Election Day ahead for municipal, county voters
Area voters will be asked to go to the polls on April 2 to decide several issues. Among the issues facing voters within the city of Concordia are several measures changing the terms of certain city officers.
The first, Proposition No. 1, asks if the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concordia should hold their office for a term of four (4) years effective for those members of the Board of Aldermen elected at or after the general municipal election held on April 5, 2021. The second is akin to the first. Proposition No. 2 asks if the Mayor of the City of Concordia should hold his/ her office for a term of four (4) years effective for the mayor elected at or after the general municipal election held on April 4, 2023.
An additional proposition, Proposition No. 3, asks if the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concordia should provide, by ordinance, for the appointment of a Collector as provided for by the Statutes of the State of Missouri.
In the election for an alderman to fill a two-year term in Concordia’s First Ward. The only candidate for the position is Kaleb S. Nierman. In the race for the available alderman’s seat in the Second Ward, Robert A. Hemme is the only candidate.
The Concordia Fire Protection District has a question on the ballot as well. Voters in both Concordia and Alma will decide the answer to the question which reads as follows: “Shall the Board of Directors of the Concordia Fire Protection District of Lafayette, Johnson, and Saline Counties, Missouri be authorized to levy an additional operating tax levy of not more than $0.30 (thirty Cents) per one hundred dollars assessed valuation to provide funds for emergency ambulance service and operations of the District?”
Alma and Waverly voters will also see a question regarding the Waverly Special Road District. Voters will be asked if they favor the renewal of the twenty-eight cents ($0.28) levy per one hundred dollar assessed valuation of all taxable real and tangible personal property within the said road district for a period of four (4) years.
For a more complete look at the upcoming election, a sample ballot will be printed in the March 20 and March 27 editions of The Concordian.