| In the only two contests on the ballots, voters in two area school districts decided to change school board representatives in Tuesday's school board elections.
At Adair-Casey, District 5 incumbent Barry Orness will be replaced by C. Richard Richter.
Richter garnered 124 votes compared to 37 for Orness. A third candidate for the position, Clifford Speck, was named on 22 ballots.
Unopposed for the District 2 director seat, Jim Zimmerline received 141 of the 149 votes cast.
West Central Valley
Three director positions were on the ballot, but only District 5 was contested. Newcomer Cary Gilman unseated Deanna Harwood by a 221-146 margin.
Reelected were Jeff Baker, District 1, with 299 votes and Harry Light, District 2, with 272 votes.
Only 21 voters turned out to reelect Keith Stetzel to another three year term.
Current board president Scott Fredrickson of Yale was unopposed and reelected to serve District 2 with 66 votes.
Two director positions were on the ballot. Incumbents Larry Nees, District 3, and Mike Oswald, District 5, were unchallenged and elected to three year terms with 45 votes each.
Bond issue passes
In addition to the regular election, a special measure was on the ballot at Panorama where voter permission was granted for a $9.98 million bond issue. The money will finance classroom additions at the elementary and MS/HS buildings, remodeling that will include upgrading and replacement of mechanical systems and upgrading electrical systems at the MS/HS building, construction of a new auditorium and site modification to include a new entrance off Highway 44.
Promoters of the bond issue stressed it would not result in any tax increase as the school district would borrow against future SILO (School Infrastructure Local Option) tax revenues which are estimated at $460,000 annually.
Two measures were on the ballot. One (Measure A) was to approve the issuance of $9.98 million in general obligation bonds and the other (Measure B) was to levy annually a tax exceeding $2.70 but less than $3.60 per $1,000 of assessed value.
A 60 percent majority was required to pass both measures. Measure A passed 264-65, 80.2 percent, and Measure B was approved by a 226-102 margin, 68.9 percent.
©Guthrie Center Times 2013