Welcome to the Town of Northport, Maine
On behalf of the Town of Northport, welcome to our website. This website is dedicated to the citizens of Northport. It offers residents and visitors ready access to information concerning municipal government departments, the services they provide, ordinances and a schedule of events.
If you have any questions or comments, we would like to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE:
The Fire Department will be holding an Open House this Saturday, October 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Beech Hill Fire Station. There will be a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and drink. There are also a limited number of smoke detectors that will be given away while they last. The Fire Department will also give a presentation on fire safety and prevention at the Edna Drinkwater School on Thursday, October 12th. These events are all part of Fire Prevention Week.
Please stop by the fire house on Saturday, grab a hot dog, hopefully a smoke detector, and some information on fire safety. A great time will be had by all!!
FIRST PAYMENT OF 2017 PROPERTY TAXES WERE DUE SEPTEMBER 30TH:
Reminder that the first payment of the 2017 real and personal property taxes were due on September 30, 2017, and interest began accruing on October 1, 2017. If you would like to make a payment and need to know how much interest has accrued, please contact the office.
AS FALL CLEAN UPS BEGIN, A REMINDER REGARDING YARD WASTE:
The Northport Transfer Station is not able to accept leaves and other yard waste, except in with the regular trash, which requires a garbage bag and a trash sticker. We are not able to recycle leaves and yard waste, as we do not have the required DEP composting license. Please do not put your leaves and yard waste in the recycling container. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
MESSAGE FROM TOWN ADMINISTRATOR BARBARA ASHEY REGARDING TOWN RIGHT OF WAYS:
As work continues around Town, and roadside mowing is planned for September, I thought it wise to remind residents about the Town's right of way on all Town roads. (This does not include Village roads or private roads.)
Depending on the width of the road, measured by number of rods, the Town owns from the center to beyond on both sides of the road. Example: a 3-rod road is 49.5 feet wide. The Town owns from the center to 24.75 feet on both sides. If you have plantings, walls, gardens, grasses, lawn ornaments, etc., in the Town right of way, it is subject to removal when work is done in that area. It will not be replaced.
The purpose of the right of way, which is a long standing law, is to maintain the traveled area to keep it safe for passage. This includes the road itself and the sides of the road to be maintained for ditching, culvert placement, etc. When traveling on roads you need to be able to pass safely without going around overhanging trees, brush, grass, etc. If you need to pull over, you need to be able to see if there is a ditch or drop off. Hence the purpose for the Town right of way.
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES ANNOUNCED:
2017/2018 School year bus routes:
BELFAST FREE LIBRARY TO BEGIN CHARGING NORTHPORT RESIDENTS FOR LIBRARY CARDS:
The Belfast Free Library has notified Town Officials that beginning July 1, 2017, they will be charging Northport residents for all adult non-resident library cards. The fee for the cards will be $35.00 per year. Children's non-resident library cards will be free, as they have been in the past.
TOWN RECEIVES HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS FROM ELVA DILLING'S FAMILY:
Town Administrator Barbara Ashey accepted several historical items from Mary Rollerson, daughter of Elva Dilling. Mrs. Dilling was key in the Northport Honor Roll, which recognizes our Veterans, that was dedicated back in 1944.
The items included lists with the names of Veterans serving in various wars all the way back to the Revolutionary War, information on the Saturday Cove Church, and Town Reports dating back to 1932. The Town would like to thank Mrs. Dilling's family for gifting these to the Town. We will keep them safely stored with the hopes that some day, the Town of Northport will have a historical society where they can be proudly displayed.
OPEN BURN PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE, AGAIN, WITH NO FEE:
The free online Open Burning Permits through http://wardensreport.com, are available again.
RAPID RENEWAL NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTHPORT!!
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that Rapid Renewal is now available in Northport. Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one easy online transaction. With Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rapid renewal may be accessed through maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
WALDO COUNTY EMA HAS NEW FEATURE ON IT'S WEBSITE CALLED "SitRep":
The Waldo County EMA has a new feature on their site called "SitRep", where they will post short notice information that they want the public to be informed about, such as shelter status, warming center status, power restoration priorities, road closures, impacts of storms, protective action instructions (evacuation/sheltering in place) and other special instructions that they feel are important for the public to be aware of. They also plan to use the site during such events as canoe races and swims to pass along information of the status of race participants.
Please check out this website when there is an emergency.
TRANSFER STATION IS NO LONGER ABLE TO TAKE LEAVES AND OTHER YARD WASTE:
Following an inspection by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Transfer Station will no longer be accepting leaves or other yard waste. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.
IS YOUR HOUSE CLEARLY MARKED? CAN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND YOU IF THEY NEED TO?
Several of our volunteers on both the Fire Department and First Responder units have voiced their concerns regarding the inability to locate some of our residents in an emergency. There have been a few 911 calls where responders were not able to find the residence in a timely manner because there were no house numbers that were easily visable from the road.
Please number your house so that you may be found quickly in an emergency, with a reflective sign that is also visable at night and is placed where they can be seen easily from the road. Get as creative as you would like. You may also purchase a numbered sign from the Town for $12.00, which will be made by Toupie Rooney, Town E911 Addressing Agent and First Responder, and will be available for pick up at the Town Office.
To order a sign, please complete this form and either mail or drop the form off at the Town Office along with your $12.00 payment. Remember, our responders cannot help you if they cannot find you.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE EDNA DRINKWATER SCHOOL, IT'S SCHOOL COMMITTEE OR UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS, BUT YOU DON'T SEE IT HERE? CLICK ON OVER TO THE SCHOOL PAGE BY CLICKING THIS LINK AND YOU MAY FIND IT THERE.
NORTHPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:
The Northport Fire Department is looking for new members to join their team. If you would like more information, please contact Fire Chief Paul Rooney or come to a meeting. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Beech Hill Station, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
OPENINGS ON THE PLANNING BOARD:
There is currently one vacancy on the Planning Board for an alternate. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Town Clerk Jeanine Tucker by either stopping by the office, phone 338-3819 X3 or email email@example.com
OPENING ON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:
There is currently one vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals for an Alternate. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Town Clerk Jeanine Tucker by either stopping by the office, phone 338-3819 X3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPENINGS IN LAND USE ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:
The Town of Northport is seeking volunteers to fill openings on the Land Use Ordinance Committee as indicated in "Sec. 4.04 Paragraph B3" of the Administrative Ordinance. Applicants must be a resident of, and registered voter in, the Town of Northport.
Letters of interest must be submitted to the Town Office as soon as possible.
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON A COMMITTEE?
The Selectboard is always looking for community members to serve on town committees. If you are interested in serving you community and would like to serve on a committee, please contact the Town Office and let us know what your interests are.
What's new in Northport?
To contact us, our telephone number is 207-338-3819,
or by email at email@example.com.
The address of the Town Office is:
16 Beech Hill Road
Northport, Maine 04849
town office is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m.. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Transfer Station Hours
The transfer station is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
is a $1.50 per bag disposal fee and you may purchase your trash
stickers either at the town office or at the transfer station.