CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - The results are in and Laramie County voters decided not to support another LCCC bond. Here are the unofficial number tonight from the Laramie County Clerk.
Fifty-eight percent against to forty-one percent in support. Ninety three hundred residents in the county turned out to vote.
Moments after the results came in, LCCC president, Joe Schaffer, was disappointed to see the measure fail.
He explains, "Obviously, two of the buildings that we were hoping to address need some attention. They have significant deferred maintenance issues that we don't have the finances to address. They will need community support, or we'll have to talk about doing other things with those facilities."
The college was asking taxpayers to pay thirty-million dollars for expansion and renovations involved with three different projects. This includes a new residence hall and necessary upgrades for fine arts students and athletes.
The president agreed it was a lot to ask for; however, the projects would only do more to help boost student retention in Wyoming.
Moving forward, President Schaffer says he is going to have to speak with the school's committee.
Again, these results are unofficial until reviewed by the state canvassing board later this week.