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Town Contact Information
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Town of Sedgwick, P. O. Box 40, Sedgwick, ME
Telephone: 207-359-2275

Fax: 359-2342
719 N. Sedgwick Rd., Sedgwick, ME 04676
E-mail: selectmen@sedgwickmaine.org; Web site: sedgwickmaine.org
Selectmen meet: Thu., 6 p.m. at town office; other times when posted.
Town Clerk hours: At home: Wed. 7-8:30 p.m. At town office: Wed., 1:30-6 p.m. and Thu., 2:30-5:30 p.m. Other times by chance or appointment.
Tax Collector in Town Office: Tue. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Wed., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thu., 12-6 p.m.


Municipal Information
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Town Description

Blessed with two good harbors, Sedgwick has had a history of marine-related occupations. Fishing, clam-digging, seafaring and shipbuilding have each had a significant role in the local economy. The town has the oldest Town (Meeting) House in continuous use in the United States.

Today, a number of small farms in the area meet local needs and participate in popular farmers’ markets.

Sargentville, a part of Sedgwick, holds its own place in local history as the terminus of the stage coach line to Bucksport.

The area’s most striking feature, Caterpillar Hill, affords a sweeping vista from a roadside turnout on Rte. 15, across blueberry fields to Penobscot Bay and Camden in the west, south to Isle au Haut, and east to Jericho Bay.

Town Officials

First Selectman
Neil Davis, 359-2750

Second Selectman
Nelson Grindal 359-8304

Third Selectman
Victor Smith, 359-4442

Town Clerk, Registrar of Voters, Treasurer
Cynthia Reilly, 326-9012

Tax Collector
Belinda Pert, 359-2275

Selectmen’s Assistant
Barbara Grindle, 359-2275

Board of Appeals
Dorrance Sexton, 359-2083
Fred Marston, 359-8958
Pam Johnson, 359-4487
Danny Weed, 359-0902
Tobey Woodward, alt.

Civil Emergency Prep. Officer
Royce Varnum, 359-8918

Code Enforcement Officer
Edward Michaels, 359-2275

Marine Resources Committee
Steve Theoharidis, 359-9893
John Dunbar, 359-8873
Tom Reilly, 326-9012
Dr. Dennis Desilvey, 359-8495
Aaron Grindal
Vic Smith, ex officio

Planning Board
John Allen, chmn. 359-2516
Steve Astbury
Peter Atherton, Alt.
Peter Neill
Sylvia Wardwell 359-8953
Michael Rossney 359-2486

Plumbing Inspector
Lewis Hutchins 460-9164

Road Commissioner
Paul Carter, 359-4493

Sealer of Weights and Measures
Horace Wardwell, 359-8953

Health Officer
Dr. Dennis Desilvey, 359-8495

Animal Control Officer
Deborah Ciomei, 359-5556

Tax Information

Types of properties assessed and subject to taxes: land, buildings and personal property.

Bills are mailed around Aug. 1 and are due by Oct. 31 to avoid interest. Interest on unpaid bills: 7 percent; changes yearly with state rate.

Tax exemptions: homestead, blind, veterans, widowed veterans.

To appeal assessment: see selectmen.

Mill rate for 2012: 10.05; total value: $2,378,239 To calculate tax: mill rate multiplied by valuation.

Town Ordinances

Shoreland, subdivision, flood plain, site plan review, harbor, addressing, wind power development, local food.

Permits

Building notification form; plumbing; shoreland zoning; subdivision; change of use; available at the town office or CEO.

Post Offices

Sedgwick 04676
Mon.-Fri., lobby, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; window, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-3:45 p.m.; Sat., lobby, 7:30-11:30 a.m.; window, 7:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., 359-2009
Sedgwick 04676


Sedgwick by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 17,676 acres (27.62 sq. mi.)
Land: 17,420 acres
Bog: 187 acres
Flood: 132 acres
Inland water: 256 acres
Shoreline: 17.0 miles

Population

2010: 1,196
2000: 1,102
1990: 905


Education
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Education Contact Numbers

Union 76
251 NDI Rd. Unit 1, Deer Isle
Mark Jenkins, supt. 348-9100
fax 348-9103
schoolunion76@gmail.com

Sedgwick Elementary School
Donald Buckingham, prin., 359-5002
fax 359-5071
sedgwickschool.net

School Board
Susan Ford 359-2613
Clare Grindal 359-8304
Michael Sheahan
Ashley Pesek 359-4947
Michele Levesque 359-2486
Meets third Tue. of month, 6 p.m., at Sedgwick Elementary School.

Peninsula Montessori
274 Sedgwick Ridge Rd.
Jeanne Lilly, Executive Director & Teacher
359-4614
hello@peninsulamontessori.org
peninsulamontessori.org

Enrollment figures

Oct 12
Grades K-8 82
Grades 9-12 54


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.-4 p.m., daily. See listing under Blue Hill town information.

Public Restrooms

At town office, when open.
Seasonally, at town dock, Carter Pt. Rd.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Non-emergency numbers:
Fire House, 359-8822
David Carter, fire chief, 359-8997
Fire permits are obtained from Dennis Robertson, Eggemoggin Country Store
359-2125


Recreation
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Walking Trails

No information available.

Public Landings

Tidal: Benjamin River at Sedgwick town dock, Billings Cove, 2 at Carter Point, Eggemoggin Reach at Sargentville beach, Steamboat Landing. Fresh water: Frost Pond and Black Pond (hand carry). Bagaduce River: near Camp Stream bridge on Graytown Rd., Walker Pond.

Cemeteries

Camp Stream, Carter Point, Forest Home, Oak Hill, Pine Grove, Rural, Settlers Rest.