Edmond officials consider $14.27 million bond package

Edmond officials are looking at a $14.27 million bond issue for money for Interstate and 35 and Covell Road capital improvements and other projects. The city finance committee has given its approval.
by Diana Baldwin Published: February 20, 2013
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City officials are considering a new $14.27 million bond issue that would fund Interstate 35 and Covell Road capital improvements and other projects.

The bonds would be issued in the capital projects fund, a special sales tax passed by voters in 2000 for capital improvement projects. The tax is ¾-cent for an indefinite period of time.

The debt would be for 10 years, Assistant City Manager Steve Commons told members of the Capital Projects and Financing Task Force this week.

Members of the city's financing committee approved the new bond deal at its last meeting. Their recommendation will be made to the city council within the next 30 to 60 days, said Ross VanderHamm, city finance director and city clerk.

The bond issue would not require a vote of the people because it would not raise sales or property taxes in Edmond.

In addition to the road improvements at Covell and I-35 and other unimproved sections of Covell, the money would go toward road work at 33rd Street and Broadway and future years of the implementation of the Intelligent Traffic System.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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