2013-11-07 / Front Page

Millages pass ... easily

Voters support MCF, transit at polls Tues.

MANISTIQUE – The results are in and the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility and the Schoolcraft County Public Transit will receive millages for operation. Schoolcraft County residents cast a total of 2,128 ballots in Tuesday’s Special Election.

Voters approved the Schoolcraft County MCF millage request 1,575 “yes” votes to 545 “no” votes. A total of 2,120 votes were cast for the up to 1.5 mills operating millage.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the result of the millage vote yesterday,” said Mike Stephenson, MCF director of administration and finance. “It shows that the voters of Schoolcraft county see the importance of making certain we have services like ours available locally, and that they value the excellent care that our staff provides to our residents. I want to say Thank You to all of our voters!”

The proposal was overwhelmingly approved in most townships and the city, except in Seney Township, where it was shot down 20 to 8. Germfask voters narrowly approved the request 38 to 36.

The Schoolcraft County Public Transit proposal passed with 1,431 in favor of the .587 mill request, which will support operations and expanded hours. Residents cast 684 “no” votes.

The transit request was denied in Germfask Township, which voted 53 opposed and only 21 in favor of the measure. The proposal passed in the remaining townships and in the city.

Jan Jeffcott will continue to serve as a city councilperson, and Elizabeth Hill will fill a vacancy created by outgoing Mayor and Councilperson David Peterson. The two ran unopposed for two available seats.

A Doyle Township request for a tax rate limitation increase for road maintenance was approved by voters with 119 “yes” votes and 53 casting “no” votes.

In Germfask Township, voters approved a consolidated general operating millage to replace and rescind separate existing millage authorizations for the purposes of funding: roof replacement over the Township Hall/Community center; operation and maintenance of Township buildings and; operation and upkeep of Township roads, streets and sidewalks; and operation and upkeep of the Township fire department. The measure was approved 53 to 22.

Full millage results are as follows:

Schoolcraft County MCF:

Doyle Township

Yes: 136
No: 38
Germfask Township
Yes: 38
No: 36
Hiawatha Township
Yes: 371
No: 120
Inwood Township
Yes: 126
No: 63
Manistique Township
Yes: 197
No: 62
Mueller Township
Yes: 49
No: 22
Seney Township

Yes: 8
No: 20
Thompson Township
Yes: 152
No: 60
City of Manistique, Precinct 1
Yes: 22
No: 8
City of Manistique, Precinct 2
Yes: 52
No: 15
City of Manistique, Precinct 3
Yes: 290
No: 60
City of Manistique, Precinct 4
Yes: 134
No: 40
Schoolcraft County Transit:

Doyle Township
Yes: 128
No: 46
Germfask Township
Yes: 21
No: 53
Hiawatha Township
Yes: 319
No: 173
Inwood Township
Yes: 115
No: 74
Manistique Township
Yes: 176
No: 83
Mueller Township
Yes: 43
No: 27

Seney Township
Yes: 14
No: 13
Thompson Township
Yes: 152
No: 60
City of Manistique, Precinct 1
Yes: 22
No: 7
City of Manistique, Precinct 2
Yes: 50
No: 17
City of Manistique, Precinct 3
Yes: 268
No: 79
City of Manistique, Precinct 4
Yes: 123
No: 52

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