Rockport sets dates for public hearing and special town meeting

By Dwight Collins | Dec 10, 2013

Rockport — A date and time have been set for a special town meeting and public hearing on grant applications by Kno-Wal-Lin and Fresh Off the Farm.

The Rockport Select Board met Dec. 9 at Rockport Opera House and voted in favor holding a public hearing on the grant applications Jan. 13, as part of the regular monthly board meeting.

A special town meeting is scheduled for Feb. 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and is to be followed by the regularly scheduled select board meeting. Both the special town meeting and the public hearing will be at Rockport Opera House.

Fresh Off the Farm has asked the town to support its application for a grant amounting to  approximately $200,000 for connection and upgrades to the existing wastewater system.

Pen Bay Health Care and Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice asked the town to support an application for a Community Development Block Grant for operating costs and the creation of seven new jobs at the new Hospice House. The grant amount is not to exceed $390,000.

Nov. 12, the select board voted 4-0 in favor of supporting the hospice grant application, with select board member Ken McKinley abstaining from the vote citing a conflict of interest.

In other business, the select board also voted in favor of accepting the application of Elizabeth Saltonstall to the town’s budget committee. Saltonstall brings a wealth of experience having served on other town committees in the past and said that she wanted to be on the budget committee because “that is where everything happens, the budget committee.”


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