Rockport approves $1.63 million infrastructure bond

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:15pm

    ROCKPORT — Approximately 18.2 percent of registered voters — 513 individuals — in Rockport went to the polls Nov. 5, despite the pouring rain, to approve a municipal spending bond of $1.63 million, as well as a $105 million state infrastructure bond.

    Voters approved the municipal infrastructure bond at a vote of 324 to 185.

    The bond package had been introduced by the Rockport Select Board, with an estimated interest payment of 2.2 percent over 10 years.

    Voters in Rockport also approved the two state questions: a $105 million infrastructure spending bond, by 399 to 109, and a question that asked the state to amend its constitution to allow disabled citizens to sign petitions in an alternative manner. That passed by 413 to 94.

    The municipal spending package calls for the town to borrow $1.63 million, plus interest, and spend the money on:

    Town Pier $162,000

    Public Safety Building Paving $31,000

    Town Office Building Paving $31,000

    Harbor Paving $53,000

    Public Works Building Exhaust Removal System $30,000

    Public Safety Building Exhaust Removal System $30,000

    Town Office Vault Fire Suppression System $15,000

    Park Street Paving (Meadow Street to Brandy Brook) $63,200

    Park Street Paving (White Tail Drive to Route 90) $90,000

    Old Rockland Street Paving (Rockville Street to Route 17 East) $175,000

    South Street Paving (Rockville Street to Beech Hill) $101,000

    Beech Hill to South Street Paving $202,800

    Gurney Street $102,000

    Mill Street $199,000

    Camden Street $97,000

    Sidewalk Reconstruction/Construction (Russell Ave, Village Corner, West Street, Rockville, Main Street) $250,000