Early voting for Highland Lakes elections runs through May 5

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — With spring in the air, it means many things, including local school board and municipal elections. Early voting for the May 9 elections began April 27 and runs through May 5.

The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot in Burnet and Llano counties.

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District:

• Trustee Place 2 — Troy Hocker, John Erskine and Angela Moore

• Trustee Place 4 — Jeff Hullum (unopposed)

• Trustee Place 6 — Robby Robertson (unopposed)

City of Bertram:

• Alderman (vote for none, one, two or three) — Ricky Paz, Pat Turner, James Worrell, Mike Konarik and Cindy F. Callahan

City of Burnet:

• Mayor — Milton Phair and Gary Wideman

• Council members (vote for none, one, two or three) — Craig Lindolm, Paul Farmer, Mary Jane Shanes, Tres Clinton, Herve Derek Fortin and Danny Lester

• Proposition No. 1 (for or against) — The amendment to the city charger creating a process to disannex property of the city as required by state law.

• Proposition No. 2 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charger deleting unnecessary language regarding city powers.

• Proposition No. 3 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter specifying that an appointment to a vacant city council place of less than one year shall not count as a full two-year term.

• Proposition No. 4 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter deleting expired transitional provisions.

• Proposition No. 5 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charger deleting the deadline for filing an application to be a candidate for city council member because it conflicts with state law.

• Proposition No. 6 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter deleting the requirement that a candidate for city council not be delinquent in payment of any property taxes or other liabilities due the city as a violation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

• Proposition No. 7 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter removing departments created by the city charter and establishing all departments, other than that of municipal court and city secretary, shall be established by city ordinance.

• Proposition No. 8 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter to provide that all elections shall be held consistent with state law.

• Proposition No. 9 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter establishing that the adoption of the budget and any amendments to the budget shall comply with requirements of state law.

• Proposition No. 10 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter establishing that all purchases and contracts executed by the city shall comply with the requirements of state law.

• Proposition No. 11 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter regarding public utilities, public services and proprietary enterprises because they are in conflict with or repetitious of state law.

• Proposition No. 12 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter deleting language regarding planning and zoning as repetitious of state law.

• Proposition No. 13 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter removing the requirements of a comprehensive plan.

• Proposition No. 14 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter deleting language regarding the board of adjustment as repetitious of state law.

• Proposition No. 15 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter establishing that the city shall comply with state law in response to all requests for public information submitted to the city.

• Proposition No. 16 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter deleting expired transitional provisions regarding the establishment of a city website.

• Proposition No. 17 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter to provide for city council responsibilities.

• Proposition No. 18 (for or against) — The amendment of the city charter to allow an individual to maintain his or her seat on city council, when there is less than one year remaining in the term of office, while running for another city-elected position.

City of Highland Haven:

• Proposition (for or against) — “Shall the city of Highland Haven adopt a limitation on its ad valorem taxes such that if a person who is disabled or is sixty-five (65) years of age or older receives a residence homestead exemption prescribed or authorized by Article VII, Section 1-b of the Texas Constitution, the total amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on that homestead by the city of Highland Haven may not increase while it remains the residence homestead of that person or that person’s spouse who is disabled or sixty-five (65) years of age or older and receives a residence homestead exemption on the homestead?”

• Alderman — Unopposed candidates (Lonnie C. Ball, Bill Passmore and James Warren) declared elected.

City of Granite Shoals:

• Mayor — Dennis McCoy and Carl Brugger

• Place 1 Council Member — Anita Hisey

• Place 3 Council Member — Eric Tanner and Michael Lee Steenbergen

• Place 5 Council Member — Todd Holland and Bill Cummings

• Proposition No. 1 (for or against) — The adoption of an additional sales and use tax within the city of Granite Shoals at the rate of one half (1/2) of one percent (1%) to be used to reduce the property tax rate.

City of Marble Falls:

• Mayor — John Packer (unopposed)

• Place 2 Council Member — Jane Marie Hurst (unopposed)

• Place 4 Council Member — Sharon Pittard, Jennifer McKague and Rachel Austin-Cook

• Place 6 Council Member — Ryan Nash (unopposed)

Burnet County ESD No. 4 (Briggs area):

• The adoption of a local sales and use tax in Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 4 at the rate of two percent (for or against).

Burnet County ESD No. 6 (Smithwick area):

• The adoption of a local sales and use tax in Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6 at the rate of two percent.

City of Llano:

• Mayor — Mike Reagor and Sherry Simpson

• Alderman (vote for none, one or two) — Glenn Conner, Cheryl Crabtree and Paul Hull

Llano Independent School District:

• Place 1 — Charles Lee White Jr. and Rob Wilson

• Place 5 — Ron Cunningham

Entities that have canceled elections because of uncontested races were the city of Cottonwood Shores, the city of Meadowlakes, the village of Sunrise Beach and Marble Falls Independent School District.

Early voting and May 9 voting times and locations for Burnet County residents can be found at burnetcountytexas.org and for Llano County residents at www.co.llano.tx.us.

Go to www.votetexas.gov for more information regarding elections in Texas.

editor@thepicayune.com

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