Archive for Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Township approves tax to pave roads

Eudora, Baldwin voters elect council, school board members

April 6, 2005


At least five miles of gravel road in Wakarusa Township will be paved annually for the next five years.

Wakarusa Township residents approved a bond issue Tuesday that will raise taxes to help finance most of the overhaul of about 35 miles of gravel road in the urbanizing township.

"I think the voters realize that they want some good roads to drive on and this is one of the ways to get them," Wakarusa Township Trustee Ernie Butell said. "I only wish I had done this before, because if it had passed, we'd be that much ahead."

Unofficial results from the Douglas County Clerk's Office show 381 voters favored the tax increase; 342 opposed it.

Here are the results of other elections outside of Lawrence.

In Baldwin:

  • Gary L. Walbridge beat incumbent Kenneth Hayes for Baldwin mayor. Walbridge received 342 votes; Hayes, 221.
  • In the Baldwin Council race, Doyle Jardon and John L. Frazier won. Jardon received 341 votes. Frazier had 297 votes. Tony Brown also was elected to an unexpired council term, but he had no opposition.
  • Lonnie Broers won the Baldwin school board's position 2 seat with 869 votes. David Norris received 358 votes. Ruth Barkley won the position 4 seat with 704 votes, defeating incumbent Chip Hornberger Jr., who received 541 votes. The position 6 seat went to Ande Parks. Parks received 611 votes. Opponent Jay Hundley received 483.

In Eudora:

  • Lori C. Fritzel and William J. Whitten were top vote-getters in the Eudora City Council election. Whitten received 521 votes. Fritzel garnered 507 votes.
  • Tom Pyle will be the city's next mayor. He was unopposed in the race.
  • Three winners were declared in the Eudora school board race. Brenda Clark was top vote-getter with 659 votes. Jim Martin and Robert Rice came in second and third with 579 and 531 votes, respectively.

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