Voters in the Northeast Iowa Community College District will go to the polls today to consider a multi-million dollar bond issue. NICC president Penny Wills says it’s a very important vote.
It would allow NICC to issue 35-million dollars in bonds over ten years. The same issue went before voters last February and 54-percent of voters said yes to the bond issue, but it needed 60% to pass. Wills says the bond issue is vital to upgrade the region’s community college system.
She says the money collected through the bond issue would go only to infrastructure, not salaries or positions, to fix up the buildings that are over 41 years old. Northeast Iowa Community College has campuses in Calmar and Peosta and six other centers throughout northeast Iowa.