2018 elections

Question 4, Bond for construction and remodeling of university 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 4, a bond proposal for construction and remodeling of University of Maine system facilities, as they roll in from municipalities in Knox and Waldo counties. 

Question 4 on the statewide ballot, would provide $49 million, matched by at least $49 million in private and public funds, “to modernize and improve  the facilities and infrastructure of Maine's public universities in order to expand workforce development capacity and to attract and retain students to strengthen Maine's economy and future workforce.” 

According to the Maine Office of the Treasurer, “the total estimated life time cost is $62,475,000 representing $49,000,000 in principal and $13,475,000 in interest (assuming interest at 5.0 percent 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, the bonds would run for not longer than 10 years from date of issue and “would be backed by the full faith and credit of the State.” 

$49,000,000: This amount would be expended by the University of Maine System “to support the construction, reconstruction and remodeling of existing and new facilities and infrastructure as approved by the Board of Trustees. The purpose of the bond funding is to expand the University of Maine System’s capacity to develop Maine’s workforce and enhance its ability to attract and retain students.

The projects currently approved by the Board of Trustees are located at all seven campuses in the University of Maine System and include renovations and improvements to dormitories, modernization and expansion of laboratories and classrooms for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs, nursing and child care programs, as well as development of career service centers, and other facilities to support first-generation and nontraditional students.”

Knox County

Question 4, remodeling of UMaine system facilities Yes No
Appleton 371 362
Camden 2,202 973
Cushing 366 370
Friendship 290 343
Hope 532 398
Isle au Haut 52 11
Matinicus 28 18
North Haven 184 79
Owls Head 472 403
Rockland 1,809 1,163
Rockport 1,306 1,512
St. George 883 603
South Thomaston 414 325
Thomaston 678 581
Union 570 648
Vinalhaven 391 280
Warren 721 956
Washington 351 420
TOTAL 11,620 9,445
Waldoboro (Lincoln County) 1,125 1,144

 

 Waldo County

Question 4, remodeling of UMaine system facilities Yes No
Belfast 2,203 1,309
Belmont 204 255
Brooks    
Burnham 201 302
Frankfort 218 304
Freedom  

 

Islesboro 251 124
Jackson 137 129
Knox 81 164
Liberty 238 223
Lincolnville 854 508
Monroe 258 250
Montville 246 272
Morrill 229 258
Northport 483 427
Palermo 346 399
Prospect 136 190
Searsmont 376 363
Searsport 618 601
Stockton Springs 441 451
Swanville 286 401
Thorndike 148 218
Troy 192 258
Unity 401 362
Waldo 177 219
Winterport 847 999
TOTAL 7,709 6,820