Paving -- Postponed!
The State has told us Main Street and the other paving projects that were to begin next week will be postponed until May 2020. The State's contractor is behind schedule on Vinalhaven due to challenges in getting hot asphalt to the island. For that reason, the State is unable to work on North Haven before air temperatures cool to the point where paving is not practical. So we will have to wait until next spring for this work to be done.
In case of emergency, please dial 911. North Haven participates in the Knox County Emergency Management System. Upon calling, a 911 operator will take your information and immediately contact North Haven's EMS and Fire Department, as appropriate.
New Ferry Ticket Prices - October 2019
Effective October 1, 2019, the Maine State Ferry Service will implement a new ticket pricing structure. The State will discard the current flat-rate structure and implement a new structure that has three groups of ticket prices, one for Islesboro, a second for North Haven, Vinalhaven, Frenchboro, and Swan's Island, and a third pricing structure for Matinicus. Additionally, from October 1st through May 31st, the ticket prices will be lower than for the period June 1st through September 30th. In both cases, tickets will cost more than they do now. The purpose of the ticket price increases is to compensate for a 17% increase in the Ferry Service's operating costs.
You can view the new pricing structure here.
In addition to these changes, the Ferry Service plans to issue a new tariff -- Tariff #9 -- that will include changes in reservation fees and parking fees, information on ticket exchanges, and other things. The Ferry Service Advisory Board expects to receive a draft of the new tariff in the next few days. North Haven's Advisory Board members are Jon Emerson (primary) and Rick Lattimer (alternate). Please see them with any questions or concerns.
New Town Office Email Addresses
We have new email addresses in the Town Office. Please refresh your email contacts lists to make sure you are using the right addresses.
Select Board Meeting Schedule
Beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Select Board will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the Town Office.
2018 North Haven Town Report
For a copy, please click here.
Request for Proposals -- Town Office Roof
Description: This is a request for proposals to replace the Town Office Roof. The roof is currently shingled with asphalt shingles. The Town would consider proposals for both new asphalt shingles and for a metal roof. In addition, the work would include removing and replacing the gutters, repairing and painting the soffits and fascia boards, and performing other associated work as needed to ensure the roof and associated structures are free from rot. The Town should expect the materials and workmanship used to replace the roof to last at least 20 years.
Proposals Due: Submit proposals to the Town Office. You may deliver your proposal in person to the Town Office or send it via email to Rick Lattimer, town administrator, at [email protected] Proposals will be evaluated at the end of each calendar month until an acceptable proposal is received.
Performance Period: Negotiable.
Recycling at the Transfer Station
Click here for a copy of recycling guidelines at the Transfer Station. As many recyclers know, the market for recycled materials has undergone some dramatic changes. Our recycling provider, Ecomaine, has issued new guidelines to match the demand of a shrinking market for some categories of materials. Please consult it.
2017 North Haven Town Report
For a copy, click here.
Transfer Station -- Schedule and Hours, Recycling Guidelines
Currently, the Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00. For an updated list of what can and cannot be discarded in the recycling compacter, click here.
Please remember that the burn pile is restricted to brush and untreated wood. (Latex painted construction debris is allowed.) Access to and use of the burn pile is primarily on an "honor system". The Transfer Station staff cannot continuously monitor the pile. The discarding of noxious and toxic debris which ends up being burned may result in drastic action by the state Department of Environmental Protection, up to and including permanent closure.
Propane Trips: for a copy of the 1-6-16 line-up policy for passengers on propane transport trips, click here.
Line Numbers: Click here for information for how get a line number.
Rockland Line-up Policies: Click here for policies and procedures at the Rockland Terminal, including rules on switching vehicles.
Cancellation Emails: to receive email notice of ferry cancellations, click here and follow the instructions to sign up for the notice.
Click here for a copy of the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report
Tax Maps Assessors' Information
Now online. Click here for link