Moniteau County prepares for General Municpal Election

A voter is seen casting his ballot in California in this April 3, 2012, photo.
A voter is seen casting his ballot in California in this April 3, 2012, photo.

Moniteau County voters will have four races on the ballot for the upcoming General Municipal Election on April 2.

In the Boonville R-1 School District, Phillip Wooldridge, Nathan Granneman, Kristina Hahn, Rebecca Shay and Andrew Cowherd compete for two directors' position.

In the Prairie Home R-5 School District, Sandra Waibel, Jamie Wallingford and Lacy Scott compete for two directors' positions.

In the Tipton R-6 School District, David Tuttle, Stephanie Oldham, Derek Tuttle and Melissa Wolf compete for two directors' positions.

In the City of California, incumbent Bryan Lawson and newcomer David. J. Gattermeir compete for the alderman position in Ward 2.

Four ballot measures are on the docket for this year's General Municipal Election. Voters will decide "yes" or "no" on two school-related measures, one fire protection question and one sales tax question.

According to the Moniteau County sample ballot, the Boonville R-1 School District's Proposition 3 asks if the district can borrow $10 million to provide funding for better district facilities. This includes classroom renovations, electrical updates, safety and security measures, plumbing improvements, HVAC system upgrades, and more. Football bleacher improvements and prepay principal on existing lease financing would also be approved to the extent funds are available, the ballot read.

If passed the district's debt service levy will remain the same at $1.0699 per $100 assessed valuation.

The ballot also stated the Tipton R-5 School District asks if it can increase the operating tax levy by $1 per $100 of assessed valuation so the school can maintain teacher's salaries at a competitive rate.

If passed the district's adjusted operating levy ceiling will be at $3.9301 per $100 of assessed valuation.

The Tipton Rural Fire Protection District asks for authorization to increase its tax levy from $0.25 to $0.50 on each $100 of assessed valuation. This is to provide additional funds to operate the district.

Voters must also decide on whether to impose a 3 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana sold in the city of Tipton.

Those running unopposed on the ballot include four incuments, California Ward 1 alderwoman Kimberly Robertson, California Ward 2 alderwoman Veronica "Ronnie" Korte, Tipton East Ward alderman Mike Kelley and Tipton West Ward alderwoman Lora Dicus.