Stockton Springs elects school board member, rejects sewer proposal

Posted:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1:00am

STOCKTON SPRINGS — A measure asking voters to approve pursuing funding for a sewer facility on Route 1 in Stockton Springs failed at the polls June 12.

Voting 305 to 178, voters rejected a warrant article that asked them if they favored pursuing funding and other resources for the purpose of constructing a wastewater treatment facility in the commercially zoned area along the Route 1 corridor of Stockton Springs.

The wastewater and collection and treatment facility feasibility study approved at the June 2017 town meeting was completed. Based on the study, the initial up front cost is expected to be $4.43 million for the current wastewater flow.

In other municipal ballot business, Stockton Springs voters elected Kristina Braga to the school board. She received 307 votes and her opponent, William Cosmano, received 123 votes.

They also elected Vern Thompson as fire chief, with 466 voters, and Thomas Fraser to the select board, with 403 votes.