2017 Firestone Election Results
Official Voter Turnout
Total registered voters: 8,668
Total voter turnout for Ballot Issue 2A: 2,654
Yes: 1,820, 68.58 percent
No: 834, 31.42 percent
Total voter turnout for Ballot Issue 2B: 2,587
Yes: 1,432, 55.35 percent
No: 1,155, 44.65 percent
2017 Official Election Results
Overview of the Ballot
At the August 30, 2017 meeting, the Firestone Board of Trustees approved Resolution 17-38 to place a ballot question on the November 7, 2017 coordinated election ballot for consideration by Firestone voters. This question was for the financing of a proposed Police Station and Municipal Court.
At the August 23, 2017 meeting, the Firestone Town Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 914 to place a ballot question on the November 7, 2017 coordinated election ballot for consideration by Firestone voters. This question was put forth to publish ordinance changes by title only.
Ballot Question 2A
Shall Town of Firestone taxes be increased $1,350,000 in 2018 (First Full Fiscal Year Dollar Increase) and then annually by such additional amounts as are raised thereafter from the levy of an additional sales and use tax of 0.6 percent for the purpose of financing the construction of the new Firestone Police Station, to include a court facility, a multi-purpose police training/community room, and all necessary land, equipment, furnishings, improvements and incidentals; and shall the sales and use tax increase commence January 1, 2018 and be imposed for a period not to exceed twenty-five years, provided that the 0.6 percent sales tax shall be collected upon the Town's existing sales tax base, so that there continues to be no Town Sales tax upon food for domestic home consumption, and the use tax shall be collected upon the Town's existing use tax base?
Ballot Question 2B
Shall the Town of Firestone publish ordinances by title only rather than publishing ordinances in full thereby substantially reducing the cost of publication?