Town Contact Information
Town of Brooksville, P.O. Box 314, 1 Town House Rd., Brooksville, ME 04617
Telephone: 326-4518 Fax: 326-8039
Tax Collector/Town Clerk: Mon., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.;
Wed., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thu., 6-8 p.m.
Selectmen in office: Wed., 9-11 a.m.
Selectmen meet every other Thu., 7 p.m., town office.
Brooksville was formed from parts of Castine, Penobscot and Sedgwick and incorporated in 1817. Home of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary nature preserve and blessed with 53 miles of coastline, Brooksville attracts many to enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities. The town has had many lives and shows remnants of previous occupations practiced along her shores. Fishing, mining on Cape Rosier, a granite quarry, saw mill and gristmill operations, and ice storage and shipping have faded away. For many years, steamboats arrived at the wharf in Harborside, bringing families to spend the summer here. A number of establishments still cater to the summer vacation set. Hiram Blake Camp, Oakland House and others evoke the early 20th century hospitality shown to Maine’s “rusticators.”
Farming is experiencing a renaissance in Brooksville, with more than 20 active farms, along with bakeries, dairies and a winery. A farmers market is held in summer.
Richard Bakeman 326-4518
John Gray 326-4518
Horace Snow 326-4518
Registrar of Voters and Town Clerk
Amber Bakeman 326-4518
Freida Peasley 326-4518
Gayle Clifford 326-4518
Yvonne Redman 326-4518
Animal Control Officer
Deborah Ciomei 359-5556
Community Center Commission
Diane Harmon 326-4173
Philip Wessel, treasurer; Dean Cousins, Gleason Allen, Rick Ramos
Earl Clifford Jr., Matthew Freedman, David Gray, Dana Hooper, John Kimball, Andrew Ladd, Harry Madson, Pamela Storm
Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector
Lewis Hutchins 326-4518
Meets 1st Tue., 7 p.m., town office.
Donald Condon, chmn. 326-4333
Gerald Gray 326-0583
Denis Blodgett 326-8008
Christopher Raphael 326-4341
Philip Wessel 326-8710
Jason Lepper, alt. 326-8309
Mark Blake 326-8736
Sealer of Weights & Measure
Horace Wardwell 359-8953
RJD Appraisal 326-4518
Sarah Cox, chmn. and harbormaster 326-9638
Chris Bates 326-9633
Ed Black 326-4816
Marcia Chapman 326-8537
Donald Condon 326-4333
Pat Ryan 326-8248
Bob Vaughan 326-4210
John Gray, selectmen’s rep. 326-8229
Emergency Management Director
Matt Dow 326-4904
Types of properties assessed and subject to tax are real estate and personal property.
Bills mailed late May and due Oct. 31. Interest rate on unpaid bills: 7 percent charged after Oct. 31.
Rules used to determine property value: based on valuations. Tax exemptions: churches, benevolent organizations, town property.
Mill rate is subject to change each year.
Flood plain, shoreland zoning, subdivision, harbor, wireless communication facilities, PACE, general assistance, 911, ordinance review committee, entrance on roads, barking dogs, local food and community self governance, and shellfish conservation ordinance.
Plumbing, septic, shoreland.
Septic/plumbing: Lewis Hutchins
Brooksville 04617 326-4873
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:45-3:45 p.m.; Sat., 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Brooksville by the Numbers
Total area: 21,631 (33.8 sq. mi.)
Land: 21,631 acres
Flood: 424 acres
Inland water: 506 acres
Shoreline: 53.75 miles
Education Contact Numbers
School Union 93
20 Hinckley Ridge Rd., Blue Hill
P.O. Box 630
Mark Hurvitt, supt. 374-9927
Brooksville Elementary School
1527 Coastal Road
Todd Nelson, principal 326-8500
Charles Tarr, chmn. 359-9469
Helen Condon 326-9750
Matthew Freedman 326-4091
Brad Jones 326-8296
Gail Ladd 326-4704
Enrollment numbers (Oct. 2015)
Grades pre-K-8 60
K-8 other 6
K-8 home school 4
Grades 9-12 GSA 19
9-12 DI-S 6
9-12 other 4
Emergency and Public Services
Trash & Recycling
Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (winter hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m.) daily. See listing under Blue Hill. 374-5458
Townhouse during regular hours.
To report a fire: 911
Fire House (non-emergency) 326-4904
Matt Dow, Fire Chief 326-4904
Call town clerk for fire permits. 326-4513
Holbrook Island Sanctuary, 326-4012. Bagaduce Ferry Landing, W. Brooksville; Snow Natural Area, N. Brooksville; John B. Mountain.
Buck’s Harbor, South Brooksville, town landing, Bagaduce Falls.
Bells, Edgewood, Evergreen, Hillside, Lakeview, Mount Rest, West Brooksville Church.