MITCHELL, S.D. (KELO) — Money for athletic facilities and selling lake property are two issues voters in Mitchell, as well as parts of Davison and Hanson Counties, have voted and passed on Tuesday.
Money for school athletic facilities passed by a vote of 2,888 to 634. The bond passed by 82%. For the bond to pass, it needed 60% of the vote.
The Mitchell School District will have a $17 million bond for financing school facilities including a new high school gym, locker rooms, auxiliary gym, gymnastics/multi-purpose room, and wrestling/dance room.
Mitchell’s current high school was built in 1962. According to the Mitchell School District website, the impact on taxes will be approximately 44 cents per $1,000 of taxable value. That turns out to be $3.67 per month on a $100,000 home.
In January, the Mitchell School Board approved $45.5 million for a new high school without the athletic facilities.
The new high school will be built across the street from the current high school building. It will connect to the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy as well as the Performing Arts Center.
Lake Mitchell property sale measure
The initiated measure to remove park land designation form 88 city-owned properties located on Lake Mitchell passed by a vote of 1,641 to 1,273.
The city signed a resolution saying the proceeds from the property sales would go to the Lake Mitchell Fund to be used for Lake Mitchell improvements.
The Davison County Auditor’s office assisted with the ballot counting, and the City of Mitchell and Mitchell School District reported the results.