KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A multi-million-dollar project to renovate three fields in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough will move forward after voters approved Proposition 2 in Tuesday's borough election.
A total of 1,538 people voted in favor of the fields bonds proposal, with 429 individuals voting against the measure.
With the approval of the community, the borough is now authorized to issue $6.6 million in general obligation bonds to fund the improvements at Norman Walker Field, Upper and Lower Drency Dudley Field and the field at Houghtaling Elementary School.
Borough voters also passed Proposition 1, indefinitely extending an existing 5% special sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products.
The marijuana sales tax extension measure passed by an even wider margin: 1,580 voted for it, and 371 voted against it.
The marijuana sales tax proposition has generated between $75,000 and $100,000 for the borough annually since it was first implemented temporarily in 2018.
Though the 447 absentee, special needs and questioned ballots cast in Tuesday's borough election that not be counted until the borough canvass board meets on Monday, both ballot measures passed by wide enough margins to render that uncertainty moot.