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Chester Election to be Held Regarding Bond Issue

The Village of Chester will hold a special bond election on May 12 regarding a resolution for a new building.

According to the notice of election, voters will respond to the following question:

“Shall the Village of Chester, Neb., construct a new building to be used for municipal purposes, including use in connection with providing fire and rescue services and storing and maintaining vehicles and equipment used for fire and rescue services, at a cost not to exceed $100,000 for the purpose of constructing such new building … Shall the Village caused to be levied and collected annually, a special levy of taxes on the taxable value of all the taxable property in the Village, and all other taxes, in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds as such principle and interest become due?”

If the resolution is passed, “the Board of the Village shall be empowered to issue such bonds and to impose a tax upon all of the taxable property in the Village sufficient to pay the interest on and principle of such bonds…”

This special election will be the first all mail election held in the county.

Ballots will be mailed to voters no earlier than 20 days prior to the date of the election and no later than ten days prior to the election.

The deadline for ballots to be returned is 5 p.m. on May 12.

Ballots can also be personally brought in.

Voters are allowed to bring in their own ballot as well as the ballots for two other people.

According to Marie Rauner, Thayer County clerk, the drop box outside the courthouse will be put up again.

The final date to register to vote for the election is May 1 at 6 p.m.

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