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Tax requests, issues set for Nov. 4 ballots

County election boards deadline passes in Ohio


New school taxes, funding for senior citizens programs, and fire department operations are among the issues that local voters will decide on Nov. 4.

Wednesday was the deadline at Ohio county boards of elections to put tax requests and issues on the ballot.

Voters in Lucas County will decide three countywide property tax proposals.

The Children Services Board is seeking renewal of a 1.4-mill levy and an additional 0.35 mill. The issue, which would run for seven years, would generate about $12,700,000 annually.

The Area Office on Aging Northwestern Ohio is asking for voter approval of a five-year renewal of its 0.45-mill levy plus an increase of 0.15 mills. It will appear on the ballot as one issue for 0.6 mills.

The Mental Health Recovery and Services Board is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 0.5-mill levy.

Five school districts will have property tax requests on the ballot.

Toledo Public Schools will put a five-year, 5.8-mill, new-money levy before voters. If passed, it would raise about $13.3 million a year, costing the owner of a $100,000 home $203 annually.

A 4.9-mill continuous levy is being sought by Washington Local Schools on the November ballot to cover operating expenses and general permament improvements. If approved, it will generate $3.8 million annually.

Maumee City Schools is looking for voters to approve a new continuous 3.9-mill property tax.

Springfield Local Schools will have two money issues on the ballot. The continuous, 7.9-mill levy that voters rejected on Tuesday will return, and voters also will see a five-year, 1.35-mill renewal of an existing property tax.

Voters who live in Oregon City Schools will decide on an emergency 5.9-mill, five-year levy.

The fire department that serves Sylvania and Sylvania Township is asking voters to approve a new, continuous 1.5-mill levy for operations.

Ottawa Hills is seeking approval of a new, continuous 3.9-mill proposal to fund construciton of sidewalk, street, bridge, and recreational paths in the village.

Voters in Washington Township will decide on the renewal of 2 mills plus an additional 3.75 mills in the election for fire department operations. The 5.75-mill request is being sought for five years.

Jerusalem Township in eastern Lucas County is seeking renewal of a five-year, 2-mill levy for road construction and a new, five-year, 1-mill property tax to maintain and buy land for a cemetery.

A five-year, 0.9-mill renewal and request for an additional 0.6 mills to fund recycling pickup and yard waste will be on the ballot in Waterville.

In Springfield Township, voters will decide the renewal of a 2.5-mill property tax for fire department operations. The five-year existing levy pays for equipment, building, personnel costs, and ambulance services. Township residents will also vote on a request to contract with the village of Holland to create a joint economic development zone.

Providence Township in western Lucas County is seeking approval of a new five-year, 3-mill tax issue to fund road and bridge construction.

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