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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Public Hearing 10/16/18 on Harbor Committee Ordinance Amendment

The Bar Harbor Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Municipal Building Council Chambers to consider the following amendment to the Town Code:

Harbor Committee Ordinance Amendment

Town of Bar Harbor


 An amendment to increase the number of members and update the duties to include a plan for 121 Eden Street.

 The Town of Bar Harbor hereby ordains that Chapter 31, Boards, Committees and Commissions, Article IV, Harbor Committee, of the Town Code is amended as follows:  

                                                                                                                              [Please Note: Old language is stricken.  New language is underlined.]


Article IV - Harbor Committee

[Adopted 10-2-1990 as § 10.04 of the 1990 Code; amended 8-10-1993]

§ 31-16 Appointment.

The Town Council shall appoint a committee of seven11 individuals familiar with the harbor and its activities, all of whom shall be Bar Harbor residents. This committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Town Council with respect to harbor management.

§ 31-17 Powers and duties.

The Harbor Committee shall:

A.    Assist in the planning, development and establishment of a policy for the harbor area.

B.    Prepare a plan for the waterfront at 121 Eden Street, that may include an international ferry terminal, recreational marina, tendering facility, commercial dock, all tide launching ramp, transportation hub, information and Education Center and parking facility and recreational areas.

BC.  Be organized with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary and shall keep minutes, with copies of said minutes being provided to the Town Clerk.

CD. Assist the Harbor Master in the resolution of conflicts which may arise as a result of harbor rules and regulations regarding the use of the harbor and its facilities and establish an appeals process for this purpose.

DE.  Recommend rules and regulations, including all fees, for use of the harbor.

E.     Recommend individuals to the Town Council for the position of Harbor Master. 

F.     Review the activities of the Harbor Master.

G.    Review the Harbor Master's assignments of mooring locations.

H.    Provide an annual report and other reports as requested to the Town Council and Town Manager.

I.      Review and assist in budget planning as it relates to the Harbor Division. 


     [end of ordinance]

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