Nov. 5 Preview: Election Decisions To Watch
WEST MICHIGAN — The majority of election races in West Michigan this fall are either unopposed or there are enough seats for a position for all the candidates running.
That being said, there are a number of decisions on the ballot worth keeping an eye on. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. To check where you are registered to vote, click here. Click on the links to learn more information about the issues voters will be deciding Nov. 5.
- Saugatuck/Douglas consolidation– Vote for public approval to combine Saugatuck and Douglas.
- City of Allegan Riverfront Improvements Proposal- Requesting $500,000 to acquire, improve and construct public plazas, sidewalks and boardwalks near the downtown riverfront.
- Grand Rapids Parks proposal– City is asking for $4 million over a seven-year period to improve parks.
- Forest Hills Public Schools Bond Proposal– Asking for $45 million to improve aging infrastructure and buy new buses, among other improvements.
- Wyoming Public Schools Bond Proposal– Asking for $37 million to improve aging infrastructure.
- Mayor of Kentwood- Sharon Brinks and Stephen Kepley are running for the empty mayor seat.
- Lowell Area Schools– Asking for an increase of one mill for seven years for use in building renovations and infrastructure.
- City of Lowell– City council election.
- Muskegon Community College Bond Proposal– Asking for $24 million dollars to improve facilities and build downtown location.
- Ferrysburg Bike Path Millage- Asking for $77,000 to construct bike and walking paths on North Shore Drive and 168th Avenue.
- Grand Haven Local Improvement Proposal- Asking for $7 million to improve/replace the sewer and water systems and the sidewalks.
- Spring Lake Public Schools Bond Proposal– Asking for $59 million to build new elementary school, improve facilities and buy new buses, among other improvements.
Van Buren County
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade- Asking for $59 million to upgrade the sewer plant in Hartford.
- Vote to eliminate term limits in South Haven