Belgrade Town Office Construction and Other Proposal Measures (March 2010)
Several issues were voted on during this town election, most notable were the two proposals for the construction of a new town hall and the building of a salt/sand shed in the town. All three of those measures were defeated.
The first proposal for a new town hall was defeated with 659 against and 270 for it. This building would have been a multipurpose facility that would have housed a library and food pantry along with the town offices. It would have cost near $3.6 million to construct.
The second proposal for a town hall would have only housed the town offices, it was defeated with 571 against and 367 in favor. This building would have cost only $1 million and would only have had the town offices in it.
The salt/sand shed would have cost residents $350,000 to construct. Although the construction of the shed was defeated, a proposal agreement with the state of Maine's Department of Transportation to give them land to build a salt/sand shed was approved.
An ordinance to recall elected officials was approved by residents, specific purposes in which officials could be recalled were specified in the measure.