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Mid Pen millage fails by one vote

MARQUETTE — A 2-mill ballot proposal for the Mid Peninsula School District’s sinking fund failed by the narrowest of margins during Tuesday’s primary election.

Voters cast 133 “no” votes to 132 “yes” votes, according to results posted on Delta County’s website.

Baldwin and Maple Ridge townships in Delta County saw 214 votes cast, with with 109 “no” votes and 105 “yes” votes. Between the two Marquette County townships, Ewing and Turin, a total of 51 votes were cast with 24 “no” votes and 27 “yes” votes.

The 2-mill request would have been assessed against all property in the Mid Peninsula School District in Delta and Marquette counties for a period of 10 years beginning in 2019. Two mills is equivalent to $2 for every $1,000 of taxable property value and would have raised about $156,557 in 2019.

Mid Peninsula School District officials could not be reached before press time today.

Election results are considered unofficial until 1 p.m. today when the boards of canvassers for each county will meet to verify them.