2017-11-09 / Front Page

Local Election Results

In a tight race for the St. Ignace City Council, Jim Clapperton, Kayla Pelter, and Jay Tremble were elected. Unopposed incumbent Connie Litzner secured another term as mayor.

In Clark Township, the school mileage passed 269 in support to 118 against.

In St. Ignace, 311 of the city’s 2,071 registered voters cast ballots for a 15% voter turnout. In Clark Township, 387 of the registered 1,702 voters cast ballots, marking a 22.7% voter turnout.

St. Ignace City Council

Five candidates vied for three positions on city council. Each councilmember serves four years.

Incumbent Jim Clapperton received 192 votes, Kayla Pelter received 189 votes, and incumbent Jay Tremble received 187 votes. Unsuccessful in their bids were William LaLonde who received 186 votes and Benjamin Eisenman who received 67 votes.

Connie Litzner received 239 votes, securing another two years as mayor of St. Ignace. 

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools bond proposal will collect 1.38 mills for seven years, generating about $1.5 million for building upgrades.

The project will include replacing the windows in the high school, paving the parking lots, replacing the flooring and fixtures in the locker room, new partitions, renovations in the gymnasium lobby bathrooms, new exterior doors, replacing a portion of the roof, upgraded plumbing, and a new boiler system.

The millage will not increase taxes as it replaces a 1.38 mills levy for new buses that expires this year.

Under the proposed millage, a property owner with $50,000 in taxable assets will pay $69 per year.

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