To be, or not to be…
Lane election will be Tuesday
Voters in the town of Lane have a big decision to make when they cast ballots at a special municipal election on Tuesday, February 8. The outcome of the election will determine the future of the town government that has existed since Lane was formed in 1903.
A petition for dissolution of the Town of Lane was circulated by Margaret Schmidt and completed October 5, 2010, according to Town of Lane business manager Nikki VonEye. “Fifteen percent of the registered voters of the Town of Lane were needed for the petition to be brought before the Lane Town Board,” she said. The 13 registered voters in the town who signed the petition were enough to bring the matter to the special election.
According to the Secretary of State Office, in order for the vote to pass, a majority of all the votes cast at the election shall be for dissolution and such vote shall have been given by two-fifths of all the legal voters of the Town of Lane.
If the vote passes then at the expiration of six months from the time of holding the election, the Town of Lane will cease as a municipality and become part of Franklin Township.
The dissolution of the Town of Lane would result in the loss of certain services that are presently available, including snow plowing, street maintenance, mowing of city property and park maintenance.
If the vote does not pass then the Town of Lane will continue as it has.
The polls will be open 7 am-7 pm. Election will be held in Mary Jackson’s garage.
The sample ballot appears in this issue.