Rockport citizens voted to return William Chapman to the Select Board, and chose Geoffrey Parker to accompany him, when they went to the polls in municipal elections June 14.

Parker was the top vote-getter, receiving 281 votes, with Chapman receiving 216 votes. Candidates Gordon Best, Patricia Egan and Robert Nichols received 179, 161 and 154 votes, respectively.

A three-year term on the boards of School Administrative District 28 and Five Town Community School District will be filled by Eliza Haselton, who received 345 votes. Thomas Farley received 152 votes.

More than 500 voters participated in the election.

Robert Moors was elected to one of three positions on the Budget Committee. Write-in candidates David Jackson, with 63 votes, and Stephanie Kumble, with 52 votes, were also elected to that body. In all, 35 candidates received write-in votes for positions on the Budget Committee.

Elizabeth Elwin was re-elected to the Library Committee.

Rockport voters approved the $12 million budget for Maine School Administrative District 28 (Camden-Rockport K-8 schools) by a vote of 365 to 144, and the $11.3 million budget of the Five Town CSD (governing Camden Hills Regional High School) by a vote of 359 to 152.

All eight articles on the referendum ballot were approved. These included five amendments to the land use ordinance and two changes to the zoning map.

The final referendum question asked voters to approve a development program for the downtown tax increment financing district. In November 2009, by a vote of 974 to 672, Rockport voters approved a downtown TIF district. Last June, they rejected the development plan that would implement that program. Article 10 on the June 14 warrant presented citizens with a new development plan for the district they approved two years ago. That plan passed by a vote of 291 to 199.

The remaining articles on Rockport’s town meeting warrant, including the municipal budget for fiscal year 2011-12, will be addressed in an open meeting that will take place Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Rockport Opera House.

The proposed budget has been set at $4.2 million, up 7.4 percent from last year. Anticipated revenues are $1.6 million, a 14.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2010-11. The net municipal budget represents an estimated tax commitment for municipal services of $2.6 million, up 3.3 percent from the previous year, according to Town Manager Robert Peabody’s Town Meeting Gazette newsletter.

For more information, call the Rockport Town Office at 236-0806.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at