Are you ready to get out on your boat (it is going to warm up, right??) You can now re-register your boat online, using the following link:
Motor Vehicle and Trailer Re-registrations
ATV and Snowmobile Re-registrations
Most Hunting and Fishing Licenses
We are trying to keep a list of available resources for our residents and will update as we have more information. We are also adding local businesses that are doing what they can to help. While we do not recommend one company over another, and due to the constant changes that are happening, we can’t guarantee that this information is current, and ask that you contact the business directly to verify that they are in fact still open and what they are offering. If you know of any other service that is available, please contact Vicki Eugley by email at [email protected]g and we will do our best to keep our residents informed.
Maine Center for Disease Control – www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc
US Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019
Waldo County EMA – www.waldocountyme.gov
211 Maine – www.211maine.org
Medical – Your physician, Waldo County General Hospital at 338-2500, or 911
Northport Food Pantry – Irene Blood – 207-323-9742 – [email protected]
Red Cross – 800-733-2767 – www.redcross.org
Renewal of automobile and trailer registrations – Rapid renewal may be accessed at https://www.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
We are looking for residents to assist during elections, either for an hour or a few. Elections are held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., which makes for a long day for our election clerks. If you are interested in finding out more information on how you can help, please contact Town Clerk Amy Eldridge at 207-338-3819 X3.
This is a reminder that you may qualify for the following property tax exemptions:
Paraplegic Veterans Exemption
Business Equipment Tax Exemption
To see if you qualify for any of these, go to the Maine Revenue Services website at https://www.maine.gov/revenue/propertytax/sidebar/exemptions.htm or call them at 207-624-5600. If you qualify, the form must be turned into the Town’s Assessor before April 1st in order to be applied to the next years’ property tax.
A reminder to 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 the number of rods, the Town owns from the center to beyond on both sides of the road. For 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.