Supervisors make “LOST” vote tallies official

Posted August 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Plymouth County supervisors were expected to hold the official canvas of election results from the special election of Aug. 6 at their regular meeting Aug. 13.

In unofficial result the vote continued the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funding and won in all precincts except Craig.

The total vote according to unofficial results was 153 yes to 65 no in the rural tax. A breakdown showed 2-0 yes for Akron; 11-7 yes for east; 19-17 no for the annex (at the courthouse); 22-8 yes in Brunsville; 9-4 yes in Westfield; 13-5 yes in Merrill; 13-2 yes in Perry; 5-4 yes in Hinton; 3-0 yes in Kingsley. There were 52 absentees with 45-7 yes votes.

In towns, Akron had 73 yes and 3 no votes; in Craig, it was 2-0 no votes; in Brunsville, 23-0 yes votes; in Remsen, 78-23 yes votes and 9-1 yes votes for absentees.

In Le Mars, in Precinct No. 11, 175-62 yes votes; in Precinct No. 12, 166-47 yes; in Precinct No. 13, 82-18 yes votes. For absentees, 92-23 yes votes. Total for Le Mars was 515 yes to 140 no votes.

Another issue on the ballot in Le Mars was the hotel-motel tax continuation. In Precinct No, 11, it passed 184-39; in Precinct No. 12, it passed 172-42; in Precinct No. 13, it passed 86-13; absentees it passed, 97-14 for a total of 539 yes to 108 no.

Other agenda items

Review and approve the County Semi Annual Settlement of Funds Report.

Hear a report on construction projects from County Engineer Tom Rohe.

Plymouth County Board of Supervisors meets each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the first floor boardroom of Plymouth County Courthouse, 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Aug. 20.

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