Burlington approves Moran, power plant bonds

03/05/08 12:48PM

In Burlington, voters approved a $21 million renovation plan for an old power plant on the Lake Champlain waterfront.

And it passed overwhelmingly with 11,000 voters saying yes, and just under 700 voting against the measure.

Mayor Bob Kiss wants to turn the Moran Plan into a sailing center, children's museum and ice climbing facility.

Opponents wanted the old power plant to be torn down. An advisory question on the ballot asked whether Burlington residents want to demolish the plant and create a park. That measure was defeated by a much narrower margin of 874 votes.

Burlington also approved a bond of nearly $40 million for the city electric department.

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