Riverside levy receives overwhelming approval

An overwhelming majority of voters in the Riverside Local School District approved in Tuesday’s election the income tax replacement levy that will reduce the school district’s income tax from its current 1.75 percent to 1.5 percent.

Riverside Schools

The ballot issue received an approximately 75.62 percent passage rate of 974 votes to 314 votes, according to unofficial totals.

“We’re feeling great this morning,” Superintendent Scott Mann said today. “I’m super proud of this community and all of the support that they gives us.”

The superintendent said the proposed replacement levy represents the second time in recent years the district has lowered its income tax, which originally was passed at the rate of 2 percent. The current 1.75 percent levy expires at the end of 2019.

“We’re trying to be great stewards of the community’s money, and since we’re in a good place financially, we’re thrilled to be able to pass that reduction along to the taxpayers.” 

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Ben Logan’s operating levy now permanent

Benjamin Logan Schools will not have to go back and ask for renewal of a 3.8 mills operating levy after voters agreed Tuesday to make the tax permanent.

The levy, which raises $1.375 million per year for the necessary operations of the school district passed 2,216 to 1,994 according to unofficial election results from the Logan County Board of Elections.

Hardin County voters within the Ben Logan school district also approved the levy, 105 to 91, according to unofficial results there and district voters in Union County approved the measure 33 to 30.

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