2013 Bond Election Information - Nov. 12, 2013

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The City of Stillwater has called a special election for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Voters will consider 3 City of Stillwater propositions. These will be considered in conjunction with the November General Election for federal, state and county offices and propositions for other taxing entities.

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Upcoming public forums
  • Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the City of Stillwater Community Center, 815 W. 8th Ave. 

 Stillwater voters will consider the following 3 propositions to fund a variety of capital improvement project:
Proposition 1: Sports Facility and Boomer Lake Park Improvements

The issuance of $20 million sports facility and Boomer Lake Park improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes. NOTE: Proposition 1 of the 2013 Bond Program was developed with community input and help from a citizen task force called Our Stillwater. Follow the link to view renderings of the proposed park improvements.

If approved, a 20-year GO bond ($20 million) for Proposition 1 would create an average annual assessment on property tax in Stillwater of 5.21 mills. For homeowners with a $100,000 house, this averages to about $54 a year.

Proposition 2: Public Safety Facilities and Equipment

The issuance of $7.5 million for public safety improvements bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes. Follow link for information about the police fleet, Fire Station #2 and emergency service voice and data communication system. View renderings of the proposed Stillwater Fire Station #2

If approved, a 10-year GO bond ($7.5 million) for Proposition 2 would create an average annual assessment of 3.48 mills. This will average to about $36 per year for homeowners with a $100,000 house.

Proposition 3: Transportation Sales Tax

Authorization that the current one-half percent sales tax dedicated to specific transportation projects will be repealed and replaced with a new, perpetual one percent sales tax dedicated to transportation and mobility issues.

Approval of Proposition 3 means that the current one-half cent sales tax would be repealed immediately, and a new, perpetual one-cent sales tax would begin.


  Watch this video for more info on the
three City propositions
View this slide show for project rendering and sketches

Dates to remember: 
  • Last day to register: Oct 18, 2013
  • Last day to vote by absentee ballot: Nov. 6, 2013 at 5 p.m.
  • Early voting: Nov. 7-8, 2013
  • Election day: Nov. 12, 2013
 Contact Info:                      Sherry Fletcher
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, City of Stillwater