Created on Saturday, 10 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
County voters will consider a number of issues on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot, including a 1.15-mill, five-year replacement levy for Logan County Children’s Services.
If approved, funds will go to supporting children’s services and the care, protection, and placement of abused, neglected and dependent children in the county.
Several township are looking at levies, including:
• Bokescreek Township — 2-mill, five-year renewal fire and EMS protection levy;
• Jefferson Township — .5-mill, five-year replacement levy for maintaining and operating Sloan Library;
• Rushcreek Township — .5-mill, five-year renewal for maintaining and operating cemeteries;
• Stokes Township — 1.6-mill, five-year renewal for southwest fire district protection;
• Union Township — 2.5-mill, five-year renewal for construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of township roads;
• Washington Township — 1-mill, five-year renewal for police protection (excluding Russells Point); and
• Zane Township — 3-mill, five-year replacement for fire protection and emergency medical services.
Village issues include:
• Lakeview — .5-percent income tax for public safety expenses;
• Rushsylvania — 3-mill, five-year renewal for current expenses;
• Russells Point — 3-mill continuing additional levy for police protection; and
• West Liberty — 2.5-mill, five-year renewal for current expenses.
School districts with issues include:
• Benjamin Logan — 4-mill, 10-year additional to provide for emergency requirements;
• Indian Lake — 7.2-mill, five-year renewal and increase to provide for emergency requirements; and
• Riverside — 1.75-percent, five-year annual income tax on the school district income of individuals and of estates.
Indian Joint Fire District also seeks a 1-mill, five-year renewal for fire protection and emergency medical services.
Local options to appear on the ballot include J.B.’s Broken Spoke for Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages; and Saloon LLC for the sale of spirituous liquor between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight.
Overlapping issues affecting local voters include:
• Ridgeway Village — 6.5-mill continuing replacement for fire protection and emergency services;
• Sidney City Schools — 1-percent income tax;
• Triad — .5-percent, five-year renewal income tax for current operating expenses; and
• Triad — .5-percent, seven-year additional income tax, permanent improvements.