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Garner voters approve $35M in bonds

Posted March 12, 2013 10:17 p.m. EDT
Updated March 12, 2013 11:45 p.m. EDT

— Garner residents could see a local property tax increase after voters on Tuesday approved four bond referendums focused on street and sidewalk improvement, parks and public safety.

The four referendums are as follows:

  • $14.566 million in Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds for upgrades to U.S. Highway 70, downtown access, neighborhood projects and sidewalks.
  • $12 million in Public Safety and Services Facilities Bonds for a new Garner Police Department headquarters and either renovating or replacing Town Hall.
  • $7.15 million in Parks and Recreational Bonds for an indoor recreation center, Garner Performing Arts Center improvements, park enhancements and greenways.
  • $2 million in Redevelopment Bonds for the Historic Downtown Garner Plan's transportation and utility infrastructure needs.

The local tax property tax rate could increase up to 2.75 cents per $100 valuation.