Voters say yes to capital improvements

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Trumann voters turned out Tuesday for a special election to approve a bond issue that will generate $2 million to be used for capital improvements while voters in Harrisburg approved a one cent sales tax to pay for a new well.

According to unofficial numbers from County Clerk Teresa Rouse's office, election results in the Trumann special election are as follows:

*Ordinance 602 extending the current one cent sales tax four years--367 for, 71 against.

*Refunding bonds--363 for, 73 against.

*Water improvement bonds--365 for, 72 against.

*Sewer improvement bonds--368 for, 69 against.

*Police improvement bonds--354 for, 84 against.

*Street improvement bonds--365 for, 72 against.

*Drainage improvement bonds--368 for, 70 against.

*Fire improvement bonds--358 for, 80 against.

*Library improvement bonds--348 for, 77 against.

*Park improvement bonds, 349 for, 76 against.

*Administration building improvement bonds--338 for, 86 against.

With the approval of these issues, Trumann's one cent sales tax, which has been in place for several years and was last renewed in 2008, will be extended four years with a new expiration date of 2032. The city's outstanding bonds will be refinanced at a lower interest rate, from 3.6 percent to 2 percent, which will generate $2 million to be used on capital improvements throughout the city.

In Harrisburg's special election, voters approved a new one cent sales tax, which will be in place for three years, pay for a new well. According to Rouse, the unofficial results for that vote were 110 for, 23 against.

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