Welcome to North Haven, Maine

One of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay approximately twelve miles from the midcoast city of Rockland. It is served by a Maine Department of Transportation ferry making three round trips a day from Rockland. The island's ferry link is of course dependent on the whims of wind and tide.

Its year-round population of 355 (2010 Census) swells in July and August with the return of families who own or rent seasonal homes on the Island. In 2018, North Haven celebrates the 171st anniversary of its name day (and its 172nd year of independence from Vinalhaven).

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Emergency Services

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.

School Board Opening

Heather Cabot has resigned from the School Board to pursue teaching opportunities. Heather’s term would have expired in 2021. Cecily Pingree expressed interest in completing Heather’s term. The School Board was advised that it had the authority to appoint a new member to fill the remainder of Heather’s term and unanimously voted to appoint Cecily to the Board. This turns out to be an error. The School Board does not have this authority, so Cecily’s appointment is invalid. Instead, the authority for filling a vacant School Board term rests with the Town’s Select Board. See Maine Statute, Title 20-A, section 1254.  The Select Board has the authority to appoint someone to fill the position until the next Town meeting in March 2020.

Two people expressed interest in serving on the School Board as an interim member, Justin Grant and Cecily Pingree.  The three members of the Board present on May 21, 2019 decided to defer a decision until the full five-member Select Board is present.

Job Posting — Town Property Manager

The Town of North Haven has an immediate opening for a property manager.  This is a part-time position.  A property manager would perform various maintenance and repair services for the Town's properties, such as painting, plumbing, removing debris, snow shoveling, mowing and trimming, and periodic inspections.  Applicants should be motivated to care for the Town's properties, capable of identifying and completing tasks independently, and available to work a consistent schedule of approximately 20 hours per week.  Pay is $25 per hour.  If interested, please contact Kathy Macy, Town Clerk, at 207.867.4433 or nhclerk@midcoast.com.

Browntail Moths

The Town's Road Commissioner has instructed his crew to burn Browntail moth nests along the roadways that the crew can safely reach. No insecticide or poison of any kind is being applied.  This is the time of year to destroy the nests, while they are visible and the larvae are inactive.  In caterpillar form, these insects' hairs can cause skin and respiratory irritation.  If you would like to remove these nests from your own trees, a safe method is to clip the nest and deposit it in soapy water.  You can find more information on the Browntail moth here.

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 nhadmin@midcoast.com.  Proposals will be evaluated at the end of each calendar month until an acceptable proposal is received.

Performance Period: Negotiable.

Select Board Meeting Schedule

The Select Board currently meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the Town Office.

Airstrip Documents

Case Statement for Developing a Municipal Airstrip
Agreement between Town and Norfam
Draft of a municipal agreement between PIA and Town (Vinalhaven)

New Maine State Ferry Fare Information

For a side by side comparison of new rates for all islands with the new fares, click here.

For a summary of the new fares and the other changes associated with the new fare structure, click here.

For a copy of the Commissioner's decision, click here.

For a copy of the new Tariff #8, click here.

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 Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 to 4:00.  The schedule will change to 9:00 to 5:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays starting Monday, May 6, 2019. 

For an updated list of what can and cannot be discarded in the recycling compacter, click here.

Burn Pile

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.

Ferry Information

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.

Water Department

Click here for a copy of the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report

Tax Maps Assessors' Information

Now online. Click here for link