On March 6, 2017 Plano voted to give Mayor Harry LaRosiliere a second term. He won with 52.25 percent of the vote beating out candidates Lily Bao, Douglas Reeves and Bill Lisle III.
Along with the Mayor’s reelection, several other positions and bonds were voted on. Kelsey Samuel’s post in the Plano Courier states:
Mayor Harry LaRosiliere wins second term
Incumbent Plano ISD school board trustees Tammy Richards and Nancy Humphrey maintain their spot at Place 1 and Place 3, respectively. Angela Powell will represent Place 2 and Greg Myers will represent Place 6 over incumbent trustee Marilyn Hinton.
Also, the first five items of the 2017 bond referendum were supported by Plano voters, all except Proposition 6 which would preserve Collinwood House. Eleven percent of Collin County voters come out to the polls.
The largest part of the bond referendum, $90.27 million, will be spent on street improvements in the city like alley reconstruction, sidewalk constructions, screening wall reconstruction, traffic signalization, as well as street reconstruction, lighting and new right-of-ways.
Also among the bond items was three new public safety facilities. Plano Fire Rescue calls for $15 million to fund the design and construction of a new fire training facility on the northwest corner of McDermott Road and Robinson Road. This proposal also includes $12 million to include a northwest Plano Police substation, and a $2 million renovation to the Parkway Fleet Service Center, where Plano Fire Rescue and Plano PD service and repair department vehicles. The three projects total $29 million.
There’s also a $78.85 million proposal to fund recreational trails and multiple park improvements such as new sidewalks, trails, trees, playground expansions, lighting, restrooms and more. Other parks receiving similar upgrades includes Jack Carter Park, Harrington Park, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Arbor Hill Nature Preserve and Windhaven Meadows.
The parks proposal also includes a new maintenance facility, $2.5 million for athletic field improvements and $12 million to add a new drainage channel, new lights, new irrigation, larger restrooms, trees and additional parking at Carpenter Park.
The bond has $12.5 million dedicated to recreation center improvements like Oak Point and High Point Tennis Center. The bond would fund a large outdoor pool added to Oak Point Rec Center, as well as a $2.5 million for tennis court renovations at High Point. There’s $10 million dedicated to library expansions at Davis Library and Harrington Library.
Be sure to check out the Plano Courier or the Plano section of the Dallas Morning News to keep up with the latest information in Plano, Texas.
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