2018 elections

Question 5, Bond to improve community college infrastructure: How Knox and Waldo counties voted

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:30am

Here are the results for Question 5 on the statewide ballot, which would provide $15 million, if approved, to “improve educational programs by upgrading facilities at all 7 of Maine's community colleges in order to provide Maine people with access to high-skill, low-cost technical and career education.” 

According to the Maine Office of the Treasurer, “the total estimated life time cost is $19,125,000 representing $15,000,000 in principal and $4,125,000 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, 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.” 

Central Maine Community College, of Auburn, would receive $2,503,755 to “renovate and expand instructional laboratories, upgrade information technology infrastructure, and upgrade heating and ventilating systems in order to improve energy efficiency and achieve long-term savings.” 

Eastern Maine Community College, of Bangor, would receive $2,233,082 to “upgrade information technology systems and convert heating systems to natural gas.” 

Kennebec Valley Community College, of Fairfield and Hinckley, would receive $2,190,731 to “fund capital equipment for a new program in millwrighting and industrial mechanics, upgrade information technology infrastructure and instructional and library technologies, and replace and insulate aging windows and facades on certain buildings.” 

Northern Maine Community College, of Presque Isle, would receive $1,165,199 to “expand the laboratory for the diesel hydraulics program, renovate classrooms, upgrade information technology infrastructure, upgrade heating and ventilation systems, and invest in energy efficiencies.” 

Southern Maine Community College, of South Portland and Brunswick, would receive $4,275,100to “repair and improve facilities, achieve energy efficiencies, and upgrade information technology systems as well as instructional and library services.” 

Washington County Community College, of Calais, would receive $885,853 to “renovate and expand instructional laboratories, upgrade information technology systems, and invest in instruction technologies.” 

York County Community College, of Wells, would receive $1,746,360 to “upgrade information technology systems and develop an Industrial Trades Center in Sanford.” 

 

Knox County

Question 5, Upgrade community college facilities Yes No
Appleton 435 307
Camden 2,529 675
Cushing 477 261
Friendship 356 278
Hope 629 304
Isle au Haut 57 7
Matinicus 31 16
North Haven 219 46
Owls Head 562 321
Rockland 2,131 858
Rockport 1,501 567
St. George 1,029 463
South Thomaston 500 246
Thomaston 827 443
Union 708 614
Vinalhaven 470 204
Warren 625 767
Washington 448 329
TOTAL 13,534 6,706
Waldoboro (Lincoln County) 1,402 873

 

 Waldo County

Question 5, Upgrade community college facilities  Yes No
Belfast 2,536 997
Belmont 259 207
Brooks    
Burnham 254 249
Frankfort 275 247
Freedom  

 

Islesboro 292 81
Jackson 163 104
Knox 115 130
Liberty 282 181
Lincolnville 978 394
Monroe 316 195
Montville 324 200
Morrill 264 224
Northport 593 323
Palermo 348 313
Prospect 173 153
Searsmont 460 287
Searsport 760 480
Stockton Springs 557 348
Swanville 365 321
Thorndike 183 186
Troy 239 213
Unity 500 268
Waldo 244 157
Winterport 1,104 749
TOTAL 9,486 5,520