Posted on October 8, 2020 by iwano@_84
What it asks: Shall the City of Longmont be authorized to borrow up to $80,000,000 for the purpose of financing water system improvements, including but not limited to the Nelson Flanders Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project and replacement of aging water system infrastructure like treated water storage and raw and treated water transmission lines; and shall the borrowing be evidenced by bonds, loan agreements, or other financial obligations payable solely from the City’s water utility enterprise revenues and be issued at one time or in multiple series at a price above, below or equal to the principal amount of such borrowing and with such terms and conditions, including provisions for redemption prior to maturity with or without payment of premium, as the City may determine?
What it means: Longmont is asking voters’ authorization to sell up to $80 million in bonds — backed by a five-year schedule of water rates
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Posted on September 27, 2020 by iwano@_84
A $33.5 million renovation project for Anna Reynolds School will be decided by Newington voters when they go to the polls or send in their absentee ballots this election season.
The referendum question asks whether to approve $33.5 million in bonding for a renovate-to-new building project at the elementary school.
Local taxpayers would be responsible for up to $17.5 million of the cost of the project. School building grants from the state would cover the remaining cost. The town council voted unanimously to have the question added to the ballot.
If approved by voters, construction would begin in the summer of 2021 and be completed by December 2022. Students would attend the school during construction.
District officials and parents have been seeking upgrades to the school for several years as its condition has continued to deteriorate.
Built in 1954 and originally known as Northwest Elementary School, the 65,000-square-foot building
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Posted on September 23, 2020 by iwano@_84
Voting at the Mesa Community College polling place. (Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic)
Arizona elections officials should suspend plans to help voters in nursing homes and hospitals cast ballots through video calls, Gov. Doug Ducey said in a letter to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Arizona provides what are known as “special election boards” to people in hospitals and long-term care facilities, allowing them to cast a vote in person outside of a traditional polling place.
But this year, long-term care facilities across the country, and in Arizona, were hit hard by COVID-19. Earlier this month, Maricopa County surpassed 1,000 deaths in long-term care facilities due to COVID-19.
Visitor restrictions at these places can make the job more difficult for special election boards, they but aren’t entirely stopping the practiceand in some places they are adjusting with technology.
Special election boards set up by Arizona counties provide a team,
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