Voters in Clarion and Eagle Grove have approved special ballot issues allowing a plant and equipment property tax (PPEL) and general obligation bonds for improvements to their respective schools and college in Wright and Webster counties.

The PPEL tax, which passed by a count of 331 to 135, allows the Board of Directors of the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School District to tax eligible citizens up to $1.34 per $1,000 of the assessed property value.

The tax levy will last 10 years, and can be used for improving and constructing new facilities on school grounds, buying new equipment and technology for the district, paying debt on construction projects and various other uses.

Voters in Eagle Grove and Clarion also approved a ballot issue which allows the Board of Directors of the Iowa Central Community College to issue general obligation bonds to improve its buildings and additions. It passed by a total of 430 to 220.

The bonds in that issue must not exceed $25.5 million. Both ballot issues in the election this past Tuesday are unofficial, and must be certified by the county auditor.

— Steve Bohnel

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