PPEL vote passes in Fort Dodge

Voters in the Fort Dodge Community School District approved an increase the system’s physical plant and equipment levy.

The vote was 1,708 in favor to 1,597 opposed. Turnout was 3,306 of 18,881 registered voters, or roughly 17.5 percent.

The district asked voters to both renew the current 67 cent levy for another 10 years and approve another 67 cent increase. With the school board-approved 33 cents, this will give the district the maximum $1.67 levy per $1,000 of assessed valuation.