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Wylie voters approve $50.1 million bond

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Latest

If the Wylie $50.1 million bond election had been a horse race, it could have been considered a photo finish.

All three propositions were approved by slim margins on Tuesday. Two of the props won by fewer than 100 votes.

The bond targeted infrastructure, road and downtown improvements.

“I want to thank all of our citizens who came out and made their voice heard,” said Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter, in an email. “I appreciate the trust the voters have shown in approving the propositions and look forward to the infrastructure improvements that the bonds will bring.”

Here were the propositions and results:

A. $35.1 million for expansion and reconstruction of McMillen Drive, Park Boulevard and South Ballard Avenue/Sachse Road. 1,343 votes to 1,248 votes, or 52% to 48%.

B. $10 million for city-wide street and alley repair/replacement. 1,372 to 1,219, or 53% to 47%.

C. $5 million for improvements to Wylie’s Historic Downtown District. 1,342 to 1,247, or 52% to 48%.

Just 8% of eligible voters cast ballots, according to the city. Records show 33,244 eligible voters. Results show 2,646 voters cast ballots.

Read more about the election in the Nov. 10 edition of The Wylie News.

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