Russellville, Ashland voters approve sewer bond issues
Chamois, St. Elizabeth school districts OK proposals
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Russellville and Ashland voters both overwhelmingly approved sewer bond issues Tuesday.
The Russellville measure, which passed by a 117 (70 percent) to 50 (30 percent) vote margin, authorized the city to issue $2.5 million in combined waterworks and sewage system revenue bonds to improve, equip and extend the waterworks and sewer system, and to acquire land.
The Ashland proposal was approved on a 487 (76.3 percent) to 151 (23.7 percent) vote margin.
Fulton and Callaway County voters rejected companion-but-separate local use-tax proposals.
The Fulton vote was 480 people voting yes (37.2 percent) to 810 no votes (62.8 percent).
The Callaway County vote was 2,987 yes (43 percent) to 3,966 no votes (57 percent).
But the countywide proposal for the prosecuting attorney to be a full-time position passed, 5,462 yes votes (79 percent) to 1,441 no votes (21 percent).
Gasconade County voters approved a county local use tax, by a 2,082 yes votes (59.8 percent) to 1,400 no votes (40.2 percent) margin.
Osage County R-1/Chamois School District voters approved a tax proposal by a 153 yes votes (58.4 percent) to 109 no votes (41.6 percent) margin.
St. Elizabeth R-4 School District patrons approved a 45-cent levy hike, with 274 yes votes (62 percent) to 168 no votes (38 percent).
Republican voters in the 16th state Senate district (including Camden County) nominated Dan Brown for a second four-year term over challenger Bernard (Bernie) Mowinski. Brown, Rolla, received 17,773 votes (86.4 percent) to 2,803 votes (13.6 percent) for Mowinski, Sunrise Beach.
Other results from Aug. 5, 2014 voting:
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