County Clerk’s Office releases official ballot info for April 3 election

Friday, February 9, 2018

In two months, voters will take to the polls to elect representatives for city governments, area boards of education, and several ballot issues that affect specific regions of the county.

The following are questions and propositions voters will find on their April 3 election ballots:

County of Saline

Shall Saline County impose a countywide sales tax of one-half of 1 percent until Dec. 31, 2038, for the purpose of funding county purposes, including without limitation economic development? YES NO

City of Blackburn

Shall there be a 29-cent tax increase in the levy per $100 assessed valuation for general municipal purposes for four years (2018-2021)? YES NO

City of Nelson

Shall the city of Nelson be authorized to forego annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in the office to be filled by the election? YES NO

City of Sweet Springs

Shall Sweet Springs issue its general obligation bonds in the additional amount of $500,000 for the purpose of making modifications to and improving the city’s swimming pool? YES NO

Proposition Kids (Keep Improving District Schools)

Shall the board of education of the Slater School District, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of $2 million for the purpose of replacing and installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and lighting district-wide; to complete the other repairs, renovations, installations and improvements to the existing facilities of the district; and issue bonds for the payment thereof? (If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the school district is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.7132 per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property.) YES NO

Santa Fe R-x School

Shall the Santa Fe R-X School District of Lafayette County borrow money and issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $3,500,000 for the purpose of paying costs of constructing, improving, repairing, remodeling, renovating and equipping school facilities, including, without limitation: tear off and replacement of roofs at the elementary and high school facilities, installation of new HVAC systems at the elementary and high school, and to the extent funds are available, other remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities of the district? Approval of this question is expected to result in no increase of the district’s current debt service tax levy, which is estimated to remain at $0.6041 per $100 of assessed valuation. YES NO

Blackburn Special Road District

Shall the Blackburn Special Road District be authorized to renew the levy of 35-cents per $100 of assessed valuation on taxable real estate and personal property in the district for a period of four years (2018-2021)? YES NO

Common Special Road District

Shall the Common Special Road District be authorized to levy 35-cents per $100 of assessed valuation on taxable real estate and personal property in the district for a period of four years (2018-2021) to be used for rock on the roads in the Common Road District? YES NO

Slater Special Road District

Shall the Slater Special Road District be authorized to renew the levy of 35-cents per $100 of assessed valuation on taxable real estate and personal property in the district for a period of four years (2018-2021)? YES NO

The following are individuals who have declared their candidacy for various races in the April 3 municipal election:

Arrow Rock Town Board Members

(vote for three; 2-year term)

Bruce Satterlee

Karen Berry

Ryan J. Zirngibl

Caitlin Essmyer

City of Blackburn

Mayor (vote for one; 2-year term)

Karen Sims

Karlin Breshears

Alderman Ward 1

Martha Fiene

Alderman Ward 2

Florence E. Wilson

City of Emma

Alderman (vote for two; 2-year term)

Dennis D. Oetting

Lonnie R. Weber

Village of Grand Pass Board Members

(vote for three; 2-year term)

Herbert H. Richtermeyer

Beverly S. Richtermeyer

Joyce Dambacher

City of Malta Bend

(vote for one; 2-year term)

Alderman Ward 1

Skyler Moore

Alderman Ward 2

Allen Clemons

City of Marshall

(vote for one; 2-year term)

Ward 1 Council Member

Jim Steinmetz

Ron Ott

Ward 2 Council Member

Kirk Arends

Teresa Maples Hoey

Larry Godsey

Ward 3

Dan Brandt

Ward 4

Rudy Reyes

City of Miami City Council

(vote for three; 2-year term)

Elsie Martens

Denise Ward

Open seat

City of Nelson

(vote for one; 2-year term)

Alderman Ward 1

Richard Clause

Alderman Ward 2

Elwood Waller

City of Slater

Mayor (vote for one; 4-year term)

Stephen K. Allegri

Councilman Ward 1 (vote one; 2-year term)

Jason Weiker

Councilman Ward 2 (vote one; 2-year term)

Jake Brumit

Councilman Ward 3 (vote one; 2-year term)

Brett Hemeyer

Councilman Ward 4 (vote one; 2-year term)

Cathie Jeffries

City of Sweet Springs

(vote for one; 2-year term)

Mayor

Dee Friel

Francis (Frany) Vaught

Alderman Ward 1

Rodney Heaper

Alderman Ward 2

Larry Looney

Blackwater R-II School Board

(vote for two; 3-year term)

Stephanie Schuster-Day

Amanda Green Blank

Erica Sims

Marshall School Board

(vote for two; 3-year term)

Matthew Joseph Smith

Shannon Johnson

Erin Ann Williams

Bryon Chrisopher Jacques

School District R-V of Pettis County Board of Directors

(vote for two; 3-year term)

Michael J. Arnett

Beth Douglas

Lori Beth Lea

Grant Newson

Austin Lea

Slater School Board

(vote for two; 3-year term)

Tim York

Mechelle Richards-Pannell

Beth Lewis

John (Jason) Stockman

James N. Johnson

Santa Fe R-X School Board

(vote for two; 3-year term)

Brad Hinz

Megan Curry

Susanne Kuecker

Jennifer Hostetter

Don Bolser

State Fair Community College Trustees

(vote for two; 6-year term)

Patty Wood

Jim Page

Diana Sadler Martin

Cynthia Ann Gray

Blackwater Area Fire Protection District

(vote for two; 6-year term)

Edward Fahrendorf Jr.

Open seat

Two elections with open seats did not have any candidates listed as filing. Those are for Gilliam Special Road District Commissioner — one open seat available for a three-year term— and board members for the Village of Mt. Leonard — two open seats available for two-year terms and one open seat available for a one-year term.

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