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.
If you wish to request Vital Statistic Records at Town Office
( birth – death - marriage)
(please bring proof of ID and linage)
Stetson Town Office is located at: 394 Village Road
Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am
Greetings from your Board of Select persons.
Spring is finally here! When you receive this newsletter Elections and Town Meeting will be over.
But because the newsletter was written before voting took place we don't know the results at this time,
As you know mud season came early, lasted forever and caused a horrible siege with the roads, Now that the weather has improved work has begun.
The roads are being graded and the workers are doing a great job. Thank You!
We accepted the bids from K & F Construction for the 3-Year Winter Plowing & Sanding of Town Roads Contract, the bid from Casey Wickens
for the 1-Year Municipal Plowing Contract and from Brian Higgins for the 2019 Municipal Lawn Care and for the 2019 Care of Cemeteries contracts.
Because we wanted to save the taxpayers money all of these contracts were accepted because the bidders submitted the lowest bids.
We, as a Board, try to do what is the best for all of our citizens which is sometimes difficult to do.
We hope a lot of you came out to vote on Election Day and that more than the usual 30-35 residents went to Town Meeting as those residents decide
what is best not only for themselves but for all of the town residents. Hopefully many attended to speak for themselves.
We hope the next year will bring changes to our roads, and that each of the board members, no matter who is serving on the 2020 fiscal year board,,
will work hard to be the best they can and will meet the needs of all of the citizens and taxpayers of Stetson.
Board of Selectmen