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October 15, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Ben Higgins, Public Works and Utilities, 402-441-7589

Mayor Presents Facts On Storm Drainage Bond Issue

Voters to decide issue Nov. 2

Mayor Chris Beutler encourages voters to become educated on the City's storm drainage system before voting on an $8.2 million stormwater bond issue placed on the November 2 general election ballot by the City Council. At current interest rates, the bond issue would cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $5.73 per year.

If approved, the bond issue would provide funds to help protect property from stormwater runoff and flood damage when major rains occur; to improve water quality; and to prevent or repair failing stream banks. The projects are identified in the City's Storm Drainage Capital Improvement Program and are on a current priority list of storm drainage needs. The projects are expected to be constructed over the next two to three years.

Passage of the bond issue would provide funds for 13 storm drainage and stream stability projects:

Passage of the bond issue also would provide funds for:

Lincoln voters have approved all seven storm drainage bond issues on the ballot since 1990:

For more information, see Watershed Management's 2010 Stormwater Bond Issue Fact Sheet.

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