The Bar Harbor town offices are located in the municipal building at 93 Cottage Street, site of the former Bar Harbor High School. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Bar Harbor by the numbers



Town Clerk’s report (calendar year 2017)

Births, 67 total:

Bar Harbor residents, 29

Non-residents, 38

Deaths, 85 total:

Bar Harbor residents, 66

Non-residents, 19

Marriages, 121 total:

Bar Harbor residents, 17

Non-residents, 104

 

Registered voters (September 2018)

4,454 total registered voters

1,967 Democrats

833 Republicans

179 Green Independent Party

10 Libertarians

1,465 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding real estate taxes as of June 30, 2017

43 accounts (35 taxpayers), $175,243.79

 

Bar Harbor Fire Department annual report (calendar year 2017)

Type of call                                                     Number

Structure fires                                                       6

Vehicle fires                                                          1

Fire other than structures                                    31

Woods and brush fires                                          4

Unattended outside fires                                       8

Assist EMS                                                         21

Motor vehicle accidents                                      43

Water rescue                                                         2

Hazardous material incidents                             12

Carbon monoxide incidents                               15

Electrical related incidents                                 31

Sprinkler system/water related incidents             7

Smoke/odor investigation, including ventilation

of structures                                                     36

Assist Lifeflight                                                  52

Elevator rescue                                                     5

Public service assist                                            48

Mutual aid                                                             7

Response to fire alarms                                     247

Emergency EMS calls                                       939

Non-emergency EMS calls                               146

Out of town transfers                                          69

Total 1,734

 

Bar Harbor Police Department annual report (calendar year 2017)

Type of call                                                     Number

Aid motorist                                                        39

Animal complaint                                              188

Assault                                                                 30

Burglary                                                               13

Check well being                                               153

Citizen assist                                                      301

Citizen dispute                                                     73

Dead body                                                              7

Domestic                                                              30

Disorderly conduct                                             153

Drug violation                                                      10

False alarm                                                         206

False 911 call                                                     507

Found property                                                  410

Fraud                                                                    21

Harassment                                                          52

Information                                                        229

Intoxicated person                                                72

Mental health issue                                               13

Motor vehicle complaint                                     271

Motor vehicle crash                                            408

Operating under the influence                              85

Parking complaint                                               171

Robbery                                                                  1

Serve protection order                                          12

Sex offense                                                             5

Subpoena                                                            109

Suspicious                                                           360

Theft                                                                     83

Traffic hazard                                                       66

Trespassing                                                           42

Total 4,120

*This information is described as “a summarized listing of the types of incidents we responded to with totals for each” and is “not inclusive of all incidents.” The report by Chief James K. Willis notes that in 2017, “Officers responded to approximately 4,688 incidents and conducted approximately 1,850 traffic stops in Bar Harbor.”

 

Annual compensation for town officials (Fiscal Year 2019)

Town manager, $112,482

Town council, $10,800 (cumulative)

Town clerk (hourly wages, including deputy clerk), $108.805

Town clerk (overtime), $6,740

Finance (salaries), $156,328

Finance (hourly wages for three office staff), $132,787

Finance (overtime), $500

Finance (part time), $9,880

Technology division (salaries), $79,133

Technology division (part time broadcast), $6,000

Code enforcement officer (hourly wages), $63,045

Code enforcement officer (overtime), $3,000

Assessing (salaries), $80,192

Assessing (hourly wages), $43,410

Assessing (overtime), $600

Planning director, $66,873

Planning office manager, $40,186

Planning (overtime), $1,500

Fire chief, $87,365

Police chief, $90,374 (shared position with Town of Mount Desert)

Public works director $92,053

Highway superintendent, $75,609

Harbormaster (hourly wages), $56,701

Harbormaster (overtime), $4,977

Trash removal (under the category of “Solid Waste”}, $731,455 cumulative

School appropriation,

County tax, $698,528

 

Conners-Emerson School, 2018-2019 enrollment

338 students total

Kindergarten: 37 students

1st grade: 31 students

2nd grade: 37 students

3rd grade: 33 students

4th grade: 36 students

5th grade: 35 students

6th grade:39 students

7th grade: 39 students

8th grade: 51 students

 

Mount Desert Island High School, 2018-2019 enrollment

551 students total

9th grade: 130 students

10th grade: 149 students

11th grade: 127 students

12th grade: 145 students

 

Mount Desert Island High School, sending municipality enrollment

551 students total

Bar Harbor: 207 students

Cranberry Isles: 3 students

Eastbrook: 1 student

Ellsworth: 4 students

Franklin: 1 student

Frenchboro: 1 student

Hancock: 29 students

Harrington: 2 students

Lamoine: 42 students

Mount Desert: 82 students

Southwest Harbor: 50 students

Swan’s Island: 14 students

Tremont: 65 students

Trenton: 50 students

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