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Voters to consider five bond issues

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Oklahoma County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of five bond issues totaling more than $84 million.

Proposition 1 is the largest of the bond proposals at $55 million. The money would go toward the county purchasing the defunct General Motors plant in southeast Oklahoma City. If voters approve this measure, the county would then take the plant and lease it to Tinker Air Force Base. Tinker officials say the plant, just to the north of the air base, would be used to move some of Tinker's operations and allow for a more efficient and productive air base.

Proposition 2, for $10.5 million, would be used to renovate the Oklahoma County Courthouse. County officials say the courthouse is in desperate need of plumbing, air conditioning, heating and other structural improvements.

Proposition 3, $5.75 million, would provide new storage space for county records and documents. Officials say the new space would provide better public access to county records.

Proposition 4, $7.25 million, would construct a new facility for the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service for county programs.

Proposition 5, $6 million, would construct natural hazard and disaster mitigation, roads, bridges and drainage facilities to alleviate flooding problems in the northwestern and central areas of the county.  "Scott Cooper

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