School millage and bond requests also passed by Aug. 2 primary election voters


TRI-CITY AREA — All but one local ballot proposal was approved by voters in the August 2 primary election. Imlay Township’s special assessment for garbage collection was defeated 464 to 301.

All others, including multiple county millage proposals and renewals, were passed.

Here’s the vote totals as provided by Lapeer and St. Clair county clerk offices—

Lapeer County law enforcement millage
•13,381 Yes
•9,488 No

Lapeer County voters approved a law enforcement millage that will direct a majority of the funds levied to the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office, shown here.

“We would like to thank Lapeer County citizens for passing the Law Enforcement Millage. We are extremely excited to continue to serve the citizens of Lapeer County and extend our services, keeping you and your families safe,” Sheriff Scott McKenna and Prosecutor John Miller said in a Facebook post.

Lapeer County Senior Services millage
•15,143 Yes
•7,745 No

Almont Township spirit sales
•1,050 Yes
•665 No

Imlay Township fire protection millage
•508 Yes
•296 No

Dryden Schools Operating Millage
•713 Yes
•549 No

Capac Community Schools Bond request
•1,080 Yes
•831 No

“The support and trust our voters have demonstrated today in the people who make up Capac Community Schools is deeply appreciated and will continue to challenge us as a learning organization to be the best we can be, every day, for kids and families,” Supt. Jeff Terpenning said in a statement on August 3.

St. Clair County Parks and Recreation renewal
•28,456 Yes
•10,682 No

St. Clair County Senior renewal
•30,703 Yes
•8,442 No

St. Clair County Library millage
•23,805 Yes
•15,159 No

“Because of your support, St. Clair County Library System will continue to be a vibrant hub for information, ideas, and connection in the community well into the future; growing with the needs of the community we serve. We are grateful for the community’s confidence in our library and for your trust with this revenue,” supporters said in an online statement.

St. Clair County Ambulance Services millage
•28,752 Yes
•10,191 No

“EMS providers proudly answer the call anytime someone needs us, and we greatly appreciate that local voters answered the call to help us. With approval of the ambulance service proposal, local residents can rest assured that they will continue to receive the ambulance services they expect and rely on. This funding will help us address rising costs and increased call volume while recruiting critical paramedics and EMTs to our area. We are grateful for the support of local residents who have made it possible to continue to serve our community,” Ken Cummings, President and CEO of Tri-Hospital EMS, said in a statement released by the Say YES to Local EMS campaign.

St. Clair County Community College District renewal
•20,207 Yes
•15,438 No