City/School Election information for Benton County on November 5

CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the qualified electors of the County of Benton, State of Iowa, that the City/School Election will be held on Tuesday, the 5th day of November 2019. The polls for said election shall be open from 7:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Benton County Courthouse

For said election Benton County will be divided into fifteen precincts. The precincts and polling places are as follows:

PRECINCT NAMEPLACE OF VOTING

  • Belle Plaine I, II & III – Belle Plaine Fire Station
  • Benton-Canton-Shellsburg – Shellsburg Legion Hall
  • Big Grove-Union-Van Horne – Van Horne Community Center
  • Bruce-Cedar-Mt. Auburn Cedar-Mt. Auburn Hall
  • Eden-Harrison-Taylor – Benton County Courthouse, Center Hall
  • *Eldorado-Newhall – * Newhall City Hall
  • Florence-St. Clair-Norway – St. Michael’s Parish Center
  • Fremont-Atkins – Atkins City Hall/Library
  • Homer-Monroe-Jackson-Garrison – Garrison Fire Station
  • Iowa-LeroyLuzerne-Blairstown – Blairstown City Hall/Community Center
  • Kane-Keystone – Keystone City Hall
  • Polk-Urbana – Urbana City Hall/Community Center
  • Vinton I & II – Vinton Skate & Activity Center
  • Vinton III & IV – Vinton Skate & Activity Center
  • Walford – Walford City Hall

*Indicates change in polling place

VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS: Voters who are unable to show ID (or prove residence if required) may have their identities attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or have the right to cast a provisional ballot. Election Day Registrant attesters must also show ID. Call the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-888-SOS-VOTE or the County Auditor’s Office at 319-472-2365 with any questions or concerns.

Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information, please contact the county auditor’s office at the telephone or E-mail address listed below.

Telephone: 319-472-2365 Email address: bcauditor@co.benton.ia.us For TTY access, dial 711+319-472-2365

THE FOLLOWING OFFICES WILL APPEAR ON THEIR RESPECTIVE BALLOTS.

CITY

  • Atkins City Council Vote for 2: Lana Offill Robison, Nathan Shepard
  • Belle Plaine City Council District 2 Vote for 1: Garrett Landuyt
  • Blairstown Mayor Vote for 1: Rodney C. Kubichek, Corrine Kimm
  • Blairstown City Council Vote for 2: Scott Metz, Nicholas T. Mokas
  • Garrison Mayor Vote for 1: Garrett Flickinger
  • Garrison City Council Vote for 2: Marvin Trimble Jr, Doug Kearns
  • Keystone Mayor Vote for 1: Michael Seeck, Erin Janss
  • Keystone City Council Vote for 2: Michael Kaiser, Anna Upah
  • Luzerne Mayor Vote for 1: John W. Brandt
  • Luzerne City Council Vote for 5: Kelly W. Kendall, Barbara Shields, Patrick McLeod, Lorin Potter
  • Mt Auburn Mayor Vote for 1: Jeffrey Whitson
  • Mt Auburn City Council Vote for 5: Jessica Helms, Alisha Burmeister, Tosha McGarvey, Austin Brase
  • Newhall Mayor Vote for 1: Jan Mattson
  • Newhall City Council Vote for 5: Ruby Carolan, Doug Boddicker, Douglas Rinderknecht, Mike Gardemann, Gerald Gessner, Mart C. Campbell
  • Norway Mayor Vote for 1: Bruce E. Volz, Darrell E. Miller
  • Norway City Council Vote for 2: Loras Schulte
  • Shellsburg Mayor Vote for 1: Lonnie M. Speckner
  • Shellsburg City Council Vote for 2: Nancy Thorkildson
  • Urbana Mayor Vote for 1: Denise Frank, Mitche E. McDonough
  • Urbana City Council Vote for 3: Don Westendorf, Richard Wendel, Dustin Bena, Jared Vaske, Jeff Bendull, Shelly Lala
  • Van Horne Mayor Vote for 1: Martin Junge
  • Van Horne City Council Vote for 2: Craig Ivester, Todd Donald, Jarred Childs
  • Vinton Mayor Vote for 1: Bud Maynard
  • Vinton City Council at Large Vote for 1: Tamara S. Stark
  • Vinton City Council District 2 Vote for 1:
  • Vinton City Council District 4 Vote for 1: Dean Haack, Nathan Hesson
  • Walford Mayor Vote for 1: Jesse Bergmeier, William Voss
  • Walford City Council Vote for 3: Jo Ellen Carter, Jeffrey S. Pottebaum, Adam G. Schmidt, Matt Greiner, Tammy Horak

SCHOOL

  • Benton Community School Director District 1 Vote for 1: Roy John Becker Jr.
  • Benton Community School Director District 2 Vote for 1: Theresa Thompson
  • Benton Community School Director District 3 Vote for 1: Matt Nolte
  • Benton Community School Director District 7 Vote for 1: Emily Upah
  • Center Point-Urbana Community School Director at Large Vote for 1: Don Westendorf, Cory Vaupel
  • Center Point-Urbana Community School Director District 2 Vote for 1: Teresa C. Davis
  • Center Point-Urbana Community School Director District 3 Vote for 1:
  • College Community School Director at Large Vote for 1: Greg Kelsey, Douglas William Gustafson
  • College Community School Director District 1 Vote for 1: Dawn Kousheh
  • College Community School Director District 3 Vote for 1: Randy Bauer
  • College Community School Director District 4 Vote for 1: Angela Ehle
  • Independence Community School Director District 1 Vote for 1: Matt O’Loughlin, Heather Hupke
  • Independence Community School Director District 2 Vote for 1: Eric B. Smith, Beth Hilliard, Gary Waters
  • Independence Community School Director District 3 Vote for 1: Kim Hansen
  • Kirkwood Community College Director District 2 Vote for 1: Tracy Pearson
  • North-Linn Community School Director District at Large Vote for 1: Bret Haughenbury
  • North-Linn Community School Director District 1 Vote for 1: Ryan Benesch
  • North-Linn Community School Director District 2 Vote for 1: Connie Helms
  • Union Community School Director at Large Vote for 1: Corey Lorenzen
  • Union Community School Director District 1 Vote for 1: Brandon Paine
  • Union Community School Director District 3 Vote for 1: Jenna Scott
  • Union Community School Director District 4 Vote for 1: Ben Schemmel
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Director at Large Vote for 1: Kathleen J. Van Steenhuyse
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Director District 1 Vote for 2: Rebecca S. Williams, Audra Piotti, Thomas Burke
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Director District 2 Vote for 1: Jake Fish

THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURES WILL APPEAR ON THEIR RESPECTIVE BALLOTS.

Public Measure B: Shall the City of Blairstown, Iowa be authorized to levy an amount of 27 cents per $1,000 assessed property value for the purpose of increasing the annual operating budget of the Blairstown Public Library with the collection of the levy commencing in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and the levy to expire after ten years on June 30, 2030?

Public Measure F: Summary: To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the Center Point-Urbana Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

In the Center Point-Urbana Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the Center Point-Urbana Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund shall be adopted.

To provide funds for property tax relief.

To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under a district-to-community college as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District.

To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).

To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4; and

To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Center Point-Urbana Community School District.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Center Point-Urbana Community School District.

Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(b)(2)(a) Notice: If a majority of eligible electors voting on the question fail to approve this Revenue Purpose Statement, then upon expiration of the current Revenue Purpose Statement, revenues received by the School District from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund shall be expended in the following order:

Public Measure G: Summary: To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the College Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund on and after January 1, 2031.

In the College Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the College Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund on and after January 1, 2031 shall be adopted.

To provide funds for property tax relief.

To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under a district-to-community college as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District.

To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).

To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4; and

To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the College Community School District.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the College Community School District.

Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(b)(2)(a) Notice: If a majority of eligible electors voting on the question fail to approve this Revenue Purpose Statement, then upon expiration of the current Revenue Purpose Statement, revenues received by the School District from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund shall be expended in the following order:

All voters are advised of the requirements of voter’s registration in order to be eligible to vote at said election. This notice is given pursuant to Section 49.53, Code of Iowa, 2018, as amended, and by order of Benton County Commissioner of Elections this 16th day of October 2019.

HAYLEY RIPPEL

Benton County Auditor/ Commissioner of Elections

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