Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Local elections set in area communities

Clerks in several local areas are prepared for local elections set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 while in other communities, there are no elections set this year. As always, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For information about registering to vote, or requesting an absentee ballot, contact the local clerk's office in your community or visit the municipal website.

City of Belleville electors will fill 4-year terms for mayor and two city council members.
Both precincts in the city vote at St. Anthony's Church, 409 W. Columbia Ave. in the city.
Mayor Kerreen Conley is unopposed while three candidates. Kelly Bates, Jack Loria and Kenneth R. Voigt, are vying for two seats on the city council.

In addition, Belleville voters will be asked to approve a special assessment for the police and fire department operations of up to 2.00 mills or $2 per $1,000 of taxable value on real property in the city. This is an advisory vote and is not binding on the city.
Voters will also be asked to vote on the Van Buren Schools millage proposal. Voters will be asked to approve a proposal for the school district to borrow the sum of not to exceed $35,490,000 and issue general obligation unlimited tax bonds in one or more series for the purpose of erecting, furnishing, and equipping a new early childhood center; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping existing school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; and preparing, developing, improving, and equipping playgrounds, athletic fields, and sites. The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2020 is .78 mill ($0.78 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a -0- mill net increase over the prior year levy.
 The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is 30 years.

Canton Township voters in the Van Buren School District, will also be asked to approve the Van Buren school district proposal listed previously.
Precinct 20, 33 and 40 will vote at Summit on the Park - 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton.  Precinct 33 has been moved to the Summit on the Park for this election only.

In Inkster, electors will be asked to vote for one of two candidates for mayor, incumbent Byron H. Nolen or challenger Patrick Wimberly.
Voters will be asked to choose one city council member in each district. Candidates in District One are Aaron Sims and George V. Williams; in District Two, Charmaine Kennedy and LaGina Washington; in District Three, Christha Bond and Sandra K. Watley; in District Four, Steven Chrisholm and Rebecca J. Daniels; in District Five, Kim Howard and Kelli Lindsey and in District Six, Connie Rose Mitchell and Dennard Shaw.
Voters will also have five candidates on the ballot for six seats on the Inkster Public Library Board of Directors, Michael Wells, Ruth E. Williams, Stephanie Abernathy-Lane, Dosye A. Thompson and DeAndra Chystal-Rikay Watley.

City of Northville voters will select either Ken Roth or Brian Turnbull to serve a 2-year term as mayor during the election Nov. 5.
Electors will also choose two city council members to serve 4-year terms from three candidates including Joseph Patrick Corriveau, Barbara A. Moroski-Browne and Marilyn Price.

There is no election scheduled.

The City of Plymouth has four candidates seeking four available terms on the city council, including Suzi Deal, Kelly O'Donnell, Anthony Sebastian and Marques Thomey.
Voters will be asked to approve a 10-year $12,280,000 bond question to be used for the acquiring and constructing of street improvements throughout the city consisting of paving, repaving, resurfacing, reconstructing and improving streets. If approved, the estimated millage to be levied is 1.2721 mills or $1.27 per $1,000 of taxable property value. 

There is no election scheduled.

There is no election scheduled.

The Van Buren Public Schools is asking for a bond proposal of $35,490,000 for a new early childhood center and the remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping of existing school buildings. Details of the bond question are listed under the City of Belleville heading.

There is no election scheduled

In Westland, incumbent City Clerk Richard LeBlanc is unopposed.
Seven candidates are seeking four available terms on the city council including Michael E. Delph; Timothy Gilbert, incumbent James Godbout, Debra Kehrer, incumbent Michael Londeau, Mike McDermott and Andrea Rutkowski.