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Election results: parks, conservation millages fail



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November 03, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — Two of three county millage proposals on Tri-City area ballots failed in Tuesday's general election.

Both the Lapeer County Parks and St.Clair County Conservation District requests for funding were turned down by voters.

The tally for Lapeer County Parks .33, four year millage was 16,705 no votes to 11,598 yes votes.

The conservation district millage was soundly defeated with a 29,657 to 18,744 vote total.

St. Clair County's veterans millage was approved—27,489 yes to 21,408 no.

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Imlay Twp. resident Rick Konik feeds his completed ballot into the box on Tuesday morning. Across the Tri-City area, general election workers reported a steady voter turnout. photo by Maria Brown.
Both St. Clair County proposals asked for .1 mills over ten years.

It's possible that both the Lapeer County Parks and St. Clair County Conservation District will eliminate almost all operations as a result of the election. Both agencies are without any other funding source.

In Lynn Twp., a four year, .75 mill request to fund the construction of a new township hall was also defeated by a 30 vote margin—160 to 130.

In Almont, incumbent school board member Amy DeLoof lost her re-election bid to Dallas Walton. DeLoof had 855 votes to Walton's 949. President Nancy Boxey was handily re-elected with 1,189 votes. Voters also approved renewal of the school district's operating millage—1,455 to 671.

In St. Clair County, Cynthia Lane (22,936) narrowly edged out Mona Armstrong (21,605) to become the newest 31st Circuit Court Judge.

Republicans swept all local partisan races—Kevin Daley will remain as the 82nd House representative, Jud Gilbert is the newest 81st House representative, Phil Pavlov becomes the 25th District State Senator, Steve Simasko will continue to represent District One on the St. Clair County Commission and incumbent Congresswoman Candice Miller has earned another term.

Look for complete election results in our November 10 print edition.

Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she now resides north of Capac where she enjoys working on the farm, gardening and reading.
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