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
Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am
Greetings from your Board of Selectpersons
This is our first newsletter since July. Millard Butler is our new Chairman and Leslie Merrill is our new
Vice Chairman. We have a new selectperson, Danielle Withee. Danny Withee resigned and we will be
voting in a new board member to replace him at the Election on November 3rd.
Roads are being worked on and graded. We will be discussing roads in great detail in the coming
We have a new committee started for the cemeteries. Our cemeteries are in disarray. Many stones are
in need ofrepair. A lot ofolder stones have fallen apart and need repair. Julie Brownie is the
Chairperson and she has a committee ofreliable people to look into grants etc. Rita Albee has scraped
and painted halfofthe fence at Clarks Hill Cemetery. The rest will be done soon. Thank You Rita.
We had Mr. Varney of Broadband Internet at a meeting to talk about bringing internet to Stetson. He
left petitions for people in the town to sign ifthey would be interested. They will be available to sign at
the Town Office and at Selectmen’s meetings.
Fall Big Trash Disposal Day will be Saturday- October 17th from 9am- 2pm.
The Rabies Clinic will be Saturday November 7th from 1pm to 2pm at the Community Center in the
town office complex at 394 Village Road.
Two Bids were received for 2020 Screened Winter sand Contract and were opened. The bids were from
Rick Faloon ($28,125) and Street’s ($31,875.00). We checked sand samples and it was unanimously
voted to award the contract to Streets.
The Municipal Plowing bids were received and opened. Three bids were received. Albert Withee, Jr.
$10,800), Joe Gray Construction ($10,500) and Jeffrey Whitney ($13,200). The board voted to award
the contractto Joe Gray.
It was suggested by Danielle Withee to put off the ATV access trails decision at this time. She has been
speaking to surrounding towns and there is some controversy about shutting down surrounding towns
access. We will be talking more about itin the future.
We want to wish all of you a wonderful Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.