Blaine County Voters Decide On Two Key Issues
Blaine County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Final results are in for Blaine County.
Voters took to the polls to decide the future of two major parts of their everyday life.
First was the special municipal revenue bond.
The 6.5 million dollar bond will go to upgrade Hailey’s aging wastewater plant, which voters passed.
The second was the Blaine County road, street and bridge levy.
It failed by 109 votes.
The total for the levy would have been 5.24 million dollars per year, over a two year life span.
The purpose was to perform major infrastructure improvements countywide.
Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen explains why they were asking for it…
"50% of the money that's collected in the cities would go to the cities for road and bridge maintenance in the cities... that's the type of levy that we chose, and that's one of the choices that we have under Idaho law. It’s really up to the voters... they're their roads, and their bridges... and it’s their decision."
The unofficial results with all 16 precincts reporting are 1,061 for and 1,170 against.