The May 8 ballot has just one issue for Barry County voters, a Gull Lake bond proposal that affects some, but not all, county residents.
Some registered voters in three precincts; 159 in Johnstown Township, 519 in Prairieville Township and 860 in Barry Township, are in the Gull Lake Community School District, according to Barry County Clerk Pam Palmer.
“Johnstown Township voters will vote in Bedford Township, Barry and Prairieville Township voters will vote in Barry Township,” Palmer said.
Voters will decide on the school’s request to issue bonds for $64,955,000 for building and equipping new buildings, security measures, instructional technology, and equipping and improving playgrounds, parking areas driveways and sites.
The millage for the bonds will be 2.62 mills for 30 years, a net increase of 1.63 mills over the prior year’s levy.
State law prohibits the use of bond proceeds for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries or other operating expenses.