THIS IS THE NEWS PAGE FOR THE TOWN OF HANCOCK
Here we will post new items, reminders, updates and pertinent information weekly. Please keep checking back as you might miss something important if you don't!
The Town Gazebo has been transformed! Many residents have asked when the Town was going to repair and paint the gazebo and bring it back to its 'Glory Days'... well we did! The Board reviewed several estimates and awarded the project to our very own Erick Gatcomb, owner of Gatcomb Painting and Design! It looks amazing and we are happy to show off the workmanship. Materials were paid for by a resident that wanted to see this restored. Balusters, steps and floor were repaired by Selectman Randy Ewins. Randy also trimmed and cleaned up the shrubbery and plants around the gazebo. Stop by and check it out!
The Election results from Hancock's ballots are available to view here
. This is NOT official nor does this indicate any winners. Our ballots must get added together with all Towns and Cities in Maine to determine the winners. This is just a snap shot of how the Voters of Hancock cast their ballots.
The Town of Hancock was awarded 2 federal EPA grants in May to assist in cleaning up the former Ellsworth Hancock tannery. The funds will be received this fall. The Ellsworth American published an article this Spring that you can view here
. You can also view the EPA regional facebook page
and view all the updates on grants in our region, view photos and other news. They posted in May the press release and photo of Sheri Walsh, of Hancock County Planning Commission accepting our $400,000 check. Sheri is in the middle section with black pants, floral top and hair pulled back.
The Town reviewed the calendar for 2018 and have made some changes to office hours due to Holidays. You can view the calendar's for July and December here. We will be closed July 4-6, the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen normally held the 1st Wednesday (July 4), is rescheduled to July 10, and we will be closing at noon on December 24th, closed December 25-26. Please plan ahead if you have business to contend with. Also, remember that many services are available online.
2019 Dog Licensing Information-
On 10/15/2018, you can begin to register your dog(s) for the 2019 year. If you still have not licensed for 2018, we can require you to license for both years, and pay the late fee of $25.00 for 2018. All licenses expire 12/31. Late fees for 2019 will begin on 2/1/2019.
To license your dog, you will need the current rabies certificate, spay/neuter papers, and method of payment. Licensing can be done via mail, online (click the dog on the homepage to be directed), in person, or dropping the paperwork off in the mail box just outside the front door. A dog that has been fixed, is $6.00, and a un-altered dog is $11.00.
The State Law on dog licenses can be viewed here
This is my son's dog, Encie- a rare moment of good behavior!! (at the groomer of all places!) She is a goldendoodle; 75% Poodle, 25% Golden Retriever, though I am sure she takes after the poodle side much more!
POLICY FOR PAYMENTS ON DELINQUENT TAX ACCOUNTS
The Board of Selectmen have instituted a new policy for the acceptance of all tax lien and tax foreclosure accounts. If you have a lien, lien notice, or foreclosure notice sent to you, all payments for those accounts must be made by a certified bank check, cash, or debit/credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.
If you are unsure if this applies to you, please give us a call and we will assist you with your payment options.
Hancock issues marriage licenses to Hancock residents by appointment only. There is a new electronic system for marriage licensing that is taking 30 minutes to 1 hour to fully process. Scheduling these helps us help you by ensuring someone will be available to issue it and ensuring you will have the appropriate paperwork and time to complete the process. To schedule, please call the office. Appointments are limited to certain days and hours.