ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council gave final approval to placing two ballot questions on the Nov. 8 ballot asking for voter approval to borrow money for public improvement projects but balked at a third until meeting with the state transportation department.

The council voted unanimously to place a $15 million bond referendum before voters to undertake various stormwater management projects. The council increased the amount from $10 million to $15 million after engineers revised their estimates.

The council also unanimously agreed to place a $2.4 million bond referendum before voters to close the quarry landfill.

But the council agreed to hold off until its Sept. 7 meeting on whether to place a $15 million bond referendum to pave and repair roads and repair and build new sidewalks. That vote was 4-1, with Mayor Ed Glaser opposed to postponing the final vote.

Councilor Louise MacLellan-Ruf said while she supports fixing the roads, she wants the state to take responsibility for work on state roads such as Camden Street, Park Street, South Main Street and Old County Road. She asked that the council meet with a representative of the Maine Department of Transportation before a final vote. City Manager Tom Luttrell said he would try to arrange such a meeting.