Seven propositions on the May bond election

WICHITA FALLS -         

The May ballot for Wichita Falls residents will be a bond election.

On Tuesday, city councilors passed an ordinance calling for the bond election, during the morning meeting.

The bond issue is made up of seven propositions with 29 projects worth up to $131 million.

When voters head to the polls they will be able to pick and choose which of the seven propositions they would like to fund.

According to city officials, for about every $7.2 million issued, the property tax rate for the city would need to increase by 1 cent, costing a homeowner of a $100,000 home $10 per year in additional taxes.

Proposition A is for park improvements. That would entail circle trail improvements, including the aqueduct trail, the spur from the Ohio Street bridge, and replenishing turf at the softball complex.

Proposition B is an issue for shoreline improvements at Lake Wichita this includes projects such as the Veteran's Memorial Plaza and a pavilion and boardwalk for the lake.

Proposition C will be for street repairs, which could help fund the Maplewood extension, widen parts of Taft Boulevard and drainage improvements.

Proposition D will help fund a new municipal government center in the downtown area, and police and fire department facilities.

Proposition E is created for renovations and upgrades at the MPEC, including ticket scanners at the coliseum, camera and surveillance upgrades in several portions of the MPEC.

Proposition F is for Memorial Auditorium upgrades. This includes lighting and sound system upgrades for Memorial Auditorium.

Proposition G — the last proposition — with go towards downtown improvements, such as sidewalk renovations, parking lots and other beautification improvements in the area.

The election will be held Saturday, May 5, with early voting beginning April 23. 

Residents will be able to vote at Memorial Auditorium, Sikes Senter and Home Depot.
 

        


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