Election Results: HP Police Millage Passes, Losses in Pontiac and Madison School Districts

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(C. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2015)

Hazel Park

Election results are in, with Hazel Park voters supporting police services with a 10-year 2.8 mil assessment. The millage will bring in about $431,000 and is the main source of funding for police services. This pairs with the Feb. 2015 vote to create a Fire Authority with the City of Eastpointe.

City Manager Ed Klobucher was pleased. “I manage the best city in the whole world. We told Reid_Sally_115everyone that we would need to renew this millage when we passed the SMORSA millage in Feb. I’m pleased our voters understood the need to continue this millage,” he said. “We have a lot of wonderful things happening in our community and we need to maintain our outstanding police protection in order to continue the progress. Thank you voters of Hazel Park!”

Madison Schools

Voters in the Madison Public School District voted against a bond that would have funded an addition to the High School so that the Middle School could be moved there for a more centralized campus. The issue is contentious in the city, because the consolidation of school buildings means the sale of the underutilized ones. Those properties could be sold for charter ferncareAD_anyKisOKschools, housing developments, or other projects.

863 voters opposed the bond, and 302 voted in favor of it.

Pontiac Schools

In Pontiac a building and site sinking fund tax levy was narrowly defeated with 48.92% (2,634 people) voting in favor of it and 51.08% (2750 people) voting against it. The funding would have been used to make repairs to school buildings such as heat and roof repairs.

Royal Oak Township Millage

The Charter Township of Royal Oak had a millage renewal vote that passed. 91 people voted in favor of the millage and 56 people voted against it. This continues the previously voter enacted millage of 4.5 mills, extending it for another four years. This money adds $500,000 to the townships general operating fund.

Southfield Primary

In Southfield 11 people ran for City Council, and Tuesday’s Primary Election narrowed the field down to eight:

Donald F. Fracassi (3,570 votes), Lloyd C. Crews (2,991) Linnie Taylor (2,550) Tawnya Morris (2,509),  Daniel Brightwell  (2,469), Sidney Lantz (2,459), Tiffany Tilley (2,013) and Diane Fuselier-Thompson (1,470).

For complete election information from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office go to https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections.

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