ROCKPORT — Voters in Rockport said yes to all three state questions — no power corridor, transpiration infrastructure spending and right to grow one’s own food — as well as five municipal articles that dealt with the future of the RES parcel, and land use ordinance amendments.
Total voter turnout was 1,387. By comparison, in November 2019, total voter turnout was 513.
The results follow:
Question 1 reads: Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?
Question 2, Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit facilities and ports and make other transportation investments, to be used to leverage an estimated $253,000,000 in federal and other funds?
Question 3, Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to declare that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being?
Municipal Warrant Articles
Article 2: Shall the town authorize the Select Board to enter into a contract with engineering and design professionals to prepare documents for future consideration of a new fire station in West Rockport on terms and conditions that the Select Board determine to be in the best interests of the town.
Article 3: Shall the town authorize the Select Board, for a sum not to exceed $35,000 from the town’s unassigned fund balance, to enter into an agreement with the New Height Group for the purposes of providing a market survey to evaluate development feasibility, develop a conceptual site program, and to work with professionals to create conceptual renderings for the former Rockport Elementary School site on terms and conditions that the Select Board determine to be in the best interests of the Town to maximize the value of the property to benefit Rockport taxpayers?
Article 4: Concerns land use ordinance section 405. Click here to read.
Article 5: Shall an ordinance amending the Town of Rockport Land use Ordinance Section 700 Zoning Board of Appeals be enacted