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Orchard City voters turn down tax hikes

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In Orchard City the voters selected Jan Gage, Doug Keller and Mel Cook as trustees in the municipal election of April 3.

The vote tally was:

Jan Gage -- 701

Doug Keller -- 620

Mel Cook -- 572

Gary Tollefson -- 338

Robert Eckels -- 283

Joe Gorrod -- 215

The voters also were overwhelmingly opposed to three different taxing questions.

Measure 2D, which sought a mill levy increase, was defeated with 897 votes opposed and 123 votes in favor.

Measure 2E, which sought to impose a sales tax, excise tax and a transaction tax on the sale of marijuana, was defeated with 897 votes opposed and 270 votes in favor.

Measure 2F, which would have imposed a municipal sales tax of 3 percent, was defeated with 868 votes opposed and 164 votes in favor.

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