Waldoboro voters rejected multiple warrant articles at the polls June 14. The counting of the ballots was finished Friday afternoon.

Budgets that were voted down include: Office of the Town Manager; the police department; recreation department; planning and development; A.D. Gray building; and employee benefits.

The vote on the assessing department was tied at 440 to 440.

The votes on the articles that failed were:

Office of the Town Manager
No – 531
Yes – 356

Police department
No – 459
Yes – 411

Recreation department
No – 527
Yes – 355

Planning and development
No – 444
Yes – 435

A.D. Gray Building
No – 520
Yes – 365

Employee benefits
No – 464
Yes – 411

A meeting of the Board of Selectmen is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the town office to discuss the election results.

Article 3, which passed 572 to 293, asked, “Should any municipal budget question fail to pass, shall the Town authorize the Selectmen to expend an amount not to exceed 3/12 of the previous year’s appropriation?”

The agenda for the Tuesday, June 21 meeting includes:

Election of Officers:
2.1 Chairman of Board of Selectmen
2.2 Vice-Chairman of Board of Selectmen
2.3 Chairman of Board of Assessors
2.4 Vice-Chairman of Board of Assessors

1. Discussion Items:
1.1. Discuss Town Meeting by Referendum – Voting Results

This story will be updated. 

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Results from waldoboromaine.org —

MUNICIPAL BUDGET QUESTIONS

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Article 3. Should any municipal budget question fail to pass, shall the Town authorize the Selectmen to expend an amount not to exceed 3/12 of the previous year’s appropriation?

Yes – 572
No – 293

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GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLES

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Article 4. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $18,100 for the Office of the Selectmen?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

Yes – 493
No – 389

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Article 5. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $94,575 for the Office of the Town Manager?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 356
No – 531

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Article 6. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $77,521 for the Assessing Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 440
No – 440

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Article 7. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $124,443 for the Finance Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 479
No – 400

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Article 8. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000 for Legal Services?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 601
No – 279

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Article 9. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $46,282 for the Office of the Town Clerk?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Absent 1

Yes – 566
No – 310

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Article 10. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,000 for Contingency?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 522
No – 317

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PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLES

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Article 11. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $481,595 for Emergency Medical Services?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 579
No – 294

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Article 12. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $134,173 for the Fire Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 612
No – 258

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Article 13. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $484,403 for the Police Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0, Abstained 1, Absent 1

Yes – 411
No – 459

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Article 14. Shall the Town raise and appropriate $80,160 for Fire Hydrants?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 536
No – 333

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Article 15. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,969 for Animal Control?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 535
No – 345

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PUBLIC WORKS ARTICLES

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Article 16. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $546,896 for Roads & Bridges?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 628
No – 243

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Article 17. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,398 for Wastewater Treatment?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 601
No – 261

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Article 18. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $58,017 for the Municipal Building?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 515
No – 365

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Article 19. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $11,355 for Parks and Recreational Facilities Maintenance?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 531
No -353

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Article 20. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,714 for Street Lights?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 544
No – 342

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SOLID WASTE ARTICLES

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Article 21. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $202,436 and transfer such funds to the Transfer Station Fund to fund Waldoboro’s share of the transfer station budget?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 614
No – 268

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COMMUNITY SERVICES ARTICLES

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Article 22. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $49,927 for the Recreation Department?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 4

Yes – 355
No – 527

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Article 23. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $22,419 for the Friendship Street School?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 472
No – 409

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Article 24. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,379 for General Assistance?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 560
No – 293

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Article 25. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,801 for Community Service Agencies?
A. Cable Television (PEG Access/LCTV) $11,301
B. Memorial Day $1,000
C. Waldoboro Day Committee $1,000
D. Waldoborough Historical Society $3,500
Total $16,801
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 487
No – 366

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Article 26. Shall the Town appropriate from snowmobile registration fees the sum of $814 to support the Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers Club for snowmobile trails?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 510
No – 343

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Article 27. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $77,000 for the Waldoboro Public Library?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 441
No – 405

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Article 28. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,929 for Social Service Agencies?
A. American Red Cross of Eastern Maine $2,500
B. Coastal Trans $1,250
C. Kno-Wal-Lin Community Health $5,180
D. PBMC Out-Patient Psychiatry $1,000
E. Mobius $900
F. New Hope for Women, Inc $1,655
G. Senior Spectrum $4,444
H. Eldercare Network of Lincoln County $2,000
I. Midcoast Maine Community Action $2,000
J. Youth Promise $1,000 Total $21,929
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 529
No – 324

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Article 29. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500 for Healthy Kids? Article submitted by petition.
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 2
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 472
No – 378

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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

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Article 30. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $61,221 for Planning & Development?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 435
No – 444

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Article 31. Shall the Town authorize the use of Comprehensive Planning & Development funds an amount not to exceed the sum of $4,560 for Economic Development?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 3, Opposed 0, Absent 1
Budget Committee recommends $3,560. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 1

Yes – 495
No – 385

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Article 32. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,411 for the Shellfish Management Program?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 641
No – 243

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Article 33. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,765 for the A.D. Gray Building?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 4, Opposed 1
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 1

Yes – 365
No – 520

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INSURANCE ARTICLES

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Article 34. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,151 for the Property & Liability Risk Pool?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 562
No – 311

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Article 35. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $481,199 for Employee Benefits?
A. Health Insurance $301,325
B. Group Life Insurance $9,863
C. Social Security $22,155
D. Maine State Retirement $69,802
E. Medicare $22,360
F. Workers’ Compensation $55,694
Total $481,199
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 6, Opposed 2

Yes – 411
No – 464

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Article 36. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $63,721 for Debt Service?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 534
No – 299

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Article 37. Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $268,798 and transfer to the Capital Reserve Fund for capital improvements?
Land & Buildings
A. Friendship Street School Reserve $2,500

Fleet & Equipment
B. EMS Equipment Reserve $48,800
C. Police Equipment Reserve $37,700
D. Fire Equipment Reserve $26,000
E. Public Works Equipment Reserve $37,838

Transportation Improvements
F. Surface Paving Program $96,716

Solid Waste Management
G. Inert Landfill Closure Reserve $40,000

Other Capital Reserves
H. Unemployment Compensation Reserve $3,000

Subtotal $292,554
Less transfers from other sources -$23,576

Total $268,798
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 517
No – 330

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REVENUE ARTICLES

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Article 38. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $1,808,787 from the Estimated Revenues Account to be applied to reduce the 2011 tax rate?
A. Local Taxes (other than property taxes) $768,019
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 7, Opposed 0, Abstain 1

B. Licenses and Permits $57,041
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

C. Intergovernmental Revenues $345,720
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

D. Charges for Services $581,827
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

E. Fines & Forfeitures $1,001
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

F. Other Revenues $55,179
Board of selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Total $1,808,787

Yes – 625
No – 219

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Article 39. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $82,716 from the Local Road Assistance Program Block Grant Fund and transfer to the General Fund to be applied toward the Transportation Program?
Board of Selectmen recommends. Vote: In Favor 5, Opposed 0
Budget Committee recommends. Vote: In Favor 8, Opposed 0

Yes – 548
No – 331

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Article 40. Shall the Town vote to increase the property tax levy limit of $198,596 established for the Town of Waldoboro by State law in the event that the municipal budget approved under the preceding articles will result in a tax commitment that exceeds that property tax levy limit.

Yes – 359
No – 507

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ORDINANCE ARTICLES

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Article 41. Shall an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending the Town of Waldoboro Shellfish Conservation Ordinance” be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

Yes – 514
No – 307

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Article 42. Shall an ordinance entitled “The Town of Waldoboro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance” be enacted? A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file at the Office of Town Clerk for public inspection.

Yes – 430
No – 399

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OTHER WARRANT ARTICLES

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Article 43. Shall the Town vote to fix the fifteenth day of November 2011 and the fifteenth day of May 2012 when all 2012 taxes shall be due and payable in (semi-annual installments) and to instruct the Tax Collector to charge interest at 7.00% per annum on all taxes unpaid after said date(s)?

Yes – 667
No – 209

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Article 44. Shall the Town vote to pay interest at 3.00% per annum on any amount overpaid on property taxes as noted in M.R.S.A. Title 36, Section 506-A?

Yes – 641
No – 223

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Article 45. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Tax Collector to offer a 2012 Tax Club Plan to taxpayers who enroll no later than July 31, 2011, who pay the total amount of 2012 taxes by monthly payments from July 2011 to June 30, 2012; who abide by the requirements of said plan; who shall receive from the Town, in return for such payments, full credit for such taxes paid without incurring any charge of interest?

Yes – 712
No – 157

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Article 46. Shall the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to sell and dispose of any real estate acquired by the Town for non-payment of taxes thereon, on such terms as they may deem advisable, and to execute quit claim deeds for such property. Property which, in the opinion of the Selectmen, best serves the interest of the Town by remaining Town-owned property need not be sold?

Yes – 603
No – 225

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Article 47. Shall the Town authorize the transfer of all unexpended balances to fund balance and to authorize the overdrafts that may occur in the Town operations in the 2011 budget to be taken from fund balance?

Yes – 506
No – 310

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Article 48. Shall the Town authorize the Selectmen and Treasurer, on behalf of the Town, to accept gifts, real estate, and certain funds, including trust funds that may be given or left to the Town?

Yes – 676
No – 158

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Article 49. Shall the Town authorize the Treasurer to waive the foreclosure of tax lien mortgages pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. Section 944 upon a finding by the Board of Selectmen that ownership of the property subject to the lien would be contrary to the Town’s best interest?

Yes – 604
No – 214

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Article 50. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into boundary line agreements with abutting property owners to establish the boundary line of any property of the Town, including the boundary lines of the rights-of-ways?

Yes – 561
No -262

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Article 51. Shall the Town authorize the municipal officers to make final determinations regarding the closing or opening of roads to winter maintenance pursuant to 23 M.R.S.A., Section 2953?

Yes – 654
No – 171

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Article 52. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to spend funds from various reserve funds as they deem necessary in accordance with the capital improvement program?

Yes – 426
No – 405

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Article 53. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to notify the Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources that they wish to exercise their rights to alewives in the Medomak River for the year 2012?

Yes – 668
No – 154

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MSAD #40 QUESTIONS

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Article 1. Do you favor approving the Maine School Administrative District No. 40 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest District budget meeting?

Yes – 439
No – 435

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Article 2. Shall the School Board be authorized to establish a fuel cost stabilization fund and shall the District raise $75,000.00 for that purpose under the authority of 20-A M.R.S. Section 15008? Statutory Disclosure Statement: The fuel cost stabilization fund balance is currently $0.00, and no funds have been expended in each of the three preceding years from the fund proposed to be established by this article. If this article is approved as written, the fuel cost stabilization fund balance will be $75,000.00.

Yes – 486
No – 375

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Article 1. Shall the School Board of Maine School Administrative District No. 40 be authorized to issue bonds and/or lease purchase agreements in an amount not to exceed $170,000 to finance the acquisition of two (2) school buses?

Yes – 438
No – 430