City of Yukon residents voted down the $18 million general obligation (GO) bond by a landslide during the March 7 special election.
The GO bond was for the purpose of constructing a new sports park at the southwest corner of Frisco Road and Highway 66.
The $18 million bond would have only been for Phase I of the sports park which included nine outdoor soccer fields, spectator seating, scoreboards, concession, restroom facilities, maintenance facilities, landscaping, sidewalks and parking lots. Also included in the GO bond would’ve been widening Frisco Road to four lanes, and using $3 million to pay off the land.
The bond was voted against by 73.24 percent of the voters, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website. A total of 3,341 votes were cast in the election.
Many voters said they voted no because they didn’t want only City of Yukon property owners to pay for the sports complex.
Other voters have expressed concerns about the sports complex being voted down.
An interview about the election results was previously set up with City Manager Jim Crosby, but he was unavailable for comment the morning of Wednesday, March 8. The interview has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 9. A full story will be in Saturday’s Yukon Review.