Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith provides a good summary of the local ballot issues facing Wake County voters.
Wake County voters will be deciding on $200 million in bonds for Wake County Community College. If approved, bonds could be used to pay for three new instructional buildings on the Northern Wake Campus, expand the Public Safety Education Campus, provide renovations and repairs to the main campus, and start the construction of a new RTP Campus in Morrisville.
“No new tax increase is required for the debt service on these bonds,” Wake commissioners Chairman Paul Coble says on the commissioners’ website.
Also in Wake County, Morrisville residents will decide $20 million issues in two bond referendums. One is $14.3 million for street improvements, including completing the McCrimmon Parkway Extension, and another would provide $5.7 million for renovating the Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center, adding tennis courts and a new enclosed pool. Property taxes could be increased up to 4 cents per $100 valuation to pay off the bonds.
In Knightdale, voters will decide a $3 million park and recreation bond, with money being used to complete Phase 2 of the new town park. Money also would be used to develop a plaza on the park property, acquire adjacent property for future tennis courts, and add greenways and trails connecting to the rest of the park property. The bonds could increase the tax rate by 2 cents, according to the town’s website.
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