With $237.8 million Hays County bond package approved, planning begins

  • November 11, 2016
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Hays County voters passed a $237.8 million bond package this week, but it may be at least another six months until ground is broken, County Commissioner Will Conley said Wednesday.

The bond package included two propositions: $106.4 million for public safety facilities, including an expansion and renovation of the decades-old jail and the construction of buildings for emergency communications and law enforcement, and $131.4 million for road construction.

About 51 percent of votes, or 32,242 votes, cast were in favor of Proposition 1, which provides funding for public safety facilities. About 59 percent, or 37,610 votes, were in favor of Proposition 2, which provides funding for road and transportation improvements… Read more from MyStatesman.com