Maine bond Referendum, Nov. 6, 2018

Question 2, Water quality, create wastewater treatment facilities: How Knox and Waldo counties voted

Posted:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30am
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Here are the results of the November 6, 2018 Question 2, Bond to improve water quality, create wastewater treatment facilities state referendum as they roll in from municipalities in Knox and Waldo counties. 

Question 2 on the 2018 General Election ballot “aims to improve water quality, support the planning and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and assist homeowners whose homes are served by substandard or malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems.”

According to the Maine Office of the Treasurer, “the total estimated life time cost is $38,250,000 representing $30,000,000 in principal and $8,250,000 in interest (assuming interest at 5.0% over 10 years).” Furthermore, the Maine Office of Fiscal and Program Review notes this bond issue would have “no significant fiscal impact” aside from the debt service costs outlined. 

According to the Maine Office of the Attorney General, approval of this measure would authorize the State to issue bonds not exceeding $30 million, with the bonds running for no longer than 10 years from date of issue and backed by “the full faith and credit of the State.” 

Knox County

Question 2, Water Quality, wastewater treatment Yes No
Appleton 314 419
Camden 2,300 895
Cushing 334 398
Friendship 283 346
Hope 499 434
Isle au Haut 57 7
Matinicus 29 18
North Haven 198 66
Owls Head 454 415
Rockland 1,962 1,020
Rockport 1,302 785
St. George 849 634
South Thomaston 409 331
Thomaston 679 585
Union 547 674
Vinalhaven 395 275
Warren 720 967
Washington 346 425
TOTAL 11,677 8,694
Waldoboro (Lincoln County) 1,104 1,163

 

 Waldo County

Question 2, Water Quality, wastewater treatment Yes No
Belfast 2,330 1,186
Belmont 182 211
Brooks    
Burnham 183 319
Frankfort 195 325
Freedom  

 

Islesboro 251 120
Jackson 122 144
Knox 73 174
Liberty 240 220
Lincolnville 822 544
Monroe 256 254
Montville 259 264
Morrill 217 270
Northport 514 397
Palermo 316 434
Prospect 128 199
Searsmont 344 399
Searsport 674 566
Stockton Springs 467 433
Swanville 294 392
Thorndike 142 226
Troy 206 243
Unity 419 343
Waldo 182 211
Winterport 850 1,000
TOTAL 7,840 6,728