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Voters say no to ballot issues

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

MINER - Miner voters opted to not raise business license fees and once again rejected a change to their tourism tax allocation.

The first question on Tuesday's ballot which asked voters to approve an increase in business/merchant license fees in the city, received 45 votes in favor of the change and 65 against it.

The second question on the ballot which would have changed the distribution of tourism collections so 25 percent would have gone toward tourism marketing, advertising and promotion; 35 percent toward capital improvements; and 40 percent to the general fund was defeated yet again with 50 voting yes and 60 entering votes opposed to the change.

Mayor Frank Tatum advised he would withhold comment until the regular Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday.

Reorganized School District No. 5 of Scott County's proposed $1.9 million bond issue for additional classrooms, restrooms and storage space to develop a separate junior high school wing and a new gymnasium managed to get a simple majority with 192 voting in favor and 124 rejecting the proposal, but failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to pass the measure.