Voters turn down ballot issues

bbashioum@demo-mo.comAugust 8, 2014 

Four local issues failed to receive enough support to pass during the Aug. 5 election.

Voters in Peculiar said no to both questions on their ballots.

They turned down the city’s request to annex four parcels of land into the city limits. Supporters failed to get the required super-majority, receiving only 64.59 percent support.

Voters also rejected the city’s latest attempt to pass a 1-cent fuel tax that would have generated about $100,000 annually for street improvements.

Once again, that proposal failed to get the two-thirds majority it needed, receiving only 62.59 percent support.

Constituents in the East Lynne School District turned down authorization to fully eliminate the Proposition C Sales Tax Rollback in its operating levy. If approved, the levy would have risen from $4.0928 to $4.6869 per $100 of assessed value.

Voters rejected the proposal with 58 percent disapproval.

Mt. Pleasant Special Road District voters also refused to impose a 35-cent levy per $100 of assessed valuation to provide funds to support the district. Sixty-nine percent of voters said no.

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