Sachse residents approved a reauthorization of a sales and use tax 1,033 for and 201 against during Saturday’s local election. The one-quarter tax, which is used for street maintenance and repair, was approved by Sachse voters in 2013, but, by state law, must be reauthorized by the voters every four years.
In the local Sachse City Council elections, incumbent Paul Watkins, who ran unopposed in Place 3, received 927 votes, while in Place 4, incumbent Bill Adams earned 677 votes, while official write-in candidate Chance Lindsey got 275 votes.
These city vote totals are based off unofficial Dallas County totals and do not include any final tallies from Collin County.
The $600 million Collin College construction bond issue passed with 33,543 voting in favor of it or 56.43 percent. 25,901 votes were cast against the bond or 43.57 percent.
Bond proceeds will go to build a campus in Wylie, education centers in Farmersville and Celina, a technology center in McKinney and provide for maintenance of existing facilities.
Four members of the Collin College Board of Trustees were also on the ballot. In Place one, Fred Moses received the most votes with 24,249 votes or 60.77 percent while Greg Gomel received 15,656 or 39.23 percent. For Place 2, incumbent Nancy Wurzman received the most votes with 22,208 or 58.43 percent while Jeri Chambers received 15,798 votes or 41.57 percent. In Place 3, Dr. Stacey Donald received the most votes with 23,255 votes or 60.56 percent while Larry Wainwright received 15,148 votes or 39.44 percent.
Unopposed incumbent Dr. Raj Menon received votes 29,925 or 100 percent for Place 5.
By Greg Ford • Staff Writer • [email protected]
For the complete story see the May 11 edition of The Sachse News.