Harrisburg Town Council Meeting on June 12 meeting approved a general obligation bond referendum that gives voters the power to decide if a municipality should be authorized to raise funds through the sale of bonds. General obligation bonds allow a Town to pledge their taxing authority to cover debt payments associated with the capital projects. Based on community feedback the Town has outlined $25 million in capital projects to be funded by bonds. Questions are placed on the November ballot for voters to consider approval or denial based on these categories and descriptions of project expenses.
- $21,000,000 of bonds to pay the costs of acquiring, constructing, renovating, expanding and improving parks and recreation facilities, including constructing a community center, expanding existing parks, acquiring land for future park and recreation facilities and acquiring any necessary furnishing and equipment, land, rights-of-way and easements in land required therefor.
- $4,000,000 of bonds to pay the capital costs of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, widening, extending, paving, resurfacing, grading and improving streets and sidewalks, including curbs, gutters, drains, bridges, overpasses, underpasses and grade crossings, related landscaping, lighting and traffic controls, signals and markers and the acquisition of land, rights-of-way and easements in land required therefor.
The Town will hold Public Hearings to adopt bond orders as well as host a Community Chat with residents later this summer to provide additional information.