Tuesday, April 4, Holden and Kingsville voters will go to the polls to decide several questions and elect school board and city officials.
In Holden, there are four City Council seats to be filled, all of which are uncontested and are two-year terms.
In Ward I, incumbent Forrest Brillhart is seeking another term, while in Ward II, newcomer Jessica A. Page is seeking to fill the seat of Renee Rahe, who is not running for another term.
Ward III finds incumbent James McDaniel running for reelection as does incumbent Ward IV Councilwoman Julie Fields.
Voters also will determine a question concerning sales tax as Question 1 asks:
Shall the City of Holden, Missouri impose a sales tax of three percent (3%) on all retail sales of adult use marijuana sold in the in the City of Holden, Missouri? (Note: A similar question is being asked for County-Wide approval. See ballot in this week’s issue of the Holden Image.)
Another election to be decided is representation on Holden R-III Board of Education.
Under the heading “Holden R-III School District Proposition 1 Directors,” voters will be asked to select three of the four individuals seeking three-year terms.
Those are: incumbents Tonyea R. Inglis, and T. Alex Haun, and new candidates Aaron W. Hynds and Matthew D. Ferguson. Current Board Vice President Ray Briscoe is not seeking reelection.
In Kingsville, a major issue is being put to the voters regarding passage of a bond for the R-I School District. (Note: See accompanying story.)
In essence, funds from the $2,200,000 bond would pay for the following without increasing taxes:
• A new roof;
• Foundation repair to the NW portion of the building. Along with concrete and masonry repairs around the building and grounds;
• Replacement and repair of entrance doors to improve safety and security of students and staff; and,
• A new building-wide communication system to be used for emergency procedures, notifications, and communication.
Any remaining funds, if needed, would be used for repairs and improvements on existing facilities.
In a related school election, voters also will be ask to select three unopposed candidates for three-year terms.
The candidates include: Todd Brendel, Sarah Evinger and Kelly Stout, all incumbents.