Ronald B. Eaton, Chair

(207)348-6857 or (207)479-9109

Peter P. Perez

(207)348-6865 or (207)479-9777

Percy L. Brown, Jr.

(207)348-6066 or (207)812-6068

Town Manager

James Fisher

(207) 348-2324 / (207) 812-6315 (cell)


Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Deer Isle Town Office

The public is cordially invited to participate in all meetings. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, meetings are online and by conference call. Details are included on the agenda below. If you wish to be on the agenda, contact Jim Fisher by email of phone (207) 348-2324 at least one day in advance.

Earlier notice is appreciated.



The municipality of Deer Isle administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA $4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance is available for public inspection at the town office and/or online at Also available for inspection is a copy of the State's General Assistance Statutes, as copies of the State law are made available to the municipality, by Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at Deer Isle Town Office during the following time(s):

Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Hour(s): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In an emergency, applicants may contact

  • James Fisher at (207) 812-6315

  • Ronald Eaton at (207) 348-6857

The municipality's General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision within 24 hours of receiving an application.

The Department of Health and Human Services' toll-free telephone number, to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program, is 1-800-442-6003.

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA $4304-4305.

Documents and Links

Select Board Agenda

and Minutes

Freedom of Access Act (FOAA)

The FOAA Officer for the Town of Deer Isle is the Town Manager. You may reach the FOAA Officer during regular business hours at (207) 348-2324 or by e-mail.

All Freedom of Access request should be directed to the FOAA Officer. You may make your request by filling out and sending the request form below or by e-mailing your request or you may choose to call to make a verbal request. Although we prefer requests in writing so that the information we are searching for will be accurate, it is not required by State law.

Relative Forms/Documents:

Statement Regarding Recent Events in Deer Isle and Stonington Related to Racism 


The Towns of Deer Isle and Stonington are deeply concerned about recent events occurring on our island. A free and democratic society depends on the open exchange of information and ideas.  The recent dialogue about racism is important in Maine and the people of Deer Isle and Stonington should be engaged in understanding the effects of race and class in our communities. This dialogue has been promoted peacefully in a  number of ways including rallies, candlelight vigils, social media and countless conversations among neighbors. Our public spaces including our villages, parks and playgrounds provide ample space for social interaction, while maintaining social distance necessary to avoid spread of the CoronaVirus.


Several incidents have crossed the line from social dialogue to harassment, threat,trespass and vandalism. 

  • The placement of a noose on a utility line sends a very disturbing message of intolerance and violence.  Perpetrators of hate crimes should be brought to justice.

  • Trespass and vandalism of private property is a crime and should be brought to justice.

  • Painting graffiti on public roads presents a hazard to motorists, defaces our community and should stop.

  • Placement of signage on utility poles should occur only with permission of the utilities.

  • Placement of signs with vulgar or threatening language should stop.


The Towns of Deer Isle and Stonington condemn all forms of racism. We encourage and are willing to facilitate a thoughtful dialogue about race and class among the residents of Deer Isle and Stonington. Please contact us if you have questions or ideas for making our Island a welcoming and hospitable place to live and visit.