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Posted on: October 24, 2021

Water, Sewer Budget Ordinance Amendments Adopted

On October 19, 2021, the Bar Harbor Town Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2022 Water Budget with an amendment to the Bar Harbor Town Code, Chapter 201-11, Water Budget and adopted the Fiscal Year 2022 Sewer Budget with an amendment to Chapter 165-7, Sewer ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Public Hearing 10/29 on Remote Participation Policy

The Communication and Technologies Committee will hold a public hearing Friday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, to hear comment on a proposed new policy on remote participation in meetings, as authorized under...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Long Term Rental Task Force

The Long-Term Rental Registration Task Force needs volunteers! The Task Force will meet on a short-term basis (from January 2022 through June 2022) to investigate, discuss, and develop specific recommendations for a Long-Term Rental Registration program.

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Proposed Land Use Amendment Q&A

The Planning and Code Enforcement Department plans to post a series of Q&A in an effort to provide factual information in regard to the upcoming Land Use amendment proposals for the November 2, 2021 Special Town Meeting. This information is provided t...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Planning Board Meeting Remote Participation

Bar Harbor Planning Board - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM 

The meeting will be held in person with the remote participation option approved by the Chairperson in accordance with the Board's policy.

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Energy Code Workshops

During October, November, and December 2021, Efficiency Maine is offering free workshops on seven (7) separate code provision topics and best practices related to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). As of July 1, 2021, the IECC 2015 be...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Water Department Utility Technician Job opening

Full time utility position open

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Municipal Fiber Construction Project RFP

The Municipal Fiber Construction Project RFP due date has been extended to Monday October 25, 5pm.

http://www.barharbormaine.gov/499/Municipal-Fiber-Construction-Project-RFP 

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Town Manager Search: Staff and Public Comments

Consultant Don Gerrish shared these results from his interviews with town department heads and from the one citizen that attended the public meeting October 12.

He asked both groups the same two questions:

(1) What are the issues facing Bar Harbor in the ne...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Bar Harbor Fall Cleanup Program 2021

The Town Council has adopted a plan to assist residents who do not have the means of transporting their bulky wastes.  Residents can arrange for CURBSIDE pick-up by paying a $15 fee per item at the Finance Office in the municipal building. &n...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Transfer Station / Recycling Center Winter Hours 2021-2022

Town of Bar Harbor- Transfer Station and Recycling Facility

Effective October 1 – May 31

WINTER HOURS

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY

8:00 AM TO 3:45 PM

THURSDAY and SATURDAY

8:00 AM to 11:45 AM

SUNDAY and HOLIDAYS – CLOSED

Transfer Stat...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Public Hearing 11/16 on General Assistance Ordinance

The Bar Harbor Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers to hear comments on the annual amendment of the maximum benefit levels for General Assistance, Chapter 102 of the ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Ordinance Changes Adopted Contingent on November Vote

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the Bar Harbor Town Council repealed Chapter 190, Vacation Rentals, of the Bar Harbor Town Code, and enacted a new ordinance, Chapter 174, Short-Term Rental Registration. The changes take effect December 2, 2021, contingent ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Public Hearing 11/16 on Boards and Committees Ordinance

The Bar Harbor Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers to hear comments on amending Chapter 31 of the Bar Harbor Town Code to increase the number of members of the Plann...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

WATER LINE FLUSHING

 BAR HARBOR WATER DIVISION NOTICE -  WATER LINE FLUSHING

 In an effort to increase flow capacities of the water system and provide higher water quality to our customers we will be flushing the water mains from Monday, October 18t...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Comprehensive Planning Committee Volunteers Needed

CPC Flyer 20210101

Do you want to contribute in a meaningful way & help shape the Town's new comprehensive plan? Consider applying for a position on the comprehensive planning committee. The committee will advise staff and the consultant throughout the planning process....

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

2021 Well Water Testing Program

The Town of Bar Harbor is providing a well water testing program in collaboration with the MDI Biological Laboratory, Conners Emerson School, College of the Atlantic and Defend Our Health. This year’s program will focus on testing private wells ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Hancock County Health Profile

The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment is a collaboration between Maine CDC, Central Maine Healthcare, Northern Light Health, MaineGeneral Health, and MaineHealth. The assessment is conducted every three years.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit

Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit

Eligible Maine taxpayers may receive a portion of the property tax or rent paid during the tax year on the Maine individual income tax return whether they owe Maine income tax or not. If the credit exceeds the amount of y...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

It's Time for a Flu Shot

Flu is a serious illness that can cause several days of severe symptoms and weeks of recovery.  For young children, elderly, pregnant, and those with pre-existing conditions, flu infection is more likely to result in hospitalization, respiratory ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Smart Cards Available for Sale

The Town also offers the purchase and use of “Smart Cards.” These are cards that can be loaded with money, $10 at minimum, for use at all Bar Harbor parking meters and kiosks, similar to gift cards. 

They are available at the M...

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Posted on: January 7, 2014

Sign up to Receive Your Property Tax Bills Electronically

The Finance Office is pleased to offer an exciting service to property owners – electronic tax bill delivery. Stop receiving your annual property tax bills and any tax reminder notices in the mail and securely receive them in your email. Go paperless to...[Read on...]

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