Issues by county on the August 5 election ballot

Polling hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring photo I.D.

LUCAS, FULTON AND WOOD COUNTIES:

PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL) -- ANTHONY WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Majority Affirmative Vote is Necessary For Passage. Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Anthony Wayne Local School District for the purpose of PROVIDING FOR THE EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS OF THE DISTRICT in the sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to be 3.3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to thirty-three cents ($0.33) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of five (5) years, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009?

News 11 Report: Anthony Wayne to offer 2 levies in August.

PROPOSED TAX LEVY (ADDITIONAL) -- ANTHONY WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Shall a levy be imposed by the AnthonyWayne Local School District for the purpose of PROVIDING FOR THE EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS OF THE DISTRICT in the sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) and a levy of taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average 3.3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to thirty-three cents ($0.33) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of five (5) years, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009?

News 11 Report: Anthony Wayne to offer 2 levies in August.

WOOD COUNTY:

Way Public Library Tax Levy: Replacement and increase; 1.5 mills; 4 years; current expenses; commencing 2008.

Toledo Blade article on Way levy

Anthony Wayne Local School District: Renewal (See Lucas, Fulton and Wood above)

Anthony Wayne Local School District: Additional (See Lucas, Fulton and Wood above)

Lake Local School District Tax Levy: Replacement and decrease; 5.56 mills; current expenses; commencing in 2008.

Toledo Blade article: Anthony Wayne, Lake ask voters for boost in funding.

FULTON AND HENRY COUNTIES:

Liberty Center LSD

PROPOSED BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY: Shall bonds be issued by the Liberty Center Local School District TO PAY THE LOCAL SHARE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNDER THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM in the principal amount of $6,092,092, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 28 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 3.56 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to 35.6 cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?

Shall an additional levy of taxes be made for a period of twenty-three years to benefit the Liberty Center Local School District, the proceeds of which shall be used TO PAY THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE CLASSROOM FACILITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT at the rate of one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation?

Shall bonds be issued by the Liberty Center Local School District for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING, ADDING TO, RENOVATING, REMODELING, FURNISHING, EQUPPING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING EXPANDING AND IMPROVING FACILITIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND PREPARING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING THEIR SITES in the principal amount of $1,572,908, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 28 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 0.92 mill for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to 9.2 cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

The Liberty Center Schools web site has a millage calculator to know exactly how much you'll pay.

FULTON COUNTY:

Pike-Delta-York LSD

PROPOSED BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY: Shall bonds be issued by the Pike-Delta-York Local School District TO PAY THE LOCAL SHARE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNDER THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM in the principal amount of $5,853,809, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 28 years, and an annual of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 2.5 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.25 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009 to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?

Shall an additional levy of taxes be made for a period of 23 years to benefit the Pike-Delta-York Local School District, the proceeds of which shall be used to PAY THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE CLASSROOM FACILITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT at the rate of 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009?

Shall bonds be issued by the Pike-Delta-York Local School District for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING, RENOVATING, REMODELING, ADDING TO, FURNISHING, EQUIPPING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING RENOVATIONS, ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND CLEARING, EQUIPPING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING THEIR SITES in the principal amount of $4,146,191, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 28 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 1.8 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.18 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?

HANCOCK COUNTY:

PROPOSED INCOME TAX AND BOND ISSUE -- ARLINGTON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Majority Affirmative Vote is Necessary for Passage Shall the Arlington Local School District, Hancock County, Ohio be authorized to do both of the following:

1. Impose an annual income tax of 0.5% on the school district income of individuals and of estates, for a continuing period of time beginning January 1, 2009, for the purpose of PAYING PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS?

2. Issue bonds for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING SCHOOL FACILITIES AND RENOVATING EXISTING SCHOOL FACILITIES UNDER THE OHIO SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING THE SAME; IMPROVING THE SITES THEREOF INCLUDING INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS RELATING THERETO; AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AS NECESSARY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; in the principal amount of $7,735,000 to be repaid annually over a maximum period of twenty-eight (28) years, and levy a property tax outside the ten mill limitation estimated by the County Auditor to average over the bond repayment period seven and six-tenths (7.6) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to seventy-six cents ($0.76) for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Levy page of Arlington Schools web site

PROPOSED BOND ISSUES AND TAX LEVY -- LIBERTY-BENTON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Majority Affirmative Vote is Necessary for Passage Shall bonds be issued by the Liberty-Benton Local School District TO PAY THE LOCAL SHARE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNDER THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM in the principal amount of $12,337,843, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of twenty-eight (28) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue five and one-tenth (5.1) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to fifty-one cents ($0.51) for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?

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Shall an additional levy of taxes be made for a period of twenty-three (23) years to benefit the Liberty-Benton Local School District, the proceeds of which shall be used TO PAY THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE CLASSROOM FACILITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT at the rate of one-half (0.5) mill for each one dollar of valuation?

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Shall bonds be issued by the Liberty-Benton Local School District for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING, ADDING TO, RENOVATING, REMODELING, FURNISHING, EQUIPPING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING EXPANDING AND IMPROVING FACILITIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND ACQUIRING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING THEIR SITES in the principal amount of $3,422,157 to be repaid annually over a maximum period  of twenty-eight (28) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten mill limitation estimated by the County Auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue one and four-tenths (1.4) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to fourteen cents ($0.14) for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

ERIE, HURON, SANDUSKY AND SENECA COUNTIES:

PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL) -- BELLEVUE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

A majority affirmation vote is necessary for passage.

Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Bellevue City School District for the purpose of PROVIDING FOR THE EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT in the sum of $1,350,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the County Auditor to average 4.75 mills for each dollar of valuation, which amounts to forty-seven and one-half cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2008, first due in calendar year 2009.