Metro-area City ballot questions

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Blaine Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the City of Blaine be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds, including any bonds issued to refund such bonds, in an amount not to exceed $29,350,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, construction and betterment of a community center and a senior center, either separately or as part of the same facility? The estimated first-year cost for a Blaine house valued at $200,000 is $60.00. Any operating expenses not covered by operating revenue will be paid for by the taxpayers. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
46.4% 14,689
No
53.6% 16,991
  Precincts reporting:
100% (25 of 25)
Cambridge Percent Votes
Question 1: Do you approve a one-half percent (.5) local option sales tax to fund principal and interest payments for the $8,000,000 bond issuance for the construction of the Cambridge Public Library and East Central Regional Library Headquarters from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2038. By voting "yes" on this question you are voting to increase the sales tax in Cambridge.
Yes
44.7% 1,832
No
55.3% 2,266
  Precincts reporting:
100% (2 of 2)
Carver Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall optional Plan B, providing for the council-manager form of city government, be adopted for the government of the City of Carver?
Yes
64.3% 1,214
No
35.7% 675
  Precincts reporting:
100% (1 of 1)
Cokato Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the City of Cokato be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,900,000 to provide funds to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of a new facility to be named the “Cokato Fire & Ambulance Station” which will house the City’s fire department and ambulance services? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
79.4% 1,042
No
20.6% 270
  Precincts reporting:
100% (1 of 1)
Dahlgren Township Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
Yes
49.6% 360
No
50.4% 366
  Precincts reporting:
100% (2 of 2)
Elk River Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the City of Elk River be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds, including any bonds issued to refund such bonds, in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, construction and betterment of a multipurpose community center and park improvement projects? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
46.7% 5,855
No
53.3% 6,673
  Precincts reporting:
100% (8 of 8)
Question 2: If Question No. 1 is approved, shall the City of Elk River also be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds, including any bonds issued to refund such bonds, in an additional amount not to exceed $4,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, construction and betterment of a year-round programmable athletic space project? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
38.2% 4,733
No
61.8% 7,649
  Precincts reporting:
100% (8 of 8)
Farmington Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the city of Farmington, Minnesota be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,997,608 to finance the phase one acquisition, betterment, construction and related costs of recreational facilities including, without limitation: • initial development of Jim Bell Park and Preserve’s outdoor aquatic facility, ball fields, athletic fields, expanded trail system and community play areas; • outdoor refrigerated ice hockey rink and warming house building near the existing Schmitz-Maki Arena; and • completion of the North Creek Greenway trail bridge and connections Question #2 would be conditional upon Question #1 passing.
Yes
47.3% 5,172
No
52.7% 5,753
  Precincts reporting:
100% (6 of 6)
Question 2: Shall the city of Farmington, Minnesota be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,337,696 to finance the phase two acquisition, betterment, construction and related costs of additional recreational facilities including, without limitation: • concession and restroom facility, equipment maintenance building, and lighting of new ball and athletic fields at Jim Bell Park and Preserve; • a new shelter building in North Creek Park; and • a roof for the new outdoor refrigerated ice hockey rink located next to Schmitz-Maki Arena Question # 2 would be conditional upon Question #1 passing.
Yes
42.6% 4,597
No
57.4% 6,197
  Precincts reporting:
100% (6 of 6)
Linwood Township Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the Town Clerk and Treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
Yes
54.2% 1,396
No
45.8% 1,181
  Precincts reporting:
100% (2 of 2)
North Branch Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the public utilities commission be abolished?
Yes
28.6% 1,412
No
71.4% 3,524
  Precincts reporting:
100% (3 of 3)
Randolph Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the City change from a Standard Plan form of government, in which voters elect the clerk and treasurer, to an Optional Plan A form of government, in which the elected council appoints the clerk and treasurer?
Yes
36.9% 86
No
63.1% 147
  Precincts reporting:
100% (1 of 1)
South Haven Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
Yes
69.4% 50
No
30.6% 22
  Precincts reporting:
100% (1 of 1)

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