About Southwest Harbor

Acreage: 8,884

Sq. Mi.: Land 13.5 Water 9.1

Municipal Building: 26 Village Green Way, P.O. Box 745, Southwest Harbor 04679; Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 244-5404, fax 244-7914, southwestharbor.org, e-mail adminassist@southwestharbor.org
Town Government: Town Manager, Board of Selectmen (5)

Town Manager: Donald Lagrange 244-7915

Board Chr.: Lydia Goetze 244-5404

Admin. Assistant: Robert Salsbury 244-5404

Town Clerk: Marilyn J. Lowell 244-5404

Treasurer: Vacant 244-5404

Tax Collector: Donald LaGrange 244-5404

Finance Director: Vacant

Assessor: R.J.D. Appraisals

Registrar of Voters: Marilyn J. Lowell 244-5404

Emergency Management: Sam Chisholm 244-5404

Welfare Director: Tabbetha Newenham 244-5404

Public Works Director: Steve Kenney 479-7901

Road Commissioner: Donald LaGrange 244-5404

Code Enforcement: Donald LaGrange 244-5404

Plumbing Inspector: Donald LaGrange 244-5404

Water Supt.: Steve Kenney 244-5404

Sanitation Supt.: Steve Kenney 244-5404

Police Chief: Alan Brown 244-7911

Fire Chief: Jack Martel 244-5233

Animal Control Officer: Michael Miller 244-7911

Health Officer: Marilyn Lowell 244-5404

Harbor Master: Adam Thurston 244-5404

Supt. of Schools: MarcH Marc Gousse 288-5049

School Board (5): Chr. Joseph “Tom” Burton III; meets second Wed. each month

Planning Board (7): Acting chr. Lee Worcester; meets first and third Thurs. each month

Appeals Board (5): Chr. James Geary 244-0467; meets second Wed. as needed

House Dist. 134 — Rep. Walter Kumiega III (D)

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

County Commissioner Dist. 3 — Antonio Blasi (D)

Zoning: Last amended 2013

Comprehensive Plan: 2010

Last Townwide Valuation: 2007

Fiscal Year: July 1-June 30

Town Meeting: First Mon. in May

Municipal Election: Tues. following first Mon. in May

Fire Department: Volunteer 911

Ambulance: Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance 244-5030

Library: Southwest Harbor Public Library 244-7065

School: Pemetic Elementary School 244-5502

Post Office: Southwest Harbor 04679, 244-3456

Ferry Service: Cranberry Cove Boating

Water Service: Southwest Harbor Water Dept. 244-3948

Sewer Service: Southwest Harbor Sewer Dept. 244-7919

Trash Collection: Private contractors

Recycling: EMR Inc. 244-4347

Cable TV: Spectrum (800) 892-4357

Chamber of Commerce: Southwest Harbor-Tremont Chamber of Commerce 244-9264

Churches: Episcopal 1, Catholic 1, United Church of Christ 1

Banks: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, The First

Population: 1980: 1,855; 1990: 1,952; 2000: 1,996; 2010: 1,764

Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 800/234; 1990: 923/343; 2000: 962/326

2010 Population by Ages
0-4 83
5-19 298
20-44 441
45-64 553
65 up 389
TOTAL 1,764

Median Age 47.2
Registered and Unenrolled Voters
Democrat 541
Green Independent 78
Republican 394
Unenrolled 608
Libertarian 1
Total 1,622

2017 Mill Rate: .0128