May 5 Election Results

Prior to the election, DSISD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing appeared in a number of community meetings to explain the bond proposal and answer questions from the audience.  CENTURY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN PACHECO

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By John Pacheco

 

The election results are in with Dripping Springs voters approving all three propositions before them on May 5.

The biggest money ticket item this election, the DSISD $132 million bond proposal, passed narrowly at 50.47% in favor, with 49.53% against.  This paves the way for the expansion of Dripping Springs High School to 2,500 students, construction of two new elementary facilities, and the conversation of the current Walnut Elementary into administrative space for the district.

Both Emergency Service Districts also received approval from the voters for the sales tax proposals. 

Emergency Services District 1, which provides EMS service to Northern Hays County, received their requested half penny sales tax by a vote of 61.71% for, and 38.29% against. ESD 1 will use these funds to provide an additional ambulance during peak demand times. 

Emergency Services District 6, North Hays Fire and Rescue, received their requested half penny sales tax by a vote of 58.67% to 41.33%.  ESD 6 will use the funds to continue building their infrastructure to meet growing area demands; key among them is a new station that will house a ladder truck.

For elected office on the DSISD Board, all three incumbents retained their seats. Carrie Fontana Kroll with 25.06%, Mary Jane Hetrick with 24.24%, and Shannon O’Connor with 23.72% of the vote.

For more information read the May 10th Edition of the Dripping Springs Century News.

 

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