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


ACCEPTING BIDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO SATURDAY COVE:

The Town of Northport is accepting bids for improvements to the Town Landing at Saturday Cove.  Links to the bid documents, civil drawings, structural drawings and addendum #1 are attached below.  The bids must be received by the Town Office before Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon.  Any questions, please contact William Gartley of Gartley & Dorsky Engineering and Surveying, Inc. at (207) 236-4365 (office), (207) 596-4656 (cell) or wgartley@gartleydorsky.com

Bid Documents

Civil Drawings

Structural Drawings

Addendum #1


NOTICE OF UNPAID TAXES TO BE LISTED IN THE TOWN REPORT:

All real and personal property taxes that remain unpaid as of March 31, 2014 will be listed in the Town Report.  If your taxes were not paid by the due dates, you may still owe a balance because of accrued interest.  Payments are applied first to interest and costs, and then to the property tax.  If you would like to see if your taxes have been paid in full, please contact the Town Office as soon as possible. 


NOMINATION PAPERS AVAILABLE:

Nomination papers are available at the Town Office for the one position of Selectman/Overseer of the Poor (3 year term).  All nomination papers must be returned to the Town Office for certification before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.


MUSSEL FARM LEASE RENEWAL:

The Mussel Farm (PEN BB) near Kelly Cove is renewing its aquaculture lease from the Department of Marine Resources.  There is a public comment period which will expire on May 5, 2014.  Comments, or a request for a public hearing, may be sent in writing during this time to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

ATTN:  Aquaculture Administrator

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021


WITHDRAWAL COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 1ST:

The next RSU#20 Withdrawal Committee meeting will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, and then they will meet again on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.


HARBOR NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mooring permit fees will increase in 2014 by 25%.

New rates as follows:

Resident Mooring Permit Fee $25.00

Non-resident Mooring Permit Fee $125.00

Mooring permit renewals will be delayed by 2 - 4 weeks this year.  We are converting to a new Mooring Permit System that will be available online for renewals and payments.  You can still send or drop your check to the Northport Town Office.  More details will follow once the new system is up and running.  Questions?  Call Lora Mills at 323-1962.



PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS:

The Town Office has received copies of the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps.  If you would like to view the maps, please stop by the Town Office on a Friday when the Code Enforcement Officer is available.




CHANGE OF DATES FOR SELECTBOARD MEETINGS:

The regularly scheduled board meetings for January, February, March and April have been changed due to conflicts with holidays.  The meetings will be as follows:

April 7, 2014 and April 22, 2014

The time and place will remain the same - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall




CHANGES TO THE MAINE RESIDENTS PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND (CIRCUITBREAKER) PROGRAM:

The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund (Circuitbreaker) Program has been repealed as part of the recently enacted State Budget and has been replaced with the refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that is claimed on the Maine Income Tax Form beginning in January, 2014.  A worksheet will be included with the 2013 Maine Individual Income Tax Form 1040ME.  For more information, please visit the Maine.gov website at www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief/tnr.htm



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.