DETROIT (WWJ) – Local issues brought voters to the booth in many communities around Michigan on Tuesday.
Here is a rundown of results as of late Tuesday evening:
In Bloomfield Hills— A $58.7 million school proposal has been approved.
This is a merger between Andover and Lahser High Schools. The 26-year construction bond issue will merge Andover and Lahser high schools on Andover’s campus. The vote was 7,817-4,998
In Clarkston–a $20 million bond issue for school and technology improvements and developing and improving athletic facilities and sites was defeated (no 66% yes 34%).
In Oak Park–Proposal 1, the tax increase to pay for police and fire operations was approved (yes 78% no 22%).
Proposal 2 – the millage hike to pay for trash was also approved (70% to 30%).
Fenton schools for educational improvements was defeated (no 62%-yes38%).
IN WAYNE COUNTY:
Allen Park— Allen Park voters considered a millage to pay off the debt on the failed Unity Studios film project. The millage failed. Now there’s the possibility that the state may appoint an emergency manager for Allen Park.
In Garden City-– a tax increase for police and fire operations was approved by a two-to-one margin.
IN WASHTENAW COUNTY:
Ann Arbor Schools— $45.8 million bond issue for technology improvements was approved (70% to 30%.)
Voters in a Lansing-area community have rejected a $5.1 million plan to turn human waste into fuel, one of many local issues that were on the ballot around Michigan.
The proposal in Ingham County’s Delhi Township would have created a system to dry sludge from the community’s wastewater treatment system. The unofficial final vote count shows it failing 2,471-1,726.
Michigan State University said it was willing to buy a ton a day for its power plant.