RISCO - Only a few of the town's voters opted to cast their ballots in Tuesday's special election but it was enough to give approval to a proposal to improve the town's sewer system.
According to unofficial totals from New Madrid County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg's office, the issue was approve with 46 yes votes and 11 persons casting no votes.
Now with the approval of the voters, the city will issue revenue bonds for $320,000 to fund 60 percent of the cost of needed repairs to the Risco sewer system. The State of Missouri has offered to pay 40 percent of the project's cost.
Work will include improvements to the city's lagoon, lift stations and sewer lines.
This was the only issue on the ballot in Tuesday's election in New Madrid County.