In close vote, Rockport elects Jim Annis to Select Board, approves zoning changes

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 9:30pm

    ROKCPORT — Rockport voters elected Jim Annis to the Select Board, unseating incumbent Denise Munger. The vote was close; Annis had 268 votes and Munger 253.

    In addition to candidates for Select Board and two other municipal committees, the 2022 Town Meeting warrant in Rockport appeared before votes going to the polls June 14.

    On June 15, the town will continue its annual town meeting at 7 p.m. in the Rockport Opera House to consider its 2022-2023 budget and other municipal business.

    On the town ballot June 14 were several land use ordinances. Read the complete the warrant.

    They approved both school budgets — SAD 28 and Five Town CSD, and all the ordinance changes on the ballot.

    Article 3: Amend the Land Use Ordinance to allow wireless communications facilities within 1,000 feet of the top of Ragged Mountain, or within a rural district; co-located on an existing facility; placed on an existing structure; and where there is no adverse effect on the health and safety of the public.

    Yes: 441

    No: 89

    The issue arose by a private telecommunications company demanding that Rockport enable it to install a wireless tower in town, and not in the areas specified by the ordinance..

    The two additional clauses added are: within a rural district, and where there is no adverse effects on the health and safety of the public.

    Article 4: Defining structure.

    Yes: 435

    No: 88

    Article 5: clean up amendments

    Yes: 449

    No: 46