QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - Officials with schools and local governments across Branch County will be watching closely at the outcome of today’s bond issue balloting in the Quincy school district where voters will decide the fate of a pair of bond issues. Proposal one calls for a 1.45 mill increase for district wide safety and technology upgrades and building remodeling at a cost of $6.2 million. The second proposal is for a half mill hike to raise $2.3 million for an auxiliary gym and fitness room for the middle school/high school.
Voters are casting ballots at their regular polling locations at either a township hall or the Quincy Village Office. It was 4 years ago in May of 2010 when Quincy school system voters turned down a $2-million bond issue for remodeling and technology improvements.
There are no county wide proposals being voted on today in Branch County. A small number of county residents who live in the Camden Frontier and St. Joseph County Intermediate School Districts will be at the polls today to consider bonding questions. Camden Frontier is requesting a bond issue to pay for new school buses while the ISD proposal is a Headlee rollback request for an increase of just under three tenths of a mill.
Today is the second of four set election days scheduled annually in Michigan.