Special Town Meeting - Elected Officials & Fire Station
We will hold a special town meeting next week:
- Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
- Time: 5:00 pm
- Location: Community Building - YMCA
- COVID: If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask, but are welcome to wear one; if not, please wear a mask and socially distance
The purposes of the meeting are to:
1. Elect Town Officials (See the list at the North Haven Grocery and the Post Office). You can nominate people for these positions from the floor.
2. Decide how to proceed with the Public Safety Building (Fire Station). Three of the Town’s organizations operate out of the Public
Safety Building — the Fire Department, the EMS Unit, and the Town’s two plow
trucks. In a nutshell, the question before the Town’s
voters is: What do we want in the way
of a building to support these three organizations for the longer term?
We have prepared information about the Public Safety Building for you to consider. You may read it here.
The Select Board has approved the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting. You may read it here.
Select Board’s goal is calling this Special Town Meeting is: Get as many people to vote as possible, so
the Town has a clear mandate on this question. Please come to the meeting and help us
make this decision.
Open House. Fire and EMS will be holding an open house this Saturday, June 12th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity to tour the building.
Select Board Meetings - Wednesday, June 16th
The Select Board holds its regular weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. This week, we will hold our meeting via Zoom. At 5:15 pm, the Vinalhaven Select Board will join the North Haven Select Board in a joint meeting. They will discuss getting across the Thoroughfare and possible topics for future joint meetings.
To participate in this evening's meeting, here is the Zoom link:
You can also join by telephone by dialing 646.558.8656, and entering meeting ID number 885 5468 8687.
You can view the agenda for the meeting here
COVID-19 & Vaccine Distribution
Vaccine Update: The vaccine clinic scheduled for Monday, March 29th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 31st. The Clinic will notify eligible people by telephone. Continued Protections:
Maine's case numbers continue to rise, as do the cases in the rest of the
Thankfully, we have no
confirmed cases on the island right now.
Of course, that could change, so please be careful —
· Wear masks
· Maintain 6 feet between people who are not in
· Wash your hands frequently for at least 20
seconds each time
Please contact the Clinic (207.867.2021) or your
healthcare provider if you have any questions about the virus.
The virus remains very concerning and can be
overwhelming. As we move through winter, many of us begin to feel more isolated.
The virus brings its own anxiety, which when combined with more darkness can
lead to depression. If you have any concerns about anxiety, isolation,
depression, or your mental wellbeing, please contact Anne Cogger by email at [email protected] or by telephone at
207.841.3900. Your messages will be treated as confidential.
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 2, 2021, 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.
For updates on the initiatives discussed during the meeting in August 2019, please go to this page on the Town's website.
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