Public Safety Building - Update, December 5, 2022
Please see this letter concerning the Public Safety Building. My goals in writing the letter are to
give you the context to ask questions, to discuss the building and other
initiatives with your friends, and to encourage you to vote. The Select Board and I would really like to
see a large turnout, large enough to be sure how the community feels about the
Public Safety Building and how that project fits in with the other initiatives
we are pursuing.
I am going to ask the Select Board to set the special town
meeting for Thursday, December 15th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Community
Building. We will have a warrant article
with the exact guaranteed maximum price ready for your consideration. Please come.
Online Burn Permits
Burn Permits are now issued through the State. The permit is available on the Ordinances and Policies page under the Residents tab.
You can also access the permit through this link: https://apps1.web.maine.gov/burnpermit/public/index.html
The Town of North Haven does not maintain or control moorings.
To obtain information about moorings, please call on of the two private boatyards on the island:
- J.O. Brown's - 207.867.4621
- Thayer's Y-Knot Boatyard - 207.867.4701.
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.
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].
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, October 19, 2022, the Transfer Station will be open two days each week, Wednesday and Saturday, from 8:00 to 4:00. 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