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City of Bath Reaches Property Tax Settlement Agreement with Bath Iron Works


The City of Bath Assessor has reached an agreement with Bath Iron Works Corporation (“BIW”) regarding the just value of real and personal property at BIW’s shipyard in Bath, Maine. The agreement resolves two property tax abatements filed by BIW with respect to the 2019 and 2020 tax years. “My top p…

City Sponsors Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, June 20


Keep your pets healthy - make sure their rabies vaccination is up-to-dateMidcoast Humane, in collaboration with the City of Bath, is offering a low cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats at the Bath Regional Information Center (former train depot, 15 Commercial Street). Due to COVID-19, t…

City Manager Peter Owen Announces Retirement


Bath City Manager Peter Owen has announced plans to retire on August 20, 2021. Owen joined the City in 1999 as Director of Public Works and was appointed City Manager by Bath City Council in 2017. In addition to serving on 11 committees during his time as City Manager, Owen reinstituted the City’s …

Results from RSU1 Budget Validation Election


6/10/21 Update - Election results were ratified by City Council on June 9, 2021.Results are available from the June 8, 2021, Regional School Unit 1 Budget Validation Referendum. Election results will go before Bath City Council for ratification on June 9, 2021. View Results

Andrew Booth Confirmed Next Chief of Police


On June 2, 2021, Bath City Council confirmed Bath's next chief of police: Andrew Booth. Booth is currently the Bath Police Department's deputy chief, and will succeed current chief Michael Field after his retirement later this month.Booth joined the Bath Police Department in 2002 as a patrol office…

Bath Community Forestry Committee Recognizes Local Landscape Design


The City of Bath Community Forestry Committee (BCFC) presents annual landscaping awards during Arbor Week to thank the community for keeping Bath beautiful. This year, they presented the Residential Landscaping Award to Joan Bishop of Webber Avenue and the Business Landscaping Award to MidCoast Fed…

City Operations as of May 24, 2021


As of Monday, May 24, the State, under guidance from the CDC, is lifting the face covering mandate in public places. In accordance with these new guidelines, visitors to City of Bath facilities will not be required to wear face coverings. It is recommended that those who are not fully vaccinated we…

Maine to Adopt U.S. CDC’s New COVID-19 Guidance


On Friday, May 14, The State of Maine announced that fully vaccinated Americans will not have to wear face coverings indoors, effective May 24. Maine will also lift the physical distancing requirement at indoor public settings where people are eating or drinking and therefore would be removing thei…

Updates to Moving Maine Forward Plan


Starting May 24th, capacity limits lifted & physical distancing requirements easedOn May 13, 2021, the State of Maine updated its public health protocols under the Moving Maine Forward Plan.Effective May 24th, Maine will:lift all capacity limits and requirements to physically distance in all pu…

Bath Trolley Resumes Modified Service May 28


The iconic Bath Trolley, “Charlie,” will resume modified service this summer beginning Friday, May 28. Plexiglass shields have been installed to protect trolley patrons, masking is required, and ridership will be limited to 13 people.The trolley will make its first appearance on Saturday, May 15, o…

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