Rockport approves sewer expansion, all ordinance amendments, school budgets
ROCKPORT — At the June 11 polls, Rockport approved a $4.5 million sewer extension to construct a 1.5-mile sewer extension running from Sea Light Lane to the PenBay Medical Center. Voters — all 208 who turned out at the polls – also approved a food sovereignty ordinance, several harbor ordinance amendments, and selling a parcel of West Rockport land.
They also elected Denise Munger to the Select Board with 161 votes and Stevie Kumble to the Library Committee, with 172 votes.
By write-in votes, the voters also elected Marci Casas to a one-year term on the Budget Committee, and Geoff Parker, Mark Kelley, and Jeff Charland to three-year terms on the Budget Committee, if they all agree to serve.
Voters also elected, via write-ins on the ballot, Brianna Gutierrez to the School Administrative District 28 and Five Town CSD school boards, by eight votes.
And, voters also elected Bill Chapman to the Library Committee by 24 write-in votes.
Like all write-in votes, the elected will be asked by Rockport Town Clerk Linda Greenlaw if they want to serve on those boards and committees.
Ballot Question Results follow:
Article 3: Shall a Food Ordinance Be Enacted
Article 4: Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance Limiting Home Cultivation of Marijuanafor Personal Adult Use” be enacted?
Article 5: Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Coastal Waters and Harbor at Section 202 to add a new definition for resident,” be enacted?
Article 6: Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Coastal Waters and Harbor at Section 503.1 to revise the requirements for moorings,” be enacted?
Article 7: Shall an ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Coastal Waters and Harbor at Section 507 to add winter mooring specifications,” be enacted?
Article 8: Shall an Ordinance entitled, “Ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Coastal Waters and Harbor at section 601.9 to establish requirements for encapsulated polystyrene floatation,” be enacted?
Article 9: To see if the Town will vote to approve the sale of a portion of Town owned land located at Map 018 Lot 077, as depicted on the plan on file at the Rockport Town Office, located behind the West Rockport Fire Station, to the abutter, Nelson M Tolman, for One Dollar and land exchanged, for the purpose of clarifying the common boundary and improving the town owned lot configuration for siting a new Fire Station at that location.
Article 10: $4.5 million bond for sewer extension
SAD 28 2019-2020 budget, $17 million
Five Town CSD 2019-2020 school budget, $13 million