Okmulgee County voters approve more money for roads and bridges


Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 5:32 am
By: News On 6


You can expect to see improved roads and a new community center in parts of northeastern Oklahoma. Voters approved the measures and other issues at the polls Tuesday.

Okmulgee County Commissioners have extra dollars to use for road and bridge improvements. The 6-year, half-cent county sales tax passed by 330 votes. It's expected to generate almost $1-million in revenue.

In McIntosh County, Eufaula schools passed a $2.8-million bond issue that will help them build a new middle school. Voters there easily passed the 60-percent requirement to approve the measure.

And Kiefer will have a new place to house city offices after voters passed a 10-year bond issue. Kiefer voters had recently turned down a $200,000 bond twice, but this bond issue passed Tuesday. The new facility will be built on donated land and have meeting rooms and a community center.

Not all issues passed. Voters in the Oak Grove school district rejected a $150,000 school bond issue for the second time.