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 email@example.com.
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.
SECOND TAX PAYMENT DUE MARCH 1, 2014:
The second real estate and personal property tax payment for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 was due March 1, 2014, and interest started accruing on March 2, 2014. If you would like to make a payment and need to find out how much interest has accrued, please either call or stop by the Town Office.
WITHDRAWAL COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 13TH:
The next RSU#20 Withdrawal Committee meeting will be Thursday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.
RESIDENTS USE OF SAND:
The Town of Northport Sand & Salt Garage is located on Atlantic Highway (US Route 1) in Northport. It is NOT for public use. The old Sand & Salt Garage located on Beech Hill Road has sand for Northport residents. Each resident may take up to two 5-gallon buckets of sand. Pick-up trucks and/or trailers are NOT to be filled with sand. It has been observed since the ice storm that pickups trucks are filling up and taking sand. That is theft. If this continues, the practice of allowing residents to use the sand may be revisited. If you see anyone taking more than the normal amount of two 5-gallon buckets of sand, please report this to the office. A license plate number would also be helpful.
UPCOMING PARTY CAUCUS DATES:
Green Independent Party - The Green Independent Party has not contacted the Town Office in regards to scheduling a caucus yet.
If you need to register to vote as a Northport resident and have not yet done so, you will be able to register the day of the caucus. You will need to present your Maine Driver's License or State I.D., as well as a utility bill or other documentation verifying your physical address, in order to register.
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.
Keep driveways and walkways passable. Emergency vehicles and personnel must be able to reach you during the winter months. Unplowed and icy driveways will delay your assistance. If during an emergency a private road is impassable or dangerous, or a driveway or walkway is dangerous, a contractor will be called to put down sand or to plow. The home owner will be billed for this added expense.
Be patient. The plows are out plowing and sanding. Generally it takes one and one-half hours to complete a route and come back, depending upon the weather.
Major roads are plowed first. Dirt roads that are not frozen are generally plowed last. This is to lessen damage to the road that could then make it impassable.
Do not park on the roadside so that the plow trucks can pass easily.
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:
March 10, 2014 and March 24, 2014
April 7, 2014 and April 28, 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?
To contact us, our telephone number is 207-338-3819,
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.