Across Missouri voting has been underway since 6 this morning. Some ballots include school bonds, others have city council races or mayoral races, including Columbia, Centralia, Holts Summit and Fulton.
Patt Olsen is the director of the Centralia Public Library and says the library has exhausted its reserves and is asking for a 25 cent tax levy in addition to the existing 30 cent tax levy. This means that on a $100,000 assessed home, the taxpayers would pay just under $50 every year to keep the library operating at its current capacity.
The Holts Summit ballot includes a mayoral race between the current mayor, Lucas Fitzpatrick, and local resident Aaron Hazelton. The Fulton Sun has reported that Hazelton withdrew from the race but Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard says Hazelton’s name remains on the ballot and any votes in his name will be counted.
And in Fulton, a $13 million bond on the ballot would be used to extend and improve the existing sewerage system, built in 1987. If passed, the bond would also bring the system up to the state and federal government regulations.