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Ironwood millage proposal fails

 

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KATHLEEN RUBATT (center), gets help from her grandchildren, Gavyn Rubatt (left) and Lainey Rubatt (right) when signing in to vote during the general election at the Ironwood Memorial Building in Ironwood, Tuesday.

IRONWOOD - On a 263 to 249 vote, city of Ironwood voters on Tuesday turned down a 10-year millage for street improvements.

The special millage called for 10 miles of city streets to be milled and pulverized next year, with a blacktop overlay.

City manager Scott Erickson said the work would likely begin in Norrie Location and then move from south to north.

For a homeowner with a parcel with a taxable value of $20,000, average for the city, the 2 mills would add $40 a year to the tax bill, in effect replacing a two-year millage for Memorial Building renovations.

City officials conducted two pre-election community sessions explaining the millage.

City Commission

Current Mayor Kim Corcoran earned the most votes at 386, with Rick Semo and David Sim tying at 345 each. Brandon Tauer earned 339 votes, and Joseph Cayer earned 280.

Monie Shackleford was not re-elected, receiving 273 votes.

Corcoran, Semo, Tauer, and Cayer are incumbents, with Sim the new face on the commission.

The election drew 1,971 citizens to vote out of 4,513 registered.