Rockland voters approve new fire truck purchase, charter amendment

Tue, 06/13/2023 - 10:45pm

    ROCKLAND — A new firetruck is on the horizon for the City of Rockland, with voters overwhelmingly in favor of dipping into unspent bond money and then to contribute additional funds.

    On June 13, the vote was 252 to 63 in favor of bonding $385,000 for a new truck. Question 3 asked voters to support allocating $415,000 of unspent bond funding and an additional $385,000 to purchase a new fire pumper to replace an existing 25 year old apparatus. 

    Voters also agreed, 276 to 35, to adjust the city charger for organization meeting start time, and with a vote of 206 to 101, they also agreed to amend their charter for a bond anticipation note repayment.

    Rockland also approved the $37 million RSU 13 school budget, 210 to 104.