Voters are headed to the polls today to make some very important decisions – in St. Clair County there are three proposals on the ballot – On the August 7, 2012 Ballot, the St. Clair Conservation District millage proposal will come to vote. The proposal will seek to generate funding for the conservation district in St. Clair County by asking the residents for a millage of .1 mills for four years. If voters approve this millage, it would cost the owner of a house worth $100,000 approximately $10/year. Without this millage support, our district doors will be closing.
The St. Clair County Commission on Aging is asking county voters to approve a 0.3-mill tax increase to support senior citizens’ services. Supporters argue that without additional public dollars, county programs for seniors will suffer.
The St. Clair County Road Commission will ask voters to vote on a proposed 1/4 mill dedicated to roads within the county. Funds from the millage will be used for the required match to secure federal funds. These funds would be used for eligible projects on roads, including resurfacing, reconstruction and safety projects, and for the maintenance, re-decking and reconstruction of bridges. Historically, for every $1 contributed by the Road Commission, $4 in funds for federal aid eligible road and bridge projects were received.
Also on the ballot, decisions on who will run in November for seats in the 81st, 83rd and 32nd District for State House of Representatives – Township Supervisors and boards are seeing competition and St. Clair County Board of Commissioners are working for spots on the November ballot. Most importantly, is the message to exercise your right to vote today. Polls are open until 8:00 p.m. WGRT will have updates on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the webpage at www.wgrt.com