Election April 4 Voters to decide issues, school board, city council races
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Local voters will have a variety of issues and races to decide when they go to the polls during the April 4 General Municipal Election.
Issues include a nursing home property tax proposal, a city no-tax bond issue and sale taxes on marijuana.
Meanwhile there are races for the Palmyra R-I and Marion County R-II school boards and Ward 2 Palmyra City Council to decide.
There is are eight candidates seeking election to three Palmyra R-I School Board seats, all for three-year terms, including Doug Meyers, Amber Gottman, Kevin Hillman, Jeff Weaver, Leisa Hinkle, Danielle Heimer, Beau J. Hicks and Chris Turner.
Running for three seats on the Marion County R-II School Board for three-year terms are Michael Lauber, Ashanti Andnerson, Todd Goldinger and Aaron Zook.
Jim Church and Steve J. Bland are both running for one seat on the Palmyra City Council from Ward 2.
Unopposed in Palmyra city elections are: Rusty Adrian, mayor; Brock Fahy, city council, Ward 1; and Pam Behring, city council, Ward 3.
The city of Palmyra is also asking voters, citywide to approve Proposition 2, a $15 million no-tax bond issue to fund waterworks and sewage system improvements.
The Marion County Nursing Home District is wanting voters, county-wide, to approve Proposition A, a 12-cent increase in the property tax levy to help fund operation of Maple Lawn Nursing home.
Both the city of Palmyra and Marion County are seeking three percent sales tax increases on the sale of recreational marijuana as allowed by voter approval last November of a constitutional amendment allowing use of recreational marijuana.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. April 4.