Portland voters to decide civic center plans

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 09, 2011, at 10:46 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Cumberland County voters will decide whether to spend up to $33 million to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center in the Maine city of Portland.

County commissioners vote 2-1 Monday to put the matter before county voters in November.

Commissioners Jim Cloutier and Richard Feeney say low interest rates, hungry contractors and the county’s excellent credit rating mean the county should get a good deal.

The Portland Press Herald says vote will decide whether the Portland Pirates hockey team stays in Portland, at least through 2014.

The proposed renovations would make the civic center handicapped-accessible, improve the restrooms, loading docks and the facade, increasing the number of concessions and make other improvements.

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