Information on the March 3, 2020 Vote for City’s Facilities Plans

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There are two items being brought to a public vote in Carlisle on March 3, 2020, related to our public facilities plans:

Voters will be asked to allow the city to renovate the old Great Western Bank building at 100 N. 1st Street for use as the new City Hall.

  • Funds from this bond may be used to design, renovate, and outfit the building for use as City Hall including new mechanical equipment, renovations to the layout, and office furnishings.
  • The city will utilize its existing debt service levy to pay back the bond and does not anticipate an increase in the overall tax rate from the city. This is due to old bond issuances being paid off.

A vote of “YES” on Proposition D will allow us to move forward with bonding for $1,850,000 and start with the final design and construction of the City Hall project.

A vote of “NO” on Proposition D will result in Council reassessing possible paths to move forward with the City Hall and Police Department project.

 

Voters will be asked to allow the city to renovate the current City Hall/Police Department building at 195 N. 1st Street for use as the new Police Department.

  • Funds from this bond may be used to design, renovate, and outfit the building for use as the Police Department including new mechanical equipment, renovations to the layout, office furnishings, and the addition of a vehicular sally port.
  • The city will fund this project in the same way as the City Hall renovation project.

A vote of “YES” on Proposition D & E will allow us to move forward with bonding for an additional $2,900,000 and start with the final design and construction of the Police Department project.

A vote of “NO” on Proposition D & E will result in Council reassessing possible paths to move forward with the City Hall and Police Department project.

 

Only a “YES” vote on both the City Hall proposition (D) and the Police Department proposition (E) will allow the projects to move forward. If either proposition fails, neither project will move forward and the city council will reassess the possible paths to move forward with the projects.