The administrative offices for the Town of Southwest Harbor are located at 26 Village Green Way. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWARTZ

Southwest Harbor by the numbers



Town Clerk’s report (2018)

Births: 11

Deaths: 29

Marriages: 18

 

Registered voters (March 2019)

1,579 total registered voters

598 Democrats

379 Republicans

77 Green Independent Party

525 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding FY 2016-2017 real estate taxes (as of July 1, 2018)

Nine accounts (eight taxpayers): $11,022.35

 

Outstanding FY 2017-2018 real estate taxes (as of April 1, 2018)

22 accounts (20 taxpayers): $63,627.82

 

Southwest Harbor Fire Department report (2018)

Type of call                                          Number

Alarms                                                      36

Fires                                                          25

Hazardous conditions                               21

Motor vehicle accidents                             7

Investigations                                           13

EMS                                                         13

Other                                                        10

Total calls                                                125

 

Budget items (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)

Town manager: $76,996.80

Administrative assistant/bookkeeper: $49,920.00

Town clerk: $54,080.00

Administrative assistant: $37,440.00

Code enforcement officer/LPI: $36,400.00

Local health officer: $500.00

Custodian: $4,675.00

Highway foreman: $51,937.60

Labor II: $42,640.00

Police chief: $73,444.80

Police lieutenant: $55,288.90

Patrol officers: $147,217.83 (three officers at $49,072.61 apiece)

Part-time traffic: $7,000.00

Dispatchers: $153,349.24 (four dispatchers at $38,337.31 apiece)

Part-time dispatcher: $6,407.23

Fire chief (stipend): $8,500.00

Deputy chief (stipend): $3,669.00

Assistant chief (stipend): $2,751.00

Captain, engineering (stipend): $1,834.00

Captain, EMS/rescue: $1,834.00

Captain, operations: $1,834.00

Custodian (fire department): $1,500.00

Harbormaster: $47,736.00

County tax (2019): $283,230.31

Hancock County Sheriff’s Department

Type of call                                                     Number

Assist fire department                                           1

Assist local police department                              3

Assist other agency                                               1

Bail check, no violation                                        2

Total calls for service                                            7

 

Southwest Harbor Police Department

Type of call                                                     Number

Simple assault                                                       2

Simple assault on LEO                                         1

Criminal threatening/harassment                          6

Burglary                                                                1

Burglary, no force residence                                 2

Shoplifting                                                            2 (14)

Larceny from auto                                                3

Larceny from building                                         1

All other theft                                                     17

Forgery of checks                                                 1

Forgery                                                                 1

Fraud — swindle                                                  4 (41)

Fraud impersonation                                             1

Criminal mischief/damage                                    3

Damage property — damage                                1

Synthetic narcotic — possession                          1

Marijuana possession                                            1

Barbituate possession                                            1 (49)

Drug paraphernalia                                                1

Unlawful sexual contact                                        1

Neglect family                                                       1

Neglect child                                                          1

Illegal possession alcohol                                     1

Resist/fail to submit to arrest                                2 (56)

Condition release violation                                   7

Fireworks violation                                               5

Harassing communication                                   11

Disorderly conduct                                              24

Intoxication                                                           5

DUI drugs                                                             4 (112)

DUI liquor                                                           13

OAS/habitual offender                                          4

Parking violation/obstructing                              23

Traffic offense summons                                    16

Traffic offense arrest                                           1

Citizen traffic complaint                                    45 (214)

PI traffic accident                                                5

PD traffic accident                                             45

Traffic accident, not reportable                          29

Detail                                                                   4

Trespassing                                                          6

Littering — illegal dumping                                1 (304)

Animal complaints (all types)                            84

Assist — fire                                                        9

Neighborhood dispute                                        6

Assist federal agency                                           6

Assist local police                                              39

Assist sheriff’s department                                10 (458)

Assist other agency                                            43

Assist state police                                                6

Lost property                                                     42

Found property                                                  87

Missing, no foul play indicated                           5

Drug information                                                 7 (648)

Citizen requested assistance                              76

Escort                                                                 12

Stranded motorist                                               13

911 hang-up call                                                   4

Civil problem                                                        8

Attempting to locate                                           14 (775)

Property check — requested                                4

Suspicious person/motor vehicle/incident          60

Abandoned vehicle                                               1

School visit/patrol check/detail                          12

Fingerprint — non-criminal                               18

Road hazard                                                        12 (882)

Public relations — talk                                         3

Criminal arrest warrant                                         7

Paper service                                                         9

Traffic control detail                                             6

Domestic violence assault                                    2

Domestic violence, no assault                              2 (911)

Bail check — no violation                                    2

Records check                                                     26

False alarm                                                          58

Concealed weapon permit                                   14

Medical emergency                                               3

False 911                                                            181 (1195)

Property damage, non-vandalism                          3

Information                                                        142

Check well-being — all                                       42

Transport of person                                                1

Juvenile problem                                                    1

Unattended death                                                  5

Attended death                                                     2

Recorded traffic stops                                       670

Total calls for service                                     2,061

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