Town Contact Information
Town of Blue Hill, P.O. Box 412, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Telephone: 374-2281 Fax: 374-9935
Hours: Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Selectmen meet: Fri., 1:05 p.m., town hall.
Tax Collector & Town Clerk: Same hours as town office.
Settled in 1762 and centrally located on the peninsula, Blue Hill is a destination for visitors and permanent residents for its open coastlines, outdoor recreation opportunities and historical heritage. Filled with many cultural and family oriented activities, the area is a center for musical organizations, with Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill Bach, Blue Hill Concert Association, Bagaduce Chorale and popular steel drum band Flash! in the Pans offering live concerts and chamber music throughout the year. The Blue Hill Public Library houses a collection incorporating books, maps, periodicals and newspapers, along with newer media technologies, and sponsors lectures and hosts discussion groups and meetings.
Walking trails abound, up Blue Hill Mountain and more moderate trails, through Blue HIll Heritage Trust. There are two public landings, on Water Street and in South Blue Hill. While restaurants and shops create a friendly, walkable, in-town area, more stores and restaurants are located uptown, on South Street and Mines Road.
High schools include a semi-private high school, George Stevens Academy, and the private Blue Hill Harbor School. Primary schools include the Blue Hill Consolidated School and the private Bay School. Serving the medical needs of the surrounding community, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering primary and selected specialty health care services.
Vaughn Leach, chmn. 374-2281
El1en Best 479-5820
James Schatz 266-9789
Tax Collector & Town Clerk
Etta Perkins 374-2281
Registrar of Voters
Lucy Sisco 374-2281
Deputy Town Clerk & Tax Collector
Debra Boyd 374-2281
Animal Control Officer
Robert Gross 326-8651
Board of Appeals
Barry Duffy, Larry Maxim, Douglas Stover, David Gulya Jr., alt.
Brandy Candage, Kelley Columber, Darlene Hatch, Chris Torrey, Chris Young
Code Enforcement Officer,
Plumbing & Health Inspector
Judith Jenkins 374-5192
Director, Civil Emergency Prep.
Dennis Robertson 374-5561
Diane O’Connell 667-3005
Chmn. Scott Miller 374-2003
Henrietta Clews 374-3490
Danner Curtis 479-5266
Adam Gray 374-3683
Sarah King 374-9294
Fern Leach 374-5406
Bill Cousins 374-5125 or 669-5700
Robert Carter 374-5276
Jody Murphy 374-2281
Treatment Plant Operator
David Dietrich 374-9987
Water District Trustees
Jason Butler 374-5931
Mark Taplin 374-5447
Peter O’Brien 374-2410
Dennis Robertson 374-5561
Phil Norris 374-2159
David Gulya Jr. 460-0978
Kevin Piper 374-2735
Types of properties subject to tax are all real and personal property. Bills are mailed in July and due Oct. 15. Interest on unpaid bills is 7 percent. Rules used to determine property value: MRSA Title 36.
Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans. If you want to appeal your assessment go to the assessors’ agent first.
How tax is calculated: value multiplied by mill rate. Mill rate was .0097 in 2016; changes yearly.
Harbor, subdivision, alter or construct building, planning board, local foods, marijuana moratorium, commercial site plan review, subdivision, shoreland zoning, floodplain management, traffic ordinance, telecommunications tower, harbor, wind turbines, shellfish conservation, street vending, special amusement, water access and launching.
Blue Hill 04614 374-5667
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 6:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat., 6:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
East Blue Hill 04629 374-5577
Lobby: Unlocking depends on arrival of the mail, but approximately 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 2-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Building & Plumbing:
Judith Jenkins, CEO 374-5192
Permits available to view at town hall.
Blue Hill by the Numbers
Total area: 36,301 acres (56.72 sq. mi.)
Land: 35,623 acres
Bog: 211 acres
Flood: 184 acres
Inland water: 678 acres
Shoreline: 26.25 miles
Education Contact Numbers
Union 93 Superintendent of Schools
20 Hinckley Ridge Rd., P.O. Box 630
Mark Hurvitt, supt. 374-9927
Blue Hill Consolidated School
60 High St.
Shelly Schildroth, prin. 374-2202
Janis Snow, chmn. 374-5185
Amy Houghton 469-5301
James Lacasse 374-5813
Jonathan Smallidge 374-5709
John “Ben” Wootten 374-2466
Blue Hill Harbor School
8 Mill St., P.O. Box 1629
Joshua Jones, principal
Andrew Dillon, lead advisor 374-5501
George Stevens Academy
23 Union St.
Tim Seeley, head of school
374-2808, fax 374-2982
The Bay School
South Street, P.O. Box 950
Marcia Diamond, director
374-2187, fax 374-5717, bayschool.org
Enrollment figures (Oct. 2016)
Pre-K-8: BHCS 260; Bay School 47; home school 11.5; other area aschools 5.
Grades 9-12: George Stevens Academy 111; Blue Hill Harbor School 7.5; Ellsworth 5.5; John Bapst 8; Wisdom Seekers: 5; HCTC/DISHS 3.5; out of state 6.
Emergency and Public Services
Trash & Recycling
Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station open 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (winter hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m.), for trash disposal. Single-sort ecycling center accepts newspapers, magazines, cardboard, brown paper bags, boxboard, all plastic, glass, computer and office paper, aluminum and steel cans. Universal waste accepting fluorescent and compact light bulbs, computer monitors and TVs. Blue Hill, Surry, Brooklin, Brooksville and Sedgwick residents only. 374-5458
Town hall, open same hours as town hall.
Library, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
To report a fire: 911
Fire House (non-emergency) 374-2261
Matt Dennison, fire chief 610-9255
Call Denny or Dolly Robertson to obtain burning permit 374-5561
Blue Hill Mountain; Kingdom Woods Conservation Area; Herrick Memorial Landing, East Blue Hill Rd.; Union Street, behind skating rink; Post Office trail; South St. to Parker Point Rd.
Town wharf, inaccessible at low tide; South Blue Hill, Rte. 175, a wharf with a float, ramp and parking.
Early Settlers; Mountain View; Seaside; South Blue Hill.