General Obligation Bonds

General Obligation Bond & Sales Tax Election

During 2017, the City of Stillwater gathered input from residents to gauge support for community improvement that could be included in a possible bond election. 

What we learned from that input (which included surveys, face-to-face conversations, social media posts, etc.) is that residents are open to a possible sales tax increases for transportation improvements—in addition to public safety and other infrastructure projects funded through general obligation (GO) bonds.

GO bonds and dedicated sales tax are two possible ways to fund infrastructure projects.  

Residents expressed support for the following projects.

Fire Station 22 dogs at the Animal Welfare DepartmentStormwater drainCracked pavement

  • Relocate Fire Station 2 (Knoblock & University) to a different location to provide better service delivery.

  • Replace Animal Welfare/Humane Society building.

  • Stormwater/drainage improvements

  • Transportation improvements (streets, traffic control, bridges, sidewalks, trails, etc.)

Content last reviewed 06.19.2020