The Pryor Times

May 13, 2009

School bonds pass in Mayes County

Julie Yates

The school bond proposal for improvements to Pryor Schools passed by nearly 75 percent Tuesday.

Pryor voters approved the first proposal of $13.3 million by 74.9 percent. This proposal will allow Pryor Schools to begin construction on new elementary school buildings and improvement of other school sites.

The second Pryor proposal will cover $525,000 for buying transportation equipment. It passed by 74 percent.

The Osage School bond proposals passed by 62.5 percent and 65 percent.

Osage’s first proposal was a $430,000 bond for repairing and remodeling the school buildings and improving the school sites.

The second bond proposal for Osage provided $225,000 for transportation.

Leonard Barnes will be the new Ward 2 councilman for the City of Pryor. Barnes won by 55 percent over former councilman Greg Rosamond, who recently resigned his position due to personal reasons. Ward 2 voters gave Rosamond 45 percent of the vote.

Out of 10,658 registered voters in the Pryor and Osage precincts, 1,324 cast ballots in Tuesday’s election.