Rockport passes municipal budget at town meeting

By Dwight Collins | Jun 12, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins Residents of Rockport passed the town municipal budget during the annual town meeting June 11.

Rockport — Residents of Rockport met for the town’s annual meeting June 11 and approved the municipal budget for the coming year. Approximately 100 people filled the Rockport Opera House to vote on the budget and to hear public comment.

Moderator Bob Duke moved the meeting along efficiently, and residents breezed through the voting, passing the remaining 29 articles on the warrant that weren't addressed in the voting booth the day before.

Very little public comment was made during the meeting; with the exception of three residents who asked for clarification on wording or on dollar amounts.

Duke pointed out a printing error in the annual town report in Article 9, under the line covering Special Assessments, which should have read $122,000, not $182,000.

The Rockport Budget Committee voted in favor of moving forward with the proposed $4.8 million municipal budget back in March and it was passed by the select board at a public hearing April 22.

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