The results are in for Auburn’s Special Municipal Bond Election, with a total of 727 votes for and 68 against. All of the wards votes were at least 90 percent in favor for the use of the Special 5 Mil Tax.
The special municipal bond election was held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, to determine whether the city of Auburn would use the money collected for the Special 5 Mill Tax Fund to pay off debt for two Auburn City Schools facilities projects.
This vote approves the use of the 5 Mil Tax on Cary Woods Elementary and J.F. Drake Elementary school. The tax fund will pay off the $46 million in bonds in increments over the next 30 years.
Mayor Ron Anders said this vote is proof of the community’s support in the school system.
“These are two important projects for two of our older historic campuses that frankly had aged past their usefulness," Anders said. "They needed some upgrades. We’re pleased that these two campuses, J.F. Drake and Cary Woods will continue to be used, hopefully, for the next 60 years and be a place where children can play and learn.”
The official tallies for each ward are:
Wards 1 & 2 voted 167-9
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Wards 3 & 4 voted 140-15
Wards 5 & 6 voted 240-26
Wards 7 & 8 voted 156-11
Absentee voted 24-7
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