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Preliminary Results Show Ankeny Supports Fire Station and Library Needs

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ANKENY, Iowa — Ankeny voters green-lighted $11,000,000 in two bond referendums Tuesday evening.

The first was a $2.5M fire station near Otter Creek Golf Course. Preliminary results from Polk County show it received 86% support.  The bond covers half of the construction costs with the remaining amount coming from reserves.  This will be Ankeny’s third fire station and first since 2009.

The second item on the ballot was an $8.5M bond to build a new interactive library which would allow the current Kirkendall Library to transition into offices for city staff.  The library gained nearly 72% support.  Both items were tax neutral and had no effect on property taxes. There were over 5,400 preliminary votes Tuesday night.