Split decision on Jackson County road millages; Ward races set

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One Jackson County township overwhelmingly approved a plan to raise their own taxes to fix up their roads.

Another overwhelmingly shot it down.

Voters in Summit Township approved a bond to improve their roads by a margin of almost 3 to 1. Some 2,224 people voted yes. Only 889 voted no.

The increase of almost 3 mills will raise some $22 million to help fix crumbling roads there.

A Pulaski Township millage would have increased taxes by 2 mills and raise almost $100,000 in the first year.

But voters there were almost as adamant about not increasing taxes to fix the roads. The margin was 2-1 against. The final vote was 75 for and 139 against.

In the city’s Ward 3 city council primary a field of four candidates was pared down to two.

David Greer received 155 votes to nearly double the next candidate Jeromy Alexander’s 89 votes.

Andrew Lindley and Caleb Blondke rounded out the ballot.

In Jackson’s Ward 5 Andrew Frounfelker was the top vote-getter with 154. He will meet Susan Murdie, who received 25 votes, in the November general election.

David Jones filled out the ballot in Ward 5.>>Complete election results

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