Located at 50 Main Street, the Bucksport Municipal Office lies between the busy street and the Penobscot River. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Bucksport by the numbers



Source: Bucksport annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017

 

Town Clerk’s report

Births: 316

Deaths: 124

Marriages: 92

 

Registered voters (November 2018)

3,854 total registered voters

1,071 Democrats

1,143 Republicans

61 Green Independent Party

31 Libertarians

1,548 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding 2016 real estate taxes

56 accounts (54 taxpayers), $67,143

 

Bucksport Fire Department annual report for July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Type of call                                                     Number

Building fire                                                         11

Cooking fine, confined to container                      2

Chimney or flue fire                                              5

Fuel burner/boilder malfunction, fire confined     3

Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other                     1

Passenger vehicle fire                                            4

Off-road vehicle or heavy equipment fire             1

Forest, woods, or wildland fire                              4

Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire                   2

Outside rubbish, trash, or waste fire                      1

Construction or demolition landfill fire                 1

Medical assist, assist EMS crew                            6

Motor-vehicle accident with no injuries               12

Motor-vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)        1

Motor-vehicle accident with no injuries               15

Lock-in                                                                   1

Search for lost person, other                                  1

Search for person on land                                      2

Search for person in water                                     2

Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator           4

Swiftwater rescue                                                  1

Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill               1

Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)                               2

Oil or other combustible liquid spill                      2

Chemical spill or leak                                            2

Type of call                                                     Number

Building fire                                                         11

Power line down                                                    3

Arcing, shorted electrical equipment                     2

Biological hazard, confirmed or suspected            1

Person in distress, other                                         1

Lock-out                                                                 3

Water or steam leak                                               1

Animal rescue                                                        1

Public service assistance, other                             3

Assist police or other governmental agency          5

Public service                                                        3

Unauthorized burning                                           3

Cover assignment, standby, moveup                     1

Dispatched and cancelled en route                        5

Authorized controlled burning                              1

Smoke scare, odor or smoke                                 4

False alarm or false call, other                              1

Local alarm system, malicious false alarm           1

Smoke-detector activation due to malfunction     5

Alarm system sounded due to malfunction           6

CO detector activation due to malfunction           2

Smoke-detector activation, no fire-unintentional 1

Detector activation, no fire-unintentional             1

Alarm system activation, no fire-unintentional    10

Carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO       1

Citizen complaint                                                   3

Total 155

* Mutual aid calls: Orland, 5; Orrington, 6; Verona Island, 7; other, 1

** Mutual aid received: Orland, 12; Orrington, 6; other, 8

 

Bucksport Police Department

Calls received by Bucksport dispatch center, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Type of call                                                     Number

911 call                                                               156

Non-dispatched 911 call                                       57

Abandoned vehicle                                               10

Agency assistance                                               239

Alarm                                                                  109

Alcohol offense                                                      3

Ambulance call                                                     95

Animal problem                                                  325

Assault                                                                  14

Attempt to locate                                                    3

Attempted burglary                                                1

Attempted theft                                                      1

Non-sufficient funds check                                    3

Bail check                                                             13

Bar check                                                                1

Bucksport police phone transfer                             1

Type of call                                                     Number

Burglary-residence unlawful entry                       21

Check well-being                                                149

Child abuse or neglect                                            2

Citizen assist                                                       170

Citizen dispute                                                      50

Civil complaints                                                    44

Crimes with computers                                           2

Created in error                                                       1

Criminal mischief                                                 13

Concealed weapons permit                                   39

Disable motorist                                                    31

Disorderly conduct                                                31

Domestic argument                                               45

Drug intelligence                                                    9

Possession of drug paraphernalia                           8

DUI alcohol or drugs                                              2

Escort                                                                    30

Fire                                                                        48

Chimney fires                                                          1

Electrical fire                                                           3

Brush or grass fire                                                   2

Fire mutual aid                                                        3

Trees in the power lines                                          3

Fire station coverage                                               1

Structure fire                                                           5

Unattended/unpermitted burn                                 4

Vehicle fire                                                              3

Fireworks                                                               13

Found property                                                       91

Fraud                                                                      35

Shots fired, shots heard                                           9

Phone or other                                                        76

Hazardous materials                                                7

Information report                                                289

Intoxicated person                                                  10

Juvenile problem                                                    27

Keep the peace                                                         4

Litter/pollution/public health                                   4

Lost property                                                          51

Incident made in error                                              7

Medical emergency                                              567

Non-emergency transport                                         1

10-44 subject                                                           12

Miscellaneous                                                         22

Missing person                                                        13

Misuse of 911                                                            1

Motor-vehicle complaint                                       223

Municipal ordinance violation                                  1

Noise complaint                                                      20

Non-permit burn                                                       3

Odor investigation, gas, etc.                                     9

Parking problem                                                     34

Traffic accident with damage                               224

Permit burn                                                           678

Traffic accident with injuries                                  21

Probation/parole violation                                        3

Property damage, non-vandalism                             4

Speaking engagement                                              1

RCC iinfo cards without IC card                              1

Registered sex offender                                          18

RIDE offense                                                            2

Runaway juvenile                                                     1

Security check                                                        48

Serve protection orders                                          38

Serve subpoena                                                      14

Sex offense                                                               3

Unlawful sexual conduct                                         2

Smoke smell investigation                                       3

Special detail                                                          76

Attempted suicide                                                  12

Suspicious person/circumstance                          260

Test only                                                                   2

Theft                                                                       70

Theft-automobile                                                     2

Threatening                                                             23

Towed vehicle                                                          1

Traffic control                                                          3

Traffic hazard                                                         71

Traffic lights                                                             3

Traffic violation                                                 1,350

Traffic stop                                                               1

Trespassing                                                             36

Unattended death                                                      6

Unauthorized use                                                      1

Vandalism                                                                13

Vehicle off road                                                         6

Violation condition of release                                   2

Violation of protection order                                   19

Warrant arrest                                                          20

Total 6,318

 

Annual compensation for town officials  (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

Town manager: $78,683

Office staff: $224,457

Town council salaries: $8,700

Code enforcement salary: $53,075

Planning board salaries: $2,320

Planning board secretary: $760

Assessor’s salary: $54,010

Economic development payroll: $53,285

Fire department

  • Full-time regular: $251,617
  • Full-time extra: $44,040
  • Call firefighters: $41,549
  • Officers’ salaries: $3,427

Police department

  • Full-time regular: $381,769
  • Full-time extra: $55,253
  • Animal control: $9,828

Dispatch services

  • Full-time regular: $144,317
  • Full-time extra: $24,562

Ambulance service

  • Attendants’ payroll: $127,562
  • Director’s salary: $1,600

General Highway

  • Regular payroll: $351,438
  • Extra and overtime: $66,876

Recreation program

  • Senior citizens director: $15,839

Solid waste: $261,287

 

County tax (2019)

$194,917.31

2018-2019 enrollment, by school

 

Jewett School

133 students total

Bucksport: 74 students

Orland: 36 students

Prospect: 10 students

Verona Island: 10 students

Other towns: 3 students

 

Mile Lane School

267 students total

Bucksport: 166 students

Orland: 61 students

Prospect: 27 students

Verona Island: 8 students

Other towns: 5 students

 

Bucksport Middle School

323 students total

Bucksport: 200 students

Orland: 76 students

Prospect: 30 students

Verona Island: 14 students

Other towns: 3 students

 

Bucksport High School

362 students total

Bucksport: 228 students

Orland: 59 students

Prospect: 30 students

Verona Island: 13 students

Other towns: 32 students

 

2018-2019 enrollment, by community

1,085 students total

Bucksport         Orland            Prospect        Verona Island       Other towns

pre-K               28                    12                     4                       1                         2

Kindergarten   46                    24                     6                       9                         1

1st grade         39                    13                      7                       2                         0

2nd grade        43                    16                      8                       3                         1

3rd grade         43                    17                     3                        0                        2

4th grade         41                    15                      9                       3                         2

5th grade         49                    22                      6                       2                         0

6th grade         50                    16                      8                       2                         2

7th grade         45                    19                      7                       5                         0

8th grade         46                    19                      9                      5                         1

9th grade         63                    18                     11                     4                         5

10th grade       60                    17                      7                      4                         8

11th grade       44                    13                      6                      4                         9

12th grade       61                    11                      6                      1                        10

Total               668                  232                    97                    45                       43

 

RSU 25, 2018-2019 budget

 

Regular instruction

$5,534,275

 

Other instruction

$2,987,516

 

Student and staff support

$1,301,299

 

Career and technical education

$220,535

 

System administration

$453,306

 

School administration

$815,444

 

Transportation

$1,060,071

 

Facilities and maintenance

$1,588,234

 

Debt services

$688,912

 

All other expenditures

$40,000

 

Total for 2018-2019 budget

$15,156,407

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