Annetta North Mayor Rob Watson said Annetta North officials will now re-evaluate plans they have made with ESD No. 3 to serve the Annettas and continue to encourage ESD No. 1 to provide full-time paid firefighters 24/7.
“Proposition No. 1 passed by a narrow margin even though the Aledo population, by a wide margin, outnumbers the Annettas’ voters within the annexation territory,” he said.
“Based on a report, ESD No. 1 has a large debt balance and financial commitments, so I am pleased the voters voted against assuming the debts and taxes under Proposition No. 2.”
Some mayors are working to overturn the election, Annetta South Mayor Gerhard Kleinschmidt said.
“The people in favor of ESD No. 1 managed to obfuscate the issue and make it difficult to comprehend what a yes or no vote would mean,” he said. “That’s part of the reason they got the vote.”
City council race results
In the Reno City Council race, Eric Hunter easily defeated challenger Carol Houlihan, taking 83 percent of the 117 votes cast, 97-20.
In Willow Park’s contested city council race, incumbent councilman Brian Thornburg received 59 percent of the vote with 200 ballots, to challenger Chawn Gilliland’s 138 votes.
In the Springtown mayor’s race, incumbent Doug Hughes won re-election over challenger Tom Clayton, 212-142, taking 60 percent of the vote.
In the Annetta mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Bruck Pinckard was victorious over challenger Rick Machak, claiming 268 votes (64 percent) to Machak’s 154.
In the Annetta City Council place 3 race, incumbent Chuck Sheridan took 63 percent of the vote to defeat challenger Joan Jessup, 258-154. In the Place 5 race, Kent Stasey defeated Mike Brasovan, 237-181.