Regional voters approve continuing college’s equipment purchase levy
A special election Tuesday in the 10-county region served by Indian Hills Community College allows the college to continuing collecting a tax levy to purchase instructional equipment.
The 6 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value levy has been in place about 20 years and a majority of “yes” votes continues this levy for another 10 years.
Jefferson County had a light turn out with 74 total votes cast, according to unofficial results. Approval to continue the equipment purchase levy received 56 votes and 18 no votes in the county.
Neighboring Van Buren County was similar with 89 yes and 11 no votes for the measure, for a total of 100 votes.
Wapello County followed suit, with 188 yes votes and 45 no votes.
All of the results in the 10 counties are unofficial until canvassed.
“It passed overwhelmingly in all areas,” said Martha Wick, associate dean of governmental affairs and information at Indian Hills.
Instructional equipment includes anything used to teach students such as robotics machinery, welding tools, medical training manikins and stethoscopes for nursing students and more.