. - It is exactly two months until voters will head to the polls for the November 6 general election.
The Lucas County Board of Elections is listing 24 different issues on the ballots for voters.
Two of the major issues that have been hot topics for months are the 1.37 mil levy to build a new jail in North Toledo, and the City of Toledo's attempt to change the city charter and create a Regional Water Commission.
The Commission would be made up of a board of all of the contract communities who decide to get their water from the City's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. This group would set water rates for the entire region. Then, Toledo City Council would have the opportunity to veto the rates.
As far as school levies, there are three new taxes in the Lucas County area.
Washington Local is looking for additional 4.9 mills from taxpayers, $171.50 a year for a $100,000 home. Sylvania Residents will vote on their school safety levy, at around $30 dollars a year. Springfield Schools also has a 2.25, mill levy on the ballot, just a slight increase. TPS neighbors have two levies on the ballot, both renewals, one for current expenses and improvements, the other for emergencies requirements. Evergreen Local Schools has a renewal income tax levy of 0.50% as well.
The jail levy is expected to cost owners of a $100,000 dollar, $48 dollars a year.
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is requesting a renewal for economic and job development programs at $6.60 a year.
Another renewal request comes from the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board at $48 a year.
Lucas County Children Services is looking to renew it's 10-year levy at 1.85 mills, accounting for more than a quarter of the agency's current funding.
Washington Township has three renewal levies:
- 5.75 mills levy for fire and emergency medical services, a 2.5 mill levy for roads, streets and bridges, and another 1 mill for parks and recreation.
- Jerusalem Township leaders are asking for an additional .25 mill increase for cemetery expenses.
- Another fire protection levy comes from Springfield Township for 4.4mill renewal.
Harbor View is also requesting a renewal of 5 mills worth of operating expenses.
The City of Oregon will be voting on an ordinance for Sensible Marijuana Laws, and also a 0.5 mill renewal for Senior Services.
There are also four options for local restaurants and bars to be able to sell alcohol on Sundays:
- Aldi, Sylvania City Local Option
- LaBanda Restaurant, Waterville
- -Inside the Five, Sylvania
- Barr's Public House, Monclova