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Penobscot by the Numbers•Education
Emergency & Public Services •Recreation
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Town Contact Information
Town of Penobscot, P. O. Box 4, Penobscot, ME
Selectmen meet: Tue., except 5th Tue., 7-8:30 p.m., town hall.
The town of Penobscot takes its name from the Indian word “Penobskeag,” or “Penopeauke,” signifying a rocky place. Contemporary farmers will attest to the accuracy of this choice. As in other area communities, small farms have been reestablished and are again supporting local families. Other early trades included brickmaking, home and machine knitting and the manufacturing of fish barrels, lime casks, carriages, harnesses and coffins. Ice harvesting, peat bogs, shipping and gristmills employed other residents.
The Penobscot Nursing Home is, today, the town’s largest employer. The Penobscot Community School educates students from kindergarten through eighth grade. “Penobscot Days,” celebrated in July, involves the fire department, the historical society, Scouts and others to present a parade and day of exhibits and events.
Treasurer, Tax Collector, Town Clerk, Registrar
Animal Control Officer
Board of Appeals
Code Enforcement Officer
Property assessed: real estate and some personal property tax on commercial equipment. Tax bills are mailed on July 1 and are due when received. Discount of 2 percent if paid in first 30 days. Interest on unpaid bills is 7 percent annually.
Rules determined by the state are used to determine property value.
Exemptions: homestead and war veterans over the age of 62.
Tax is calculated as property value times the mill rate.
Land use regulation, flood plain, shellfish and wind tower.
Building, earth moving, road building. They can be obtained at the town office or town CEO and at planning board meetings held first Tue. at 7 p.m.
Penobscot by the Numbers
Total area: 30,737 acres (48.03 sq. mi.)
Education Contact Numbers
Penobscot Community School
Grades K-8 73
Emergency & Public Services
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES
Trash & Recycling
Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, colored paper, junk mail, envelopes with windows, corrugated cardboard, plastic (#1 and #2), tin, aluminum and glass. Transfer Station hours: Tue. and Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Stickers required; available at transfer station.
No information available.
To report a fire: 911
Starr Virginia Lampson Preserve, Rte. 199; Weinland Natural Area, trails, Gray Ridge Rd.
Partial tidal launching marked by sign near Northern Bay Market.Wight Pond, fresh water.
Approx. 60; Bay is the only public cemetery.