Area elections set for Tuesday


By Daily News • Last Updated 12:00 pm on Monday, November 04, 2013

The cities of Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton will elect or re-elect officials for various positions on Tuesday.

There won’t be any candidate names printed on Carson City’s ballot, but there are five write-in candidates vying for seats.

Bruce Tasker is running as a write-in for re-election as mayor for a four-year term, while Kurt Keiffer, Neil Kapustka, Chad Parmenter and Russell Stanton are running as write-ins for three open council positions, each a four-year term.

Two people are running for two positions on the Greenville City Council. John Hoppough and Lloyd Scoby are running for the two four-year positions.

In Stanton, Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws is running for re-election for a two-year term. There are also six candidates vying for three city commission positions in Stanton. Krista King and Karl Yoder will be on the ballot with competition from write-in candidates Jane Basom, Lewis Corwin, Everett Holloway and Tresia Sterns. Each city commission position is a four-year term.

In Belding, Andrea R. Belding, Ron Gunderson, Jerome P. Lallo, Mike Scheid and Amy Thomas are vying for three city council positions in the nonparties selection.

Several area townships will also have items to vote on.

Voters in Winfield Township in Montcalm County will decide on a Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy to raise $140,000 for Morley Stanwood Community Schools.

Voters in Ferris, Crystal, Richland townships in Montcalm County will decide on and Area Vocational-Technical Education Proposal for the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District. Approval would raise $2,616,805 for area area vocational and technical education programs.

Some voters in Crystal Township will be asked to vote on a bonding proposal for Ithaca Public Schools to borrow $1,240,000 and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of acquiring, installing and equipping technology for school facilities; partially remodeling, furnishing and re-furnishing, equipping and re-equipping school facilities, in part, for technology upgrades; and developing and improving sites.

Otisco Township in Ionia County will be asked to vote on a Fire Protection And Emergency Rescue Services Millage Renewal. If approved, this millage will raise approximately $71,700 in the first year of the levy. All or a portion of the revenues from this millage will be disbursed to the City of Belding or other governmental agency pursuant to a contract for fire protection and emergency rescue services provided to Otisco Township.

Otisco will also vote on a Road Maintenance And Improvement Millage Renewal. If approved, this millage will raise approximately $143,400 in the first year of the levy. All or a portion of the revenues from this millage will be disbursed to the Ionia County Road Commission for maintenance and improvement of public roads within Otisco Township.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Call your local city hall for more information.

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