Clare school millage passes, Hamilton Twp turns down district library

Of 7,771 eligible registered voters, only 8.36 percent or 650 turned out for the November 8 election in Clare County.

The Clare School District’s three-year non-homestead 18-mill renewal passed 284 to 69, while  Hamilton Township voters turned down an eight-year .95 mill proposal which would have added them to the Harrison Library District. The vote was 170 to 71 against that measure.

Two incumbent Clare School Board members, unopposed on the ballot, will each serve another term on the Board of Education. Tom Weaver, who also serves as board president, received 268 votes and will stay on the board for four more years. Incumbent Steve Stark was also reelected to another four-year term on the board with 283 votes.

One incumbent and a newcomer will serve three-year terms on the Clare City Commission. Jean McConnell, running for re-election, received 126 votes, while retired DPW Superintendent Bob Bonham was unopposed in his bid to fill the seat of John Koch, who did not run for re-election. Bonham got 129 votes for the Commission seat.