Biddeford voters support bonds for ongoing sewer work, road and building repairs

Turnout was large – and the lines to get in to the polling station at Tiger Gym at Biddeford High School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Tammy Wells Photo

BIDDEFORD — Voters in Biddeford were in a spending mood Nov. 3, approving two bonding referendum questions by wide margins.

Official results released by City Clerk Carmen Morris show voters favored a $10 million, 20-year bond issue for storm and sanitary sewer improvements 6,795 to 4,065.

They also approved a $7.5 million, 20-year bond for sidewalk, road, and drainage improvements and upgrades to city-owned buildings 7,198 to 3,638.

The city’s calculations show the tax impact over the life of the 20-year bonds would be about $109 on a home valued at $227,100 — the median house value in Biddeford.

In all, 60.34 percent, or 11,139 of Biddeford’s 16,064 registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election, according to Morris.

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