AMASA—In the only issue on the May 8 ballot in Iron County, Hematite Township voters approved renewal of five mills for general township operations.
The proposal received 39 yes votes and 12 votes against. Voter turnout was 19.7 percent. The millage was approved for five years, 2013 through 2017 and replaces a levy that expires at the end of this year.
The township will be getting $75,584.40 from the levy in its first year.
The next election in Iron County will be the state primary, Aug. 7, which will decide the field of candidates for the general election on Nov. 6.
This Tuesday, May 15, is the deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions.
After the withdrawal deadline passes on May 18, the field for the primary will be set.
May 15 is also the deadline for local and county ballot proposals to be filed for the Aug. 7 primary.