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Two school districts, fire dept. place levies on May ballot

FPS staff report

Two school levies and a township fire levy will be on the ballot in Carroll County at a special election to be held May 7.

Voters in the 16 precincts of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District are being asked to approve a 5.3-mill additional school emergency tax levy yielding $1,750,000 in additional revenue for five years beginning with  2013 tax year collectable in 2014.

The additional tax amounts to 53 cents for each $100 of property tax valuation, according to Carroll County Auditor E. Leroy VanHorne.

Voters in the eight precincts of the Brown Local School District will decide the fate of a proposed bond issue in the amount of $17,152,577 and an additional 0.5-mill tax levy for the construction of new schools.

The bond issue request is basically the same as one which failed by 60 votes at the 2012 November election and amounts to 6.7 mills or 67 cents for each $100 of tax valuation for a period of 36 years beginning with the 2013 tax year.

The 0.5-mill levy for maintenance of the new schools amounts to five cents for each $100 valuation, generating $61,700 annually for a continuing period of time.

Voters in Perry Twp. are being asked to approve a replacement of a one-mill tax levy, calculated by the county auditor to yield $18,500 annually for fire protection for five years and amounting to 10 cents for each $100 of property valuation.

Minerva village residents will be asked to approve establishment of a governmental electricity aggregation program in the village.

If approved, it would give the village authority to automatically aggregate under Ohio law the retail electric loads located within the village of Minerva and to enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the purchase and sale of electricity. The aggregation would occur automatically except where any person elects to opt out.

Residents of Rose Twp. in Carroll County will join those within the Quad Ambulance District service areas of Carroll and Stark counties in voting on a proposed two-mill tax levy renewal for providing ambulance service and emergency medical service within the Quad Ambulance district. The tax amounts to 20 cents for each $100 of valuation for a period of five years, commencing with the 2013 tax year.


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