About Mount Desert

Acreage: 25,699Sq. Mi.: Land 36.9 Water 18.3

Villages: Hall Quarry, Northeast Harbor, Otter Creek, Pretty Marsh, Seal Harbor, Somesville

Municipal Building: 21 Sea Street, P.O. Box 248, Northeast Harbor 04662; Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 276-5531, fax 276-3232, mtdesert.org, e-mail manager@mtdesert.org

Town Government: Town Manager, Board of Selectmen (5)

Town Manager: Durlin E. Lunt Jr. 276-5531

Board Chr.: John Macauley 276-5531

Town Clerk: Claire Woolfolk 276-5531

Treasurer: Kathryn A. Mahar 276-5531

Tax Collector: Lisa Young 276-5531

Assessor: Kyle Avila 276-5531

Registrar of Voters: Claire Woolfolk 276-5531

Emergency Management: Michael Bender 276-5531

Welfare Director: Durlin E. Lunt Jr. 276-5531

Finance Director: Durlin E. Lunt Jr. 276-5531

Economic Development Director: Jacqueline Hewitt

Public Works Director: Anthony Smith 276-5743

Road Commissioner: Durlin E. Lunt Jr. 276-5531

Code Enforcement: Kimberly Keene 276-5731

Building/Plumbing Inspector: Kimberly Keene 276-5731

Police Chief: James Willis Jr. 276-5111

Fire Chief: Michael Bender 276-5111

Animal Control Officer: Kevin Edgecomb 276-5111

Health Officer: Durlin E. Lunt Jr. 276-5531

Sanitation Superintendent: Benjamin Jacobs

Harbor Master: John Lemoine 276-5531

Supt. of Schools: Dr. Marc E. Gousse 288-5049

School Board (5): Chr. Caroline Pryor; meets first Wed. each month

Planning Board (7): Chr. William Hanley; meets second and fourth Wed. each month

Appeals Board (7): Chr. William N. Ferm; meets as needed

Assessment Review (5): Chr. James R. Bright; meets as needed

House Dist. 135 and 134 — Rep. Brian L. Hubbell (D); Rep. Walter A. Kumiega III (D)

Senate Dist. 7 — Sen. Brian D. Langley (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 3 — Antonio Blasi (D)

Zoning: Implemented 1978; last amended 2016

Comprehensive Plan: 2009

Last Townwide Valuation: 2007

Fiscal Year: July 1-June 30

Town Meeting: First Mon. in May

Municipal Election: First Mon. in May

Fire Department: Municipal 911

Ambulance: Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service 276-5111

Libraries: Northeast Harbor Library 276-3333, Seal Harbor Library 276-5306, Somesville Library 244-7404

School: Mount Desert Elementary School 276-3348

Post Offices: Northeast Harbor 04662, 276-3221; Mount Desert (Somesville) 04660, 244-5480; Seal Harbor 04675, 276-5341

Ferry Service: Beal & Bunker 244-3575

Water Service: Mount Desert Water District (quasi-municipal) 276-3733

Sewer Service: Town of Mount Desert 276-5738

Trash Collection/Recycling: Town of Mount Desert 276-5733

Wastewater Treatment: Town of Mount Desert 276-5738

Cable TV: Spectrum (800) 892-4357

Chamber of Commerce: Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce 276-5040

Churches: Congregational 3, Episcopal 1, Roman Catholic 1

Banks: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Camden National Bank, The First

Population: 1980: 2,063; 1990: 1,899; 2000: 2,109; 2010: 2,053

Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 872/676; 1990: 930/770; 2000: 1,017/883

2010 Population by Ages
0-4 87
5-19 278
20-44 475
45-64 774
65 up 439
TOTAL 2,053

Median Age 50.7

Registered and Unenrolled Voters
Democrat 753
Green Independent 73
Libertarian 0
Republican 503
Unenrolled 614
Total 1,943

2017 Mill Rate: .00742