Anamosa voters will head to the polls today in a special election.
The City needs voter approval to borrow funds for the proposed police and fire station projects.
Today’s election ballot asks voters whether the City of Anamosa should enter into a loan agreement and issue its bonds in an amount not to exceed two-point-nine million dollars. It includes up to two-point-two million dollars in acquiring land for a new police station, along with constructing, furnishing and equipping the new building. It also includes up to 700-thousand dollars to build, furnish and equip a fire station addition.
The City held two public information meetings prior to today’s election. You can find more information about the proposed projects on the City’s website at anamosa-iowa.org.
Polls will be open in Anamosa today from 7 am to 8 pm at the Lawrence Community Center.
Voters in several school districts will also be heading to the polls.
Residents in the Ed-Co School District are being asked to vote on a new Revenue Purpose Statement. The vote is not a tax increase – it just directs how the school district can spend the penny sales tax revenues from the State.
Ed-Co Superintendent Rob Busch says the funds will be used to make the building more efficient and safer. He says next year they are looking at spending the funds on security for both the high school and elementary buildings; a playground; new lockers; library shelving and carpeting; communication systems, like clocks, bells and phones; and vehicles, such as a bus and other smaller transport options.
Everyone in Colesburg and the Delaware County portion of Colony Township vote at the Colesburg Community Center.
Everyone in Edgewood who lives on the Delaware County side, plus those portions of Honey Creek, Elk and Richland Townships that lie within the Ed-Co School District – you vote at St. Mark’s Parish Center.
And all Clayton County residents in the Ed-Co School District vote at the Edgewood City Hall.
Polls are open today from 7 am to 8 pm.
The Starmont and Independence School Districts are also holding a vote today on the Revenue Purpose Statement. And the Alburnett School District is holding a vote on a one-point-six million dollar general obligation bond that would pay for several things, including additional classrooms, renovations and security improvements.