Please Vote “Yes” on Question 3 at the Orleans Election this Tuesday
Question 3 would authorize $4.2 million for the final design of the downtown sewer system, for non-traditional approaches like aquaculture, and for Town adaptive management practices such as water quality monitoring and storm water run-off management to clean up Orleans estuaries and freshwater ponds. A “Yes” vote is a vote for clean water!
At the Orleans Town Meeting last Monday night, there was a unanimous vote of approval for Warrant Article 14 that is Question 3 on the ballot. A majority vote is needed this Tuesday to guarantee completion of the design of the new sewer system. Passage of Question 3 will allow the Town to apply for zero percent loans from the State Revolving Fund, an important factor for financing the new system.
The Election will be held at the Orleans Senior Center, Rock Harbor Road, between 7 A.M and 8 P.M. this Tuesday, May 15th.
Orleans Unanimously Passed Five Other Environmental Warrant Articles at Town Meeting
All of the significant earth-friendly articles supported by the Orleans Pond Coalition were passed unanimously, including two articles banning single use plastic bags and certain polystyrene products; two articles supporting the work of the historic Pleasant Bay Alliance; and adoption of a “stretch energy code” that will bring Orleans closer to becoming a green community by increasing energy efficiency and water conservation. Thanks to all who attended and voted for these important articles. You are the environmental conscience of our community!