Emerson of Illinois donated the building to Castine on June 26, 1901. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Castine by the numbers



Source: Castine 2018 annual report for the fiscal year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

 

Town Clerk’s report

Births: 2

Deaths: 2

Marriages: 8

 

Registered voters (November 2018)

789 total registered voters

312 Democrats

192 Republicans

46 Green Independent Party

2 Libertarian

234 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding 2016 real estate taxes

Eight taxpayers: $30,421.17

 

Outstanding 2015 real estate taxes

Four taxpayers: $10,467.96

 

Castine Fire Rescue Department annual report for calendar year 2017

Type of call                                                     Number

Fire call                                                                 5

EMS first responder                                             48

Rescue/hazardous condition                                  8

Drills and non-emergency patient assists             13

False alarms and false calls                                  20

Community paramedicine visits                           12

Total calls                                                            106

 

Annual compensation for town officials (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)

Town manager

  • Town office: $59,595.48
  • Code enforcement: $8,000
  • Salaries — sewer: $2,000
  • Salaries — water: $2,000

Total: $71,595.48

Finance officer/tax collector/treasurer

  • Town office: $52,704.50
  • Sewer: $8,300
  • Water: $8,300

Total: $69,304.50

Town clerk/registrar of voters

Town office: $50,367.29

Public works

  • Public works: $38,747.60
  • Transfer station: $3,310
  • Animal control officer: $2,080

Total: $44,137.60

Transfer station attendant: $18,824

Board of Selectmen:

  • Chair: $5,000
  • Member: $4,000
  • Member: $4,000

Fire department

  • Fire chief: $7,500
  • Assistant chiefs (three at $2,000): $6,000

Harbormaster

  • Harbormaster: $12,500
  • Traffic control officer: $9,844

Total pay: $22,344

Library

  • Director: $47,450
  • Assistant librarian: $28,831
  • Library assistant: $12,665
  • Library assistant: $10,408

Transfer station

  • Operations: $82,590
  • All other costs (including salaries): $34,665

Total: $117,255

2019 County tax: $130,795.28

 

Adams School, 2018-2019 enrollment

47 students total

Pre-K: 5 students

Kindergarten: 2 students

1st grade: 1 student

2nd grade: 4 students

3rd grade: 10 students

4th grade: 4 students

5th grade: 3 students

6th grade: 6 students

7th grade: 6 students

8th grade: 4 students

 

Bay School

2 students total

5th grade: 1 student

7th grade: 1 student

 

Out of state schools

12th grade 1 student

 

George Stevens Academy, 2018-2019 enrollment

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

Castine                       6                   4                      3                      1

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

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

 

Adams School, 2018-2019 staff compensation

 

Superintendent’s office (prorated)

Assessment for administration: $37,784.43

Assessment for business administration: $18,481.71

Assessment for special education: $23,363.53

 

Administration

Principal salary: $20,811.75

Secretary salaries: $30,502.56

 

Food services

Salaries: $16,244.14

 

Guidance

Guidance salaries: $15,360.40

 

Health services

School nurse: $8,654.80

 

Regular instruction salaries (per position)

Teacher: $47,507

Teacher: $64,486

Teacher: $84,559

Teacher (20 percent): $13,007

Teacher (75 percent): $62,435.25

Teacher (40 percent): $18,122

Teacher (40 percent): $21,095

Teacher: $44,068

Teacher: $8,824

Teacher (10 percent): $4,811

Teacher: $43,100

Teacher (one-day Spanish): $8,827

Instructional aides: $10,968.86

Substitute wages: $7,650

 

Special education

Teacher salaries: $43,299.90

Instructional aides/assistant wages: $22,207.50

 

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

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