Longmont Voters Poised to Pass Three Measures, Approving $53M Total in New Public Debt
Longmont voters turned out for a sweeping passage of all three city bond issues in Tuesday’s election, preliminary election results at 7 p.m. show, supporting up to $53.1 million-worth of new debt for improvements to public facilities.
The victories for each of the ballot issues came by varying margins, with the approval of ballot issue 3B for up to $15.5 million more city debt to fund a relocation of Fire Station No. 2 at 2300 Mountain View Ave. and renovations of Fire Station No. 6 at 501 South Pratt Parkway receiving the most voter support at 72.8 percent.
Ballot measure 3A for up to $26.6 million in debt to renovate the aging Longmont Public Library, Civic Center and Safety and Justice Center buildings downtown had 63.8 percent support, and measure 3C to upgrade the city’s three golf courses and Centennial Pool had 55.7 percent support.
The debt approved in the election will add to the city’s $147.43 million of outstanding bond principal that Longmont CFO Jim Golden had on the books before Tuesday.
This story will be updated.
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