- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) - Voters in the eastern Iowa city of Eldridge will decide whether to build a $4.6 million city hall.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1nZ6AV9 ) a special election will be held Tuesday to decide whether to issue up to $2.6 million in general obligation bonds for the project. The other funding would come through local option sales tax revenue.

City Administrator John Dowd says the current building is cramped, with only one meeting room. A new building would provide police with a secure lobby.

The roof also is leaking in the police department area and drywall is coming off the ceiling.

Officials say the bonds would mean an increase of 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Eldridge, a city of about 6,000 people, is about 10 miles north of Davenport.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com



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