$261 million in bonds on Nov municipal ballots

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RALEIGH — Seven cities and towns will ask residents to approve bonds in their municipal elections Tuesday.

The majority are in Wake County, where Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner and Morrisville are asking for a total of 10 bonds for voters to approve.

The bonds, if approved, would go towards a variety of street and sidewalk improvements, parks and recreation facilities improvements, public-safety improvements, and stormwater and drainage improvements.

Elsewhere, Bald Head Island residents in Brunswick County are asked to approve $54 million in bonds in order to fund public transportation improvements.

The Cleveland County city of Shelby is asking voters to approve $10 million in bonds in order to fund street and sidewalk improvements and in neighboring Gaston County, Mount Holly voters are asked to permit $13.55 million in bonds in order to fund parks and recreation facilities.

The bond information was compiled by the National Taxpayers Union as part of their 2021 national ballot guide.