Voters in the Guthrie School District thoroughly rejected an almost $89.8 million school bond issue Tuesday night that would have raised property taxes almost 24 percent.
Almost 78 percent of the vote was against the bond issue, with 3,834 no votes and 1,089 yes.
The bond issue would have funded a new high school with several sports fields and a new gymnasium, among other changes.
Superintendent Terry Simpson said he's not sure if the school district will come back with a bond issue in the near future.
In Oklahoma County, 73 percent, or 23,978, of Oklahoma City voters said yes to a new 25-year franchise agreement with Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. No votes totaled 9,117. The agreement will allow ONG to use city rights of way to deliver gas and requires the company give 3 percent of its revenues to the city as a franchise fee.
Norman voters said no to rate hikes for water and sanitation services. The vote was 5,302, or almost 59 percent against, to 3,707 for the sanitation hike; and 3,980, or almost 65 percent against, to 2,161 for the water rate increase.
In the Noble School District, a $22.7 million bond issue to fund additions at Hubbard Elementary School, improvements at Noble High School, improvements at Bear Stadium, a new baseball field and land for a future elementary school, passed with almost 73 percent of the vote, 966 to 363.
Voters also said yes to a $530,000 bond issue to buy six new buses. The vote issue passed 955, or almost 72 percent, to 375.
In Enid, voters said no to a $20 million city bond issue by a very narrow margin. The vote was almost 51 percent against the proposition, with 4,023 no votes, and 49 percent for it, with 3,892 yes votes.
The bond issue, which would have been matched by the city, would have created a downtown entryway and civic space, a new 75,000-square-foot events center, expansion of the Cherokee Strip Conference Center and the renovation of Mark Price Arena at Convention Hall, as well as extensive streetscapes and pedestrian