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August 7th Ballot

The HBPW Board of Directors elected to fund the Chloramine Alternative Project by selling bonds.  Council approved the bonding language and it will be on the August 7th ballot for voters to consider.  It is titled proposition “A” and is for $17.5 million dollars to cover the addition of a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration to the water treatment process. 

Below is a sample of what the ballot will look like.  Please note that there are TWO 'Proposition A' referendums on the ballot.  Make sure you read each carefully as this can be confusing.  

Even without voter approval to sell bonds to fund the project, the Board is still obligated under the current City Ordinance (no. 4759) to remove ammonia from the drinking water process by March 31, 2020.  Another funding mechanism would be to lease finance the project, which is estimated to cost an additional $1.4 million over the life of the debt payments.

For more information, please visit the Hannibal Board of Public Works website or call (573) 221-8050.