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Rockport Budget 2010
  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Diminished Rockport Select Board votes to change charter

    Despite opposition from members of the eight-person commission that wrote the charter citizens of Rockport adopted in November 2005, a reduced Select Board voted April 12 to hold a public hearing and bring an amendment to the charter before voters on the June 8 written ballot. Farley says he receives no compensation for company's work in Rockport On the same day that workers from Farley & Son Landscaping were ...

  • Published
    April 12, 2010

    Rockport Select Board to discuss charter changes, water rate hike

    The Rockport Select Board will meet Monday, April 12 to consider an agenda that includes a discussion of possible changes to the town charter. Rockport resident Chris Shrum said April 5 that board Chairman Robert Duke and Select Board member Tom Farley have been acting in violation of the town charter's provisions on conflict of interest and the decision-making process. Duke said the proposed change to the ...

  • Published
    April 6, 2010

    Rockport Select Board, Budget Committee lock horns

    The Rockport Budget Committee has expressed concern about the process by which the town's Select Board reached a budget decision. At its March 30 meeting, the budget committee voted to support all parts of the Select Board's proposed budget warrant for fiscal year 2010-11 except the articles for public safety, public works, and culture and recreation. In the public safety budget, there were two items that did ...

  • Published
    March 3, 2010

    Rockport to consider various budget-trimming scenarios

    The Rockport Select Board will meet Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. for two purposes: to enter executive session for an annual evaluation of the town manager, and to then reconvene in open session to discuss the town's pending budget, including three different expenditure-trimming scenarios. The board will also discuss provider agency recommendations and the tax bill mailing to property owners. The meeting ...

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