OTTUMWA—In still unofficial poll results, voters have rejected a $36 million bond issue for Indian Hills Community College. The bond issue would have meant an approximate $26 raise in property taxes for citizens within the school’s 10 county district. The school had plans to use the money to make improvements on the Ottumwa, Centerville, and Airport campuses.
In order for the bond to have passed successfully, it would have needed to receive 60% favorable votes of the total votes cast. At this time, unofficial results from the 10 county area show that the bond only received approximately 44.2% favorable votes of the over 4,000 votes cast on Tuesday, December 6th. In fact, of the 10 counties, the yes vote was the majority in only Wapello and Jefferson.