Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mayoral primary voting off to slow start

Don Broksieck casts his vote in the Basehor mayoral primary Tuesday morning.

Don Broksieck casts his vote in the Basehor mayoral primary Tuesday morning.

February 26, 2013, 9:50 a.m.

Updated: February 26, 2013, 2:10 p.m.

Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski is reporting low voter turnout so far today for the Basehor mayoral primary election.

About 60 residents voted in advance of today’s election, and due to inclement weather, only seven people had voted by about 9:15 a.m. at the city’s polling location at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Polls will remain open until 7 p.m.

Advance voting was extended from the normal deadline of noon Monday to 7 p.m. accommodate voters in preparation of today’s storm.

“People thought the weather would be fine,” Klasinski said of low advance voting numbers.

Klasinski said she expects to see more voters at the polling site, 15410 Leavenworth Road, later today, once snow subsides and roads begin to clear.

Check back throughout the day for updates on the primary election from the Basehor Sentinel.

2 p.m. update

Voter turnout is still low, Klasinski said, with only about 50 residents total throughout the day.

Check in later for results from today's primary.

Comments

LightTheDarkCorners 1 year, 5 months ago

Corruption abounds! Look around Basehor at 4PM on election day and you will see that the only neighborhoods cleared out are those who support Fuhrer Breuer. Falcon Lakes completely clear. Old Basehor not touched. Last week with much more snow and no election the entire city was cleared by sundown.

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amontemayor 1 year, 5 months ago

While I have unfortunately been snowed in and unable to get to Basehor today, I know this snow was more difficult to clear. I couldn't speak for certain neighborhoods being plowed first, but the roads are cleared in order of those most traveled according to the city's emergency snow route. Check out our story about today's storm for more info. -Annie Montemayor, Basehor Sentinel

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outsider 1 year, 5 months ago

Corruption? Really? You must be blinded by the snow. I could not get out of Falcon Lakes this afternoon due to cars stuck in the snow trying to get to K-7. The polls were open yesterday for everyone to vote early. The polls were open last week too. When I was finally able to drive to Basehor, it was same problem- people in small cars, stuck in the snow. If anyone really wanted to vote they had the last 6 business days. What's your excuse for not voting yesterday? Or early voting?
You refer to Dave Breuer as The Fuhrer- a reference to Hitler and the Nazi German Army. If you are so bold as to comment in this manner, you should be bold enough to sign your name. This naming calling sounds like a continuation of the naming calling at the Mayoral Debate at the High School. Please stop hiding and light up your dark corner by signing your name.

Barbara Oden Lovitch.

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armystrong 1 year, 5 months ago

Well stated. I still think either the City Council is not being informed or is ignoring some severe problems. I have heard and read some things that are pretty disturbing recently that revolve around the Police Department. FYI...There is no way our captain who's in charge of the entire company could also be part of CID!! ( conflict of interest )

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ClarkKent 1 year, 5 months ago

LTDC - That might be one of the most ridiculous comments I've ever read on here! I'm absolutely sure Mayor Breuer was NOT down at City Hall this morning telling them which sections of town to clear first. You are paranoid and are going to lose this election. I'm good with what's been going on for the last several months, not so much prior to that!

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johninbasehor 1 year, 4 months ago

March 1

I see where the city's insurance carrier took an 18% increase in the city's liability premium for the coming year. I have to wonder how much of that increase can directly be attributed to Fred Box voting to terminate the former city manager causing the city's insurance company to pay off a $200,000 wrongful termination lawsuit because Box disregarded the advice of the city attorney against that termination.

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becky 1 year, 5 months ago

The paper reporter states that the streets are cleared in order of those most traveled according to the city's emergency snow route . What about the city of Basehor streets , we have jobs, we need to get out too. Basehor streets are traveled was your street cleaned..

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