Town Office - New Hours, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Dear Community Members and Town Office Customers,
Macy is retiring after many years of service to our community. For me,
she has been a teacher, an adviser, a researcher, and a friend. For
you, her customers, she is often the first person you see in the office
and the one who most often takes care of vehicle and boat registrations,
marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, dog licenses, Mullens
Head Park camping reservations, and many, many other things that make
all our lives better. Please make a point of thanking Kathy and
congratulating her on her retirement. Thank you, Kathy. We will all
The Select Board has hired Vicky Brown to serve as our new Town Clerk. Please join me in welcoming Vicky to the office.
Kathy's last day is this Friday, July 1st. Vicky will start on Monday, July 18th.
Town Clerk position requires certain State training and
certifications. Until Vicky has completed her training and has enough
experience to feel comfortable in her new role, Joette DeBlois has
graciously agreed to serve as Town Clerk and Voting Registrar, in
addition to Joette's duties as Treasurer. Joette will help train
Vicky. We are also moving to make online vehicle registrations
available. Both Joette and Vicky will take the training needed for the
Town to offer this service. Online boat registrations are already
available here. We will let everyone know when online vehicle registrations are available.
all this in mind, we are going to reduce the customer service hours in
the Town Office to 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, through
the end of July and possibly through Labor Day. We will revisit our
customer service hours toward the end of July to determine if we can
expand them. Thank you for understanding and for your patience.
North Haven Roadsides
The Select Board would like to recognize everyone who helps keep our roadsides clean and to urge people to be more careful with their trash. Please read this letter.
Ferry Service Survey
The Island Institute is sponsoring a survey concerning the Maine State Ferry Service's support of all the islands it serves. The Institute is working with the Ferry Service on this effort.
If you would like to participate, please click on this link. You may also pick up paper copies of the survey at the Rockland terminal.
We will all benefit if the Ferry Service better understands our needs.
Cell Tower Explorations
The Town is talking with Tilson Infrastructure about building a tower at the Town's State Pit (Crabtree Farm) property on South Shore Road. Please see this letter for details. No decisions have been made. Please contact Rick Lattimer, Town Administrator, with any questions, 867.4433 or [email protected].
Select Board Meetings
The North Haven Select Board meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:00 pm in the Town Office. The public is welcome to attend.
Airstrip: Passenger & Freight Transportation
There has been considerable discussion about Penobscot Island Air's (PIA) use of Watson's airstrip over the summer. As town administrator, I've been involved in this issue since I started in July 2018. But as most people know, this has been an ongoing concern for decades. I've written a lengthy article for the October edition of the North Haven News in which I attempt to lay out the pertinent history up through today. I'm attaching the article and the associated documents below. My thanks to everyone involved. Please be patient as the Town, PIA, the Watson family, and the community at large continue to work through this.
Mullens Head Park
Our park is a tremendous asset to our community. Please help us take good care of it so
everyone can enjoy it. We recently had a
fire in the forest near Vista Beach that could have been catastrophic were it not
for the quick response of our volunteer fire fighters. We have also found large amounts of garbage —
some left over from picnics and other outings and some that is obviously
household trash. We rely on volunteers
to take care of the park. Please do your
part to help. Carry out what you carry
in, use the designated grills or your own grills - but no open fires, and clean
up if you see a mess. Thanks for your
Lattimer, Town Administrator
Transfer Station -- Schedule and Hours, Payment, and Recycling Guidelines
Starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the Transfer Station will be open three days each week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 9:00 to 5:00. We will be accepting cash, but strongly prefer people purchase stickers for household trash at the Town Office. Stickers cost $1.50 each. A $1.50 sticker goes on a 33-gallon bag. Place 1/2 a sticker on a 13-gallon kitchen bag. Place two stickers on a large contractor bag. The Town Office accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
For an updated list of what can and cannot be discarded in the recycling compacter, click here.
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.
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.
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