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.
July 31st: Town Office will be closed for computer & BMV upgrades.
Holidays Town Office closed:
September 4th: Labor Day
October 9th: Columbus Day
October 21st: Fall Big Trash Disposal Day.
Greetings from the Board of Selectpersons.
We want to extend a great big thank you and a great retirement to Donald Carroll for his many years of dedication to the Town of Stetson.
We also would like to extend a warm welcome to our new board Member, Millard Butler, and we are sure his time in office will profit our town in a big way.
At the first meeting ofour new year, we discussed paving on the Wolfboro Road and the LaPoint Road. They are both in dire need ofrepair.
Repair work will be done on the Mt. Pleasant Road
down beyond the Hurd Road to the Levant line.
Charles Leighton was chosen as our new Chairperson and George Hockstader as our ViceChairperson.
We decided to have an inspector from Augusta come up to the elementary school to do a mold and asbestos check, that should be done in the next few weeks.
We will be trying to get things done as quickly as possible so the Town Office will be able to move up there as soon as it’s possible.
We will keep everyone updated on the progress.
It looks like a busy year is upon us. Road-side mowing will be done in early August, and we are working on a date for the big trash day, which will be on Saturday, October 21st.
Have a great rest of the summer.
Respectfully submitted, Board of Selectpersons