Several Highland Lakes elections are on Nov. 5 ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Voters from Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay and several rural areas can determine a number of things from a bond for a city pool to the creation of emergency services districts on the Nov. 5 ballots.

Because of the number of items on the ballots, voters should always turn the ballot over and check both sides.

Also, the city Marble Falls and the Marble Falls Independent School District both have bond items on the ballot, but they are separate entities. The city also has several charter amendments for residents to consider.

In Horseshoe Bay, voters can pick members of the city council.

Local elections include:

MARBLE FALLS ISD

• The issuance of $6,550,000 school building bonds for the construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district (including the rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and improvement thereof), and levying of the tax in payment thereof.

CITY OF MARBLE FALLS

Bond Propositions

• Bond Proposition No. 1 City of Marble Falls — The issuance of $2,125,000 general obligation bonds for the construction of a new city aquatic center and related facilities, including bath house and concession stand, and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

• Bond Proposition No. 2 City of Marble Falls — The issuance of $1,000,000 general obligation bonds for the construction of athletic fields and related facilities, including restrooms, concession area, lighting, bleachers and playground equipment, and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

Special Charter Amendment Election for City of Marble Falls

• Proposition No. 1 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 3.01 and Section 5.07 of the charter be amended to establish that the council members shall be elected by places, being Places 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, each of which shall be elected at large by plurality?

• Proposition No. 2 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 3.04 of the charter be amended to specify that the compensation received by the mayor and council members may not be changed by the council more often than once every two years if approved as part of the budget process required by state law?

• Proposition No. 3 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 3.09(a) and (b) of the charter be amended to allow the city council to forgo holding two regular meetings in a month when the council determines that one meeting is sufficient to address all issues requiring council consideration or action in the month?

• Proposition No. 4 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 4.03(b) be amended to say that the municipal judge shall possess and maintain all requirements under state law to serve as a municipal judge rather than be duly certified to practice as a municipal court judge in the state of Texas?

• Proposition No. 5 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 5.07 of the charter be amended to provide that the time for the council to meet and canvass the returns and declare the results of each election shall be the time established by state laws?

• Proposition No. 6 City of Marble Falls — Shall Section 8.08 of the charter be amended to provide that franchises granted by the city may be by contract or by ordinance?

EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICTS

Emergency Services District No. 8

• Adoption of a Local Sales and Use Tax ESD No. 8 — The adoption of a local sales and use has in Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 8 at the rate of two percent.

Creation of Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9

• Proposition ESD No. 9 — To confirm the creation of the Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9, under Article III, Section 48-e of the Texas Constitution and chapter 775 of the Texas Health & Safety Code, to provide fire, rescue, first responder, emergency medical services, emergency ambulance services, rural fire prevention and control services, and other emergency services covering the Spicewood area in accordance with the boundaries set by Burnet County Commissioners Court and on file at the Burnet County Clerk’s office and to authorize the levy of an ad valorem tax in an amount not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of the taxable property within the district.

Creation of Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 10

• Proposition ESD No. 10. To confirm the creation of the Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 10, under Article III, Section 48-e of the Texas Constitution and chapter 775 of the Texas Health & Safety Code, to provide fire, rescue, first responder, emergency medical services, emergency ambulance services, rural fire prevention and control services, and other emergency services covering the Hoover Valley area in accordance with the boundaries set by Burnet County Commissioners Court and on file at the Burnet County Clerk’s office and to authorize the levy of an ad valorem tax in an amount not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of the taxable property within the district.

HORSESHOE BAY

General and Special Election

• Mayor: Tom Schmersahl or Steve Jordan

• Council member: Phillip A. Lee or Michele Shackelford

• Proposition Horseshoe Bay — The reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

Chisholm Trail Special Utility District of Burnet County

• Directors Election Chisholm Trail; vote for none, one, two or three: Edward W. Bolton; Joe Davis; Gary A. Goodman; Miles Allen; James Pletcher; Robert E. Johnson Jr.; Sheila Cunningham; Larry Jeffrey; and Phyllis Lewis

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• Voting Precincts 1, 2, 5, 7, 11 and 17 — Burnet County Courthouse (constitutional amendments-all precincts), 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet

• Voting Precinct 8 — Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire Department (constitutional amendments and ESD No. 10 Hoover Valley), 303 Sherwood Drive in Burnet (Hoover’s Valley)

• Voting Precinct 9 — Highland Haven Community Center (constitutional amendments; ESD No. 10 Hoover’s Valley; and MFISD), 118 Blackbird Drive in Highland Haven

• Voting Precincts 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 — Bertram Library (constitutional amendments, ESD No. 8 Briggs/Oakalla-precincts 14, 15 and 16; Chisholm Trail SUD-precinct 15) — 170 San Gabriel St. in Bertram

• Voting Precincts 6, 19 and 20 — Marble Falls Courthouse Annex (constitutional amendments; city of Horseshoe Bay-precinct 19; city of Marble Falls-precincts 19 and 20; MFISD-all precincts) — 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

• Voting Precinct 4 — Spicewood Community Center (constitutional amendments; ESD. No. 9 Spicewood; and MFISD) — 7901 CR 404 in Spicewood

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• Voting Precincts 204 and 205 — Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam

• Voting Precincts 108, 203 and 307 — Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk in Kingsland

• Voting Precincts 102 and 109 — Horseshoe Bay City Office, #1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay

• Voting Precincts 101 and 410 — Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano

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