Juneau absentees tip vote for bonds

Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- A $15 million bond proposition that would fund harbor and utility upgrades in Juneau passed after a count of absentee and questioned ballots Friday.

The bond proposition had been failing by 31 votes after the bulk of Tuesday's ballots were counted. But the measure passed by 118 votes after election officials counted 1,048 absentee and questioned ballots Friday evening. That brought the count to 4,191 in favor, 4,073 opposed.

The general obligation bond package will pay for a commercial vessel loading facility in Auke Bay, harbor improvements downtown and in Douglas, a park in West Juneau, an expansion of the lodge at Eaglecrest Ski Area, a water line extension, and water and sewer upgrades in Douglas.

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