13 Counties to vote on IWCC Bond issue


December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Residents of 13 counties in western and southwest Iowa will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a proposed $22.5-million dollar Iowa Western Community College bond issue. If voters approve the measure by the required 60-percent supermajority, the bonds would be used to fund the construction of space for a new physical therapy and robotics program on the IWCC Council Bluffs campus, and repairs to the college’s centers located in Shenandoah and Clarinda.

Iowa Western President, Dr. Dan Kinney, has said approval of the bond issue would lower the portion of property taxes residents pay into the school, by 10-cents per thousand dollars valuation.

Voters in Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties are being asked to decide on the bond issue. In Cass County, the polls open at 7-a.m. Tuesday, and close at 8-p.m. in all precincts.

Only five voting centers will be used in Cass County: The Heritage House, for Atlantic Wards 1,4 and 5; The Atlantic Public Library, for the remainder of patrons in the Atlantic Community School District, along with persons in Marne and Wiota.

CAM Community School District patrons have two polling places: At the Anita Community Center, for voters residing in that portion of the CAM School District lying in Adair and Audubon Counties, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Lincoln Townships in Cass County, the Cities of Anita and Wiota; and, in Massena, at the Massena Public Library, for those persons in the district living in Adams County, the Bear Grove, Edna, Massena, Noble, Union and Victoria Townships in Cass County, the Cities of Cumberland and Massena.

The fifth and final polling site is in Griswold, at the Griswold Community Building, for Griswold and voters in the Griswold School District. For more information on where to vote, contact your county auditor’s office.