Maine Bond Referendum, Nov. 5, 2019

Knox, Waldo counties support state’s transportation spending bond question

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:00pm

Here are the results of the November 5, 2019 Question 1, Transportation spending bond state referendum as they roll in from municipalities in Knox and Waldo counties. 

 

This proposal would authorize the State to issue general obligation bonds, in an amount not to exceed $105 million, to raise funds for transportation projects.

 

The 10-year bond would fund several projects, including:
 
Upgrades to bridges, secondary roads, state highways and other transportation infrastructure statewide under the helm of the Maine Department of Transportation ($100 million);
 
A matching grant program for municipal culvert upgrades via the Maine Department of Environmental Protection ($4 million)
 
The renovation of the wharf and bulkhead at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland ($1 million).
 
 

$15 million would be expended on facilities and equipment, including property acquisition, related to freight and passenger railroads, transit (public transportation), ports, marine transportation, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

 

The intent is to fund projects that preserve public safety or otherwise demonstrate high transportation value.

 

Knox County

Question 1: Transportation Bond Yes No
Appleton 140 46
Camden 830 84
Cushing 120 39
Friendship    
Hope 165 49
Isle au Haut    
Matinicus 12 1
North Haven 54 5
Owls Head 183 49
Rockland 930 229
Rockport 399 109
St. George 250 64
South Thomaston 148 22
Thomaston 261 59
Union 306 87
Vinalhaven 140 24
Warren 170 83
Washington 159 50
TOTAL 4,267 1,000
Waldoboro (Lincoln County)    

 

Waldo County

Question 1: Transportation Bond Yes No
Belfast    
Belmont    
Brooks 63 41
Burnham    
Frankfort    
Freedom    
Islesboro    
Jackson 47 16
Knox    
Liberty 103 22
Lincolnville    
Monroe    
Montville 76 21
Morrill 68 32
Northport 183 49
Palermo 110 47
Prospect 66 25
Searsmont 129 48
Searsport 214 49
Stockton Springs    
Swanville    
Thorndike 52 23
Troy 57 38
Unity 122 44
Waldo    
Winterport 211 113
TOTAL 1,287 578