Twenty-six registered voters were about three hours into a hand recount of the ballots cast in Burleson’s Nov. 5 bond and charter elections when the man who questioned the validity of the original vote totals called it off.
“The tally was running pretty consistent with the original result,” said Philip Sanders.
Because Sanders, a Burleson resident and owner of a plumbing company, was responsible for paying the $10 per hour the counters were earning, he decided that the 600 or so votes counted to that point showed “that it wasn’t worth continuing and it was time to bow out.”
On Nov. 5, voters approved three out of four bond propositions which included $12.8 million for street improvements and $5 million for police station acquisition and improvements. A $750,000 proposal to use economic development funds to convert the Nola Dunn Gymnasium to a community arts center failed.
The 12 charter amendments were also approved.