Bar Harbor voter guide

BAR HARBOR — There’s a lot to wade through to prepare for Town Meeting elections set for June 30 and July 14. The Islander pulled together our coverage of the issues and candidates, along with some information from the town, to make them easier to find as voters study their options.

Annual Town Report online; hard copies available at the Municipal Building and the Public Works building and at Town Meeting.

Town elections website including sample ballots with recommendations from Planning Board and Warrant Committee

Absentee voting info from 6/11 Islander

Annual Open Town Meeting

The open floor town meeting, on June 30 at 7 p.m. at MDI High School, will focus on the town and school budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the election of the Warrant Committee.

Town Meeting details and logistics, including Warrant Committee slate, from 6/25 Islander

Budget summary from 6/18 Islander

School budget changes from 5/21 Islander

Town budget documents

Town Meeting Elections

Elections for Town Council, Superintending School Committee and high school trustees, as well as zoning changes, will be on the written ballot Tuesday, July 14, or earlier by absentee voting.

Town council candidate Q&A from 6/25 Islander

Dwayne Bolt and Robin Sue Tapley, the two current members of the Superintending School Committee whose terms expire this year, are both running for reelection. Joe Cough is the only candidate for the Bar Harbor seat on the Mount Desert Island High School trustees.

Land Use Ordinance Amendments, Articles 2-7

“Zoning changes explained, debated,” from 6/18 Islander; information about Articles 2-7

“Dorms, Hulls Cove zoning change advance,” from 2/20 Islander, about first Town Council public hearing on Articles 2-6

Article 2, Addressing Officer

Article 3, Permitting Authority

Article 4, Employee Living Quarters

Article 5, Shared Accommodations

Planning Department’s 3-page summary report and 18-page report, outlining the background and process that led to the proposals for Articles 4 and 5.

Article 6, Hulls Cove zoning change

“Hearing set on Hulls Cove zoning change,” from 2/13 Islander

Article 7, Citizen Initiative

“Vacation rental petition moves ahead,” from 4/9 Islander

“Vacation rental changes moving on two tracks,” from 5/14 Islander

Article 8, Straw Poll

Middle school straw poll from 6/18 Islander


Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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