Voters throughout Oklahoma decided these matters Tuesday:
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.
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.
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.
City of El Reno
Ward 1 Council
x-(I) Kent E. Carder, 836 (62.4 %)
Jerry Robertson, 503 (37.6 %)
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.
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.
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.
A 2 percent, two-year sales tax to fund maintenance and operations of Cimarron Memorial Hospital. Yes, 899 (74 %); No, 316 (26 %). Passed.
Office No. 5 (unexpired term)
x-Troy Williams, 158 (59.6 %)
Brent Balenseifen, 58 (21.9 %)
Tony Whitfield, 49 (18.5 %)
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.
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.
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.
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.
City of Clinton
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 %)
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.
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.
City of Tonkawa
Kenneth Vogt, 261 (22.3 %)
x-Charles Conaghan, 911 (77.7 %)
Allowing sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink for on-premises consumption. Yes, 1,978 (54.7 %); No, 1,627 (45.3 %). Passed.
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
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.
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.