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Tremont Community Resilience Plan Workshop

Tremont Community Resilience Plan Workshop - Tuesday March 5th at 5:30pm at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library

Roads Posted - March 1st

The Town of Tremont is announcing that certain roads will be posted for weight limits to prevent damage during the spring thaw. The weight limit for non-exempt vehicles during the posted time is a registered vehicle weight of 23,000 pounds. Effective March 1, 2024 the roads are posted and will remain posted until further notice.
If there are any special needs or concerns, please feel free to call the Town Office at 244-7204. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Help Wanted - Custodian/Cleaner


The Town of Tremont is currently seeking a Custodian for the Town Office. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on routine and non-routine cleaning and special projects as the need arises. The Custodian will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all areas of the Town Office and performing minor maintenance and related projects. Previous experience as a Custodian is preferred and physical ability to perform related duties and ability to pass a background check is required. This is a part-time, 4-6 hour per week position with competitive wages. For consideration, submit application to: Town Manager, PO Box 159, Bernard, ME 04612 or manager@tremont.maine.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Tremont is an equal opportunity employer.

Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee ballots for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election are available at the Town Office through end of business day Thursday, February 29th. If you are unable to come into the town office you can also request a ballot online here to be mailed to you. 


**Reminder**
Voters who are enrolled in the NO Labels, Green Independent or Libertarian Party will not be eligible to vote at the Primary Election. If you wish to change enrollment to a different party OR become unenrolled for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election must do so by end of business day, Friday, February 16, 2024.

For more information on upcoming elections please see the Clerk's Page

 

Nomination Papers Available

 The Town of Tremont will have nomination papers available for the following seats:

Select Board: 2 seats; 3 year term

School Committee: 2 seats; 3 year term

School District Trustee (High School): 1 seat; 3 year term

Nomination papers will be available at the Town Office starting on February 5th.  All nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 4 p.m. on March 14th.  For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s office Monday-Friday 8-4 by calling 244-7204.

Permitting information for storm damaged property

Guidance from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on permitting requirements to repair or replace storm damaged properties. In addition to the guidance from the Maine DEP found here, You should reach out to the Code Enforcement office to discuss what local permitting may be required.

Vulnerabilities and Opportunities: Tremont Responding to Coastal Change

January 23, 2024 5:30pm @ Bass Harbor Library - Join scientists and experts from Gulf of Maine Research Institute as they share the results of Tremont’s Vulnerability Assessment. The report provides insights into expected sea level rise, coastal flooding, infrastructure risk, ecological shifts, and more. This information will empower the town to proactively plan for coming changes, and community members are a key part of this work. A Climate to Thrive will also share insights into the town’s energy consumption and related strategies for creating cost savings, protecting our coastal resources and vulnerable neighbors, and cultivating future opportunities that will feature in the town’s developing Community Resilience Plan. To join us via Zoom, register here. A recording will be posted afterward.

Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and community discussion, as well as information on ways to stay involved in this work locally. This event is made possible by Maine’s Community Resilience Partnership. Reach out to brianna@aclimatetothrive.org with any questions

Storm Recovery Resources

The Island Institute has set up a Storm Recovery page. The Institute is also opening up its Business Resilience Grant program and raising the maximum amounts, so if you know of any working waterfront businesses who could benefit from this support, please encourage them to apply at this link,

Storm Damage Resources

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has provided the following update to the previously released information on reporting storm damage:

Harbormaster Appointed

Tremont Harbormaster Selected

Tremont, Maine – On Tuesday, the Select Board confirmed Town Manager Jesse Dunbar’s appointment of Tyler Damon as the new Harbormaster for Tremont. Damon will replace Harbormaster Justin Seavey, who has been filling in since August. Damon officially assumed this role on Tuesday, January 2.

 

Tremont Holiday Lobster Trap Tree Lighting

Join us Saturday, December 9th at 4:30PM at the Tremont Community Building for a Lobster Trap Tree Lighting 

Absentee Ballots Available Now until 4pm Nov 2nd

Absentee Ballots  for the November 7th State referendum are available now at the Town Office. 
Sample Ballot -11-7-23

Surplus Property Sale - Invitation to bid

The Town of Tremont is now accepting sealed bids from the public to purchase the following: 

  • Left Over Pier Pilings in various lengths
    • Winning bidder must remove within 14 days from award of the bid.
    • Being sold AS IS.

 

 

A History of MDI through Vintage Postcards - 175th Event

TREMONT – Award-winning Maine author and journalist Earl Brechlin will share the rich history of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park through images from his extensive collection of historic postcards at the Kelly Room of the Tremont Town Office on Wednesday, October 18, at 6  p.m. The talk is part of the Tremont Historical Society’s celebration of the town’s 175th birthday.

Update - Property Tax Stabilization for Seniors

The LD290 "Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens" program, enacted in August 2022 was repealed by the Maine Legislature on July 6, 2023.

175th Fun at the Country Store Museum - POSTPONED TO SEPT 30TH

Saturday, September 16th from 2pm-4pm

Aerial Maps & Property Data - Now Live!

Our interactive Property Maps are now live!

Now Hiring - Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

The Town of Tremont is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Deputy Code Enforcement Officer / Licensed Plumbing Inspector. This position is responsible for inspections of plumbing and enforcement of all local codes and land use regulations, and serves as the 911 Addressing Officer. This position is contracted out for 20 hours per week to the Town of Southwest Harbor. The Deputy CEO must have the ability to interact with the public professionally in order to secure compliance.  Customer service, education, and violation prevention are a primary responsibility.

Harbormaster Update

New Town Clerk Selected

Sarah Abbott has been selected as the next Town Clerk for the Town of Tremont. Abbott will officially be appointed to the position on September 1st. She will be training alongside outgoing Town Clerk Katie Dandurand, two days a week for the remainder of August. Abbott will continue in her current role as Deputy Code Enforcement Officer until September 1st.

Comprehensive Plan Draft - Public Hearing - September 21st

Comprehensive Plan Update Draft

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF TREMONT, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TASK FORCE
TREMONT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:30 pm
Harvey Kelley Meeting Room, Tremont Town Office

Reminder - FY24 Property Taxes are due September 18th.

A friendly reminder that FY24 tax bills have been sent. The due date this year is September 18th. Interest begins accruing September 19th. 
If you have not received a bill and believe you should have, feel free to call the Town Office or stop by. 

Have you experienced coastal flooding in Tremont?

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is
partnering with the Town of Tremont
and A Climate to Thrive to develop a
community resilience plan for the Town
of Tremont.
We need your help to understand how
coastal flooding currently impacts the
town. Please share any photos or
videos of coastal flooding (flooding
from ocean water) in Tremont.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenULwxhDqgFC6Thojp2VCG0U-M3gM_bfNy4LYAk9UZE9s5uA/viewform

Now Hiring - Town Clerk / Tax Collector

The Town of Tremont on beautiful Mount Desert Island is seeking a fulltime Town Clerk/Tax Collector to carry out the statutory duties of these offices, as well as other highly skilled administrative, financial and clerical responsibilities.

Board / Committee Openings

The Town of Tremont is seeking volunteers for the following Board/Committee openings

Our new website has launched!

Our new website is here! Please be patient as there are some finishing touches in process and it will be ever changing. 
Take a look around and let us know what you think!

Board / Committee Openings

The Town of Tremont is seeking volunteers for the following boards and committees:

Board of Appeals, 2 regular seats and 1 alternate seat
Harbor Committee, 1 seat (at-large); 1 seat (boat storage-repair)
Library Trustees, 3 seats
Planning Board, 2 seats

 

Homestead Exemption

Beginning in 2020 the homestead exemption will increase from $20,000 to $25,000. To qualify, homeowners must fill out a simple form declaring property as their principal residence by April 1 in the tax year claimed. Once the application is filed, the exemption remains until the owner sells or changes their place of residence. Forms are available in the Assessor’s Office or by clicking the link below.

Homestead Application

Tremont Comp Plan Survey

This survey is the online version of the activities from the Visioning Open House for the Tremont Comp Plan Update. It is intended for any members of the Tremont community who wish to participate in the Comp Plan Process. 
 
The survey is open from October 4 until December 1, 2022.  Below is the link for the survey.

https://forms.gle/FjMVvfDGCghFAdV99