C. DAILY SUN: BARTLETT VOTERS OK $2 MILLION FOR IRENE REPAIRS

by Christian Mower on December 28, 2011

 

THE CONWAY DAILY SUN SAYS MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE SHOWED UP THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS FOR A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING IN BARTLETT, AND OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED A REQUEST TO BORROW MONEY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS CAUSED BY FLOODING FROM TROPICAL STORM IRENE IN AUGUST.

THE SUN SAYS THE TOWN HAD TO PRINT MORE BALLOTS TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THE VOTERS, AND IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM MONDAY EVENING WHEN VOTERS STARTED TO DISCUSS THE SINGLE ARTICLE BEFORE THEM.

THE SUN SAYS THE TOWN WAS LOOKING FOR PERMISSION TO BORROW UP TO $2 MILLION FOR REPAIRS – WHILE LISTING 20 PROJECTS TOTALING MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION, WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL EVENTUALLY REIMBURSE 75 PER CENT OF THE INITIAL COSTS.

THE SUN SAYS THE BOND WOULD SPREAD THE COSTS OUT FROM 3 TO FIVE YEARS, REDUCING THE BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS.

WRITER: MACKENZIE WED DEC 28 2011 FROM THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, DEC 28 2011