2015-11-04 / Front Page

Bath voters approve $9.8 million bond

BY DANEEM KIM
The Times Record

BATH

Bath voters approved a $9.8 million bond that will go towards funding improvements to the city’s wastewater infrastructure and treatment plant on Tuesday, with 1061 votes in favor of the bond and 332 votes against.

The city’s treatment plant was built in 1974 to prevent wastewater from overflowing into the Kennebec River, and was last upgraded in 1997. The upgrade was prompted by a study conducted by engineering firm Wright-Pierce in 2012 for the city, which outlined areas in the city’s infrastructure and equipment that needed upgrading.

In addition to enhancing the treatment facility, the project will also involve upgrades to aeration tanks and pump stations, including other structural work that will be done to the plant.

Bath residents also voted on several local positions on Tuesday.

For city council, incumbent Sean Paulhus ran unopposed for the Ward Two seat with 121 votes. Bernard Wyman, incumbent for Ward Four, also ran unopposed with 142 votes.

Terry Nordmann, a declared write-in candidate, was elected as the councilor for Ward 3 with 30 votes. John MacGregor, who had also been vying for the Ward 3 seat as a declared write-in candidate, had dropped out of the race prior to the election, but still received seven votes.

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