Pool wins bid over Spencer in Livonia

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Pool wants to work on joint venture with Zimmerman to erect community center

by Jim Boyle

Sheldon Pool has won his re-election bid to another three-year stint in the supervisor B seat.

He garnered 136 votes compared to 116 for his closest challenger, Lila Spencer. Todd Curtis collected 20 votes.

“I sent Lila a message and told her she was a great competitor,” Pool said. “She worked really hard.”

Kevin Hiller ran unopposed for a one-year supervisor C term. He got 222 votes.

The annual town meetinelectiong followed the March 14 election at 8:01 p.m.

Pool said among his desires during his upcoming term are to work toward developing a community center that residents of Livonia Township and Zimmerman could share.

“I see us as one community,” Pool said. “It won’t happen overnight. It will take time and effort and it won’t be free. But it will be worth the rewards.”

Pool said the key will be to find ways to fund something that doesn’t rely solely on tax dollars.

“There are ways to do things,” he said.

With 272 voters in this year’s election, turnout was up from the last election when there were 150 voters who turned out.

“In years past we would have 70 people,” Pool said. “I think part of that is timing, not being with all the other elections. But I think social media is helping get more people out to vote.”