Welcome to the Town of Northport, Maine

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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 bookkeeper@northportmaine.org.




ANNOUNCEMENTS



HOT OFF THE PRESS - THE 2015 - 2016 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT:

The 2015 - 2016 Annual Town Reports are back from the printers and ready to be picked up.  They are available at the Town Office, Wentworth's Family Grocery, the Bayside Store, the Hideaway Diner and the NVC office.  If you would like to view a digital copy, click this link.  Stop by to get yours soon.



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/



ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION:

Absentee ballots for the June 4, 2016 Annual Town Meeting Election are available at the Town Office, 16 Beech Hill Road, Northport, during normal office hours.

Positions to be voted on are:

One Selectmen/Overseer of the Poor for a 3 year term

One School Committee Member for a 3 year term

If you are in need of a ballot and are unable to pick one up in person, you may request one by calling the office at 338-3819.

If you have not registered to vote, it is not too late to do so.  You will need to register in person, bring a photo ID with you as proof of residency and something showing your current physical address.  The Voter Registrar is available during normal office hours, as well as on Election Day.



MUNICIPAL ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING:

The municipal election will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

The annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Goose Event Center on Route 1.



ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE JUNE 14, 2016 STATE PRIMARY AND NORTHPORT SCHOOL BUDGET VALIDATION ELECTION:

Absentee ballots for the June 14, 2016 State Primary and Northport School Budget Validation Election are available at the Town Office, 16 Beech Hill Road, Northport, during normal office hours. 

If you are in need of a ballot and are unable to pick one up in person, you may request one by calling the office at 338-3819.  If you need to vote by absentee ballot, you must request one no later than 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Please be advised that the Northport School Budget Validation ballot may not be returned until after the annual Town Meeting on June 6, 2016.

If you have not registered to vote, it is not too late to do so.  You will need to register in person, bring a photo ID with you as proof of residency and something showing your current physical address.  The Voter Registrar is available during normal office hours, as well as on Election Day.



STATE PRIMARY AND NORTHPORT SCHOOL BUDGET VALIDATION ELECTION:

The State Primary and the Northport School Budget Validation Election will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Town Office, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



BURN PERMITS:

Burn permits are no longer available at Wentworth's Store.  They may be obtained from the Town Office, Fire Chief Paul Rooney, or the Bayside Store after they reopen for the season.



NEW HARBORMASTER:

Gordon Fuller has been appointed Harbormaster of Northport.  If you would like to reach Gordon, please call him at 207-624-2769, or email him at harbormaster@northportmaine.org.



NORTHPORT FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE SHAPE AWARD:

The Northport First Responders were presented with the SHAPE Award on Monday, January 25th by Michael LaPlante, Program Manager, and Pamela Megathlin, Director, of the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards.  The SHAPE Award, which stands for Safety and Health Award for Public Employers, was conceived in 2005 as a way to recognize Public Sector employers who are aiming to provide a "safe and healthful" workplace for their employees.  The Northport First Responders voluntarily went through a very intensive review and inspection of their Safety and Health Policies and Procedures, equipment, facility, training programs, and lots of logs and record keeping documents, by a Safety Works! consultant, and are only the second "stand alone" first responder team to receive this award. 

Also attending the award ceremony was Dorothy Havey, Special Assistant to Senate President Michael Thibodeau, and presented the Northport First Responders with a Legislative Sentiment which recognized them with receiving this award.  The Sentiment was sponsored by Senate President Thibodeau and Representative Erin Herbig, and was read into the Senate calendar on Tuesday, January 26th.

Accepting the award and sentiment on behalf of the First Responders was Hank Lang, Service Chief, and Toupie Rooney.

We are very proud and appreciative of all that the First Responders do for our citizens and would also like to thank them for all of their dedication and hard work.

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 ITS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION TIME!!!!!

Do you have a child that will turn 5 on or before October 15, 2016 and you live in Northport?

It is time to get your child registered for Kindergarten at the Edna Drinkwater Elementary School for the 2016/2017 school year.  Please call the Edna Drinkwater Elementary School at 338-3420 and speak with Marcia Brown. 

PLEASE CALL EARLY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD!



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.

http://www.waldocountyme.gov/ema/index.html



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.



CHANGE OF TIMES FOR PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS:

The Planning Board is changing the times of their meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  They will still be held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Town Hall.



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 are currently two vacancies on the Planning Board - one regular member and one alternate.  If you are interested in filling one of these positions, please contact Town Clerk Jeanine Tucker by either stopping by the office, phone 338-3819 X3 or email townclerk@northportmaine.org




NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTHPORT MUNICIPAL SCHOOL - SCHOOL COMMITTEE:

The new School Committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Edna Drinkwater School, beginning at 6:00 p.m.




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?

State of Maine Unclaimed Property List

The Northport Warm Neighbors Fuel Fund

The Town Office Is Now Accepting Credit Card Payments

House Number Signs Available

Zero Sort Recycling



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To contact us, our telephone number is 207-338-3819,

fax 207-338-3596

or by email at bookkeeper@northportmaine.org.

The address of the Town Office is:

16 Beech Hill Road

Northport, Maine 04849

Office Hours

The 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.

There 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.