MERIDIAN - Voters in Meridian have denied two multi-million dollar bond requests on Tuesday.
The bonds totaling $32 million would have funded the construction of two new library branches and two new community pools. Each bond required a two-thirds majority to pass.
As of early Wednesday morning, the $20 million Western Recreation District bond was approved by 51 percent of voters.
The $12 million Meridian library bond was approved by 59 percent of voters.
Both were well short of the 66.7 percent necessary to pass.
One pool and one library are part of a plan to create a multi-use complex attached to the existing Hillsdale Elementary School in south Meridian. Plans are already underway to construct a YMCA and a city park on the site next year.
The other pool and library were to be built in north Meridian.
This is the second consecutive year that Meridian voters have shot down a proposed library bond. The city currently has just one library branch.
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