Cosi City Hall isn’t popular enough; Pauley, Makos headed to wins

  • Tue Nov 5th, 2019 10:07pm
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A measure to pay for a new Cosmopolis City Hall is getting 58 percent of the vote, just shy of the supermajority needed for passage.

The measure for $3 million in general obligation bonds needs 60 percent of the votes to pass. It’s currently failing with 250 votes for approval and 175 votes rejecting it.

In addition to a City Hall, the new building also would house a municipal court and police station.

The current police station is in a mobile building donated to the city by Weyerhaeuser in 2006. The building was constructed in 1971. The current City Hall is in an old bank building. Neither building is compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

If the measure ends up receiving the necessary votes to pass, a home with an assessed value of $177,000 would pay about $72 more per year in taxes. The estimated rate per $1,000 of assessed value is $0.40686.

The bonds would be paid off in 20 years.

In the race to be Cosmopolis’ mayor, Councilman Kyle Pauley is leading former Councilman Steve Davis 255-166. That total reflects about one-third of the 1,149 ballots were mailed out.

Candice Makos has a commanding lead over Kelsey Davis in the race to be a member of the Cosmopolis City Council with 72 percent of the ballots so far. Makos’ 278 votes leads Davis’ 106.