Rockport residents approved a fiscal 2014 operating budget of $25 million and voted to allow selectmen to determine terms of leases of town-owned property on Long Beach as part of the annual Town Meeting April 6. A total of 301 residents dispatched 37 articles in five hours and 33 minutes, including approving a capital outlay of $2.8 million that contained $1.1 million for technology. Included in that was $485,000 for computers, storage, and printers, and $110,000 for school security and fire alarm upgrades. In addition, a proposal to change the date of annual Town Meeting failed. The article sought to change the date from the first Saturday in April to the first Monday evening in April.
Residents approve town budget
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