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.

 

Hunting & Fishing
Licenses Online

Register
Atv/Snowmobile
Online

Upcoming Events and Reminders

The Stetson Town Office is Open to the Public
Regular Hours with Restrictions due to COVID-19

For your protection and as ordered by the Governor we continue to enforce the 6 Foot distancing requirement and will allow 1 person at a time in the Town Office.

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN THE TOWN OFFICE

For the convenience of residents with multiple transactions we welcome appointments.  Please call 296-3232 if you wish to schedule an appointment.

The Town of Stetson’s Fire Department is presently covered by the Town of Levant and Northern Light Rescue.

Selectmen’s Meetings:   2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.  We thank the regulars who come to the Selectmen’s meetings and appreciate your questions and participation,

Town Office will be Closed on the following dates

Monday    Apr 19 Patriots Day
Monday    May 31 Memorial Day

NOMINATION PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE
MARCH 15TH, 2021 for
1 – SELECTMAN
1 - SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
1 - ROAD COMMISSIONER

NOMINATION PAPERS ARE DUE BACK
NO LATER THAN APRIL 30TH, 2021

Tax Bills for 2020 Fiscal Year    July 1, 2020  to  June 30, 2021
were mailed in October … 1st half was due by November 15, 2020 … 2nd half is due by May15, 2021

 2019 TAX NOTICES  -  FY 7/1/19 to 6/30/20

None of us wants to think about paying property taxes and it is easy to get behind with the difficult times upon us and the holidays.

Shortly after February 15th the foreclosure process for unpaid FY 2019 property taxes will begin. We recommend that you pay any remaining 2019 taxes in full before then.

Planning Board Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month

“Per Joe Gray, Road Commissioner, the plow trucks will now be turning around at the 4-Way intersection of Birch Way and Retreat Estates”

Town of Stetson is seeking:

PLANNING BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS
BOARD OF APPEALS COMMNITTEE MEMBERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

If interested contact Stetson Town Office 296-3232

Assessing Agent
Danielle Davis
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
296-2068

Code Enforcement Officer/Plumbing Inspector
Al Tempesta
270-5191

Acting Animal Control Officer
Noel Sirabella
Home: 379-2776 Cell: 478-4220
( please contact your ACO with your animal concerns or problems )

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
Stetson Town Office mailing address is: P.O. Box 85 Stetson, ME 04488
( misaddressed mail will be returned to sender by the post office )

 


       NOTICE
New Hours for Window Service at the Stetson Post Office
Facility Retail Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm  

Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am

 

 

 

SELECTMEN NEWS

Greetings from your Board of Selectpersons

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
A lot has been done over this past year. Some not so good but a lot has been good.

We welcome two new board members, Danielle Withee and Tammy Buswell.
We welcome Brent Dorman to the Planning Board

We have been talking about ATV access on Stetson roads. There have been a lot of different opinions and the rules and regulations are still being looked into, so we decided to put a referendum question on the ballot next June and let Stetson residents decide.
We are still in touch with Mr. Varney of the Broadband Internet. There are petitions available and ready to be signed.

Our new cemetery committee has been out looking at grave sites and looking at stones that are in need of repair. It has been a long time since we had a cemetery committee and they are truly excited about what can be done this spring. We want to thank Millard Butler and his family for volunteering their time trimming the trees at Coboro Cemetery. It looks good and will make it so much easier to mow now.

We also would like to thank Corey and Bethany Leighton for putting lights on the Christmas tree in front of the Town Office.
We want to thank Mark for the great job he and his crew did for at all of the cemeteries in preparation of Veterans Day. .
Road maintenance was completed in November including the Carmel end of the Coboro Road which was dug down over a foot, new felt put down and new gravel added. It should stay good next spring and not become impassable like this past spring. Mt Pleasant has had more road work done also.

It’s audit time again and because of COVID-19 everything has been sent to the Auditor.
Tax assessments were done on all properties and as spring approaches all of the buildings will be assessed.

On that note have a wonderful New Year and please drive safely as winter is finally here.

Respectfully submitted,

Board of Selectmen