(Council Bluffs) The Council Bluffs Daily Non-Pareil says the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisor’s canvassed the Riverside School District bond issue and made the vote official as of Tuesday.
The measure to build a $23-million 7-12 grade facility barely passed the 60-percent majority in the election held June 25. The final voting totals were 1,096 yes votes and 709 against. Sixty-percent was needed to pass the measure.
The Pottawattamie County Auditor’s Office says 68-percent of the eligible voters turned out for the election. Fifty-one percent of the voters in Macedonia casted yes ballots, 59-percent voted yes in Carson, and 56-percent in Oakland approved. The difference was in the 73 absentee ballots who voted yes for the new facility.
According to the Auditors’ Office, the bond would raise taxes $2.70 per $1,000 of taxable value. For instance a house assessed at $100,000 taxes would increase about $124.00 per year.
July 3, 2013