WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - The Waterville City Council voted against a measure that would have asked two local colleges to pay millions of dollars to lower residents tax rates.
Councilors voted 4-1 against Tuesday night.
It was a petition put forward by Mark Andre, a candidate for the State Legislature.
It would have asked Colby and Thomas Colleges to contribute a combined 15-million dollars over the next five years.
Both school presidents were at the meeting.
Andre said that his plan is to continue collecting signatures and re-submit this petition to the newly seated council after the November election.