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April 10, 2013

Sales tax rejected

FULTON, Ill. — A proposition that could have brought money into school districts in Whiteside County was once again voted down in Tuesday’s election.

A referendum for a county-wide 1 percent sales tax received 3,599 “yes” votes and 4,253 “no” votes, according to unofficial election figures. This comes out to 45.84 percent for and 54.16 against.

River Bend Superintendent Chuck Holliday on Tuesday said the sales tax could bring as much as $494,000 annually into the district. These funds can be used to maintain facilities and equipment, as well as for the construction of new facilities. Holliday said the district currently has had to use education funds for these facility costs.

Another Whiteside County proposition did pass. Citizens voted 1,739 to 1,046 in favor of giving the county the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small retail customers. Similar referendums have previously passed in: Fulton, Morrison, Erie, Prophetstown, Sterling, and Lyndon, Ill.

This proposition will affect unincorporated county residents. Those affected will receive a letter and have the ability to opt out if they so choose.

 

Election results Fulton, Ill. Mayor Larry Russell, Ward One Alderman Eugene Field, Ward Two Alderman Margaret Crosthwaite, Two-year Ward Two Alderman Dan Nederhoff and Ward Four Alderman Howard VanZuiden were re-elected with no opposition. In Ward Three, Sue VanKampen beat incumbent Warren Juist with 18 votes to his 12. Fulton Township Charles T. Dykstra was elected supervisor with no opposition. Brenda Woods will be the clerk. Don "Hooter" Stage was elected Highway Commissioner. The trustees are: Barbara Mask, Greg Naftzger, Kathy Montgomery and Ronald Pessman. River Bend School District Board members Jane Orman-Luker, Dan Portz and Eric Fish were re-elected. Morrison, Ill. R. Everett Palmer won the mayoral race with 680 votes or 70.25 percent of the vote. Melanie T. Schroder was elected clerk, David G. Helms was elected in ward four and Scott Connelly was elected for two years in ward four. In ward one, Dale Eizenga was elected with 73.72 percent of the votes. Harvey D. Zuidema won the Ward Two Alderman position with 58.73 percent of the votes. Curt Bender was elected the ward three alderman with 66.51 percent of the votes. Erie, Ill. Marcia Smith was elected Village President. Those elected as trustees are: Jeff Wirth, Kathy Kuhnen and Patricia James. Albany, Ill. Brian Rowland was elected Village Board President with 165 votes or 69.62 percent. Jessica Richardson was elected clerk. David Holcomb and Kent Wirth were elected as trustees and Denny Miensma was elected as the two-year trustee.

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