Voters reject Pentwater bond proposal.

November 2, 2021

Voters reject Pentwater bond proposal.

PENTWATER — Voters in the Pentwater Public School District soundly rejected a nearly $24 million bond proposal Tuesday, Nov. 2, with a 816-403 vote total, according to Pentwater Superintendent and Principal Scott Karaptian.

The bond would have funded improvements to the existing school and construction of a new gym and auditorium, running track and soccer field.

I am grateful for all of the support that we did have on this proposal, and while this was disappointing, it in no way means that our community does not support our students and our school,” said Karaptian. “It just means that they could not support what was on this ballot. Our job now is to find out what exactly they could not support on this proposal and to determine what they will support and try again.”

Oceana County results were not yet completed Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, although staff expected final totals to be posted Wednesday afternoon. Also on the ballot were two proposals in Weare Township — a marijuana dispensary ordinance and a millage renewal for road improvements and maintenance.

Results are unofficial until they have been certified by the Oceana County Board of Canvassers.

This article was updated Nov. 3 at 10:22 a.m.

 

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