Around the State: $261 million in bonds on Nov municipal ballots

RALEIGH — Seven cities and towns will ask residents to approve bonds in their municipal elections next week.

The majority are in Wake County, where Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner and Morrisville are asking for a total of 10 bonds for voters to approve.

The bonds, if approved, would go towards a variety of street and sidewalk improvements, parks and recreation facilities improvements, public-safety improvements, and stormwater and drainage improvements.

Elsewhere, Bald Head Island residents in Brunswick County are asked to approve $54 million in bonds in order to fund public transportation improvements.

The Cleveland County city of Shelby is asking voters to approve $10 million in bonds in order to fund street and sidewalk improvements and in neighboring Gaston County, Mount Holly voters are asked to permit $13.55 million in bonds in order to fund parks and recreation facilities.

The bond information was compiled by the National Taxpayers Union as part of their 2021 national ballot guide.

By Randolph Record