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Midwest City voters to decide on more than $50 million in city improvements

Midwest City voters will decide Tuesday to approve or reject proposed bond issues totaling $50.65 million in city improvements.

The proposals are among a number of matters on the ballot Tuesday in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Four propositions will be on the ballot in Midwest City. They are:

• A $15.96 million bond issue to pay for repairs and repaving of 249 residential streets in nearly every square mile of the city.

• A $21.63 million bond issue to pay for parks, recreation and sports facilities, including a new multi-purpose athletic facility. The bond will also cover renovations and improvements to the Reed Baseball Complex, John Conrad golf course, and Mid-America Park and Town Center Park.

• A $5.56 million bond issue to pay for upgrades to the city's water distribution and storage systems. It would replace a 60-year-old station and a 70-year-old underground storage tank.

• A $10.49 million bond issue to pay for a new animal services center as well as police and fire facilities and equipment. This bond would pay for a police and firefighter training facility, a remodel of a fire station, two fire trucks, and more equipment for firefighters. Improvements to the 911 call center and new tornado sirens are also included.

Some Lincoln County voters will also vote on propositions totaling $2.65 million for construction, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings in the White Rock Public School District. The first proposition, $1.95 million, will go toward constructing a safe room that can hold 260 people and four additional classroom. The second for $700,000 will add security features and go towards roof repair. Another $240,000 bond issue for school transportation equipment will also be decided.

Voters in Hennessey will decide whether to increase sales tax to pay for a municipal swimming pool and Purcell voters will decide on a similar sales tax increase to fund health care facilities.

School bond elections will also be decided for Ninnekah Public Schools in Grady County and Macomb Public Schools in Pottawatomie County.

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