Incumbents Klose, Hopkins, Turner win new Bertram council terms
May 11, 2013, 9:20 pm by James Walker
Bertram voters chose the three over newcomer Chris Simons, the only other candidate in the race.
Klose and Hopkins each had 52 votes (31 percent) and Turner got 40 votes (24 percent).
Simons got 22 votes (12 percent).
Mayor Dickie Allen also was on the ballot but was unopposed and received 50 votes.
Bertram voters also overwhelmingly approved two propositions on the ballot.
Proposition 1, authorizing creation of a Municipal Development District and a one-fourth of one cent sales tax to fund it, got 59 votes (81 percent). There were 14 votes against it.
Proposition 2, reauthorizing a sale tax of one-fourth of one cent to be used for continued maintenance and repair of city streets, got 65 votes (89 percent). There were eight votes against it.
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