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



CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH:

The code enforcement office will be closed on Friday, June 30th.  Please contact the Town Office if you have any questions.



TOWN OFFICE AND TRANSFER STATION CLOSED FOR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY:

The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.  The Town Office will re-open Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m. and the Transfer Station will re-open Thursday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m.  We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!!!



TOWN REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE:

The 2017 Town Reports are available at the Town Office.  If you would like to view an online copy, click here.



ANNUAL ELECTION RESULTS:

The annual Town of Northport Election was held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and had the following results:

Selectmen, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor for a three year term - Michelle "Shelly" Patten

School Committee for a three year term - Mark Lynch

Road Commissioner for a two year term - Amon Morse III



STATE REFERENDUM AND SCHOOL BUDGET VALIDATION REFERENDUM ELECTION:

The State Referendum and School Budget Validation Referendum Election was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, with the following results:

Yes - 119

No - 11



YOUTH ELECTION RESULTS:

At the June 13, 2017 Election, we continued with the tradition of encouraging our under 18 citizens to participate in the democratic process.

The topic for this election was "If you could start your own zoo, what animal would you choose first?" with images of a Lion, an Elephant, a Zebra, a Koala and an empty space for "Other" next to check off boxes.  Voted ballots were placed into a special youth ballot box in the same fashion as the grown-ups.

With a youth voter turnout of 5 children, the results were as follows:

Lion - 1 vote

Elephant - 1 vote

Zebra - 1 vote

Koala - 2 votes

Other - 0 votes

It looks like the youth in our town would like to start a zoo with a koala as their first choice.

We encourage you to bring your children/grandchildren with you when coming to the polls as we look forward to holding a Youth Vote each and every time the adults vote.



DENISE LINDAHL ATTENDS FINAL SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Monday, May 22nd, was the final Selectboard meeting for Denise Lindahl, as she is not running for the position again.  Denise has been a Selectman for 15 years and will be missed.  Her knowledge and history with the town runs deep, and we appreciate the countless hours that Denise has dedicated to Town of Northport.  Denise has seen many changes in the Town during her terms in office, and has always led with calm and sensibility.  Thank you Denise, for all that you have done.  We wish you well, and enjoy your free Monday nights.

If you see Denise around town, please give her a big "THANKS!!!".

Denise



OPEN BURN PERMITS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE WITH NO FEE:

The free online Open Burning Permit that was available through http://wardensreport.com is not available at the time.  If they do become available again, we will certainly let you know.  In the meantime, permits may be obtained at the Town Office, the Bayside Store or from Fire Chief Paul Rooney. 



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.

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.




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 townclerk@northportmaine.org



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 townclerk@northportmaine.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?

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.