Rockport Fall Town Meeting Results
September 13th at 1:10pm.
At Rockport’s September 12th Fall Town Meeting, residents voted against a non-binding citizen’s petition that would have raised property taxes on high-valued homes, vacation homes, and residential properties that are not owner occupied, and voted to approve 2022 Community Preservation Act expenditures. 54 residents voted in favor and 164 voted against the petition.
Rockport voters approved the following Community Preservation Act (CPA) project proposals:
- $334,000 grant to rehabilitate the steeple at Rockport Baptist Church
- $239,000 for preservations of Evans Field and its bleachers
- $150,000 for the historic preservation of the Pigeon Cove Fire Station
- $140,000 as a grant to Harborlight Community Partners for the creation, construction and establishment of affordable community housing at 5 Granite Street.
- $100,000 for the restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of the historic South Tower on Thacher Island.
- $46,000 for the restoration, rehabilitation, and historic preservation of the historic blacksmith shop at Old Castle.
- $40,000 to study options for the restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of Bradley Wharf.
- $31,800 to enhance the safety, historic integrity and appearance of the Freight Crane and its immediate surroundings.
CPA Funds can be used for affordable housing, historic preservation, recreation, and open space. This year, approximately 13% of CPA project expenditures will go towards affordable housing initiatives.