The purpose of the bond election is for voters to decide whether to accept an annual property tax to fund street and sidewalk improvements that are outside the City’s normal operating budget.
Proposition 1 - Includes these roadway projects:
|Wagner Rd||Yukon Pkwy to Sara Rd|
|Holly Ave||Poplar Ave to NW 10th St|
|Garth Brooks Blvd||Vandament to Main St|
|Yukon Pkwy||SH-66 to Wagner Rd|
|5th St||Main St to Poplar Ave|
|Cornwell Dr/NW 10th St||Intersection|
|Garth Brooks Blvd/NW 10th St||Intersection|
|Garth Brooks Blvd||NW 10th St to Eastbound I-40 Ramps|
|Garth Brooks Blvd||Westbound I-40 Ramps to Vandament Ave|
|Yukon Pkwy/Ranchwood Blvd||Intersection|
|Yukon Pkwy/Vandament Ave||Intersection|
|4th St||Main St to Oak Ave|
|Spruce Dr||Cornwell Dr to Bass Ave|
|1st St||Oak Ave to Vandament Ave|
|Kingston Dr||Holly Ave to Kingston Pl|
|3rd St||Poplar Ave to Yukon Ave|
|3rd St||Main St to Oak Ave|
Additional roadway projects are possible as funds allow.
HOW WERE THESE PROJECTS CHOSEN?
Selection of the above projects was over a year in the making. The City of Yukon sent out a Community Survey in Fall of 2021 and held several town-hall style Community Conversations to listen and gain perspective of what development residents would like to see.
The feedback from the public highlighted streets and roads as the top need. Those results were given to a Capital Projects Advisory Board, comprised of residents and business owners of Yukon, who studied the projects further.
The final list of proposed projects came from recommendations from citizens of Yukon, the Capital Projects Advisory Board, City Council and City staff.
In conversations with the City of Yukon’s Bond and Financial Counsel, property tax was recommended as the most adequate funding source to complete the projects due to their size. As a result, the Yukon City Council authorized a special bond election at the December 6, 2022 City Council meeting.
WHY CAN'T THIS BE COVERED UNDER THE CITY'S NORMAL BUDGET?
These improvements have a total cost of $37,500,000. The majority of the City’s operating budget covers day to day operations that include all city services like utilities, public safety and quality of life. The amount available to cover large projects is not sustainable in the operating budget without affecting basic city services.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY PROPERTY TAX?
If approved, this will increase annual property tax over approximately 10 years.
- A $100,000 home would result in an estimated $10 per month increase in property tax.
- A $200,000 home would result in an estimated $20 per month increase in property tax.
And so forth...
HOW DO I VOTE IN THIS ELECTION?
Early voting can be done on February 9 or 10, from 7:30 am to 6 pm, at the Canadian County Election Board, 200 S. Bickford, El Reno.
You can register to vote at the Canadian County Election Board, 200 S. Bickford Avenue, El Reno, OK. You can find more information and paperwork on the State Election Board website. If you are already registered, you can find your polling location at the Canadian County Election board or on the same State Election Board website. Polling will be open from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.