While it got majority support, Tuesday’s bond issue vote to upgrade Clinton fire stations fell short of the required 60-percent — and failed. The $4.1-million dollar bond issue would have helped build a new north end fire station and renovate a fire station in the southern part of the community.
There were 1,066 “yes” votes and 1.001 “no” votes for 51.57% in favor of the projects, but, that is short of the required 60% approval needed for the bond issue. There 2,067 votes cast for a turnout of over 11%. The bond issue would have cost a $100,000 home about $18 a year over the next 20 years to pay off the bond issue.