Iowa Central bond issue passes

A $25.5 million bond issue for Iowa Central Community College passed in the nine-county region with 67.5 percent approval. The measure will allow the construction of a student success center on campus to house enrollment, financial aid, academic counseling and other career planning services. Improvements to several other buildings and increased career academies district-wide, as well as security and electrical upgrades are also part of the issue.

The $25.5 million general obligation bond issue sought by Iowa Central Community College passed Tuesday, district-wide by 67.5 percent and in Humboldt County by 64 percent.
The measure needed 60 percent or greater approval among the nine-county region to pass.
According to unofficial votes tabulated by the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office, in Humboldt County the measure passed 223 in favor to 124 opposed, a 64 percent approval rating. A December 2016 $29.5 million bond issue failed. In that election, 96 Humboldt County voters voted in favor with 130 opposed.
“We did a much better job getting the word out there this time,” Iowa Central President Dan Kinney said, thanking the public for supporting the bond issue.
“This will prepare Iowa Central to serve the growth and future of the region,” he said.
To read more about the issue, see the Feb. 15 edition of The Humboldt Independent, your best source for news and sports.

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