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August 2, 2011 Election Proposals

 

Sharon Township (2 Proposals)
Jackson Intermediate School District (1 Proposal)

 

Sharon Township (2 Proposals)

 

RECALL

Statement of Reason:

Sharon Township Treasurer, Kimberly Yordanich has failed in her duties to protect the welfare of Sharon Township by:

At the December 2, 2010 regular Board meeting of the Sharon Township Board of Trustees, Sharon Township Treasurer, Kimberly Yordanich failed to support a motion for the best qualified candidate, Roger Kappler, for interim Township Supervisor.  Roger Kappler was the best qualified candidate of five applicants due to his documented educational background, prior managerial and planning experience in the private sector, and his Sharon Township Government experience as the Chairman of the Planning Commission and a Board Trustee.

At the same Board meeting, Treasurer Kimberly Yordanich voted for John Frey for the position of interim Township Supervisor.  This resulted in the lesser qualified candidate, John Frey, being appointed interim Supervisor.  The vote for Supervisor and the role of Supervisor is crucial to the health, well being and proper administration and governance of the township.

Justification of Conduct:

I, Kim Yordanich, Sharon Township Treasurer, did not base my decision to vote for John Frey as supervisor solely on education and experience.  I considered specific character values I thought necessary for the position, such as communication skills, initiative, dependability, integrity, and a strong desire to dedicate the time necessary to serve Sharon Township residents.  John demonstrated these values to me by being the only candidate to attended board meetings where he listened to the ongoing concerns of Sharon Township residents and voiced his opinions and vision for the township’s future.

John Frey has not disappointed the residents of Sharon Township; he has shown enthusiasm, dedication, and the commitment to learn the responsibilities required of his position.

To date, John’s achievements have included the perseverance in receiving financial assistance from Washtenaw County.  This action is allowing for the Waldo Road Bridge to be rebuilt and the road to reopen by fall 2011.  In addition, he was instrumental in resolving the fire run issue by placement of the fire run millage on the recent ballot.  This was an ongoing financial concern for the township and not effectively addressed by previous supervisors.

John has the township’s prosperity, safety and welfare at heart.

Shall Kimberly Yordanich be recalled from the office of Sharon Township Treasurer?

 

RECALL

Statement of Reason:

Sharon Township Board of Trustees, Trustee Thomas Lavender has failed in his duties to protect the welfare of Sharon Township by:

At the December 2, 2010 regular Board meeting of the Sharon Township Board of Trustees, Trustee Thomas Lavender failed to support a motion for the best qualified candidate, Roger Kappler, for interim Township Supervisor.  Roger Kappler was the best qualified candidate of five applicants due to his documented education background, prior managerial and planning experience in the private sector, and his Sharon Township Government experience as the Chairman of the Planning Commission and a Board Trustee.

At the same Board meeting, Trustee Thomas Lavender made the motion to appoint, and voted for, John Frey for the position of interim Township Supervisor.  This resulted in the lesser qualified candidate, John Frey, being appointed interim Supervisor.  The vote for Supervisor and the role of Supervisor is crucial to the health, well being and proper administration and governance of the township.

Justification of Conduct:

I voted for John Frey for interim Supervisor because:

He is a concerned life-long resident of Sharon Township.   He has contacted me many times over the years regarding Township issues and has attended more meetings than most.  John  is not a one-man show who has and will accept ideas and help from any reliable source. 

Since John took office, his actions so far i.e. 

Waldo Rd. bridge replacement, renewed vigor to the Mineral Extraction Board and the Southwest Council of Government representation, instituting a double signature policy on money matter checks, and with much help supporting updated computer capability for the Township and supporting the new fire mileage policy.   All of the above prove him to be a capable Supervisor.

It is distasteful to comment on as fine a man as Roger Kappler.  I must point out that Roger has been defeated in two public elections, by the unanimous Township Board once and with one descending vote on another occasion.  I feel my vote was consistent with the majority of the Township citizens.  

I would appreciate your support in finishing my term.  I will have served 38 years and it will be time to retire.

Shall Thomas Lavender be recalled from the office of Sharon Township Trustee?

Jackson Intermediate School District (1 Proposal)

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE PROPOSAL
(RESTORATION OF HEADLEE REDUCTION)

This proposal will allow the intermediate school district to continue to levy special education millage previously approved by the electors and restores millage lost as a result of the "Headlee" reduction.

Shall the current charter limitation on the annual property tax rate previously approved by the electors of Jackson County Intermediate School District, Michigan, for the education of students with a disability be increased by 0.7736 mill ($0.7736 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 20 years, 2011 to 2030, inclusive (this increase will allow the intermediate school district to levy the rate of 5.5 mills previously approved by the electors which has been reduced as required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963); the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $3,365,000 from local property taxes authorized herein?

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