ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Owls Head Stump Dump will be closed on Saturday February 04, 2023 due to the extreme cold.

THE HELEN F. WYLIE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP HERE AT THE TOWN OFFICE.
Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector
Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Registrar
The Town of Owls Head is seeking qualified candidates to apply to fill a vacancy due to the internal promotion of one of our valued office staff members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the select board with a variety of tasks including the preparation of agendas and minutes of meetings of the select board and some committees, coordinating and distributing communications, and working closely with the public while assisting the Town Clerk/Tax Collector, the Treasurer, and the Registrar, in the performance of their respective duties. Additional responsibilities may include duties related to general assistance, freedom of access, and researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications.  This non-partisan position involves frequent in-person and telephone/email contact with the general public, other town employees, elected and appointed town officials, and outside agencies, and requires a high degree of professional demeanor and confidentiality.
All applicants must be bondable, and pass a criminal background check.  Prior municipal work experience and knowledge of TRIO software or equivalent is a plus, but not required.  This is an hourly position with health benefits and PTO, based on a 32-hour, Monday through Thursday work week, and requires occasional evening and weekend work.
Starting Hourly Range: $18 - $20 per hour, based on experience.
Applications must be received no later than Jan 30th at Noon.
Mail your completed application in a sealed envelope via U.S.P.S. clearly marked and addressed as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/DEPUTY TOWN CLERK/
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR VACANCY
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
ATTN: SELECT BOARD
Completed application forms may be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. To be considered, a completed application form is required.
No Phone Calls or Emails Please.
The Town of Owls Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Owls Head job application

REMINDER:
Dogs six months and older are required to be licensed. It’s the law.
New licenses are now available now.   A late fee of $25 will be added after January 31, 2023.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
HOURS:  Thursdays 8 am - 3 pm 

RAPID RENEWAL
We have the capability of registering your vehicles online.  Please use the link below to start the process:
http://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
Once you've completed it, the registration and stickers will be mailed to you from the State

THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 
Has a page on the Town's Website where you can learn about its mission, membership, news, and events, and an inventory of the Town's parks, public lands, and walking trails, and their features.  Click on "Community" and then "Conservation Commission".

OWLS HEAD VILLAGE LIBRARY
The Library will be open on Wednesdays, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pat Stephen is the Librarian.

THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE
The Cemetery Committee is looking for new members. Please contact (207) 594-7434 at the Owls Head Town Office if you are interested.

MOORINGS
2023 Mooring Fees Renewals are due by JULY.  Many mooring fees did not get paid last year.  This fee helps the town maintain our harbors and also pay our Harbor/Deputy Harbor Master salaries.  Please remember to pay your mooring fees. 
$50.00 Year-Round Resident per year
(Year-Round Resident of Owls Head)
$100.00 Non-Resident per year
New Mooring Application
Renewal Mooring Application 

Town Government Structure

Owls Head was incorporated as a town, by a special act of legislature in July 1921. At this time the town was given certain privileges, but it was also obligated to perform certain duties, which it shares with all other towns in the state. “A town may take any action and change their form of government in any way that is not clearly denied them or provided for under state and/or federal law.”

Owls Head is served by the town meeting/Select Board form of government. The town meeting is the key in that it serves as the legislative function of the town’s government. Important issues are listed in the form of articles on a warrant announcing the time and place of the town meeting; and this warrant is duly posted at least seven days before the meeting date. At a town meeting only those articles on the warrant may be voted on. Laws for the orderly governing of the town are passed, budgets approved, taxes levied, and town officers are elected. The first officer elected is the Moderator, a person to chair the meeting and run it in an orderly manner. A moderator must be elected at every town meeting and must be sworn to office before the meeting may legally continue. Other officers elected at our town meetings are the Select Board (3), who perform the executive function of the town. They administer, enforce, and carry out the decisions made at town meetings. State law dictates duties and responsibilities relating to town meetings, elections, finances, personnel, roads and bridges, public safety, human services, planning, etc.. State law also grants the Select Board some legislative power as well, this includes enacting laws or ordinances regulating vehicles, public ways and public property. Others elected at town meetings include the Road Commissioner, Board of Assessors, Overseers, School Board Members, and Town Council Members. Again state law dictates duties and responsibilities of these various officials, except the Town Council. Unique to our town, this council was formed at the 1954 town meeting, to act as a learning and advisory committee. Former Select Board members have served, as well as persons interested in the workings of town government with the intent of future involvement. The council has no voting power, attends Select Board’s meetings, and should be heard and respected.

Citizen participation is one of the most important values of the Town Meeting form of government, and residents should take advantage of this privilege. One way to get involved in town government is to volunteer to serve on one of the town’s various committees. These committees are made up of interested individuals, appointed by the selectmen, to serve a certain term of office and must be sworn to that office by the town clerk. The town votes at town meetings to form committees and the town must also vote to do away with these committees. The following committees faithfully serve the residents of Owls Head on a volunteer basis: Budget, Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Comprehensive Plan, Recreation, and Solid Waste. Other appointments made by the Select Board are Zoning Administrator, Plumbing Inspector, Registrar of Voters, Harbor Master, Animal Control Officer, and Public Health Officer. These appointed officials must also be sworn to their office by the Town Clerk. Procedure is important in any town’s government and attention should be paid to details in laws governing our town. “GOOD CITIZENSHIP MEANS GOOD GOVERNMENT.”

Town offices are located in the Owls Head Community Building. Built-in 1990 the Community Building is the location of the town offices which provides a central location for residents and town officials to conduct town business. The Community Building contains two meeting rooms, a smaller room for meetings of the various town committees and a larger meeting room and kitchen for town meetings and other local group gatherings.

Town Office

Physical Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
Tele: 207-594-7434
Fax: 207-594-7598

Mailing Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854

Cash, Check, or Credit Card (2.5% service fee on credit cards)

Office Hours

Monday - 8am to 5pm

Tuesday - 8am to 5pm

Wednesday - 8am to 5pm

Thursday - 8am to 5pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Closed

Quick Contacts

Administrative Assistant:
VACANT
EMAIL

Tax Collector:
Eleanor Stone
EMAIL

Town Clerk:
Eleanor Stone
EMAIL

Treasurer:
Catherine Birmingham
EMAIL

Holidays 2023

New Year’s Day
Mon January 2

Martin Luther King Day
Mon January 16

President’s Day
Mon February 20

Patriot’s Day
Mon April 17

Memorial Day
Mon May 29

Juneteenth
Mon June 19

Independence Day
Tues July 4

Labor Day
Mon September 04

Indigenous People’s Day/ Columbus Day
Mon October 9

Veterans Day
Thurs November 8

Thanksgiving
Thurs November 23

Christmas Day
Mon December 25

 

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
207-594-7434
Fax 207-594-7598

Mailing Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854

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