Election Results: Lindbergh, Bayless pass bond issues, Ryan re-elected to fire board

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center Tuesday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

The results are in for the elections last night. Read on for who won every race and issue in South County.

You’ll find ongoing comprehensive coverage of your local races in The Call and at our website, www.callnewspapers.com, and in our April 11 print edition.

Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R – approved

Voters overwhelmingly approved Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R, an 83-cent, $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue that will build a new Lindbergh High School and add secure vestibules to the front entrances of every school in the district that doesn’t already have one.

Prop R got 77 percent of the vote, when it only needed 57 percent to pass.

Read more about the security aspects of Prop R here, read more about the state of the school here and see a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos of the current conditions of the high school here. And read more about the process that led to the new high school and what it might be like here.

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors race – Ed Ryan re-elected

Two-term incumbent member of the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Ed Ryan, won re-election for a third term over Green Park resident and retired former Mehlville firefighter Fred Baumgarth.

Ryan defeated Baumgarth 65 percent to 35 percent. Check out our candidate questionnaire to see the differences between the candidates. The fire district has the lowest tax rate in St. Louis County for the 13th year in a row.

MSD Proposition S – new stormwater impervious fee rejected

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s bid for Proposition S, a new stormwater impervious fee, failed after voters in St. Louis County rejected it 54 percent to 46 percent. The new fee would have allowed the utility to move into a new service area fixing stormwater problems on private property. St. Louis city voters approved the fee by a narrow margin, 51 percent to 49 percent.

Read more about what it means here and see what MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher and longtime critic Tom Sullivan had to say about the ballot measure here.

St. Louis County Charter Proposition 1 approved

Voters approved a new amendment to the St. Louis County Charter. The amendment will split the county counselor’s office into three divisions to separately represent the county executive, County Council and the judicial branch. Some members of the County Council supported it and some were opposed. Read our full coverage here.

Bayless Proposition 1 approved

Bayless Schools voters approved a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, Bayless Proposition 1, to expand Bayless Jr. High and add a cafeteria and library, which students now have to walk to Bayless High School to use. The bond would also add classroom space. Read about it here.

The bond issue had to gain 57 percent approval to pass, and it earned 77 percent with all five precincts counted.

Green Park Ward 2 Alderman elected

In the Green Park Ward 2 aldermanic race between Donald Lattray and Matt Farwig, Farwig prevailed with 65 percent of the vote to Lattray’s 27 percent. It was a 3-3 tie in absentee balloting, but vote totals increased in final voting to 75 votes for Farwig and 34 for Lattray.

MSD Proposition S – new stormwater fee rejected

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s bid for Proposition S, a new stormwater impervious fee, failed after voters in St. Louis County rejected it 54 percent to 46 percent. The new fee would have allowed the utility to move into a new service area fixing stormwater problems on private property. St. Louis city voters approved the fee by a narrow margin, 51 percent to 49 percent.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect vote totals for MSD’s Proposition S in St. Louis city.

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