Florence Rural Fire District Levy passes
Florence Rural Fire District voters approved a 14 mill levy raising $95,000 per year for capital purchases. The money will be used for adding a water fill system used for fire protection, to purchase new fire trucks and additional fire apparatus, to replace old and outdated equipment and to enhance the total coverage of the fire district. Voters approved the levy by an 881 to 647 vote.
Voter turnout was 47%. Out of 3,509 registered voters, 1,633 cast ballots. The number of voters at the polls was 926 with absentee voters totaling 707.
Corvallis School District general fund levy approved
Voters in Corvallis School District #1 approved a general fund levy of $190,000 for the purpose of operating the Corvallis Schools. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years. The levy passed by a vote of 680 to 542.
There are 5,221 registered voters in the Corvallis School District but only 24% voted in this election, 1,231. The number of voters at the polls was 633. Absentee voters totaled 598.
Kathleen Harder-Brouwer and Wilbur Nisly were elected to the Corvallis School District Board of Trustees with votes of 791 and 636 respectively. The third candidate, Robert A. Jones, got 419 votes.
Florence Carlton School District passes general fund levy
Voters in the Florence Carlton School District approved a general fund levy of $130,000 or about 14.2 mills for operating and maintaining the school district. The vote was 871 in favor and 756 against.
Voter turnout was 47%. Out of 3,509 registered voters 1,633 voted in this election. Voters cast 926 votes at the polls and submitted 707 absentee ballots.
Melvin Finlay won the election for a seat on the School District Board of Trustees beating Leo Hansen by a vote of 965 to 480.
Victor Park District Trustees
In the Victor Park District trustee race for two seats, only 609 people voted, out of 2,435 registered voters, a 25% turnout to elect two trustees. Katie Gerhard got the most votes at 490. Jack Barber and Wes Young tied for second at 287 votes each in the unofficial tally.
According to Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg, one provisional ballot has been submitted that could break the tie, although not necessarily. That ballot was to be counted Monday afternoon. Fourteen provisional ballots await counting valley wide.
If the outcome remains a tie after the official canvass of the vote on Tuesday, then a re-count will be conducted automatically after five days. If one or the other candidate wins by a single vote, the losing candidate may petition for a re-count within five days.
Ward Irrigation District commissioner
Dan Dunagan won the Ward Irrigation District seat with 359 votes. He was followed by Jerid Huggans with 279 and Roger Ward with 19. It was a 59% turnout with 42 people out of 79 registered voters casting ballots.
Hamilton School District Trustees
The three successful candidates for the Hamilton School District Board of Trustees were David Bedey with 1,365, Corrine Gantt with 1,266, and Nancy J. Roberts with 1,197, followed by Ken Payne with 940 and Quintin K. Apedaile with 820.
It was a 30% voter turnout with 2,315 people voting out of 7,836 registered voters.