Mayor Lewallen pleased with election results

Thursday, August 20, 2015

During a special election on Aug. 11, Trumann voters approved a bond issue which will generate $2 million for capital improvements throughout the city. Mayor Barbara Lewallen said she was pleased with the election results.

"I think all of us in the city administration are so pleased this bond refinance issue passed and the voters approved the infrastructure improvements," Mayor Lewallen said. "I know it passed by an overwhelming majority, and I'm grateful for that. We tried to make the issues clear so people knew what they were voting for."

The vote extended the current one cents sales tax's expiration date of 2028 by four years and authorized the city to refinance outstanding bonds at a lower interest rate to generate money to fund improvements to the water system, sewer system, police department, streets, flood control and drainage systems, library, parks, and city administration building.

"Personally, I appreciate the confidence the city has shown in the city administration that we are doing things to benefit the city as a whole. We'll do our best to live up to that confidence and make things better," Lewallen said.

The full story is available in the Aug. 20 edition of the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune.

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