Renewal of the South Tama Schools Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) failed in a vote to renew it for 10 years in the Sept. 10 regular school election by a vote of 150 - NO - 149 -YES.
A recount of the vote was conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 17, after a citizens request was filed.
The recount affirmed the previous total. Appointed to conduct the recount were Sandy Cooper, Bob Benda and Jeannie Paustian.
The vote by precinct was:
YES- 51 NO- 52
YES-59 NO - 54
YES - 17 NO - 18
YES - 15 NO - 7
YES - 5 NO - 4
YES - 2 NO - 15
The levy, for $1.34 per $1,000 property tax valuation pays for school buildings, maintenance, school buses and other equipment purchases.
Following the initial report of the vote South Tama Superintendent Kerri Nelson told the News-Herald the school board would have to decide whether to call for a special PPEL election for a second consideration of the funding source.