Special election set for Tuesday

$25.5 M bond referendum for ICCC?is on the ballot

Hamilton County voters and those in eight other counties decide the fate of a $25.5 million bond referendum for Iowa Central Community College next week. A special election is set for Tuesday and polls are between noon and 8 p.m.

The bond referendum if approved will fund many building upgrades for Iowa Central Community College.

“We celebrated our 50th anniversary last year,” ICCC President Dan Kinney said. “And most of our buildings and facilities are seeing the same age. For us to have the ability to keep up with what’s going on in the classrooms, we’ve got to continue to improve into our facilities.”

About $500,000 of the $25.5 million would be designated for Webster City.

New windows, a new roof and electrical upgrades are planned.

“We’re 50 years old and we need to get our buildings in shape to last for another 50 years,” Kinney said.

Improvements are also planned for the Storm Lake Center. The largest share of the funds would go to the Fort Dodge campus, including a upgrades to the science building, applied science and technology building, the new biofuel testing center, improvements and remodeling for the Decker Auditorium.

Where to vote:

Northeast Hamilton Community School District Voters– Blairsburg City Hall — Blairsburg Township, City of Blairsburg, City of Kamrar, City of Williams, Hamilton Township, Independence Township, Liberty Township, Lyon Township, Rose Grove Township and Williams Township; Vernon Township and Wall Lake Township both in Wright County;

South Hamilton Community School District Voters — South Hamilton High School — City of Ellsworth, City of Jewell, City of Randall, City of Stanhope, Clear Lake Township, Ellsworth Township, Hamilton Township, Liberty Township, Lyon Township, Marion Township, Rose Grove Township, Scott Township; Dodge Township and Harrison Township both in Boone County;

Stratford Community School District Voters — Stratford Community School — City of Stratford, Marion Township, Webster Township; Dodge Township in Boone County; Hardin Township and Webster Township, both in Webster County;

Webster City Community School District Voters — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church — Webster City First Precinct, Webster City Second Precinct, Webster City Third Precinct, Webster City Third/Cass; Blairsburg Township, Cass Township, Freedom Township, Fremont Township, Hamilton Township, Independence Township, Webster Township; City of Duncombe, Colfax Township, Washington Township, Webster Township, all in Webster County; Troy Township, Wall Lake Township, Woolstock Township, all in Wright County.