ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud voters will be deciding on an $18-million bond referendum when they head to the polls this November. The city council approved the referendum by a unanimous vote Monday night.

Mayor Dave Kleis says it stems from their recent citywide survey where respondents indicated transportation, congestion and the condition of roads as the top priority.

Kleis says they have a backlog of projects totaling $18-million on infrastructure and road repairs. The bond would be for 10 years and would cost taxpayers about $18 more per year on a $140-thousand home.

The mayor says the city would get caught up in three years and then go back to the regular road project schedule. If approved, the projects would be completed over a stretch of three years, starting in 2013, but the bond would be paid off over the 10 year span.