Welcome to Stetson...
Welcome to Stetson, Maine! A small town with just over 1,000 residents, Stetson has always taken pride in its strong rural character. Located 17 miles west of Bangor, people originally came to settle here because of the scenic beauty, excellent farmland after it was cleared, and an abundance of lumber. Natural resources including forestland, abundant wildlife, wetlands, water resources and unique natural areas contribute greatly to the quality of life. At six miles square, Stetson continues to provide open space and recreational activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Pleasant Lake, located entirely within the town's borders, is a scenic 798 acre lake known for its excellent fishing and clean water. A scattering of camps and homes around its seven miles of shoreline have not detracted from its beauty or character. A second source of community pride is our historic Stetson Meetinghouse. Located in the center village, this beautiful building continues to serve as a gathering place for town meetings, public functions and community dinners.
While Bangor is the economic/employment center of the area, Stetson has taken on the identity of a bedroom - type community. Although experiencing moderate population growth, the town continues to maintain a rural, relaxed, yet active community atmosphere. Town government has always had the good fortune to have strong and conscientious leadership. Stetson has a history of fiscal responsibility, a relatively stable tax rate and maintains a capacity for growth. While welcoming such growth, Stetson continues to encourage safeguards and goals for protecting its natural resources and quality of life features well into the future.
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Stetson Town Office is located at: 394 Village Road
Town Office closed for following Holidays
Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am
Greetings from your Board of Select persons.
Here we are in September and the leaves are starting to turn color to let us know fall is on its way.
One of several things to write to you about is that the flag poles have been moved and placed in
front of the new Community Center/Town Office Building. They look lovely there waving in the
breeze. The flag poles were moved and placed around where the memorial stone will be by Sign
Services. Thank you for the lovely job that was done. The Memorial Stone and benches should be
in place in the coming weeks.
Winter Sand and Salt is being delivered as I write this letter. At last report half of the sand and
salt/shed is filled.
Before town meeting Winter Plowing and Sanding was put out to bid and it was awarded to K &
F Construction for three years. Several weeks ago K & F decided that they did not want the contract
and notified the selectmen in writing that they were terminating the contract. So, at the next
selectmen's meeting it was decided to put the contract out to bid again and an ad was placed in the
Rolling Thunder. Several bids were received. We, as the select board, awarded the contract to Joe
Gray Construction who was the lowest bidder. The contract is for three years.
The board initially awarded roadside mowing to F.A.R. and Beyond but they declined to accept
the contract and another contractor was awarded the contract. It is expected that roadside mowing
will be completed by the end of the week of September 16th.
We have a newly written contract for the rental of the Community Center All-Purpose Room to
be used for events such as baby showers, bridal showers, reunions and suppers.
It will be signed by the selectpersons at their next meeting. It will be noted that until the suppression
system is put in the stove it cannot be used. The kitchen will be available.
Road work has begun. The Blaisdell Road has been done and graded, and trees that were rotted
or close to the road where ditching needs to be done have been removed. Road work and grading
will be completed in the next few weeks. Pleasant and Coboro Roads are going to see some spots
built up because of last year's spring when all the mud made portions of these roads impassable.
We are seeing more citizens attending our selectman's meetings and voicing their concerns. It
has been orderly and comments are being listened to by our board of selectpersons.
Have a wonderful fall. Enjoy the foliage. We are blessed with beautiful scenery.
Board of Selectmen