A significantly revised proposal for a new public works garage could go before Rockland voters in November.

City Councilor Tom Molloy outlined new details of the proposal during the council’s March 1 meeting.

Rockland voters rejected a bond referendum in November 2007 to borrow up to $2.8 million for a $3.2 million project. That proposal called for a new 22,000-square-foot public works garage and a salt and sand shed to be located on city property next to the dump. The referendum was defeated 909-583.

Under the revamped plan being developed, a smaller garage complex would be built on the current public works garage property on Burrows Street off Pleasant Street. Once the new building was erected, the existing one — used by the city since the 1950s — would be leveled.

The new estimated price is less than $2 million, Molloy said, due in part to the poor economy.

The plan is still being refined by the Public Works Advisory Committee and will likely not be ready to go before voters until November.

The council will vote Monday, March 8 on whether to spend up to $3,000 for an engineering study on whether geothermal heating could be used for the building. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.