Clear Lake Schools PPEL extension, Swaledale special city election Tuesday

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake Community School District voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide on the district’s Physical Plant & Equipment Levy.

Back in November, voters approved upping the PPEL levy from 67-and-a-half cents to $1.34 per $1000 taxable valuation for the remainder of the currently existing PPEL that sunsets at the end of June 2025. Voters though turned down a second ballot question extending the levy beyond June 2025 and is now bringing the question back to the voters in hopes of extending the levy for another ten years.

PPEL funds are used for technology, safety equipment, buses, equipment and to put towards construction, repairs or remodeling.

Those in Clear Lake’s First Ward will vote at Zion Lutheran Church at 11 North 4th Street; those in the Second Ward as well as the townships of Clear Lake, Grant and Union will vote at City Hall; those in the Third Ward and the Lake and Lincoln townships will vote at the Clear Lake Church of Christ at 2010 14th Avenue North; and those in the Mt. Vernon township will vote at the Swaledale Town Hall. 


== Swaledale voters will also be heading to the ballot box tomorrow in a special city election to fill two positions. The mayor’s position is open, but nobody filed to be placed on the ballot. There is also a city council position open with two on the ballot with Joyce Andersen and Tollin Manwarren. 


Polls in both elections are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.