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Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote today

by jmaloni
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:15 pm
Voters are turning out to decide the fate of the proposed Lewiston Civic Center.
Voters are turning out to decide the fate of the proposed Lewiston Civic Center.

Voting continues until 9 p.m. tonight on the fate of the proposed Lewiston Civic Center. A referendum was enacted to ask residents in the Town of Lewiston, the Village of Lewiston and Sanborn the following:

Bond Proposition

"Shall the bond resolution dated May 13, 2013 authorizing the issuance of $8,000,000 serial bonds of the Town of Lewiston to pay the cost of the acquisition of a parcel of land and the construction thereon of a new Lewiston Civic Center on Creek Road at Darryl (sic) Johnston Drive, at a maximum estimated cost of $8,000,000, providing that the period of probable usefulness of this specific object or purpose is 30-years, and that the maximum maturity of such serial bonds will exceed five-years, delegating to the Supervisor the power to sell and issue such serial bonds and to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation thereof, pledging the faith and credit of said Town to the payment of the principal of and interest on such obligations and providing for an estoppel provision, be approved?"

Basically, residents are voting for whether or not they want the Town Board to spend money on a civic (recreation) center.

As of the noon hour, about 650 voters had cast a "yes" or "no" at Town Hall on Ridge Road, the one and only voting location.

See the related story for more information, and stay tuned for voting results.

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