Holiday Island candidates file for municipal offices

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

If voters in Holiday Island approve a bid to incorporate the suburban improvement district as a town in the November general election, there won’t be a shortage of candidates for elected positions.

A total of seven Holiday Island residents had filed to seek office and had their petitions certified by the Carroll County Clerk’s Office as of Friday, July 31, according to county election coordinator Sherry Cochrane.

Daniel M. Kees has filed as a candidate for mayor of Holiday Island, while Wesley E. Stille has filed as a candidate for recorder. Lynn Edward Dumas, Patrick William Elwood, Linda Lea Graves, Kenneth E. Mills and Jerry Don Pittman filed as candidates for positions 1 through 5, respectively on a prospective city council.

In Eureka Springs, Laura Jo Smole has filed as a candidate for the Ward 1, Position 2 seat on the city council and incumbent Harold “Harry” Meyer filed as a candidate for re-election to the Ward 3, Position 2 seat.

Carroll E. Smith has filed as a candidate for re-election to the Ward 2, Position 1 seat on the Green Forest City Council.

Howard Collins of Green Forest has filed as a candidate for re-election to the board of directors for the Carroll-Boone Water The filing period for municipal candidates ends at noon Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  • It would behoove all citizens of H.I. to look deeply at the aspect of Incorporation and most all those seeking the various offices/positions. As with other SID's who have incorporated, the paths were expensive and a deep regret by many for voting in favor! SID's are a better choice, but many don't understand the mechanics of a SID/as opposed to incorporation, and are subjected to falsehoods, leaving many bewildered as to which is a better choice. As a SID, you already are and have everything in place and 25years to convert to a city if so desired. But as a city you will pay a lot more for what is already available as a SID! Once incorporated you can't go back, and if regrets for a city, that's as they will be, regrets. So be sure you know and understand what you are voting for, and will be okay with the increase of expenses coming a in a couple of years and are comfortable with whomever you vote to represent the community.

    -- Posted by Concerned Person on Thu, Aug 6, 2020, at 10:07 PM
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