Windermere and area residents overwhelmingly support borrowing seven million dollars to purchase a water treatment plant and upgrade the distribution system.
Preliminary results are in from two parrellel referendums conducted by the RDEK this weekend.
The first ballot asked all electors if they approve of the seven million in borrowing to be paid back over 25 years or less.
Preliminary results show 117 “yes” votes and 34 “no”.
The second ballot asked residents in the proposed East Side if they supported the service being expanded to their area.
162 said “yes” and 36 said “no”.
For, East side residents there will be a $3 annual tax increase on a $300,000 home.
For all electors, the annual debt payments of up to $510,000 would be collected through two types of taxes:
1. The current annual frontage tax, which collects $156,000, would not change.
2. The remaining funds would be collected through an estimated maximum annual $550 parcel tax that every property owner would pay.
The official results are expected to be declared by the Chief Election Officer early this week.