Rockport elects two new faces to Select Board, approves zoning amendments

Posted:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:45pm
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ROCKPORT — Unofficial votes have been tallied in Rockport, and the new Select Board members are Debra Hall and Jeff Hamilton.

Three candidates competed for two open seats on the Select Board that had been occupied by Owen Casas and Ken McKinley.

McKinley chose to run for a one-year open seat vacated last winter by former Select Board member Tom Gray. He handily won that uncontested seat June 12.

The other three candidates received the following votes.

John Alexander, 334

Debra Hall, 669

Jeffrey Hamilton, 427

 

All ordinance amendments on the ballot were approved: 

Article 3.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance at Section 200 to update the Zoning Map, including clarifications of building footprint limitations in the 906 and 907 Mixed Business/Residential zoning districts,” be enacted?

Yes: 854

No: 148 

Article 4. 

Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance at Section 300 to revise the definitions of Industrial, Medical Office, Tradesman’s Shop, and other uses,” be enacted?Explanation: Some definitions are amended including Industrial, Medical Office, Tradesman Shops, Health Practitioners, and Light Industrial.

Yes: 869

No: 134

 

Article 5. 

Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance at Section 917 to revise the uses for which a Special Exception is required in various zoning districts,” be enacted?

Yes: 831

No: 163

 

 

Article 6.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance at Sections 300 and 918 to revise the definition of Congregate Housing and to reduce the minimum lot area required per bedroom for this type of housing in various zoning districts,” be enacted?

Yes: 497

No: 207 

 

Article 7.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, "Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance at Section 918 reducing the minimum lot area per dwelling unit for Multifamily uses connected to public sewer in various zoning districts," be enacted?

Yes: 814

No: 193 

 

Article 8.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, "Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance deleting and replacing Section 703.3 'Special Exceptions,' with a new Section 919 'Conditional Uses,' removing jurisdiction from the Zoning Board of Appeals to the Planning Board; simplifying criteria for approval, and making minor revisions for consistency with these changes throughout the Ordinance," be enacted?

Yes: 733

No: 113

 

 

Article 9.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, "Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land Use Ordinance, making minor corrections and clarifications throughout," be enacted?

Yes: 769

No: 106

 

 

Article 10.

Shall an Ordinance entitled, "Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Coastal Waters and Harbor Ordinance allowing 'Special Exceptions' from certain requirements upon a recommendation from the Harbor Committee and approval by the Select Board, and making minor revisions throughout," be enacted.

Yes: 742

No: 134

 

Voters also approved the two school district budgets:

Five Town CSD: 

Yes: 802

No: 227

 

SAD 28

Yes: 786

No: 256