Township proposal results

Almost 50 percent of St. Joseph County’s 41,889 registered voters took part in Tuesday’s general election. County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said the figure is likely the highest turnout for a mid-term election.

Voters in Flowerfield Township agreed Tuesday to support an increase of nearly 1 mill for a 10-year period to fund fire-protection and ambulance services.

The request was approved, 500 to 267.

Mottville Township officials will proceed with creating a special-assessment district for fire and ambulance services, as the ballot measure was supported, 300 to 231.

In White Pigeon Township, voters threw their support behind renewal of a road-improvement millage. The request – which passed, 822 to 601 – will continue to generate three-quarters of a mill for five years.

Leonidas Township, meanwhile, saw one millage proposal request pass while another failed.

By a tally of 225 to 198, voters rejected a two-mill increase for five years, which would have supported the purchase of fire-protection equipment, including at least one new fire truck.

However, a request seeking almost four-tenths of a mill for ambulance service was supported, 240 to 188. The millage covers a five-year period.

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