Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Saturday is Election Day in Cresson, Lipan

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Three polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, for voters in Cresson and Lipan.

There is a school board election in Lipan and two issues to be decided in Cresson. One relates to a tax reauthorization and the other, a Municipal Utility District.

The Vote Centers that will be open are Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.; Lipan Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 119 N. Caddo St.; and Cresson City Hall, 8901 E. U.S. Highway 377.

In Lipan, School Board incumbent Walter H. Baldree has competition for the Place 5 seat from T.J. Bleeker. Ellyn Grove of Place 3 and Phillip Tarpley of Place 4 did not draw challengers for re-election.

Cresson voters will determine the reauthorization of the local sales and use tax at the rate of one-half percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of the election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.

Voters in voting precinct 415 will also vote on Cresson Crossroads MUD #2. There are two propositions pertaining to the Municipal Utility District.

Proposition A states: “The issues of $90,425,000 Utility Bonds and the Levy of Ad Valorem Taxes Adequate to Provide for the Payment of the Utility Bonds by Cresson Crossroads Municipal Utility District No. 2 Defined Area #1.

Proposition B states: “The issuance of $113,031,250 Utility Refunding Bonds and the Levy of Ad Valorem Taxes Adequate to Provide for the Payment of the Utility Refunding Bonds by Cresson Crossroads Municipal Utility District No. 2 Defined Area #1.

All four Cresson City Council members whose terms are expiring filed for re-election but drew no opponents. They are therefore considered re-elected. Those council members are Ron Becker of Place 1, Gary Robertson of Place 2 (for a one-year term), Lisa Clement of Place 3, and Jeff Keeney of Place 5.