The ballot Sand Springs residents will cast on Tuesday on the city’s $15.7 million blanket bond proposal won’t be much help to voters who haven’t been following the issue very closely.

Although the four proposals are presented separately and the specific dollar amounts for each proposal are given, nothing in the wording of the ballot indicates which specific projects are included where.

For example, if you specifically want to vote for or against a new animal shelter, nothing in the wording of the ballot will tell you that this question is included in Proposition 2.

Here’s a breakdown of the voting metrics in brief and what’s included in each:

Proposal 1, Streets and roadways: For $4.3 million, this proposal would fund a multitude of street capping and maintenance projects throughout the community. The pass would raise property taxes on a $100,000 home by about 83 cents per month.

Specific projects include:

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Street covering and maintenance projects through the city

Proposal 2, Public Safety Installations and Equipment: For $3.9 million, this proposal would fund an update to the city’s aging storm siren system and the design and construction of a new animal welfare facility. The pass would raise property taxes on a $100,000 home by about 74 cents per month.

Specific projects include:

• Design and construction of a new animal welfare facility on Wekiwa Road just west of 129th West Avenue

• Modernized storm sirens throughout the city, including the addition of half a dozen additional sirens

Proposal 3, Park Improvements and Improvements: For $3.8 million, this proposal would fund a series of parks and recreation-related projects throughout the city, including the “nearly complete rehabilitation” of Page Park. The pass would raise property taxes on a $100,000 home by about 72 cents per month.

Specific projects include:

• An “almost complete rehabilitation” of Page parkbetween 10th and 11th streets along Roosevelt Avenue

• Lighting improvements for the Case Community Park Softball Fields

• Improvements to the terrain surface for the Softball, soccer and baseball fields

• Three portable toilet trailers for use in Case Park and elsewhere at community events

Neighborhood Trail Improvements, including Saddlerock Trail, Oklahoma 97, and 34th Street, which adjoins the Highway 97 Trail; Angus Park Trail; Concord Trail, adjoining Boyd Trail; and the Sand Springs Lake Trail, which adjoins the KATY Trail and the upcoming 81st West Avenue Trail project

• Expansion of the city park maintenance facility

• Construction of approximately 1 acre dog park next to the new animal welfare facility

• Interior renovations and repairs to Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum

• Parking improvements at the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Golf Course

Proposal 4, Community Improvements: For $3.7 million, this proposal would fund or help fund three major community development projects, including improvements to Case Community Park, downtown streetscapes, and a downtown plaza project in conjunction with Sand Springs Public Schools. The pass would raise property taxes on a $100,000 home by about 71 cents per month.

Specific projects include:

• Cobblestone parking spaces for the BMX Park, Softball Fields and Great Lawn at Case Community Park

cobbled street between the softball fields and the BMX park

• A downtown cityscape plan to match main street work currently underway

• Design and construction of a community gathering area and plaza at the northwest corner of Broadway and Main streets adjacent to Charles Page Triangle Park in conjunction with Sand Springs Public Schools

For a more in-depth look at the contents of the bond proposal, go here: Sand Springs voters set to decide fate of $16 million bond proposal