On Oct. 10, voters in the Macomb school district will have the opportunity to vote on two bond issues totaling $1.87 million.

On Oct. 10, voters in the Macomb school district will have the opportunity to vote on two bond issues totaling $1.87 million.

The first proposition is to build a new cafeteria and tornado safe room. Updates to the school’s security would be included. Total cost of this proposition is $1,620,000.

“The current shelter is inadequate and is not big enough for all our students and faculty,” Superintendent Matt Riggs said. “A new safe room would allow for everyone to seek shelter safely and would be open to the community. We would also update security on all buildings. This means we would be able to restrict access and secure all buildings from one central location.”

Proposition two is for three new buses. Total cost of this proposition is $250,000.

“The transportation bond is important because we had buses unable to pass inspection and currently have to lease two buses for $20,000 per year,” Riggs said. “This would put new buses on the routes and save us a lot of money on lease payments.”

If both propositions pass, there would be a 23.8 percent increase in property taxes. The increase would be on the 2018 tax year.

Sample ballots now are available at the Pottawatomie County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Macomb I-4 Special School Bond Election on October 10, 2017.

Sample ballots are also available about two weeks prior to an election on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.

Jeannie Stover, Secretary of the Pottawatomie County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office, located at 1401 Acme Rd., Shawnee, OK 74804, during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sample ballots also will be posted outside every precinct polling place on Tuesday so that voters can review them before casting their votes.

For more election-related information, call the Pottawatomie County Election Board at 405-273-8376 or visit www.elections.ok.gov.