BOND PACKAGE AND TAX RATE INFORMATION
PROPOSITION A (Bond Package) APPROVED – MAY 2018
About the Election
On May 5, 2018, voters in the Port Freeport Navigation District approved Proposition A, a $130 million bond package, which will support the Freeport Harbor Channel Project to deepen the channel from its current depth of 46 feet to a maximum level of 56 feet mean lower low water at its deepest point.
This project, when complete, will allow larger ships to access the port. This is expected to increase the Port’s capacity and its customer base, enabling the Port to market itself to a wider range of global vessels and potentially attract new liner services.
The estimated construction cost of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project is $295 million. More than half of this project is expected to be paid for with federal funds.
Proposition language is below.
PORT FREEPORT – PROPOSITION A
“THE ISSUANCE OF $130,000,000 OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING, CONSTRUCTING, OR DEVELOPING THE FREEPORT HARBOR CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, AND THE LEVYING OF THE TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF”