June 23, 2018
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Winter storm damages Rockland, Rockport municipal offices

Stephen Betts | BDN
Stephen Betts | BDN
Damage to Rockland City Hall included to the ceiling in the assistant code enforcement officer's office.
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The powerful winter storm that battered the region over the weekend damaged two midcoast municipal offices.

Rockland City Hall and the Rockport town office both incurred some damage when significant amounts of snow blew through soffit vents.

Rockland discovered the problem Tuesday morning when water began leaking inside the City Hall entrance and in the office of the assistant code enforcement officer. An inspection found that snow had blown in through soffit vents and accumulated above the ceiling.

City officials have no estimate yet on the cost to repair the damage. Insulation and ceiling tiles were being removed Wednesday.

As Superior Restoration Services was inspecting the damage Tuesday morning, it received a telephone call from the Rockport town office about a similar problem.

Interim Rockport Town Manager Linda Greenlaw said Wednesday that the cost of the repairs has yet to be determined although it already has amounted to a couple thousand dollars. She said insulation has to be removed and new insulation installed. There also has to be treatment done to prevent mold from developing.

The Richardson meeting room took the brunt of the snow damage, she said.

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