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Carrollton, Malvern school officials ask voters to support levy requests at May 7 special election

FPS staff report

Two area school levies and a fire levy in Perry Twp. are the main issues on the ballot at Tuesday’s May 7 special election in Carroll County.

Precincts in 21 of the county’s 23 precincts will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Amanda Tubaugh, director of elections. However, voters may cast an absentee ballot until 4 p.m. Monday, May 6, Mrs. Tubaugh said.

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 the 2013 tax year collectible in 2014.

The additional tax amounts to 53 cents for each $100 of property tax valuation.

Brown Local School Levies
Voters in seven 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 only 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 of 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, which will yield $18,500 annually for fire protection for five years and amounts to 10 cents for each $100 of property valuation.

Residents of Rose Twp. in Carroll County will join voters 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.

Carroll County residents in portions of Lee, Loudon and Fox Twp. precincts will join voters in the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School District to decide the fate of an additional 1-mill, seven-year levy for current expenses.

Two area villages outside Carroll County are seeking approval of tax levies of police protection and operating expenses.

The village of Waynesburg is seeking approval of an additional two-mill tax levy for police protection for a continuing of time commencing in 2013.

Bergholz is placing a 1.5-mill tax levy renewal for operating expenses amounting to 15 cents for each $100 of valuation for five years beginning in the 2013 tax year.

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