City Budget, Old County Road repairs on Wednesday's agenda

Public hearing set for Old County Road project
By Daniel Dunkle | Apr 21, 2014

Rockland — City Manager Thomas Luttrell plans to unveil the proposed city budget to the City Council Wednesday, April 23 at City Hall.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. No information on the proposed budget will be released before it is presented to the council, Luttrell said.

Last year, the council approved a $10.6 million city budget, which included cuts in some departments to offset reductions in state funding. The city property tax rate was set Aug. 12 at $19.52 per $1,000 of assessed value, up from $19.42 previously.

The council will also vote on an ordinance amendment concerning plans to borrow $1.6 million to fix Old County Road. The project will be a partnership with Maine Department of Transportation, which is committed to providing $500,000 per year.

The interest rate on the bond would be limited to 2 percent, according to the amended bond ordinance.

A public hearing is set to be held at the meeting.

Also on the agenda for the City Council is an order to hold a special municipal election June 10 in conjunction with the state primary and RSU 13 budget vote on the $1.6 million. The election would be set for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rockland Recreation Center.

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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.

 

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