Election results

(UPDATED: 1:24 a.m. Wednesday) Voters pass bond proposals Tuesday in Grand Haven, Spring Lake.
Tribune Staff
May 6, 2014

Grand Haven Area Public Schools

Proposal 1: 3,396 yes, 1,593 no (13 of 13 precincts fully reported)

Proposal 2: 2,959 yes, 2,024 no (13 of 13 precincts fully reported)

Operating renewal: 3,600 yes, 910 no (12 of 13 precincts fully reported)

Spring Lake Public Schools

Proposal 1: 2,072 yes, 1,079 no

Proposal 2: 1,869 yes, 1,276 no

(5 of 5 precincts reported)

See Wednesday's Tribune for the stories on the local elections.

Elsewhere, voters in the West Ottawa school district approved a $89.9 million bond proposal, 3,183 to 1,546. They also renewed the operating millage proposal, 3,800 to 926.

Voters in the Holland and Hudsonville public school districts also OK'd operating millage renewals on Tuesday.

Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township have given their sound support to a public transit tax that is expected to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding. The vote in favor of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's 0.7-mill transit tax in the three Washtenaw County communities was 13,949 to 5,783, with all precincts reporting.

Grand Rapids voters also approved a 15-year income tax to fund what's being called "vital streets." The tax wouldn't raise the current rates, but it would prevent an existing rate increase from expiring next year.

Meanwhile, voters in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham rejected a $21.5 million bond proposal to improve the Baldwin Public Library.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments

ohreally

Any word on the SLPS proposals?? 1 out of 5 reporting this late???

Mark Brooky

We feel your pain. We were told at about 10:40 that the results will be known "soon."

ohreally

There's where the first $1000 of the bond went in SL! Just kidding! Congrats to both districts!

hautecouture

Not happy about SL Bond Proposal 1 passing, but oh well. That took a LONG time to count the last 4 precincts, jeez.

AtomicRooster

The Board should of asked for Dennis Furton's resignation a long long time ago. He is a revenue drain all in itself. Now there's a man with zero conscience. And only thinks about himself. What does he care? The Board keeps buttering his bread incessantly.

winston

Ah yes...AtomicRooster. It's appropriate that you've chosen a 'chicken' as your screen name. Fits perfectly.

Barry Soetoro

Nice pic of the SL supporters hoisting beers to their "victory". Very appropriate for the occasion.

trekking

SL & GH continue to maintain excellence in education. Thats what this area is known for, other than beaches.

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