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Ballots In and Jerome County Gets a New Jail

JEROME, Idaho (Times News)-After five tries, voters in Jerome have approved funding for a new jail. Voters passed the $11.2 million bond by 70.8 percent.

JEROME • Jerome voters did not pass a $48 million bond needed to fund improvements to its city’s wastewater treatment facility. Losing by only 7 percent, the Jerome wastewater bond was one of the closer races during Tuesday’s elections. The bond got 393 votes in favor and 461 votes opposed.

TWIN FALLS • During Tuesday’s election, voters approved a $38 million bond to fund upgrading and expanding the Twin Falls wastewater treatment facility. The bond passed by a landslide, getting almost 70 percent of the vote with 1,363 votes in favor and 604 votes opposing.

KIMBERLY • Voters approved a proposed bond facilities levy for the Kimberly School District, allowing the district to push ahead with plans to renovate a World War II-era gymnasium and make improvements to its sports complex and technology classes. The $3 million bond, which needed a supermajority to pass, garnered 69 percent (540) of the yes vote to 31 percent (242) that said no.

BURLEY • Voters in Burley approved a $231,000 levy Tuesday for the Burley Public Library two-year levy that will provide additional library funding for the tax years 2013 and 2014. The levy passed with a vote of 422 in favor and 317 opposed.


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