Voters overwhelmingly supported Rye city’s two bond referendums in last week’s election, the city clerk reports.
The two propositions on last Tuesday’s ballots were for the city to issue $1.67 million serial bonds to finance the construction, reconstruction and improvements to city streets; and to issue $176,000 serial bonds for the installation of sprinklers, flood control improvements, and improvements to comply with The Americans with Disabilities Act for the Rye Free Reading room.
Proposition 1, the $1.67 million bond for city streets, passed with 4,600 yes votes and 1,341 no votes. Proposition 2, the $176,000 library bond, passed with 4,460 yes votes and 1,458 no votes.
Because Rye voting machines were impounded on Election night, the city did not know the outcome of the proposition votes until ballots were manually counted. Last Friday, the Board of Elections released the numbers to Rye city clerk Dawn Nodarse.
Several residents Patch interviewed on election day said they were in favor of the bonds and felt road and library improvements are necessary spending items.
Read more on the bond propositions here.