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
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Happy summertime from the Board of Selectmen. We would like to congratulate the following elected officials: Millard Butler and Jody Lyford to the Board of Selectmen and Jodi Brasslett to the School Board. We would like to take the time to thank Danielle Withee for her service on the Board. Also passing during the election was the annual school budget. Because there were no State or Federal elections, we saw a very minimal voter turnout.
The Board successfully survived another Budget Season. With the increasing cost of everything, we worked diligently to pinch pennies and keep the budget as tight as possible. Therefore, you should see only a slightly painful increase in your tax bill.
We had several bids go out. The annual municipal and cemetery, as well as roadside, mowing contracts went out and were awarded. Another contract up this year was the curbside trash collection. This was awarded to Doug's Disposal/Trashbusters out of Charleston. Although we expect minimal issues during this transition, please be patient with them as they adjust to our Town's needs and requirements.
While we are on the subject of trash, let's discuss the tossing of appliances, toilets, furniture and/or household trash into ditches, brooks or on property that does not belong to you. We are sure you are aware, but in case you are not, this practice is not only unethical and seriously frowned upon but is also illegal. We ask that you refrain from doing this and also realize that non-residents may also be the culprits. We are also requesting that you keep your eyes open for people who practice this behavior. Attempt to get descriptions of people, vehicles and, if at all possible, a plate number. Report this information to law enforcement or, if you prefer to go another route, the Town Office, or an elected official.
The Town of Newport has a transfer station and has generally opened this to all non-residents of Newport for the disposal of certain items, NOT household trash, for a minimal fee. Again, it will be repeated: this is open to all non-residents of Newport and is NOT an agreement or contract entered into by our Town. There is a list of acceptable items as well as hours of operation and fees on their website. Another option to save your time and energy of loading unacceptable items and driving to Newport is to pick up your phone and call them at 368- 5077.
We will now end with the usual mantra of requesting your attendance at Selectmen meetings. Bring us your suggestions and ideas, even your complaints and opinions (respectfully, of course). We welcome your voice. After all, it is your, as well as our, taxpayer dollars that keep our Town moving forward.
Enjoy your summer, have fun, and keep it safe.
Respectfully submitted, The Board of Selectmen
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