On The Agenda and Nomination Papers Available

Week of March 13

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BAR HARBOR—It’s our weekly piece documenting Bar Harbor town government and other similar meetings that we know of. Please let us know if we’ve missed something. Also, sometimes things are on the town calendars and are cancelled or rescheduled, so make sure to double check before you head over!

All the meetings take place at the Bar Harbor Municipal Building at 93 Cottage Street unless otherwise noted. And they usually have a time for public comments. This is not true about executive sessions.

So, go! Be informed! Be part of the process. You deserve to be.

To see the town meeting calendar by month, click here.

To see the school board calendar by month, click here.



Nomination Papers Available March 3, Papers Taken Out By Several Potential Contenders

The following offices will be elected by the voters at the June 13, 2023 town election:

  • Bar Harbor Town Council                              Three seats – three-year term
  • Bar Harbor Town Council                              One seat – two-year term
  • Superintending School Committee              Two seats – three-year term
  • MDI High School Trustee                              One seat – three-year term
  • Warrant Committee                                        Five seats – three-year term

Nomination papers will be available in the town clerk’s office beginning Friday, March 3.

The deadline for filing nomination papers with the town clerk is Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m..

See also the Elections-June page or call 207-288-4098 for more information.

Town Councilors Chair Valerie Peacock, Jill Goldthwait, and Erin Cough all have terms that end this year. Those who have already pulled papers for that three-year seat include: incumbent Peacock, Comprehensive Planning Committee Chair Kyle Shank, former Communications Coordinator Maya Caines, and Julia Cuchelo.

Councilor Jeff Dobbs resigned, leaving a two-year post. Brooke Blomquist, also known as Zana, has pulled papers for this seat.

For the Warrant Committee, the five members up for reelection are Carol Chappell, Kevin DesVeaux, Allison Sasner, Secretary Christine Smith, and Bethany Reece. So far, Shaun Farrar and Smith have taken out papers

For the Superintending School Committee (Conners Emerson School) it’s Misha Mytar and Robin Sue Tapley. Mytar has taken out papers. She had been appointed to the committee this year to fill out a resigning member’s term.

No one has yet taken out papers for the position on the high school trustee board.

There are no term limits and incumbents can run for reelection. Pulling papers is the first step in running for office, but people can take out forms, not return them and therefore not run.


Apologies for the image quality for some of the agendas. They weren’t available online and were behind glass.


Monday, March 13, 2023

Task Force on the Climate Emergency

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

Auditorium

93 Cottage


Harbor Committee

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

Council Chambers

93 Cottage


Conservation Commission Workshop Agenda March 13, 2023

Time:

 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location

3rd Floor Meeting Room – Suite 301

93 Cottage Street


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOARD

Time:

5 PM

Location:

MDI High School Library


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Town Council – Town Manager Search Workshop

Time:

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:

Council Chambers

93 Cottage St


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Age Friendly Committee

Time:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:

3rd Floor Meeting Room – Suite 301

93 Cottage Street


Marine Resources Committee

Time:

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Port Authority/Security Building or Hadley Point Beach; agenda reads Port Authority Building


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