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Municipal elections in progress

 

CITY OF HAMILTON

Incumbent council members of the Hamilton City Council Joseph Petrusaitis, Ward 1; Al Mitchell Ward 2; Jenny West Ward 3 and City Judge Michael Reardon are all running unopposed in the elections. No one has filed for the City Treasurer position nor are there any declared write-ins.

TOWN OF DARBY

Incumbent Mayor Rick Scheele is running unopposed for another 2-year term as Mayor.  Two candidates have filed for the 4 year term open in Ward 1: Matt Anderson and James Michael Corbett. Bret Rider is running unopposed for a 4-year term as councilperson from Ward 2. The 4-year term for council person at large is contested between incumbent Evelyn K. Savochka and David Huguenin.

TOWN OF STEVENSVILLE

Incumbent Pat Groninger is running against Ron Klaphake for a 4-year term as council person for Ward 1. Bill Perrin is running unopposed for a 4-year term as council person for Ward 2

TOWN OF PINESDALE

Hyrum Jessop is running against Stacy Jessop for the only seat open for a 4-year term as Selectman.

FLORENCE RURAL FIRE LEVY

A levy is on the ballot in the Florence Fire District that would authorize a 14-mill levy increase. The specific purpose of the additional money will be to add a water fill system used for fire suppression, to purchase new fire trucks and additional fire apparatus, and to build a satellite station on the east side of the fire district. The levy shall have no durational limit.

An increase of 14 mills on a residential property valued at $100,000 would result in an approximate annual tax increase of $15.64; on a residential property valued at $200,000 the annual tax increase would be approximately $31.28, and on a residential property valued at $400,000 the annual tax increase would be approximately $62.56, an increase of $95,000 per year or approximately 14 mills.

The City of Hamilton, Town of Darby, and the Town of Stevensville municipal elections will be conducted solely by mail ballot.

The Town of Pinesdale municipal election will be conducted at the Pinesdale Town Hall polling place. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day, November 8, 2011.

The Florence Rural Fire Levy will be conducted at the Florence-Carlton School gym polling place. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day, November 8, 2011.

 

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