Voters Pass Propositions for New County Jail
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Voters in Shelby County went to the polls on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, for the General Municipal Election. Casting votes were 1,318 of 4,374 registered voters which is a 30.13 percent participation.
Proposition 1: 691, yes and 612, no.
Proposition 2: 660, yes and 638, no.
Proposition 1 will impose a county wide sales tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for a period of twenty years from the date on which such tax is first imposed for the purpose of paying for the construction of a new jail, sheriff’s office administrative space and 911 emergency services. The sales tax will expire on September 30, 2043, or whenever the final payment occurs on the project financing, whichever comes first.
Proposition 2 will impose a county wide sales tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for the purpose of paying a portion of the construction of a new jail, sheriff’s office administrative space and 911 emergency services; operations of the new facility and to support other law enforcement activities.
Absentee: 80, yes and 27, no.
Bethel/Tiger Fork: 136, yes and 56, no.
Clarence: 62, yes and 135, no.
Hunnewell: 37, yes and 46, no.
Leonard/Taylor: 52, yes and 39, no.
Shelbyville/Emden: 129, yes and 92, no.
Shelbina/East Lentner/ West: 195, yes and 217, no.
Absentee: 77, yes and 31, no.
Bethel/Tiger Fork: 132, yes and 59, no.
Clarence: 58, yes and 139, no.
Hunnewell: 33, yes and 50, no.
Leonard/Taylor: 44, yes and 44, no.
Shelbyville/Emden: 128, yes and 93, no.
Shelbina/East Lentner/ West: 188, yes and 222, no.
North Shelby School Proposition 2
There were 545 votes cast. The proposition passed with 410, yes and 135, no. This will allow the district to borrow $2 million dollars for the purpose of providing funds to replace roofs District-wide; to construct a new outdoor track/sports complex; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof. The adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.2550 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.
Shelby R-IV School Dist. Board Members
Five candidates ran for Shelby County R-IV School Board. Voters chose three candidates to be elected to the board. Candidates elected were: Kendel M. Wood, 504; Lindsey Perotti, 442 and Darin Eleazarraraz, 291. Joshua L. Miles received 266 votes and Rebecca Hammond had 256.
North Shelby School Dist. Board Members
The following were elected to school board: Shawn McEwen, 448; Travis Belt, 418 and Joshlin Yoder, 416.
Monroe City R-1 School Dist. Board of Education
Four candidates ran for the school board. Ricky Pfanner, 37; Dennis Long, 29 and Mechele Ogle, 27. Terri Amos had 10 votes in Shelby County.
Monroe City R-1 School Proposition K.I.D.S.
Forty-seven votes were cast by Shelby County voters as follows: 30, no and 17, yes.
Salt River Nursing Home Board Member Sub. Dist. 2
Kathy Lackey won the race in Sub. Dist. 2 receiving 127 votes. Ann Neubauer received 47 votes.
Salt River Nursing Home Board Member Sub. Dist. 3
Sam Hawkins received 113 votes.
Shelbyville North Ward Alderman
Rob Southers received three write-in votes but is not up for reelection. Brad Willey had two write-in votes. The city will have to see if Willey will accept the position. If not, the city will appoint an alderman.
Shelbyville South Ward Alderman
Jerry Myers received 52 votes.
The Shelbyville Question passed with 68, yes and 43, no. This will allow the city to be authorized to forgo 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 filed by the election.
Shelbina Alderman East Ward
Curt Hines received 117 votes.
Shelbina Alderman West Ward
Babe Simpson received 117 votes.
Four candidates ran for alderman. Mark Shuck, 23, and Cheryl A. Waller, 13, were voted in. Karen D. Long had 10 votes and Jerrod Porter had 7.
Patrick Parker received 58 votes and Troy Renner had 51 filling the two open seats.
Clarence Proposition No. A
The proposition passed with 38, yes and 37, no. This will allow the city to forgo annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office to equal to the number of positions in the office to be filed by the election.
Village of Bethel Trustees
Aaron Staples received 36 votes and John A. Malcarne had 18 filling the two open positions.
Village of Leonard
Roger Hendrix received 18 write-in votes and Brad Shaw had 11. Kevin Lockard received 2. Andrew Bichsel, Shawn McEwen, Molly Bichsel and Brad Blaise each had one write-in vote.