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