City of Fruitland to try again for City Hall bond

Fruitland Police Chief J.D. Huff’s office is pictured here in October of 2019. After a bond measure in November fell short of the two-thirds required to pass, city officials have decided to give it another try for the upcoming Primary Election.

FRUITLAND — With 787 votes counted as of midnight, unofficial results for the Nov. 5 election suggested Fruitland’s Ordinance No. 657 would not pass albeit barely missing the two-thirds required to pass at 520-267.

The ordinance would have provided $2.6 million to expand the city’s police department, expand parking, improve vehicle traffic flow at the facility, improve the façade of the building and fix the roof.

The ordinance would have cost homeowners and businesses approximately $48 per $100,000 assessed property value each year.

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