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.
Greetings from your Board of Selectpersons
We are all enjoying our lovely warm weather. Voting is over with 209 Votes cast and
Town Meeting is behind us with 39 residents attending.
We have signed a contract with the Sheriffs Department for a Deputy to be in town
for the set amount of four hours. The agreement is for 4 hours every other week
Two Stetson Residents, Hannah Cracker and Emma Frost, have been selected to receive
scholarships from the town this year. Good luck to the both of them.
Our Town Assessing Agent has approximately 150 to 200 more buildings to assess.
We have signed the contract for upgraded LED lights for the town.
Julie Brownie, the head of our newly formed Cemetery Committee, has recently come to us
with a new Cemetery Policy which we have signed. The Committee's goal is to get the
stones cleaned if only a few at a time and to repair some of the older stones as they have not
had any care for quite a few years, but now hopefully we can see some improvement
We have been checking into signs for the Town Office and Fire/Library Complex. Hopefully
we will be deciding what to do to get them selected and installed.
We did some work on the road to the dam. A few loads of gravel were put on it and some
grading was done out. A lot of our residents use the road for access to the boat
landing. The road should be much smoother to travel on now that the work has been completed.
Some gravel and grading has been done on the Coboro and Mt. Pleasant roads. The work
was really needed on both of those roads.
Some paving is planned to be done on La Point Road and Wolfboro Road. Both are in dire
need of paving. As everyone knows prices are going up daily so we plan to do as much as can
be done with the funds we have available at this time.
We wish all of you a wonderful 4th of July and that you stay safe on the roads.
Please watch out at the Lakins Road four corners and at the end of the Lapoint Road/ Merrill
Road going onto Rt222. Almost every day through traffic is running the stop signs at both
locations and it is very dangerous.
We would also like to send a very special thank you to Catherine Fisher, a.k.a. "Cat" for her
15 years of dedicated service to our town and our citizens. You will be very missed.
Cat, we wish you all the best in your endeavors!