Ceasar, Coleman face off for alderman’s seat Nov. 16
A runoff election will be held Nov. 16 for a seat on the Baldwin Board of Aldermen.
Saturday’s ballot yielded interim appointed alderman Mike J. Ceasar Sr. with 204 votes and Margaret C. “Faye” Coleman with 200 votes, or 44.35 percent and 43.48 percent respectively.
Clarence Colbert Sr. received 26 votes and Herbert Bell garnered 30 votes.
Other items on the ballot were all passed by voters. The propositions included:
—A Fifth Ward Special School District No. 1, $21 million bonds for 20 years passed 734 to 271. There were 5,945 voters eligible for the election on a 15-mill property tax to replace Patterson Junior High and add a multi-purpose building to Hattie Watts Elementary. Voters were residents from the Calumet Cut to Southwest Boulevard in Bayou Vista.
—Approved by 916 votes to 280 was a Wax Lake East Drainage District tax renewal at 3.2 mills for 10 years. The election included Precincts 31, 32, parts of 33, 34 and 25 in Berwick and Bayou Vista. Some 10,735 residents were eligible to vote.
—Also approved by 108 votes to 56 was a tax renewal for Gravity Sub-Drainage Dist. No. 1 of the Gravity Drainage Dist. No. 2. The renewal was 9.95 mill of property tax for 10 years. The election includes Precinct 31 in Bayou Vista. There were 2,145 registered voters eligible for the election.
—Voters also OK’d by 18 votes to 5 a Recreation District No. 1 renewal of 3 mill property tax for 10 years. The election includes parts of Precincts 46 and 47 in Siracusa and Amelia. There were 813 people eligible to vote.