Election Results: Issues on ballots in Oklahoma counties

Oklahoman Published: November 6, 2008
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Voters throughout Oklahoma decided these matters Tuesday:

Beaver County

A 1-cent, six-year sales tax beginning April 1 to fund these county offices and operations: OSU Extension office, Beaver County Free Fair, library, Beaver city transit bus, county fire departments, Beaver Chamber of Commerce, Jones and Plummer Trail Museum, courthouse maintenance and operations, and three county senior citizens centers. Yes, 1,501 (72.5 %); No, 568 (27.5 %). Passed.

Bryan County

Exempting household goods and certain livestock from personal property taxation and adjust the ad valorem taxes to make up for lost revenue. Yes, 8,022 (64.9 %); No, 4,328 (35.1 %). Passed.

Caddo County

Town of Cement

Proposition 1: Allowing the position of town clerk to be appointed by the Board of Trustees. Yes, 61 (35.3 %); No, 112 (64.7 %). Failed.

Proposition 2: Allowing the position of town treasurer to be appointed by the Board of Trustees. Yes, 60 (34.7 %); No, 133 (65.3 %). Failed.

Canadian County

City of El Reno

Ward 1 Council

x-(I) Kent E. Carder, 836 (62.4 %)

Jerry Robertson, 503 (37.6 %)

Carter County

Southern Oklahoma Tech. Center

Proposition 1: a 10-year, $8.5 million bond to build four additional classrooms, parking and equipment. Yes, 11,969 (59 %); No, 9,307 (41 %). Passed.

Proposition 2: A 2-mill property tax levy to hire instructors and pay for supplies in the new programs. Yes, 10,489 (50.1 %); No, 10,463 (49.9 %). Passed.

City of Healdton

Increasing tariffs billed by the local telephone company up to 15 percent for emergency 911 service. Yes, 602 (70.4 %); No, 253 (29.6 %). Passed.

Choctaw County

Countywide

A one-quarter-cent sales tax for county fire departments. Yes, 3,162 (63.9 %); No, 1,631 (36.1 %). Passed.

City of Hugo

Redirecting a 1-cent sales tax from the Hugo Hospital Authority to the city of Hugo for 15 years, for streets and other municipal purposes and for a new Hugo High School. Yes, 1,777 (74 %); No, 623 (26 %). Passed.

Town of Sawyer

A 4 percent tax on lodging to fund the community’s general maintenance. Yes, 48 (46.6 %); No, 65 (53.4 %). Failed.

Town of

Fort Towson

Making the office of town clerk-treasurer appointive by the Board of Trustees instead of elective. Yes, 77 (43.8 %); No, 99 (56.2 %). Failed.

Cimarron County

Countywide

A 2 percent, two-year sales tax to fund maintenance and operations of Cimarron Memorial Hospital. Yes, 899 (74 %); No, 316 (26 %). Passed.

Keyes School

District

Office No. 5 (unexpired term)

x-Troy Williams, 158 (59.6 %)

Brent Balenseifen, 58 (21.9 %)

Tony Whitfield, 49 (18.5 %)

Cleveland County

City of Moore

An $18 million bond issue for five road projects: SW 19 from Telephone Road to W Interstate 35 Service Road; NE 12 from Eastern to Bryant; NW 5 from Markwell to Telephone Road; NW 12 from Janeway to W I-35 Service Road; and Broadway from N 5 to N 18. Yes, 12,210 (60.4 %); No, 7,998 (39.6 %). Passed.

Comanche County

City of Elgin

Making the office of city clerk/treasurer appointive by the mayor instead of elective. Yes, 348 (58.5 %); No, 247 (41.5 %). Passed.

Cotton County

City of Walters

Allowing the city manager to make purchases for supplies, materials and equipment totaling $20,000 or less without prior city council approval. Yes, 434 (43 %); No, 576 (57 %). Failed.

Creek County

Countywide

A one-half-cent sales tax to operate the county Juvenile Justice Center, pay down indebtedness incurred by the Creek County Public Facilities Authority to build the Juvenile Justice Center, and road repairs. Yes, 8,163 (51.6 %); No, 7,658 (48.4 %). Passed.

Custer County

City of Clinton

Mayor

Paul Brown, 832 (28.8 %)

x-Allen Bryson, 2,055 (71.2 %)

Ward 2 Council

Don Rodolph, 416 (47.6 %)

x-Terry Wheeler, 457 (52.4 %)

Weatherford School District

Office No. 1 (unexpired term)

Scott Selsor, 1,984 (39 %)

x-Kim Ingram, 3,099 (61 %)

Greer County

Countywide

Modifying a one-half-cent sales tax to pay down indebtedness of the Greer County Industrial Authority. Yes, 1,135 (61 %); No, 721 (39 %). Passed.

Hughes County

City of Wetumka

A 1 percent sales tax beginning Dec. 1 to be used for electric system, water and wastewater and city improvements. Yes, 144 (38.1 %); No, 234 (61.9 %). Failed.

Kay County

City of Tonkawa

At-large Council

Kenneth Vogt, 261 (22.3 %)

x-Charles Conaghan, 911 (77.7 %)

Kiowa County

Countywide

Allowing sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink for on-premises consumption. Yes, 1,978 (54.7 %); No, 1,627 (45.3 %). Passed.

Latimer County

Countywide

A 5 percent lodging tax to fund the development of county recreational activities. Yes, 1,968 (51.7 %); No, 1,840 (48.3 %). Passed.

Le Flore County

Countywide

Proposition 1: Exempting household goods and livestock from ad valorem taxation. Yes, 11,551 (74.7 %); No, 3,915 (25.3 %). Passed.

Proposition 2: A one-quarter-cent sales tax to fund county fire departments. Yes, 6,405 (41.9 %); No, 8,868 (58.1 %). Failed.

Proposition 3: Allowing sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink for on-premises consumption. Yes, 8,593 (53.5 %); No, 7,481 (46.5 %). Passed.

Lincoln County

Town of Meeker

A 4-cent sales tax for municipal government operations. Yes, 207 (51 %); No, 199 (49 %). Passed.

City of Wellston

Making the office of town clerk/treasurer appointive by the mayor with the approval of the board of trustees. Yes, 152 (42.6 %); No, 205 (57.



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