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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Greetings from your Board ofSelectpersons.
It’s that time again when our dirt roads turn to mud and are impassible for cars. For that being
said, the road crew is out trying to make them passible. Road work is being discussed and we are
looking into using a better gravel where possible.
We had the Fire Marshall in to check into the Town Office/Community Complex. He was very
thorough. He found everything to be okay except the stove in the kitchen and informed us that it
cannot be used for stove-top cooking until a suppression system is installed. Ifwe rent space for a
day-care, extra work needs to be done and another exit needs to be installed.
We recently had two new generators installed, one at the Town Office/Community Complex and one at the Fire
Station/Meeting House. The generator at the Town Office/Community Complex is large enough to keep
everything running. We installed a large capacity generator at the Community Complex so that we can use the
building as an emergency shelter if the need arises; this building will have heat, a kitchen, and room to house
more citizens than the Meeting House. We are waiting for the Red Cross to approve it. The new generator at
the Fire Station/Meeting House will keep the pipes from freezing at both buildings and will also keep the Fire
House doors working in case power goes out during storms.
We are excited about having the Memorial Stone, benches and flag poles moved up to the
Town Office/Community Complex. They will look so nice.
Election time is coming up. It is our hope that people will come out to vote and come to the annual Town
Meeting. Also, everyone is welcome to come to the Selectmen’s meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of
each month. They start at 6:00pm. A portion of each Selectmen’s meeting is allocated for public speaking
time, so we would like to have citizens attend the meetings and express their concerns. As at all public
meetings, we ask that everyone be respectful and refrain from using bad language.
We wish everyone a wonderful and happy Spring. Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather and
watch for the pussy willows.
Board of Selectmen