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Highland Lakes voters head to the polls May 11 for city, school elections

BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District and the city of Burnet residents have several contested races to chose among, but they are only part of the elections that are going on May 11.

Voters across the Highland Lakes have choices to make when they head for the polls.

While much of the focus is on candidates, some voters also must decide about school bonds and propositions.

In Burnet County, residents vote in their voters’ precincts, not to be confused with the Commissioner Court precincts. The same holds true in Llano County.

Burnet County polling locations are:

• Precincts 1, 2, 8, 9 (in BCISD), 17 and 20 (in BCISD): Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet;

• Precinct 5: Silver Creek Fire Hall and Community Center, 101 CR 128 in Silver Creek;

• Precinct 7: Cassie Subdivision Community Center, 3920 FM 690 in Cassie;

• Precincts 6 (in BCISD), 10, 12 and 13: Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library, 170 N. Gabriel St. in Bertram;

• Precincts 11 and 14: Lake Victor Community Center, 200 Lake Avenue in Lake Victor;

• Precincts 15, 16 and Williamson County Precincts 207 and 310: Briggs Schoolhouse, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs;

• Llano County Precincts 203, 204 and 205: Lakeshore Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam;

• Precincts 3 and 18: Granite Shoals Fire Station, 8410 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals;

• Precincts 19 and 20: Burnet County Courthouse South Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls.

Llano County polling locations are:

• Precincts 101 and 410: Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano;

• Precincts 204 and 205: Lakeshore Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam;

• Precincts 203 and 307: Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk in Kingsland;

• Precinct 108: City Hall Civic Center, 124 Sunrise Beach Drive in Sunrise Beach;

• Precincts 102 and 109: Horseshoe Bay Council Chambers, #1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The races are as follows:

Burnet Consolidated School District

• Trustee Place 1: Linda Holland and Charles Williams

• Trustee Place 5: Tyler C. Graves and C. Andy Feild

City of Bertram

• Alderman (three seats up for election): Chris Simons, Kim Klose, Pat Turner and Glen Hopkins

• Mayor: Dickie Allen (unopposed)

City of Burnet

• Mayor: Gary Wideman (unopposed)

• Council (three seats up for election): Herve Derek Fortin, Pat Riddell, Mary Jane Shanes, Buddy Coker and Milton (Mickey) Phair

• Proposition No. 1: Shall Article III, Section 3.03, D. of the City Charter be amended to define when taxes and other liabilities are delinquent for purposes qualifying for the candidacy of City Council? For or against.

• Proposition No. 2: Shall Article III, Section 3.07, C. of the City Charter be amended by providing a process for how and when a vacancy on the City Council is filed? For or against.

• Proposition No. 3: Shall Article IV, Section 4.03, B. of the City Charter regarding the appointment of the presiding judge of municipal court be amended for consistency with State law? For or against.

• Proposition No. 4: Shall Article IV, Section 4.03, E. of the City Charter regarding the appointment of the alternate judges of municipal court be amended for consistency with State law? For or against.

• Proposition No. 5: Shall Article IV, Section 4.03 F. of the City Charter be amended to provide for a process for the removal of the presiding judge of the municipal court? For or against.

• Proposition No. 6: Shall Article IV, Section 4.10 of the City Charter be amended to provide that the City Council shall, by ordinance, determine the qualifications for appointment to City Boards and Commissions? For or against.

• Proposition No. 7: Shall Article V, Section 5.08 of the City Charter regarding the canvassing of election returns be amended for consistency with State law? For or against.

• Proposition No. 8: Shall Article VII, Section 7.02 of the City Charter be amended to require the submission of a five-year projected budget by the City Manager during the budget process? For or against.

• Proposition No. 9: Shall Article VII, Section 7.11 of the City Charter be amended to provide for withdrawals of money from depositories on the signature of two city officials appointed by the City Council? For or against.

City of Cottonwood Shores

• Mayor: Donald Orr and Janelle H. Long

• Council Place 2: Bill Plumley and Marley Porter

• Council Place 4: Stephen Sherry and Judy Pace

City of Granite Shoals

• Mayor: Dennis Maier (unopposed)

• Council Place 1: Anita Hisey and Terry Hartman

• Council Place 3: Eric Tanner (unopposed)

• Council Place 5: Carl Brugger (unopposed)

City of Marble Falls

• Mayor: George Russell and John Davis

• Council (three seats up for election): Russell (RB) Buster, Jane Marie Hurst, George “Butch” Kemper and Ryan Nash

City of Llano

• Mayor: Mike Reagor and Mikel Virdell

• Alderman (two seats up for election): Bryan Miller, John Ferguson, Gail Lang, Todd Keller and Sherry Simpson

• Alderman (unexpired term, one seat up for election): Cheryl Crabtree, Rich Staley, Allen Hopson, Ron Anderson and Dustin McLeod

Llano Independent School District

• Place 2: Cody H. Fry (unopposed)

• Place 6: Lyn Jenkins, Trevor Dupuy and Paul Hull

• Place 7: Letitia McCasland and Ronnie Rudd

• Proposition: The issuance of $5,800,000 of Llano Independent School District school building bonds for the purposes of designing, constructing, renovating, acquiring and equipping school facilities and the purchase of new school buses, with priority given to implementing district-wide facility renovations and improvements and HVAC upgrades; implementing district-wide technology upgrades and equipment acquisition; and purchasing and acquiring instructional and non-instructional equipment, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Sunrise Beach

• Council (three seats up for election): Tommy Martin, Fred Butler, Dr. Bill Cargill and Bill Murphy

editor@thepicayune.com