2016 Annual Report Town Of Rockport Maine 125 Year-Books Pdf

2016 Annual Report Town of Rockport Maine 125 Year
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Berry Ladies House, Rockville Post Office, Forrest Doucette. TABLE OF CONTENTS, TOWN OF ROCKPORT COMMITTEE MEMBERS REPORTS. Dedication 2 AFFILIATIONS, Memoriams 3 Committee Thank You 56. Artist Laureate 6 Rockport Committee Members 57, Rockport 125 Quasquicentennial 7 Committee Affiliation Reports 59. Rockport Profile 10 Ad Hoc Library Planning Committee 60. General Information 12 Camden Rockport Bicycle Pedestrian. ADMINISTRATION Pathways Committee 62, Select Board 14 Coastal Mountains Land Trust 64.
Town Manager 20 Conservation Commission 65, Town Clerk Tax Collector 25 Five Town CSD 67. Finance Department 28 Legacy Rockport 68, General Assistance 30 Library Committee 69. Assessing Department 31 Maine Coast Heritage Trust 71. Planning Community MSAD 28 73, Development 32 Opera House Committee 74. LIBRARY Parks Committee 75, Rockport Public Library 34 OUR GOVERNMENT. Library Treasurer s Report 38 State Federal Government Directory 76. OPERA HOUSE Messages to Constituents 77, Rockport Opera House 39 TAXES.
PUBLIC SAFETY Supplemental Taxes Abatements 84, Fire Department 42 2012 2013 Unpaid Real Estate. Harbormaster 45 Tax Liens 86, Police Department 47 2014 Outstanding Real Estate Taxes 88. PUBLIC WORKS 2014 Unpaid Personal Property Taxes 92. Public Works Department 50 WARRANTS, SOLID WASTE June 2015 Warrant Results 93. Mid Coast Solid Waste Corporation 53 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 2016 100. WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT AUDITOR S REPORT, Woodard Curran 55 The Firm of James Wadman CPA 108. Layout Design and Production Stacey Parra, Editor Jane Babbitt.
Front Cover Courtesy of Anne Kilham, Printed by Lincoln County Publishing. Town of Rockport 1 Rockport 125, 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial. TOWN OF ROCKPORT, 2016 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT, DEDICATION. ROGER JONES, Roger has been a resident of Beech Hill in. Rockport all of his life, A man with a deep knowledge of the history of.
Rockport and a word of advice to share Roger, served on the Board of Selectmen Budget. Committee Parks Recreation Committee, Recreation Committee and others Roger was. always willing to help his town in any way he, could He was instrumental in pursuing the. purchase of the Marge Jones Recreational, property and extending the water and sewer. After attending local schools Roger spent four, years in the Coast Guard on the Snohomish.
keeping the Penobscot River ice free for oil transport to Bangor from mid December to March After. leaving the Coast Guard he went to barber school in 1960 following in the footsteps of his father and older. brother He worked in Rockland for a while then in 1966 he and his brother Lowell joined in a business. over Cappy s Chowder House for 25 years then over French Brawn for the past 25 years and still. going strong They are local icons long known as the Jones Boys. I remember many hours waiting for my son to get his haircut with Roger and Lowell talking to me about. Rockport politics remembering my grandfather s store downtown and the state of the country My son may. have disliked the long wait but I cherished the banter between the brothers their clientele and me Roger is. a die hard Democrat just kidding Roger he s a Republican through and through. Roger has a deep love for his property on Beech Hill and loved to hunt with his father and now with others. around his property and elsewhere His farm was a favorite location for many to get their annual Christmas. tree and of course some words of advice or wisdom as they were doing so He donated annually as many. Christmas trees as the town needed to make it look festive. He and his wife Joanne Loffman Jones of Rockville will celebrate 60 years of marriage this year They. have two children Roger Jones Jr of Florida and Elizabeth Betsy French her husband James and. daughter Marina of Rockport, The Town of Rockport is fortunate to have Roger. Photo Courtesy of Pen Bay Pilot and dedication written by Stacey Parra. Town of Rockport 2 Rockport 125, 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial. TOWN OF ROCKPORT, 2016 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT, JAMES D BROWN. ROCKPORT James David Brown 72 creator and founder of. Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville Beach died May 6 2015 at his. home in Rockport He was born in Pomona Calif on Feb 16 1943. and was the son of John D and Eleanor Cram Brown, Jim graduated from Southern Illinois University and shortly after he. moved to Camden While working here in boatyards in the 1960s and. inspired by his grandfather s woodworking he had a vision of. creating his own furniture and returned to the Kendall School of. Design in Grand Rapids Michigan where he earned a degree in. furniture design After working in the furniture design industry in. High Point NC Jim returned to the Camden area with the desire to. design and build traditional American furniture In 1987 he founded. Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville Beach where he established a. quintessential Yankee workshop designing and building exceptional. quality custom furniture made to last Since then Windsor. Chairmakers crafted furniture for more than 5 500 customers. worldwide As recognition grew for his Windsor chair design so did. Jim s reputation as a charming and authentic character. Jim viewed obstacles as challenges and never let them get him down. When he was diagnosed with Parkinson s disease in 1996 he felt a. strong responsibility to become educated about it both for himself and in order to help and support others. who were newly diagnosed Jim and his wife Nance saw the need for people with Parkinson s and their. caregivers to have mutual support which led to the creation of the Quarry Hill Parkinson s Support Group. in 2003 Additionally Jim and Nance were happy to participate in an educational documentary Easing. the Burden Parkinson s disease produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network A second health. challenge for Jim led to successful treatment for advanced cancer at Dana Farber in Boston Even this did. not slow him down all Jim ever wanted to do was go to work every day. Jim had a great love of the history of Rockport the home he lived in is one of the oldest in town He was. always interested in learning interesting facts about the older things in town. Photo and story of his life provided by the family Long Funeral Home Cremation Service and Stacey Parra. Town of Rockport 3 Rockport 125, 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial.
TOWN OF ROCKPORT, 2016 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT, MAYNARD C INGRAHAM. ROCKPORT Maynard C Ingraham fifth generation, Rockport resident and community leader passed away. August 14 2015 at Bartlett Woods in Rockland He was 90. Born December 29 1924 he was the son of Maynard C, and Marion E Ingraham He graduated from Rockport High. School and was in the third class to graduate from Maine. Maritime Academy He served in the Merchant Marine from. 1944 to 1946 as a third and second mate on the vessel Cape. Matapan with the United States Lines, After returning from sea he attended Bryant Stratton. College in Boston He then joined his family s business. Enos E Ingraham Co Rockport s general store in 1947. which he operated until 1975 Maynard married Joyce. Mitchell October 26 1947 He was a notary public from 1947 to 2010 and married more than 700 couples. After selling the family business Maynard became the co owner and president of MIST Associates and. developed three housing subdivisions in Rockport He was also the designated broker for MIST Real Estate. Agency earning the Pen Bay Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year award in 1996 Maynard was a real. estate appraiser for more than 30 years starting the company Ingraham Associates He was joined in. appraising by his son in law in 1988 After his retirement Maynard was proud to have his grandson join the. Maynard was involved in many community activities serving five years on both the inaugural MSAD 28. Board of Directors and the Rockport Select Board He served on the Building Committee for Camden Hills. Regional High School was past president of the Camden Rockport Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce and. past chair of the Rockport Republican Party He served on advisory committees for both Depositors Trust Co. and Key Trust Co and on the Board of Trustees of Vesper Hill Children s Chapel for many years Maynard. was among the first to receive the Camden Rockport Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce Townsperson of. the Year award in 1982, Maynard made his life in Rockport and gave much to many more than he ever received He tried not to let.
anyone go hungry and his gestures of kindness still stay with many of us Maynard always came into the Town. Office with a smile on his face and a story to tell He was elegant. Picture and story of life provided by the family Burpee Carpenter Hutchins Funeral Home and Stacey Parra. Town of Rockport 4 Rockport 125, 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial. TOWN OF ROCKPORT, 2016 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT, JOHN S MCCORMICK JR. ROCKPORT John S Jack McCormick Jr 84 quietly, slipped the bonds of this life at his home early Wednesday. December 2 2015 following an extended illness, Born in Starks Maine on July 26 1931 he was the son of John. S and Lizzy E Brackett McCormick Educated in local schools. he was a 1949 graduate of Farmington High School and a 1958. graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, After one semester at UMO he entered the Air Force where he.
served from 1950 to 1953 During his enlistment he met and fell. in love with Dorothy M Suzie Lamkin They were married. July 8 1952 at Travis Air Force Base Chapel Fairfield Calif. A devoted husband father and grandfather Jack was an amazing. man who had many titles in his 84 years son brother husband. father grandfather papa great grandfather surveyor pizza. parlor worker real estate broker tree house builder draftsman in. the USAF godfather civil engineer student uncle business. owner nephew boss cousin state representative friend school. board member field stone fireplace mason bank director ditch. digger soda jerk hospital board chairman Jack of all trades wheelchair repairman world traveler cooked. Cheerios maker carpenter shop owner classmate builder toy maker violin player tractor aficionado. bartender cribbage player farmer role model library worker Rotarian volunteer cheerleader volunteer. fireman veteran and patriarch, Jack served on the Board of Selectmen and was very active in all aspects of the community He while his. grandsons assisted him in supplying engineering plans and layout for the Marge Jones Recreational Facility. free of charge was instrumental in creating a location that the youth and adults from all over have the benefit. of using He lent much expertise and was a great resource for all town projects and his legacy can be seen. throughout town, Picture and story of life provided by the family Burpee Carpenter Hutchins Funeral Home and Stacey Parra. Town of Rockport 5 Rockport 125, 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial. TOWN OF ROCKPORT, ARTIST LAUREATE, ANNE KILHAM, Not every town has an Artist Laureate but then not every town has. the good fortune to have Anne Kilham residing in it Anne has. spent the past 40 years dressing up Rockport in colors muted and. bold for all to see Anne was named Rockport s first ever Artist. Laureate in 2008 A plaque in the Town Office lobby honors Anne. for generously giving her time and talent and for always showing. Rockport in our best light, Anne s signature style was once described in Down East magazine.
as graphic expressions of serenity If there s a chair in an Anne. Kilham painting you want to sit on it a kind of relaxful peace. Anne s collective imagery of Rockport defines Rockport in much. the same way that L L Bean defines Maine, Whenever we have needed something special to commemorate an. event or to raise awareness or money for an issue Anne has been. quick to volunteer her talent and vision creating an image or. lending her unique artist s eye to make something better. Rockport is not only Anne s subject it is her canvas She lets Public Works know when a park needs. sprucing up or street trees need to be trimmed she has debated with friends the merits of particular curb. cuts on Route 1 and convinced a local business owner to change his roadside display because it seemed. well untidy, Anne s tireless dedication to the Town of Rockport runs deep Her images have graced our Town Report. for over 30 years and every desk in the Town Office is adorned with an Anne Kilham desk calendar. each new edition personally delivered by the artist herself at Christmas Her wonderful rendering of sites. to see in Rockport adorns the kiosk at the Glen Cove Rest Area She has served on and or contributed to. the Conservation Commission the Garden Club the Opera House Committee the Capital Improvement. Committee and the Comprehensive Plan Committee to name just a few. We are honored to call you neighbor, Town of Rockport 6 Rockport 125. 2016 Annual Report The Quasquicentennial, ROCKPORT S QUASQUICENTENNIAL. February 25 1891 February 25 2016, Rockport 125 Artwork provided by Adventure Advertising.
Rockport Celebrates 125 Years of History with Winter and Summer Parades Ball Ceremonies Dinner. Theater and Art, With heart and soul Rockport celebrated its 125th anniversary as a town February 25 27 with events. spread from Opera House gatherings to the stage at Camden Rockport Elementary School to the arch on. 2016 Annual Report Town of Rockport Maine 125 Year Celebration ROCKPORT James David Brown 72 creator and founder of Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville Beach died May 6 2015 at his home in Rockport He was born in Pomona Calif on Feb 16 1943 and was the son of John D and Eleanor Cram Brown Jim graduated from Southern Illinois University and shortly after he moved to

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