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Voters weigh in on referendums

PRINCETON – The village of Cherry will be seeing a new fire station in their future.  Cherry voters said yes to issue $100,000 in bonds to build and equip the new station.

At the end of election night, the results read 119 votes in favor of the bonds, and 55 votes against issuing bonds.

Spring Valley fire truck

In Spring Valley, voters said yes to issue $550,000 in general obligation bonds for a fire engine/pumper.

Votes were tallied at 1,224 yes votes to 793 no votes.

On Wednesday, fire chief Todd Bogatitus said he was thrilled to see the results.

He admitted he was a bit nervous to know what the outcome would look like.

“With politics you never know,” he said. “I was nervous because, honestly, everyone is watching their pennies.”

Bogatitus said it’s going to take a few months before the new truck comes to town.

He said the department wants to make sure they search around and get the best bang for their buck, since the truck will have to last the department about 20 to 30 years.

Opt-out energy aggregation program

Bureau County has said no to the opt-out energy aggregation program.

The referendum would arrange for supply of electricity for the county’s rural residential and small commercial retail customers.

Results showed 907 no votes compared to 678 yes votes.

Tiskilwa Village levy flood control tax

Voters in Tiskilwa said yes to the proposition to levy flood control tax to build, raise, strengthen or repair the levees.

Results showed 146 voters said yes, while 58 voters said no.

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