ROCKPORT — Voters in Rockport on Nov. 8 will let town leaders know if they agree with a slew of unanimous, official ‘yes’ recommendations on proposed new and amended ordinances and a charter change up for vote at town meeting.

Town meeting voting is by secret ballot from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office, 101 Main St.

Article 2 seeks to regulate harbor moorings for big boats. Passage means vessels 40 feet or more will not be moored in the inner harbor, and those 50 feet or more will not be allowed a mooring in middle harbor. The Select Board and Harbor Committee unanimously recommend passage.

Off-street parking is the subject of Article 3’s proffered amendments to the town Land Use Ordinance. Enactment would simplify current wording, end required traffic studies, and allow the Code Enforcement Office or planning board to decide if such studies are needed. The Select Board recommendation was unanimous.

Article 4 revisits the issue of allowable hotel rooms in the downtown core. Passage would limit the total number in the 913 zoning district to 40 and would drop current language that caps at 20 the number of rooms in any one hotel or inn. Passage was recommended unanimously by the Select and Planning boards.

Sewage disposal is the subject of Article 5, which is unanimously recommended by the Select and Planning boards. It would amend the subdivision ordinance. For public sewer systems, passage would simplify the law and require new subdivisions to conform with the Rockport Sewer Ordinance. It would replace wording that requires conformation only in areas designated in the comprehensive plan for future sewage disposal service. For private sewer systems, passage means that, where public sewage disposal is unavailable, a private wastewater disposal system or treatment facility would be required. Current law prohibits connection to the public system where a proposed subdivision is not within the area designated for public sewage disposal service in the comprehensive plan.

Article 6 seeks to amend the town Land Use Ordinance and is recommended unanimously by the Select and Planning boards. It would streamline the project application and review process and give the Planning and Development Director more discretion to ensure applications are complete and request more documentation.

Article 7 if passed will amend the town’s Downtown Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing Development Program by extending it to 30 years and allowing tax revenues to pay costs related to wastewater projects. It also would add broadband infrastructure and environmental improvement projects to the costs. It is recommended unanimously by the Select Board.

Article 8 asks voters to approve a Select Board recommended, new financing district and development program. Called the Route 90 Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing District, it includes parcels along Route 90, encompasses more than 230 acres, and is geared to encouraging economic development and housing by creating revenues to fund wastewater projects.

A new hiring process for the Town Manager position is the subject of Article 9, which is unanimously recommended by the Select Board. Its goal is to streamline and simplify the hiring procedure and place it more in the hands of the Select Board. The current process was seen as cumbersome and overly detailed and required that the Select Board consult with an outside group, the Maine Municipal Association, which represents the state’s towns and cities.

Finally, Article 10 is aimed at dealing with challenges that arise when elections produce votes for write-in candidates. If enacted, write-in candidates for town and school elections would be required to file in writing their intention to serve if elected. If a candidate fails to provide that written intent, all ballots cast for that candidate would be nullified.

Also, one school issue will be decided Nov. 8 by voters in Rockport and Camden. If passed, it will correct a typographical error in the school budget passed in May. At that time, voters approved a $13.9 million budget. However, the actual figure is 4 million dollars higher, or $17.9 million. The error was in the budget summary article; all the other expenditure and revenue articles were correct, district Business Manager Pete Orne said. The correction if approved will have no net effect on property taxes, according to the district.