Port Edward School District Bond Measure, 2011

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A Port Edward School District Bond Measure was on the May 7 ballot in the Port Edward school district.

This measure was approved

  • YES 175 Approveda
  • NO 29[1]

This measure sought to allow the council to borrow $2 million over a period of 25 years in order to build a new school in the district. Residents had petitioned for a vote on the issue when the council had decided to borrow the money. District officials still felt that the measure was going to be approved as many who signed the petition were older without children and some even requested to be taken off the petition.[2] A total of 67 people had signed the petition with only 41 signatures needed to force the referendum.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Are you in favor of the District of Port Edward adopting the following bylaw: Port Edward Elementary School Loan Authorization Bylaw 513, 2011 authorizing the District of Port Edward to borrow an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 repayable over a maximum of 25 years for the purpose of constructing and doing all things necessary to construct a new elementary school to be attached to the existing Municipal building in the District of Port Edward. Yes or No?[4]