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William Noecker and Mike Gardner recall, Flushing Township, Michigan (2011)

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A vote about whether to recall William Noecker and Mike Gardner from their positions as elected officials of Flushing Township in Genesee County, Michigan took place on the November 8, 2011 ballot

.[1] Both recall targets were retained in their seats.[1]

Jared Staley was the main leader of the recall effort.

William Noecker

Noecker is the treasurer of Flushing Township.

The language placed on the November 8, 2011 ballot

by recall proponents as their "Statement of Reason" for wishing to recall Noecker says:
"1. William Noecker transferred $100,000 from Flushing Township's Water Fund on 12/02/2010 without board approval. 2. William Noecker at December's, 2010 board meeting offered to make an illegal $10,000 public wager. At the same meeting, Treasurer Noecker told a female senior citizen to "shut up" while she was addressing the board. 3. William Noecker reported at multiple board meetings, during the year 2010, that the police department borrowed from the water fund, when it was not true. 4. William Noecker publicly stated, November 2009, he supported 24/7 Township Police coverage and then voted to end 24/7 August 2010, even though the Township had adequate funds to maintain the coverage."

Noecker did not take advantage of his legal right to submit a "Justification of Conduct in Office" statement to appear on the ballot alongside the "Statement of Reason" for the recall.

Mike Gardner

Gardner is a trustee of Flushing Township.

The language placed on the November 8, 2011 ballot

by recall proponents as their "Statement of Reason" for wishing to recall Gardner says:
"1. Mike Gardner filed a Michigan Homestead Property Tax Exemption for 5519 N. Seymour Rd. for the year of 2010, when the home was vacant for over a year. 2. Mike Gardner cost Flushing Township unnecessary legal fees during Dec., 2009 with his attempt to get copies of the resumes of candidates for Chief, when he had access to the resumes during Township business hours. 3. Mike Gardner publicly stated, November 2009, he supported 24/7 Township Police coverage and then voted to end 24/7 August 2010, even though the Township had adequate funds to maintain the coverage. 4. Mike Gardner reported at multiple board meetings, during the year 2010, that the police department borrowed from the water fund, when it was not true.

Gardner did not take advantage of his legal right to submit a "Justification of Conduct in Office" statement to appear on the ballot alongside the "Statement of Reason" for the recall.

Election results

  • Votes to recall William Noecker: 716 Defeatedd
  • Votes to retain William Noecker: 1,444
  • Votes to recall Mike Gardner: 729 Defeatedd
  • Votes to retain Mike Gardner: 1,429

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