Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5.

The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot.

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

The city of Burnet has 18 propositions on the ballot.

• 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 (½) 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 due to no contested races were the city of Cottonwood Shores, the city of Meadowlakes, the village of Sunrise Beach and Marble Falls ISD.

Burnet County Election Day polling locations:

• Voting Precincts 1, 2, 8, 17, 9 and 20 in BCISD vote at Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet

• Voting Precinct 5 votes at Silver Creek Fire Hall and Community Center, 101 CR 128 in Silver Creek

• Voting Precinct 7 votes at Cassie Subdivision Community Center, 3920 FM 690 in Cassie

• Voting Precincts 10, 12, 13, 6 in BCISD and ESD 4 vote at Lake Victor Community Center, 200 Lake Ave. in Lake Victor

• Voting Precincts 15 and 16 as well as Williamson County Voting Precincts 207 and 310 vote at Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs

• Llano County Voting Precincts 203, 204 and 205 in BCISD vote at Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam

• Voting Precinct 6 in ESD No. 6 votes at Smithwick Community Center, 10800 RR 1431 East in Smithwick

• Voting Precinct 9 votes at Highland Haven Community Center, 118 Blackbird Drive in Highland Haven

• Voting Precincts 3 and 18 vote at Granite Shoals Fire Department, 8410 RR 1431 in Granite Shoals

• Voting Precincts 4, 19 and 20 vote at Burnet County Courthouse South Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

Llano County Election Day polling locations:

• Voting Precincts 101 and 401 vote at Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano

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

• Voting Precincts 203 and 307 vote at Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland

• Voting Precinct 108 votes at Sunrise Beach City Hall/Civic Center, 124 Sunrise Drive in Sunrise Beach

• Voting Precincts 102 and 109 vote at Horseshoe Bay City Hall, #1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay

For more information on the elections, go to burnetcountytexas.org for Burnet County and www.co.llano.tx.us for Llano County.

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

editor@thepicayune.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *