On Saturday, residents of Wood Heights will have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates and issues appearing on their April 2 ballot.

The Wood Heights Fire Protection District announced via Facebook a question and answer session on local candidates and Proposition 1 to benefit the fire protection district to be held from 12-3 p.m., March 30 at the Wood Heights Fire Protection District.

Those running for mayor include incumbent Robert Pettegrew and challenger Frank J. Davitt.

Rick Downs, Kelly Leroy and Katherine L. Hart vie for the Alderman At-Large position. Residents will be able to vote for two candidates for this two-year term.

If passed, the Wood Heights Fire Protection District Proposition 1 will levy an additional tax of $0.75 per $100 assessed value to provide funds for a fully staffed and manned fire protection district base. Funds will also be used for equipment purchases.

The city of Wood Heights also placed Proposition Number One, a separate tax from the before mentioned Proposition One, on the ballot to impose a sales tax of ½ percent for the purpose of capital improvements.

Proposition Number Two proposes a 1/2 percent sales tax to provide revenues for the operation of Wood Height's public safety departments.

Three candidates will appear on the ballot for the Excelsior Springs Board of Education. Incumbents Tray Harkins and Darren McKown will be challenged by Kalyn Goode.

Proposition A, to benefit the Excelsior Springs School District, will appear on the ballot to raise funds for two new elementary schools and improvements to existing school buildings.

If passed, Prop A will increase property taxes by $0.19 per $100 assessed valuation.

The election will be held April 2.

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