2018 elections

Camden and Rockport say yes to renovating, repurposing Mary E. Taylor School

Posted:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:30am
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CAMDEN and ROCKPORT —Camden and Rockport have collectively voted 2,896 to 2,357 to spend $4.9 million on renovating and repurposing the Mary E. Taylor School on Knowlton Street in Camden.

In Camden (unofficial numbers), voters said:

Yes: 1,894

No: 1,271

In Rockport, voters said:

Yes, 982

No: 1,086

 

Both towns, comprising School Administrative District 28 (Camden-Rockport K-8) considered at the polls Nov. 6 whether to spend $4.9 million on rehabilitating the 1925-built Mary E. Taylor School building, on Knowlton Street, in Camden.

If they didn't approve Question 1 on the SAD 28 warrant, the brick school was to be demolished and its footprint converted to a sports practice field.

The question on the School Administrative District 28 warrant asked voters if they want SAD 28 to issue bonds or notes not to exceed $4.9 million, “to renovate, improve, and equip the MET in order to preserve and repurpose that building for multipurpose use, as described below, which bonds would be in addition to the $25,200,000 in bonds already issued for the new middle school project; and to modify the currently authorized new middle school project, as described below.”