Three Measures Pass in Audrain County

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AUDRAIN COUNTY - Voters approved all three measures on the ballot Tuesday in Audrain County, including an education funding initiative, a water district, and a health center tax.

Nearly 30 people gathered in the Audrain County Courthouse, anxiously awaiting election results. Anticipation was high as each team returned to the courthouse, clutching a box filled with each precinct's votes. Cheering erupted and echoed through the halls of the building's rotunda when news poured in.

Yes. Yes. Yes. 

Voters approved the Mexico School District tax initiative 1,048 yes to 979 no.  That vote allows the tax rate to rise as high as $3.43 per $100 assessed valuation for the 2012 Tax Year. 

The public water system vote was to allow the district to issue $1,000,000 in revenue bonds, to extend and improve the waterworks system.  It passed 135 yes to 113 no.  

Finally, the health center tax passed with 1,551 voting yes and 1,071 voting no. The tax is a maximum tax of $0.25 per $100 assessed value for maintenance and operation of the Audrain County Health Center. 

The tax will generate an additional $270,000 for the health center. 

If you reside in Audrain County want to get a better idea just how much the health tax will cost you, click HERE.