Voters in Augusta, Maine approve $4.5 million in bonds for fire and emergency services capital improvements

Voters in Augusta, Maine approved a bond measure on March 22 that authorizes the city to issue $4,455,000 in bonds to fund fire and emergency services capital improvements and city infrastructure. The vote margin was 71.2% to 28.8%. A simple majority vote was required to approve the measure.

The city charter authorizes the Augusta City Council to borrow up to $750,000 without voter approval. Anything greater must be submitted to voters for approval.

The Augusta City Council voted to refer the bond measure to the ballot on Jan. 20, 2022, by a vote of 6-0. At the same meeting, the council also approved $750,000 in bonds for rescue equipment and other infrastructure projects. The total bond project was $5.2 million.

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