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 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.
Board of Selectmen