More Bonds and Debt for Bartlesville Property Owners? Up to you! Vote August 28th

Did you know that you will have yet another chance to say NO to more bonds and debt if you live in many precincts in Washington County?  ‘Special election’ information and actual ballot wording is provided here for the vote upcoming on August 28th.  Do you think we will ever learn to live within our means if you keep telling them it is ok to ask for more?  I am angry this is even on the ballot; much less that it is at a time when many are on vacation and will not be paying attention.  But then that makes it easier to defeat if people will learn to say NO!  It is not just Washington DC that cannot learn to live within the budget.  Apparently the disease is spreading to our little town as well.  

Making this a matter of prayer for sure.

 Sandra Crosnoe

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (ELECTION BOARD phone # = 918-337-2850):

Election Date: August 28*

SPECIAL ELECTION: Bartlesville school district (Pr 11-13, 15, 22, 27, 28, 31, 33, 46, 48, 51, 54, 74-76, 711) 2 propositions (see below):

SPECIAL ELECTION: Skiatook school district (Pr 78) 2 propositions (see below):

PROPOSITION NO. 1

“Shall Independent School District Number 30 of Washington County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds, to be issued in one or more series, in the sum of Eleven Million Six Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($11,625,000) to be used with or without other funds to provide funds for the purpose of acquiring or improving school sites, constructing, repairing, remodeling and equipping buildings, and acquiring school furniture, fixtures, and equipment, as authorized by Section 26, Article X, of the Oklahoma Constitution, which will specifically include constructing and equipping eight (8) early childhood classrooms as an addition to Richard Kane Elementary, renovating and equipping Richard Kane Elementary along with other elementary schools throughout the District, constructing new handrails, visitor restroom/concessions, new lighting, and a new sound system at Custer Stadium, acquiring textbooks and other curriculum materials, acquiring technology equipment and software, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at not to exceed the rate of ten percent (10%) per year, payable semiannually and to become due serially within ten (10) years from their date except bonds issued for equipment described in Section 15-106.1 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall become due within five (5) years from their date?”

PROPOSITION NO. 2

“Shall Independent School District Number 30 of Washington County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds, to be issued in one or more series, in the sum of One Million Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,050,000) to be used with or without other funds to provide funds for the purpose of acquiring transportation equipment, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at not to exceed the rate of ten percent (10%) per year, payable semiannually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?”

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Absentee Ballot/Voting Information

Is there any possibility that you could be required to be away from Washington County on August 28 (on a family emergency or an emergency business trip, for example)?  If the answer is “yes”, then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you consider voting by absentee ballot for the August 28 statewide runoff elections.  There are 2 methods to vote absentee (absentee voting by mail and in-person absentee voting).  To vote by mail, you must complete a simple application and get it to the Washington County Election Board by August 22.  The FAX number of the Washington County Election Board is 918-337-2895.  To vote by in-person absentee voting, you must go to the Washington County Election Board (420 S Johnstone Ave Suite 101, Bartlesville) on August 24, 25 or 27. Make sure you have your voter identification with you; you will need to show it to them!  Open this link for more information about absentee voting:

www.ok.gov/elections/Absentee_Voting/index.html

If you want specific information about absentee voting by mail, open this link:

www.ok.gov/elections/Absentee_Voting/Absentee_Ballot_Applications

Here are two links for the two different types of absentee ballot applications:

www.ok.gov/elections/documents/abs_yell.pdf

www.ok.gov/elections/documents/abs_pink.pdf

Here is a link for voters who are a) active-duty members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, and their family members, or b) United States citizens who are living outside the U.S. for work, school or other reasons.

www.fvap.gov

Special thanks to Greg & Susan Hill (Tulsa) for providing this information via email so faithfully and so timely.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

OKGrassroots

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