ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOWN OF OWLS HEAD WILL BE CLOSED
Monday, January 25, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 10 PM for training.  We will open the doors at 10:00 AM.

OHSTT SOLID WASTE
New transfer stickers are available at the OHSTT Transfer Station for January 2, 2021 until December 31, 2022.  They are yellow and are $18.00.

DOG LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE
  $6.00 spade or neuetured and $11.00 for unspade or unneuetured.   All dogs must be registered by December 31, 2020.

2021 HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES
are available.

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT INFORMATION

TO SEE THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT - CLICK HERE

TO SEE THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT-CLICK HERE

THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION NOW
has a page on the Town's Website where you can learn about its mission, membersip, 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 REOPENING

The Library will be open on Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM.  Pat Stephen is the new Librarian.

OWLS HEAD TOWN OFFICE HOURS HAVE CHANGED.

We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

JUNE 1ST - REOPENING OF THE OWLS HEAD TOWN OFFICE
Please read this flyer for information. click here.

Message from the Transfer Station

TO VIEW PLEASE CLICK HERE

2020/2021 PROPERTY TAXES

The first installment is due and payable October 16, 2020 and the interest will be charged at 8.00% annually on all accounts unpaid November 16, 2020.

The Cemetery Committee

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

2020 Mooring Fees

$50.00 Year Round Resident per year
$100.00 Non-Resident per year
(Year Round Resident of Owls Head)

 

Conservation Commission

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OHCC MISSION STATEMENT

The Owls Head Conservation Commission (OHCC) seeks to preserve and protect the natural resources of Owls Head, and to advise, educate and make recommendations to its residents and to the town’s governing bodies. The Commission works to create opportunities for residents to interact with the natural world, thus fostering life-long stewardship in retaining the natural beauty of Owls Head for future generations.

Read the Maine statute regarding conservation commission duties and powers: MRSA

MEMBERS

Kathryn DerMarderosian, Chair
James Devery
Beth Long
Stuart Rich
Lauren Swartzbaugh
Kenneth Wexler
Robin White

MEETINGS

OHCC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Meetings are normally held at the airport, but Covid-19 may require that other arrangements be made. Check the OH town website,  OH town bulletin boards, and the “News” section for updates.

News, Events and Links

February 3, 2021– Monthly meeting of the Conservation Commission, 6:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, send an email to Eleanor Stone or call her at (207) 594-7434 to request the Zoom meeting link.

IN the NEWS–A pesticide called Anvil 10+10 has been found to contain an array of toxic compounds known as PFAS: the so-called “forever chemicals” which never fully degrade and have been linked to cancer, low infant birth weights, and a range of disease. A recent Boston Globe article describes the problems found in Massachusetts, where the substance was used on millions of acres to control Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).  See Boston Globe article here.

And Closer to Home–The Portland Press Herald reports on PFAS-contaminated wells in Fairfield, where sewage sludge was used as fertilizer on a dairy farm’s fields. See PPH article here.

Pesticide Disposal Every October the Maine Board of Pesticides Control conducts a program to collect and properly dispose of banned and unusable pesticides from homeowners and farms. Preregistration is required and collections are held in Bangor, Augusta, Presque Isle and Portland. Registration for 2020 ends on October 9. FMI: Pesticide Disposal

Maine Association of Conservation Commissions  is committed to connecting communities to each other and to the waters, woods and wildlife of Maine. Explore their website to learn what their members are doing to make their towns a better place for all. MACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members educate, advise and organize.

Maine Conservation Voters cultivates and uses political power to conserve and protect Maine’s environment. MCV helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, elects pro-environment candidates to office, and holds our elected officials accountable, without regard to political party.

Parks – Public Lands – Water Access – Hiking/Walking Trails

  • The sites described here can be located by number on the map below.

  •  Unless otherwise noted, all sites listed are property of the Town of Owls Head.

  • Properties described as “street-end” (4, 8, 9, 10, and 12) have limited to no parking. Please respect abutting neighbors’ property and privacy.

  • “Beach” in Maine is an elusive term–most beaches in the mid-coast are rocky, rarely sandy, and walkability is dependent on tidal variation. By Maine law, shore property owners may prohibit access to adjacent intertidal area, except for “fishing and fowling”.
  • All properties are likely to have a significant tick population, so it’s best to remain on established trails. Wearing light colors, tucking in shirts and socks, using insect repellent, and checking your body during and after spending time on these sites will help to minimize the likelihood of infection with Lyme or other tick-borne diseases.

1. Ash Island 47-acre island with rocky shoreline and views of Mussel Ridge Channel and islands; accessible only by water, closest launch site at Birch Point State Park (see below) with ample parking. For More Information (FMI): Ash Island (Maine Coast Heritage Trust).

2. Ash Point (Trails End) Water access at the end of Ash Point Drive with views of Ash Island and Mussel Ridge Channel, approximately 100’ wide with parking for 3-4 cars.

Ash Point Preserve3. Ash Point Preserve 34-acre preserve with trails through coastal forest to 2,140’ granite shoreline; parking for several cars in lot off Ash Point Drive. FMI: Ash Point Preserve (Georges River Land Trust).

4. Ballyhac Road Water access at road end, limited/no parking.

5. Birch Point State Park State-owned with admission fee in summer, closed in winter months. Entrance off Ballyhac Road; sandy beach and picnic tables with expansive views of Mussel Ridge Channel and islands. Parking for 20-30 cars. FMI: Birch Point State Park.

 

6. Crescent Beach Public access approximately 70’ wide to large pebble beach on Mussel Ridge Channel; parking for 6-10 cars located at end of Crescent Beach Road.

7. Crocketts Beach Public access to a short rocky/sand beach at end of Crocketts Beach Road; views of Mussel Ridge Channel; limited parking.

8. Harborside Terrace Street-end water view of Rockland Harbor, road-width wide, with limited parking.

9. Knowlton Avenue Street-end water access to Rockland Harbor; limited/no parking.

 

10. Knowlton Place Street-end access with views of Rockland Harbor and bay; no parking.

11. Monroe Island 225-acre island with hiking trails and 2 camp-sites; 5 freshwater ponds, forest, bold rocky shoreline with views of Penobscot Bay and islands; access only by water, closest launch site at foot of Main Street with public parking in adjacent Owls Head Harbor Park. FMI: Monroe Island–Owls Head (Maine Coast Heritage Trust).

12. Ocean Avenue Street-end access; road-width space with path to water; parking for two small cars

13. Owls Head Harbor Park (Carver Park) waterfront park of 3 acres with pebbly beach, wetlands, and walking path through meadow to freshwater pond; an ADA compliant pier was recently completed, providing water access for small craft; ample parking in lot off Lighthouse Road with additional spaces in lot next to pier accessed from Main and Wharf Streets.

14. Owls Head Light State Park Located at the end of Lighthouse Road; lighthouse and keeper’s house are Federal property maintained by Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights, while the light itself is maintained by the US Coast Guard; both the light and the keeper’s house are accessible to the public; shoreline is mostly steep and rocky with some pebbly beaches; ample parking with lighthouse a few-minute-walk away FMI: Tour Owls Head Light.

15. Plaisted Preserve Ten-acre property off North Shore Drive near the fire station with 1/2 mile of trails through spruce forest and beds of moss and ferns; water access to Broad Cove; parking for 4-5 cars.

Photographs ©2020 Lauren Swartzbaugh

Town Office

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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Office Hours

Monday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 4:30PM

Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Thursday Closed

Friday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Quick Contacts

Secretary:

Eleanor Stone

EMAIL

Tax Collector:

Susan Wilson

EMAIL

Town Clerk:

Susan Wilson

EMAIL

Treasurer:

Pamela Curtis

EMAIL

Holidays 2021

New Year's Day
December 31

Martin Luther King Day
January 18

President’s Day
February 15

Patriot’s Day
April 19

Memorial Day
May 31

Independence Day
July 5

Labor Day
September 6

Indigenous People Day
October 11

Veteran’s Day
November 12

Thanksgiving
November 25-26

Christmas
December 24

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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