FRUITLAND, Idaho — A bond request that would have funded an expansion of Fruitland's police station and helped renovate City Hall failed Tuesday.
The $2.6 million bond, which needed a two-thirds majority to pass, fell short by only five votes.
In all, 520 people backed the bond, while 267 voted against it.
Fruitland's 14 officers are currently crammed into about 1,200 square feet, with minimal room to store evidence and paperwork, according to the city.
Officials had hoped to use the money to pay for an add-on to City Hall that would give the department four times as much space.
A spokesperson for the bond told KTVB the city will formally seek a recount on Monday.