Glenpool Voters Reject, Jenks Voters Approve Bond Issues


Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:39 pm
By: News On 6


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UNDATED – Oklahomans in 28 counties voted on school bond issues, tax proposals or city council elections Tuesday.

Voters in Glenpool rejected all three propositions on their ballot: A $1 million bond proposal for streets, a $4.3 million bond proposal for a sports complex, and a $1.7 bond proposal to build a cemetery.

"Its a tough time for people," said Glenpool Mayor Shayne Buchanan, in response to the vote.

"I believe these projects were perceived as enhancements, but not essentials, at this time. I respect the decision of the voters, and will take their message to heart as we move forward with the people's business."

12/8/2010 Related Story: Multi-Million Dollar Glenpool Bond Issue Faces Opposition From Business Owners

Two school bond issues were on the ballot in Jenks. Voters approved both measures: a nearly $7 million bond for construction and a $125,000 bond for transportation.

Voters in Muskogee County rejected a $20 million bond issue for Hilldale Public Schools. The money would have gone to build a new high school and cafeteria, but it came with a 39 percent property tax hike.

For a complete list of results from Tuesday's election, check out NewsOn6.com's results page.