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Don’t forget to vote Tuesday

It should be a pretty quiet Tuesday as far as elections go. There is not much on the ballot in Kent County—and the only thing in northern Kent County is the City of Cedar Springs has two people running for two seats. Gerald Hall, who is currently serving as Mayor, is running for his seat; and Lisa Atchinson, who currently serves on the planning commission, is running for the seat vacated by Dan Clark, who decided not to run again.

Other cities in Kent County having elections include East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Lowell, and Walker. There are a few ballot proposals for those cities as well.

The only other issue that might affect some people in Kent County is that Greenville Public Schools is also having residents vote on a bond proposal. They are asking to borrow the sum of not to exceed Forty-Six Million Four Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($46,440,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, in one or more series, for the purpose of: erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to school buildings; remodeling, equipping and re-equipping and furnishing and refurnishing school buildings; acquiring, installing and equipping or re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and preparing, developing, improving and equipping playgrounds and sites.

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2018 is 2.26 mills ($2.26 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a 1.20 mills net increase over the prior year’s levy.

For a complete listing of proposals go to accesskent.com and click on elections, then current election cycle.

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