Polk County voters overwhelmingly approved a $65 million bond Tuesday to fund conservation, recreation and water quality projects countywide.
Unofficial election results showed 81% of voters said yes to the Polk County Water & Land Legacy bond, which will cost the average taxpayer about $11 per year. Projects will be completed over 10 years, though the county has 20 years to pay off the bond.
It needed a 60% supermajority to pass.
The new bond is a renewal of a $50 million initiative approved by 72% of voters in 2012. It funded several notable projects, including construction of the Jester Park Nature Center and four rental cabins in the park, restoration of Easter Lake and a link from the Chichaqua Valley Trail to Des Moines' northeastern suburbs.
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