Nov 2019 candidates City Council

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters will go to the polls to decide who they wish to serve as mayor for the city of Fenton and three Fenton City Council members whose seats expire this year.

 The mayor of Fenton serves a two-year term ending on odd years. Whomever wins the seat Nov. 5,  will serve until the 2021 election. The two candidates for mayor are incumbent B. Sue Osborn and challenger Cheryl King.

 Fenton City Council members serve four-year terms. Every two years, three members come up for re-election. Incumbents seeking re-election this year are Nancy Draves, Pat Lockwood and Cherie Smith.

 They are being challenged by Brad Jacob, Sean Sage and Damien Siwik. The winner in the Nov. 5 race will serve until 2023. In 2021, the terms of council members Tracy Bottecelli, Dave McDermott and Scott Grossmeyer will expire and they will be up for re-election.

Fenton Area Public Schools Sinking Fund Renewal

 Voters in the Fenton Area Public Schools district, which include those residing in the city of Fenton, and Fenton, Rose and Tyrone townships, will decide whether they wish to continue paying the current .8999 mills being levied for another three years (2020, 2021 and 2022).

New Sinking Fund for Lake Fenton Community Schools

 Lake Fenton Community Schools will ask voters to approve a 1.25-mill sinking fund for the next 10 years (2020 to 2029).

 The district currently has a 1-mill Sinking Fund that was approved by voters in 2009 and expires at the end of this year.

Oakland Community College millage renewal

 Voters in Oakland County, which locally includes the village of Holly, Holly and Rose townships, and 16 voters in the city of Fenton (Water’s Edge homes), will decide whether to continue paying .7545 mills for Oakland Community College (OCC) operating purposes for 10 years.

Gaines Township police funding

 Gaines Township voters will decide whether to support a referendum for police funding.  If it passes, each parcel will be assessed $115 annually for police services for a period of 10 years.

More information

 Details regarding these races and ballot questions were published in the Sunday, Oct. 20 edition of the Times. Indepth articles may also be found online at

 The polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Contact your local municipality for information on polling location.

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