The Town Council will be holding its next regular meeting virtually next Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. People can view the meeting on local cable channel 1303 or via the internet by logging on to
and selecting Bucksport. People may participate by emailing comments or questions during the meeting to
or by calling 469-7368. People may also send in questions or comments ahead of time that will be answered during the meeting. Thank you all for your patience as we continue to do our best to do business as efficiently as we can while meeting state guidelines.
Town Office -
We opened to public entry on May 18th - and last week went really well. I want to thank staff and our residents for their efforts during this time. To a person - all of our customers were patient and friendly and understanding of the safety guidelines that we have to follow. I never expected anything less - and I was not disappointed.
Our Marina will be opening on June 1st this year, the Town Dock floats are already in, and the fishing pier floats will be in the second week of June. The Town Council will be considering the Story Walk on the waterfront at its meeting on May 28th. This great program operated by the Bucksport Library is looking to do another wonderful set of stories this summer for kids of all ages to enjoy. Our public bathrooms on the waterfront are open and are being cleaned three times a day by staff to provide as clean an environment as possible.
Main Street -
The Town Council approved acceptance of a matching grant for the replacement of some of the retaining walls on Main Street. This will start in 2021 and will be done on a worst-first basis.A shout out to all of our local business who are also in the process of re-opening with the guidelines in place. Please make sure to patronize these businesses... it has been a loooong road for them and there are still some potholes ahead. You will notice that the hanging flowers are blooming on Main Street once again and local businesses will be filling the planters again this year as well. With the nice weather we have been having - a stroll down Main Street is a pleasant and increasingly beautiful experience.
Public Works -
Benches are back out on Main Street for the convenience of bus riders or just those out for a stroll on Main Street. The Town Council also approved year one of the road project that was approved by voters in November of 2019. This year will be paving of nearly 25 miles of local roads. We will publish a schedule when we have one from the winning bidder but it should be starting in June!
Recreation - The Bucksport Y will be starting programs in June! Call 469-3518 to find out what will be happening.
Finally - THANK YOU - We are fortunate that the rate of positive COVID-19 cases has been low thus far in Hancock County and that is due in large measure to the efforts of all of you. As we move into nicer weather and more guests from other locations come to visit and more restrictions are lifted - it is important that we continue to operate with a healthy dose of common sense. We are a community that cares about each other and being respectful of others is a hallmark of Bucksport. Remember that the rules that businesses are following are ones that they have to in order to be able to be open. They are not making the rules - so no killing the messenger! Stay
The following is the agenda for the Council Meeting on May 28th.
BUCKSPORT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
7:00 P.M., THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS – BUCKSPORT TOWN OFFICE
1. Call Meeting To Order
2. Roll Call
3. Presentation of any Town Council Recognitions
4. Consider minutes of previous meetings
a. Town Council Minutes 05/14/2020
5. Receive and Review Correspondence
6. Ordinances to Consider/Introduce
a. Amendment to Appendix B, Council Rules to require posting to the Town website of emails between Town Councilors and the Town Manager on a weekly basis
7. Discussion Items (Manager Clarification and Direction, or Council Discussion and/or Input on Issues)
a. Wall at baseball field – repair options/field location discussion
8. Agenda Items
a. To approve Resolve 2020-53 to approve the 2020 StoryWalk on the waterfront walkway by the Bucksport Library
9. Resignations, Appointments, Assignments, and Elections
10. Approval of Quit Claims, Discharges, and Deeds
a. Tax Lien Discharge, Philip T. & Holly G. Lutz, Map 14, Lot 49
b. Tax Lien Discharge, Alice Ireland, Map 13, Lot 36-1
c. Tax Lien Discharge, Philip Drake, Map 18 Lot 79
11. Town Manager Report
12. Set Public Hearings, and/or Hold Public Hearings and Approval of any Licenses or Permits
a. Liquor License – Friar’s Brewhouse, LLC
b. Liquor License – Northeast Historic Film
c. Pole Location Permits – Winkumpaugh Construction
1. Bucksmills Road – Christopher Becker Property
2. Turkey Path – Lauren Stubbs Property
13. Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda for Council and Public
14. Upcoming Public Hearings, Designation of Topics for Committee Assignment, and Scheduling of Committee Meetings
15. Budget Review
a. Families First Community Center
b. Bucksport Community Concerns
f. General Government
2. Planning & Code Enforcement
5. Insurances & Benefits
6. Public Access Channel
7. Economic Development
a. Main Street Bucksport
b. Friends of Fort Knox