2005 SKAGWAY ELECTION RESULTS

Certified on Oct. 6, 2005 by Canvass Board and City Council without protest

519 ballots of 887 registered voters counted: 59% voter turnout

Ballot Breakdown: 382 voted at polls; 122 voted by absentee in person , 15 voted absentee by mail (3 were not returned by deadline and 1 absentee was not recorded by the AccuVote machine - because results were not close, no hand count was necessary); 1 of 2 questioned ballots counted.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Declared Winners in Bold

MAYOR - 2-year term

Tim Bourcy (i) 302 (58%)

David Brena 197 (38%)

Write-ins 11 (2%)

CITY COUNCIL - two for 3-year terms

Craig Jennison 327 (63%)

Michael Catsi (i) 312 (60%)

Bert Bounds 175 (34%)

Write-ins 30 (6%)

CITY COUNCIL - one for 1-year term

Lisa Cassidy 294 (57%)

Kathy Hosford 207 (40%)

Write-ins 9 (2%)

SCHOOL BOARD - one for 3-year term

Julene Fairbanks (i) 423 (82%)

Write-ins 48 (9%)

PROPOSITION #1
“The City of Skagway has completed the feasibility study for the construction and operation of a swimming pool per the October 2, 2001 advisory proposition. The estimated cost of the construction of the pool is $6 million. The estimated annual operating cost is $350,000. The estimated annual revenue from pool users is $80,000, leaving an annual operating deficit of $270,000. Construction of the pool would be funded through sales tax and grants. Funding of the operational deficit could be through property tax, sales tax, or a combination thereof.

Should the City proceed with the design, construction and operation of a swimming pool in Skagway?
Yes 192 (37%)

No 318 (61%)

Should the City fund the annual operating deficit of a swimming pool out of property taxes?
Yes 38 (7%)

No 458 (88%)

Should the City fund the annual operating deficit of a swimming pool out of a combination of sales tax and property tax?
Yes 93 (18%)

No 405 (78%)


Should the City prepare a ballot proposition to increase sales tax from 4% to 5% to fund construction and operation of a swimming pool?”
Yes 200 (39%)

No 309 (60%)