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Town Contact Information
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Town of Blue Hill, P. O. Box 412, Blue Hill, ME
Telephone: 207-374-2281

Fax: 374-9935
Web site: bluehill.gov E-mail: tobluehill@roadrunner.com
Hours: Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Selectmen meet: Fri., 1:05 p.m., town hall.
Tax Collector & Town Clerk: same hours as town office.


Municipal Information
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Town Description

Settled in 1762, Blue Hill has welcomed visitors and settlers who have appreciated the area’s beautiful coastal location. Filled with many cultural and family oriented activities, the area is a center for musical organizations, with Kneisel Hall offering chamber music in the summer and other groups providing a variety of concerts and performance opportunities. The town is also the home of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, housing more than 200,000 individual titles of printed music and lending them worldwide.
Walking trails abound, with Blue Hill Mountain a featured spot. There are two public landings, on Water Street and in South Blue Hill. Restaurants and shops create a friendly, walkable, in-town area. The Blue Hill Public Library houses a collection incorporating traditional collections of books, maps, periodicals and newspapers, and branching into newer multimedia technologies. The library sponsors lectures and hosts discussion groups and meetings.

High schools include a semi-private high school, George Stevens Academy, and the private Blue Hill Harbor School. Primary schools include the Blue Hill Consolidated School and the private Bay School. Serving the medical needs of the surrounding community, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering primary and selected specialty health care services.

Town Officials

Selectmen
John Bannister, Chmn, 374-2281
James Schatz, 266-9789
Vaughn Leach, 374-2281

Tax Collector & Town Clerk
Etta Perkins, 374-2281

Registrar of Voters
Lucy Sisco, 374-2281

Deputy Town Clerk & Tax Collector
Vernette Bannister, 374-2281

Animal Control Officer
Call Town Office - 374-2281

Board of Appeals
Adam Gray, Barry Duffy, Larry Maxim, Douglas Stover, David Gulya, Jr. alt.

Budget Committee
Candace Gray, Robert Dan, Michelle Bannister, John Chapman, Lois Conley

Code Enforcement Officer & Health Inspector
Judith Jenkins, 374-5192

Director, Civil Emergency Prep.
Dennis Robertson, 374-5561

Municipal Attorney
James Patterson, 667-3005

Planning Board
Peter d’Entremont, chmn. 374-9942
Fern Leach 374-5406
Marcia Henderson 374-5727
Elizabeth Stookey 669-5003
Kenneth Charles 374-9918
Susan Walsh 374-3708
Danner Curtis

Plumbing Inspector
Judith Jenkins, 374-5192

Road Commissioner
Bill Cousins, 374-5125 or 669-5700

Sexton
Robert Carter, 374-5276

Town Treasurer and Administrative Assistant
Ann Stadden, 374-2281

Treatment Plant Operator
David Dietrich, 374-2281

Water District Trustees
Jason Butler, 374-5931
Mark Taplin, 374-5447
Peter O’Brien, 374-2410

Harbormaster 374-2281
Dennis Robertson, 374-5561

Tree Warden
Phil Norris, 374-2159

Constable
David Gulya Jr., 460-0978

Tax Information

Types of properties subject to tax are all real and personal property. Bills are mailed in July and due Oct. 15. Interest on unpaid bills is 7 percent. Rules used to determine property value: MRSA Title 36. Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans. If you want to appeal your assessment go to the assessors’ agent first. How tax is calculated: value multiplied by mill rate. Mill rate was 7.0 in 2012; changes yearly. Harbor, subdivision, alter or construct building, planning board, local foods, commercial site plan review, shoreland zoning and floodplain management.

Town Ordinances

Harbor, subdivision, alter or construct building, planning board, local foods, commercial site plan review, shoreland zoning and floodplain management.

Permits

Building & plumbing:
Judith Jenkins, CEO, 374-5192
Permits available at town hall to view.

Post Offices

Blue Hill 04614
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 6:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat., 6:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 374-5667

East Blue Hill 04629
Lobby: Unlocking depends on arrival of the mail, but approximately 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 2-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 374-5577


Blue Hill by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 36,301 acres (56.72 sq. mi.)
Land: 35,623 acres
Bog: 211 acres
Flood: 184 acres
Inland water: 678 acres
Shoreline: 26.0 miles

Population

2010: 2,686


Education
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Education Contact Numbers

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

Blue Hill Consolidated School
60 High St.
Della Martin, principal, 374-2202
fax 374-2919
bhcs.org

School Board
John “Ben” Wootten 374-2466
Susan Rackliffe Keenan 374-2527
John Richardson 374-2294
Patricia Ann Rice 374-2673
Janis Snow

Blue Hill Harbor School
8 Mill St., P.O. Box 1629, 374-5501 Lead advisors: Andrew Dillon, Joshua Jones
bluehillharborschool.org

George Stevens Academy
23 Union St.
Paul Perkinson, head of school
374-2808, fax 374-2982
georgestevensacademy.org

The Bay School
South Street, P.O. Box 950
Khalif Williams, director
374-2187, fax 374-5717
bayschool.org

Enrollment figures

Oct. 12
Grades K-8 250
Grades 9-12 105
The Bay School 33
Home and other 11


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

Trash & Recycling

Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station open 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (winter hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m.), for trash disposal. Recycling center accepts newspapers, magazines, cardboard (no waxed, oriental, pasteboard), brown paper bags, boxboard, #2 plastic without caps, computer and office paper, aluminum and steel cans. Universal waste accepting fluorescent and compact light bulbs, computer monitors and TVs. Blue Hill, Surry, Brooklin, Brooksville and Sedgwick residents only., 374-5458

Public Restrooms

Town hall, open same hours as town office.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Non-emergency numbers:
Fire House (non-emergency), 374-2261
Dennis Robertson, fire chief, 374-5561
Call fire chief to obtain fire permit.


Recreation
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Walking Trails

Blue Hill Mountain. Park on Mountain Rd., follow unmarked jeep trail through open areas and woods to summit.

Public Landings

Town wharf, inaccessible at low tide, South Blue Hill, Rte. 175, a wharf with a float, ramp and parking.

Cemeteries

Early Settlers; Mountain View; Seaside; South Blue Hill., 374-5458