Rockport residents to vote on ordinance change, sewer expansion
Rockport — A special town meeting vote Nov. 5 includes state bond issues as well as proposed ordinance changes, expansion of town sewer service and authorization of a nearly $900,000 sewer extension bond.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the town office in the Richardson room.
A proposed change to the Shoreland Zone Overlay District would add municipal buildings to the acceptable use section of the ordinance to allow governmental and institutional use in a Stream Protection District, if also located in the Rockport Downtown District.
Renovation or new construction of the public library could take place at its existing location in the harbor village if the change is approved by both voters and Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
A sewer ordinance amendment, a sewer extension bond and an amendment to public utility installation is also on the warrant.
Voters will be asked to decide if the town should except a new sewer ordinance dated November 2013, and repeal the existing one.
Residents will also be asked to change the Rockport Land Use Ordinance to allow public utility installations, including power substations and structures, as a special exception in the Residential district.
Finally, voters will decide to authorize the select board to undertake a sewer extension project on the northern section of Route 1 and to finance the project by issuing bonds through the Maine Bond Bank’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund program in an amount not to exceed $889,667.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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