City Budget, Old County Road repairs on Wednesday's agenda

Public hearing set for Old County Road project
By Daniel Dunkle | Apr 21, 2014

Rockland — City Manager Thomas Luttrell plans to unveil the proposed city budget to the City Council Wednesday, April 23 at City Hall.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. No information on the proposed budget will be released before it is presented to the council, Luttrell said.

Last year, the council approved a $10.6 million city budget, which included cuts in some departments to offset reductions in state funding. The city property tax rate was set Aug. 12 at $19.52 per $1,000 of assessed value, up from $19.42 previously.

The council will also vote on an ordinance amendment concerning plans to borrow $1.6 million to fix Old County Road. The project will be a partnership with Maine Department of Transportation, which is committed to providing $500,000 per year.

The interest rate on the bond would be limited to 2 percent, according to the amended bond ordinance.

A public hearing is set to be held at the meeting.

Also on the agenda for the City Council is an order to hold a special municipal election June 10 in conjunction with the state primary and RSU 13 budget vote on the $1.6 million. The election would be set for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rockland Recreation Center.

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