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The Comanche County commissioners are asking voters for a little bit more money.
The commissioners voted during Monday morning’s regular meeting to call a special election June 24 to ask voters for another 1/8 cent county sales tax to pay for daily operating costs at the Comanche County Detention Center. If passed, the measure would also renew and consolidate the existing 1/8 cent sales tax that helps fund a number of county agencies and the existing 1/8 cent sales tax that helps with the operation of the detention center.
The new tax would be a combined 3/8 cent sales tax that would serve to benefit the jail, the county Industrial Development Authority, the county fairgrounds, the 19 volunteer fire departments that serve the rural parts of the county, the county’s capital improvement fund and the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department.
If voters approve the proposal, the 3/8 cent sales tax will be effective Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2021.
The special election will be held in conjunction with the June 24 primary elections.
Comanche County has released its five-year plan for the replacement of bridges between 2015 and 2019. Western District Comanche County Commissioner Don Hawthorne said there are six bridges on the list over the next five years, which is an average number for the regular five-year plan. Those bridges are: Western District n Bridge over a tributary to Blue Beaver Creek on Airport Road. Estimated cost, $625,000. n Bridge over Post Oak Creek on Bishop Road that will replace a low-water crossing. Estimated cost, $924,000.
There are two bridges still being completed on the old fiveyear plan. In the Western District, a bridge over Boulder Creek on West Gore Boulevard is still under construction. It will replace a low-water crossing at an estimated cost of $767,026. In the Eastern District, bids have been awarded for construction to begin soon on a bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Woodlawn Road. It will replace a lowwater crossing at an estimated cost of $1,102,453.
The process for replacing a bridge is arduous, and involves a lot of steps, Hawthorne said.
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