On behalf of the Town of Northport, welcome to our website. This website is dedicated to the citizens of Northport. It offers residents and visitors ready access to information concerning municipal government departments, the services they provide, ordinances and a schedule of events.
If you have any questions or comments, we would like to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
HOT OFF THE PRESS!! 2022 ANNUAL TOWN REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE:
The 2022 Annual Town Reports have arrived from the printers and are available for pick up at the Town Office. You may also view the report by clicking here.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP THE TOWN?
The Select Board is always looking for community members to serve
on town committees or volunteer in other ways. If you are interested in serving the Town, please fill out this short online form and we will be in touch soon!
FOUR FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE FOR EACH U.S. RESIDENCE:
From the CDC website:
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
The Select Board is looking to update our website, and we would love to hear from the residents as to what they would like to see added to the website. Please feel free to email recommendations to Vicki Eugley at [email protected] with any suggestions that you may have.
EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT
Have you heard of the Emergency Broadband Benefit – the federal program
that provides a discount on monthly high-speed internet access for
eligible households? This class covers what the benefit is, how to
determine if you are eligible, which providers in your area are
participating, and how to apply. We also teach participants how to
upload required income verification documents in a format that will lead
to a successful application.
Masks are optional for anyone coming into the Town Office. Masks are available if you do not have one.
If you would rather do business by mail, email or phone, please contact one of the Clerks for assistance. We will do whatever we can do to make this safe and easy for everyone.
INTERNET SPEED TEST:
Our Broadband Committee is working very hard to sort through what
is required to get broadband in Northport. One very important item is
funding. If a town is considered "served", they have good internet and
funding is not available Norhport is considered served!! In order to
show that we are underserved, or not served at all, PLEASE take the
speed test below. We will then submit the results with applications for
funding. Also, please spread the word, this is important. The test can
be taken at different times of the day and more than once.
The Selectboard has formed the Broadband Internet Committee to
look into expanding internet service in Northport. Information on the committee will be posted to their page at Broadband Internet Committee.
BOAT RE-REGISTRATIONS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Are you ready to get out on your boat (it is going to warm up,
right??)? You can now re-register your boat online, using the following
We are trying to keep a list of available resources for our residents and will update as we have more information. We are also adding local businesses that are doing what they can to help. While we do not recommend one company over another, and due to the constant changes that are happening, we can't guarantee that this information is current, and ask that you contact the business directly to verify that they are in fact still open and what they are offering. If you know of any other service that is available, please contact Vicki Eugley by email at [email protected]g and we will do our best to keep our residents informed.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF HELPING YOUR TOWN DURING AN ELECTION:
We are looking for residents to assist during elections, either for an hour or a few. Elections are held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., which makes for a long day for our election clerks. If you are interested in finding out more information on how you can help, please contact Town Clerk Amy Eldridge at 207-338-3819 X3.
REMINDER OF PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS THAT YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR:
This is a reminder that you may qualify for the following property tax exemptions:
A reminder to residents about the Town's right of way on all Town roads. (This does not include Village roads or private roads.)
Depending on the width of the road, measured by number of rods, the Town owns from the center to beyond on both sides of the road. Example: a 3-rod road is 49.5 feet wide. The Town owns from the center to 24.75 feet on both sides. If you have plantings, walls, gardens, grasses, lawn ornaments, etc., in the Town right of way, it is subject to removal when work is done in that area. It will not be replaced.
The purpose of the right of way, which is a long standing law, is to maintain the traveled area to keep it safe for passage. This includes the road itself and the sides of the road to be maintained for ditching, culvert placement, etc. When traveling on roads you need to be able to pass safely without going around overhanging trees, brush, grass, etc. If you need to pull over, you need to be able to see if there is a ditch or drop off. Hence the purpose for the Town right of way.
OPEN BURN PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE, AGAIN, WITH NO FEE:
The free online Open Burning Permits through http://wardensreport.com, are available again.
RAPID RENEWAL IS AVAILABLE IN NORTHPORT!!
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that Rapid Renewal is now available in Northport. Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one easy online transaction. With Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rapid renewal may be accessed through maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
IS YOUR HOUSE CLEARLY MARKED? CAN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND YOU IF THEY NEED TO?
Several of our volunteers on both the Fire Department and First Responder units have voiced their concerns regarding the inability to locate some of our residents in an emergency. There have been a few 911 calls where responders were not able to find the residence in a timely manner because there were no house numbers that were easily visable from the road.
Please number your house so that you may be found quickly in an emergency, with a reflective sign that is also visable at night and is placed where they can be seen easily from the road. Get as creative as you would like. You may also purchase a numbered sign from the Town for $12.00, which will be made by Toupie Rooney, Town E911 Addressing Agent and First Responder, and will be available for pick up at the Town Office.
To order a sign, please complete this form and either mail or drop the form off at the Town Office along with your $12.00 payment. Remember, our responders cannot help you if they cannot find you.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE EDNA DRINKWATER SCHOOL, ITS SCHOOL COMMITTEE OR UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS, BUT YOU DON'T SEE IT HERE? CLICK ON OVER TO THE SCHOOL PAGE BY CLICKING THIS LINK AND YOU MAY FIND IT THERE.
NORTHPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:
The Northport Fire Department is looking for new members to join their team. If you would like more information, please contact Fire Chief Paul Rooney or come to a meeting. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Beech Hill Station, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
OPENINGS IN LAND USE ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:
The Town of Northport is seeking volunteers to fill openings on the Land Use Ordinance Committee as indicated in "Sec. 4.04 Paragraph B3" of the Administrative Ordinance. Applicants must be a resident of, and registered voter in, the Town of Northport.
Letters of interest must be submitted to the Town Office as soon as possible.