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Town Contact Information
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Town of Surry, P. O. Box 147, Surry, ME
Telephone: 207-667-5912

Fax: 667-5187
Web site:
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Selectmen meet 1st and 3rd Tue., 7 p.m., town office.
CEO available every Tue., 4-7 p.m., town office

Municipal Information
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Town Description

Surry occupies a beautiful section of the Maine coast, sharing borders with Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Orland and Penobscot. Until the end of the 19th century, there was a large business done in building small vessels which carried residents on the coasting trade and supported the local fishing interests. Several boat builders still make Surry their home. Wesmac Marine builds fiberglass-hulled lobster boats, yachts, sportfishing boats, and USCG certified passenger boats. On the Toddy Pond Road, Morgan Bay Boat Company specializes in custom-made Maine yachts and boats for fishing and pleasure.

The Surry Playhouse, for many years a stop on the “Straw Hat” summer theater circuit, has been succeeded by The New Surry Theatre, with regular productions in the Blue Hill Town Hall theater.

With a strong tradition of hospitality, Surry welcomed stage and steamship passengers and still accommodates seasonal visitors, with a number of establishments offering food and lodging. Guests can chose from an inn, several bed and breakfasts and many vacation rentals. There are campgrounds on the shores of Patten Pond. Several flower shops and nurseries will please gardeners.

Town Officials

Board of Selectmen/Board of Assessors
Stephen Bemiss, Chmn., 667-5895
William Matlock, 667-5101
Dale Sprinkle, 667-5912

Office Manager, Clerk
Angela Smith, 667-5912

Tax Collector
Darcel Winslow, 667-5912

Thomas Welgoss, 667-5912

Animal Control Officer
Tim Ferrell, 667-3202

Board of Appeals
David Snow, chmn. 667-4590
Mike Locke 460-1617
Dan Sullivan 667-5912
Laura Pellerano 667-2294

Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer
John Larson, 667-5912
Tim Ferrell, deputy, 667-5912

Cemetery Trustees
Gerald Lord, 667-8054
Stanley Saunders, 667-7157
Wilbur Saunders, 667-5424
Glyneta Thomson, 664-0570

Comprehensive Plan Committee
Scarlet Kinney, Walter Kane,
Karlton Holmes, Pat Jencks,
Jean Moon, Jim Dickinson,
Valerie Moon, Sue Sokol,
Joe Hermans, Kit Lane,
Dan Sullivan, Ted Fletcher,
David Hollenberg, Joe Stockbridge,
Sandra Smallidge

Conservation Commission
Nancy Hathaway, chmn., 664-6181
Tanner Leach, Kate Mrozicki

Finance Committee
Bill Doak 667-5912
Lois Stevens 667-9689
Moira O’Neill 667-6912
Theodore Fletcher

Osgood Lot Committee
Anthony Beardsley, chmn., 667-3017
Gale Caddoo, 667-8682
Becky Farley, 667-9000
Joseph Stockbridge, 667-1283
Jeffery Dalrymple, 667-3350
Keryn Smith, 667-5912

Planning Board
Meets monthly, 4th Wed., 7 p.m.
Dan McGraw, 667-9627
Robert Wilson, Vice chmn., 667-3933
Don Ervin, Wayne Moon, Bill Barker, Phil Frederick

Recreation Committee
Doug & Julie Havey, 667-6312
Valerie Moon 667-1583
Heidi-Noel Grindle 667-4709
Brian Folckemer, Rose Murphy

Road Commissioner
Stanley Saunders, 667-7157

Shellfish Conservation Committee
Brad Saunders, 667-5912
Walter LaPointe, 667-5587
Art Smith, 667-5941
Dan Sullivan, Bart Wasson

Waterways Commission
Valerie Moon, 667-1583
Lois Stevens, 667-9689
Jean Moon, 667-1583
Susan Sokol, Carl Torchio, Lyn Sulinski, Robert Fortin, Tom Mathews

Tax Information

Types of properties assessed and subject to tax: land and buildings. Bills are mailed in July and first installment due Sep. 30, second installment due Mar. 30.
Interest rate for unpaid bills: 5 percent.

Rules to determine property value: assessment.

Tax exemptions: Homestead, blind and veteran.

Apply for abatement: assessors.

Tax calculated: mill rate multiplied by valuation.

Mill rate: 7.65 for 2013.

Town Ordinances

Parking, shellfish, town landing, dog, unified development, tower communications.


Permits needed are for building and driveway; available at town office.

Post Offices

Surry 04684
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 7:30-11:30 a.m.; Sat., 7:30-11 a.m.

Surry by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 25,124 acres (39.26 sq. mi.)
Land: 24,458 acres
Bog: 659 acres
Flood: 456 acres
Inland water: 666 acres
Shoreline: 24.0 miles


2010: 1,466
2000: 1,361
1990: 1,004

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Education Contact Numbers

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

Surry Elementary School
Cathy Lewis, interim principal 667-9358
fax 667-3296

School Board
Laura Pellerano 667-2294
Marlene Tallent 667-1555
Donald Driscoll 667-3130
Monica Hardy-Torrey,
Patricia Hollenberg

Enrollment figures

Oct 12
Grades K-8 101
Grades 9-12 56
Bay School 4
Home and other 19

Emergency & Public Services
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Trash & Recycling

Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See listing under Blue Hill.

Public Restrooms

Municipal Town Office, Tue.-Fri.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Non-emergency numbers:
Mick Locke, chief, 667-5912
Meets every Mon., 6 p.m., at municipal building.

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Walking Trails

Carter Nature Preserve, crossroad near Morgan Bay Bridge (no dogs please).

Public Landings

Town landing, Wharf Rd. ramp, trailer access, parking available.


Morgan Bay, Newbury Neck, North Bend, West Surry Village, Cunningham Ridge.