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Brooksville Town Map
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Town Contact Information
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Town of Brooksville, P. O. Box 314, Brooksville, ME
Telephone: 207-326-8039

Fax: 326-8039
Tax Collector/Town Clerk: Mon., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thu., 6-8 p.m.
Selectmen in office: Wed., 9-11 a.m.
Selectmen meet every other Thu., 7 p.m., town office.
Web site: brooksvillemaine.org; e-mail: townoffice@brooksvillemaine.org.


Municipal Information
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Town Description

Brooksville was formed from parts of Castine, Penobscot and Sedgwick and incorporated in 1817. Home of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary nature preserve and blessed with 53 miles of coastline, Brookville attracts many to enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities. The town has had many lives and shows remnants of previous occupations practiced along her shores. Fishing, copper mining on Cape Rosier, a granite quarry, saw mill and gristmill operations, and ice storage and shipping have faded away. For many years, steamboats arrived at the wharf in Harborside, bringing families to spend the summer here. A number of establishments still cater to the summer vacation set. Hiram Blake Camp, Oakland House and others evoke the early 20th century hospitality shown to Maine’s “rusticators.”

Farming is experiencing a renaissance in Brooksville, with more than 20 active farms, along with bakeries, dairies and a winery. A farmers’ market is held in summer.

Town Officials

Selectmen Darrell Fowler, 326-4518
Richard Bakeman, 326-4518
John Gray, Chmn., 326-4518

Registrar of Voters and Town Clerk Amber Bakeman, 326-4518

Treasurer Freida Peasley, 326-4518

Office Assistant Gayle Clifford, 326-4518

Tax Collector Yvonne Redman, 326-4518

Animal Control Officer Deborah Ciomei, 359-5556

Board of Appeals Basil Ladd, 326-4704
Jean McConnell, 326-4923
Horace Snow, 326-8217
Darrell Fowler, alt., 326-8769

Brooksville Community Center Commission Betsy Jones, chmn., 326-8296
Philip Wessel, treasurer
Dean Cousins, Gleason Allen, Diane Harmon, Rick Ramos

Budget Committee Ann Ebeling, Basil Ladd, Russell Dischinger, Earl Clifford Jr., Matthew Freedman, Ruth Robinson, John Kimball, Pamela Storm, Hal Snow

Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector Lewis Hutchins, 326-4518

Planning Board Meets 1st Tue., 7-9 p.m., town office.
Donald Condon, chmn., 326-4333
Gerald Gray, 326-0583
Denis Blodgett, 326-8008
Christopher Raphael, 326-4341
Philip Wessel, 326-8710
Phil Friend, alt., 326-8309

Road Commissioner Mark Blake, 326-8736

Sealer of Weights & Measure Horace Wardwell, 359-8953

Assessor’s Agent RJD Appraisal, 326-4518

Harbor Committee Sarah Cox, chmn. and harbormaster 326-9638
John Gray, selectmen’s rep. 326-8229
Chris Bates 326-9633
Donald Condon 326-4333
Bob Vaughan 326-4210
Ed Black 326-4816
Marcia Chapman 326-8537
Pat Ryan 326-8248

Dir. Emergency Management Matt Dow, 326-4904

Tax Information

Types of properties assessed and subject to tax are real estate and personal property.

Bills mailed late July and due Oct. 31. Interest rate on unpaid bills: 7 percent, charged after Oct. 31.
Rules used to determine property value: presently based on valuations. Tax exemptions: churches, benevolent organizations, town property.

Mill rate is subject to change each year.

Town Ordinances

Flood plain, shoreland zoning, subdivision, harbor, wireless communication facilities, PACE, General Assistance, 911, ordinance review committee, entrance on roads, and barking dogs.

Permits

Plumbing, septic, shoreland.

Post Offices

Brooksville 04617
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and 1:45-4 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 -10:30 a.m
326-4873


Brooksville by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 21,631 acres (33.8 sq. mi.)
Land: 21,631 acres
Bog: 0 acres
Flood: 424 acres
Inland water: 506 acres
Shoreline: 54.0 miles

Population

2010: 934
2000: 911
1990: 760


Education
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Education Contact Numbers

Union 93
20 Hinckley Ridge Rd., Blue Hill
P.O. Box 630
Mark Hurvitt, superintendent, 374-9927
fax 374-2951
schoolunion93.org

Brooksville Elementary School
1527 Coastal Road
Corinne Pert, prin., 326-8500
fax 326-9195
brooksvilleschool.org

School Board
Charles Tarr, chmn. 359-9469
Helen Condon 326-9750
Gail Ladd 326-4704
Brad Jones 326-8296
Larry Cassis 326-9038

Enrollment figures

Oct. 12
Grades K-8 65
Grades 9-12 31
The Bay School 14
Home school & other 3


Emergency & Public Services
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FOR ALL EMERGENCIES—
FIRE, AMBULANCE & POLICE— CALL 911.

Trash & Recycling

Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (winter hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m.) daily. See listing under Blue Hill.

Public Restrooms

Townhouse during regular hours.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

To report a fire: 911
Non-emergency numbers
Fire House (non-emergency), 326-4904
Matt Dow, Fire Chief, 326-4904
Call fire chief for fire permits.


Recreation
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Walking Trails

Holbrook Island Sanctuary, 326-4012

Managed by The Conservancy Trust of Brooksville, Castine and Penobscot, maps will be available for the following areas: Bagaduce Ferry Landing, W. Brooksville; Snow Natural Area, N. Brooksville.

Public Landings

Bagaduce River access, on Rte. 176, Bagaduce Rd., 0.1 path leads through the woods, roadside parking. Dodge’s Point end of Town Landing Rd., off Rte. 176 ramp and float. Betsy’s Cove landing, NE corner of Buck’s Harbor, off Rte. 176, float and parking.

Cemeteries

Bells, Edgewood, Evergreen, Hillside, Lakeview, Mount Rest, West Brooksville Church.