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BROOKSVILLE HARBOR COMMITTEE
1 Town House Rd / PO Box 314
Brooksville, ME 04617
Town Office: 207-326-4518 Harbormaster: 207-326-9638
1 January 2018
The Town of Brooksville is seeking an individual to serve as Harbormaster. The position is governed by the Harbor Ordinance and specifically by Section 6 below. The appointment is for a one-year term beginning March 1. The hours are full-time from mid-May to mid-September (18 weeks) and part-time for the rest of the 12-month period. Total hours for the one-year term are roughly 1040.
The Harbormaster serves as secretary to the Harbor Committee (which meets at least quarterly at 7pm) and holds office hours in the Town Public Service Building on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-2pm from early May through mid-September. In this same period, s/he is expected to be on the water at least Friday through Sunday (weather permitting) and to be available 24/7 in case of emergency.
The Town provides a boat for the Harbormaster and pays for its maintenance and operating costs. Office supplies and a computer are also provided.
Compensation is $17,000-$21,000 per year, depending on experience. There are no fringe benefits.
6.1 Within the waters of Brooksville, the Harbormaster shall have all those certain duties and responsibilities of that office which are prescribed by 38 MRSA sec.1 et seq., including resolving conflicts between parties relating to moorings and watercraft operations.
6.2 The Harbormaster shall be appointed by the Selectmen annually for a one-year term beginning March 1 and ending February 28. In the event that an appointment is not made by February 28, the incumbent shall remain in office until a successor is appointed and sworn. This Ordinance shall not be construed as giving the serving Harbormaster any expectation of automatic reappointment to successive terms, and no cause need be shown by the Selectmen for their failure to reappoint a Harbormaster at the end of any one-year term.
6.3 The Selectmen shall appoint a Harbormaster from the nominees submitted by the Harbor Committee. The Selectmen may reappoint the Harbormaster after reviewing evaluations of the Committee. The Harbormaster may, if necessary, from time to time appoint and delegate to an Assistant Harbormaster certain duties and responsibilities, subject to the approval of the Harbor Committee.
6.4 A Harbormaster may be removed from office, or be subject to other disciplinary action, by the Selectmen upon recommendation of the Harbor Committee during his/her term of office for cause under 30A MRSA sec. 2601, and 38 MRSA sec.1. Any such recommendation shall be preceded by a predetermination hearing before the Committee after notice to the Harbormaster and in executive session, unless otherwise requested by the Harbormaster. If the Committee then decides to recommend removal or other discipline, it shall provide the Selectmen and the Harbormaster with a written list of specified charges pursuant to 1 MRSA sec. 405(6)(A) and 38 MRSA sec.1. The Selectmen shall then conduct a hearing on those charges and provide a written decision within 30 days. Any vacancy in the Harbormaster’s position shall be filled by the procedures set forth in Section 5.6.1 of this Ordinance. Until a successor is appointed to fill out the term left vacant, the chairperson of the Harbor Committee shall serve as Acting Harbormaster.
6.5 Upon recommendation of the Harbor Committee, the Selectmen shall establish compensation of the Harbormaster.
6.6 Minimum qualifications of the Harbormaster are as follows:
6.6.1 Ability to work independently with sound judgment and excellent communication skills.
6.6.2 Strong organizational skills with an attention to details.
6.6.3 Proficiency in computer use, including Microsoft Office software.
6.6.4 Ability to interact with a wide variety of entities and individuals at the local, state and federal levels.
6.6.5 Proficiency in small boat handling and basic navigation.
6.6.6 Available to work variable hours, including weekends, during boating season.
6.6.7 Maine Harbormaster Certification. If not certified, certification must be obtained at the next available course.
6.7.1 Administer and enforce the provisions of this Ordinance with the authority granted by law.
6.7.2 Manage and administer the annual mooring and dinghy tie-up renewal process, maintain the Buck’s Harbor mooring waiting list and the approved mooring inspectors list, register new moorings in waters outside Buck’s Harbor, and assign and issue permits for new mooring locations in Buck’s Harbor.
6.7.3 Maintain anchorage areas and channels and change mooring locations when a crowded condition renders the change desirable.
6.7.4 Aid the Harbor Committee in the preparation of its annual report and budget.
6.7.5 Resolve conflicts between parties relating to moorings and operation of watercraft.
6.7.6 Ensure that users of the Town Landings and adjacent parking areas comply with the rules for each Landing, including payment of the current dinghy/kayak fee and display of a current registration decal.
6.7.7 Coordinate the Spring installation and Fall removal of Town Landing floats and advise the Harbor Committee of any needed new and/or maintenance required for the floats and sites.
6.7.8 The Harbormaster is not authorized to carry a weapon or to make arrests in the conduct of any duties required by his/her office.
To apply for the position, send a resume with cover letter by Friday, January 26, 2018, by mail to:
Brooksville Harbor Committee
1 Town House Rd
PO Box 314
Brooksville, ME 04617
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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140 plus pages of stories, photos and favorite family
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2016 BROOKSVILLE ANNUAL TOWN REPORT
NEW TRANSFER STATION GUIDELINES FOR RECYCLABLES
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S HOURS
The CEO will be in on Wednesdays, between the hours of 8 a.m and 11 a.m
2018 DOG LICENSES are available.
All dogs must be registered annually by January 31st.
The 2017 licenses expire December 31, 2017. A state mandated late fee of $25 will be charged after January 31, 2018.
Annual Town Reports
Directions to the Walkers Pond Landing (Sedgwick Brooksville Town Landing)
From Coastal Road ME175 in Brooksville turn right onto Caterpillar
Hill Road, ME15/ME 175, go 1.4 miles, turn right onto Cooper Farm Road (*just past a scenic turnout, the Cooper Farm Road is the 1st
road on right after turnout). Almost .2 miles on the Cooper Farm
Road, on the right, is the Walkers Pond Road. The Walkers Pond Road
is a mile long dirt road. Speed limit on this road is 15 mph. At the end
of this road is the Sedgwick Brooksville Town Landing.
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Winter Hours 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
DEMO HOURS Wednesday through Sunday 7:30 to 3:00 pm
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