Dallas County voters reject jail bond issue; Greene Co. voters approve gambling

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August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – Dallas County voters have said no to a Board of Supervisors’ plan for a new county administration building and jail. A $16.9 million bond referendum was rejected by about 68 percent of voters on Tuesday.  The money would have helped the county pay the $22 million total price for the proposed 91,000-square-foot building on county-owned land in east Adel.

In other special elections Tuesday, more than 73 percent of Indianola voters rejected a proposal to move from a mayor-council form to a manager-council-at-large form of government. And in Greene County, more than 75 percent of voters approved a proposal to allow gambling. Developers want to build a $35 million casino and entertainment complex near Jefferson.