Waynesboro Referendum

By: Keith Jones Email
By: Keith Jones Email

The Waynesboro City Council let the people decide which projects were most important for their city. Residents voted yes or no on five highly debated bond referendums and the results are in.

The River City decided for the construction of a new fire substation, for improvements on the library, and for work on stormwater management improvements. Residents voted not to construct a new ball field or improve the sidewalks.

Councilwoman Lorie Smith says the referendum was only possible with the help of the community.

"I think that this is a unique opportunity to further invest them in the process and it also helps us to keep pulse, get a finger on the pulse of our community, in terms of knowing exactly if they are approving where we are heading in Waynesboro and the decisions that we are making," says Smith, who hopes that everyone took advantage of the opportunity to vote.

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