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Town Contact Information
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Town of Stonington, P. O. Box 9, Stonington, ME
Telephone: 207-367-2351

Fax: 367-6361
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Main St.
Selectmen meet: Mon., 7 p.m., in selectmen’s room at town hall.
Web site: stoningtonmaine.org


Municipal Information
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Town Description

As the top-grossing lobster port in the state, Stonington is a hub of commercial fishing activity. In 2011, the port topped $46 million in product. Granite, once the boom industry in Stonington, is still quarried in several locations. The town has the only airport in the area, open year-round.

The town is a vibrant year-round community with opportunities for activities, classes and workshops. The Island Community Center is open year-round with something for everyone and is the site of the seasonal farmers’ market, the largest in the state. Seasonal events draw many to the Island; these include the lobster boat races, Fishermen’s Family Fun Day, Lupine Festival, Winterfest, Wings, Waves and Woods spring birding festival, and the Deer Isle-Stonington Lighthouse Trail.

The scenic beauty draws artists who flock to the shores. The renowned Stonington Opera House is a year-round performing arts center that has a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the summer months. The harbor area comes alive in the summer months as tourists flock to Main Street to visit shops and the many art galleries.

Town Officials

Town Manager, Treasurer & Tax Collector, Road Comm., Gen. Assist. Admin., Airport Manager
Kathleen Billings-Pezaris, 367-2351

Selectmen
George Stevens, chmn., 367-5852
Christopher Betts, 367-2716
Evelyn Duncan, 367-5814
Richard Larrabee Sr., 367-8791
Donna Brewer, 367-5100

Town Clerk, Deputy Tax Collector, Registrar of Voters
Lucretia Bradshaw, 367-2351

Deputy Clerk, Deputy Registrar
Jeannette Bubar, 367-2351

Animal Control
Allan van Reijsen 401-829-2303

Appeals Board
Douglas Johnson, 367-5902
Sandy Jones, 367-2668
John Coombs, 367-5036
Robert Dodge, 367-2994
Sally Richardson, 367-2621

Code Enforcement Officer
Judy Jenkins, Tue., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 367-2351

Conservation Commission
No current members.

Economic Development Committee
Perry Hunter, Zach Rosenfeld, Graham Bolton, Bill Baker, Roger Bergen, Phil McFarland, Linda Nelson, Sue Jones, Evelyn Duncan, selectmen’s rep.

Harbormaster
Raelene Pert, 367-2351

Health Officer
Judy Jenkins, 367-2351

Island Recreation Committee
Elaine Parke, 367-2295
Kristen Eberdt, Elissa Haskell, Bennett Morey

Planning Board
Ted Crouch, chmn., 367-2629
David Duncan, 367-5814
Bill Baker, 367-8977
Roger Bergen

Plumbing Inspector
Roger Stone, 367-2601
Alternate: Judy Jenkins

Colwell Ramp Committee
Gay Atkinson, Ben Pitts,
Evelyn Duncan, selectmen’s rep.

Clam Committee
Robert Ray, chmn., Elliott Gray, Peter Klemenz, Alan Hutchinson, Alton Smith, Chandler Eaton, Scott Oliver, Herb Carter, Chip Cochrane

Harbor Committee
Hilton Turner, chmn., 367-2462
George Stevens, selectmen’s rep. 367-5852
Richard Larrabee Jr., 367-2919
Charles Turner, 367-2419
Justin Boyce

Microloan Committee
Rich Howe, Vern Seile, James Bray, Evelyn Duncan, selectmen’s rep.

Sanitary District Trustees
Ben Jeffries, 367-8959
Benjamin Pitts, 367-2747
Lisa Glover, 367-2351
Stephen York, Ron Eaton, Jeannine Buckminster

Tax Information

Types of properties assessed and subject to tax: land, buildings, personal, business. Bills are mailed in July and due Aug. 31.

The interest rate for unpaid bills: different every year.

Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans.

To appeal assessment: make an appointment with assessors through town office. Assessors are available first Mon. of each month.

Mill rate: 13.57 in 2012.

Town Ordinances

Shoreland zoning; flood plain; building permit; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement permit; noise control; solid waste control and flow control; harbor and waters; regulation of sewer use; shellfish; wind energy systems; wireless telecommunications facilities.

Permits

Permits needed are: transfer station permit; recreational and commercial clam harvesting license; plumbing; building; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement; dog licensing; fish pier use/parking permit; mooring permit. All are available by contacting town office.

Post Offices

Stonington 04681
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m.; Sat., 8:30-11 a.m.
367-2235


Stonington 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: 1,043
2000: 1,152
1990: 1,252


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

Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Michael Benjamin, prin., 348-6301
fax 348-6304, dises.org

Deer Isle-Stonington High School
Todd West, prin., 348-2303
fax 348-2304, dishs.org

CSD Directors (Island-wide)
Mark Cormier, chmn., 348-6427
Virginia Olsen, 367-6562
Linda Nelson, 348-2669
Andrew Vaughn 348-6667
Stephen York 367-5807
Holly Eaton

CSD Board meetings:
1st Tue. of month, 6 p.m.

Enrollment figures

Oct 12
Grades K-8 69
Grades 9-12 34


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

Trash & Recycling

Tom Brophy, manager, 367-5996
Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed all legal holidays. All vehicles must have sticker, and loads must be separated prior to using transfer station. Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, boxboard paper, #2 plastic without caps are all accepted for recycling. Refrigerators are $20, demolition disposal is 10¢ per pound, asphalt shingles 5¢ per pound. Burn bush pile $7 for half load, $15 for full pick up, half ton $17, 1 ton $35.

Public Restrooms

Two at Hagen Dock, summer, locked at dusk. Town office, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., winter only.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Non-emergency numbers:
Fire House, non-emergency, 367-5137
David Thompson, fire chief, 367-2650
Meets first Sun. of month, 6 p.m. at the firehouse.
Fire permits available from fire department only, may be obtained by calling 367-2650, 367-5959.


Recreation
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Walking Trails

Holt Pond Preserve, off Airport Rd.; Crockett Cove Woods, off Whitman Rd.; Settlement Quarry Preserve, off Oceanville Rd.

Public Landings

Eastern end of Main St., near Fire Depart., public landing, float, two-hour limit. To launch a boat, use Colwell Ramp Seabreeze Ave., before the ferry terminal, parking loading/ unloading only.

Cemeteries

Evergreen, Forest Hill, Frink, Greenwood, Judkins, Knowlton, Woodlawn, Weedfield.