Voters in Brown County, Illinois, voted 63% in favor of an uptown improvement project on Tuesday.
The Mt. Sterling Public Question that was on Tuesday’s midterm ballot will green light the spending of $800,000 in bonds to improve infrastructure and sidewalks in uptown.
The project will fix the sidewalks, replace lighting with LED lights and make all entrances to buildings ADA accessible.
City leaders say the new project will bring in more opportunities for business and growth uptown.
“It’s a good time for the city to be able to finance, to get these changes, get a million and a half dollars to do these changes and do these updates, and it’s not all coming out of our pocket,” Mt. Sterling City Administrator Vada Yingling said.