ISLESBORO — During a special town meeting Sept. 22, town residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a warrant article that will result in the construction of two new town buildings and the renovation of the municipal complex.

The special town meeting drew 120 residents, of whom 88 voted in favor of the warrant article that would authorize construction, while 32 voted against.

During a Sept. 15 informational session, Architect Stephen Blatt told residents the specifics of the construction plan for the three buildings.

The plan includes construction of  a new 5,184-square-foot health center building, which is more than double the space of the town’s current health center. The new health center will include a waiting area, four offices for staff and several locations for storage. The facility also will include a separate pharmacy room as well as a laboratory and three exam rooms, including pediatric and cardiovascular exam rooms.

The new facility will have three bathrooms, which is two more than the current facility has. It will also have a separate staff break room as well as a critical care room that will be connected to the facility’s loading dock for emergency patients. The facility also has two additional rooms for outside providers, as well as a living/dining area for their overnight stays.

The area in the municipal building currently used for the health center will be renovated to include space for evidence storage for the Police Department as well as a separate interview room.

The second structure to be built will be a 1,728-square-foot garage to act as the new public safety garage.

The total expected cost of the three projects will be $3,500,000, according to Blatt. During the Sept. 15 meeting, Select Board member and Islesboro Health and Safety Building Committee Chair Lauren Bruce said funding from the project will come from a 20-year public bond, which will cover half of the project, while the remaining half will be raised from contributions from residents. She said the town will also be actively seeking grants for the project.

Bruce said the half to be paid through the bond will result in an increase of 0.4 mills to taxpayers, meaning that for every $100,000 of assessed value, residents will pay an additional $40 per year.