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Rye Bond Referendums Too Close to Call Early Wednesday

Rye residents lining up to vote at Rye City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
Rye residents lining up to vote at Rye City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Anna Helhoski

RYE, N.Y. – The results of the City of Rye’s two bond referendums were too close to call early Wednesday morning with a little more than half of the votes counted.

The $1.68 million proposed bond referendum was failing by a mere 2 votes, according to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections.

The bond includes a $330,000 project to reconstruct Smith Street; a $550,000 project to improve intersections at Smith, Elm and Purchase streets; a $250,000 project to replace a sewer siphon under the Locust Avenue bridge and construct a new sewer line; a $300,000 phase of a bigger project to address the Boston Post Road retaining wall; and $250,000 to fund pedestrian safety enhancements throughout the city.

Another $176,000 bond for improvements to the Rye Free Reading Room was passing by a mere 13 votes at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

In the city election, Rye City Council Member Julia Killian (R), who ran uncontested, was re-elected for the seat she was appointed to fill in June upon Suzanna Keith’s resignation.

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