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New Philadelphia, Ohio - Voters in Tuscarawas County will see a variety of issues on the ballot during the upcoming election, including a 28-year bond issue for Indian Valley schools, a 1 percent municipal income tax increase for the Village of Tuscarawas, and a five-year renewal of Strasburg’s 1.5-mill police protection levy. 

Wednesday was the deadline for school districts and government entities to petition to place tax issues on the November 6 General Election ballot.

In total, five local school districts, five villages, seven townships, and one joint ambulance district filed to place issues on the ballot. 

School issues

The Buckeye Joint Vocational School District is seeking a five-year renewal of existing 1-mill levy. Funds will be used for current expenses and building and site improvements. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The Dover City School District is seeking an additional 8.9 mills for a five-year period for the emergency requirements of the district. The tax would commence in 2018 and would be due first in 2019.

The Garaway Local School District is seeking an additional 4 mills for a 10-year period for the emergency requirements of the district. The tax would commence in 2018 and would be first due first in 2019.

The Indian Valley Local School District is asking voters to approve a 28-year, 2-mill bond issue. The $7 million bond would be used for the purpose of constructing, furnishing, and otherwise improving school district athletic buildings and facilities and for acquiring, clearing, improving and equipping their sites. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The New Philadelphia City School District is seeking a renewal of its existing 5.9-mill current expense levy for a continuing period of time. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

Village issues

The Village of Dennison will be asking voters to renew its existing 2.4-mill current expense levy for an additional five years. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The Village of Midvale is seeking a five-year renewal of its existing 5-mill roads and bridges levy. Funds from the levy are used for general construction, reconstruction and resurfacing and the repair of streets, roads and bridges. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The Village of Port Washington will be asking voters for a four-year renewal of its existing 0.6-mill cemetery levy. Levy funds are used for maintaining and operating Union Cemetery.  The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The Village of Strasburg is seeking a five-year renewal of an existing 1.5-mill levy for providing and maintaining police protection. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

The Village of Tuscarawas is seeking a 1 percent increase to the municipal tax rate. The levy would increase the current effective tax rate from 1 to 2 percent, and the money generated from the increase would be used to supplement the village’s general fund. The increase would go into effect January 1, 2019.  

Township issues

Auburn Township is seeking authorization to aggregate retail electric loads in the township and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of electricity. If the issue is approved, aggregation will occur automatically except unless the electric customer elects to opt out. 

Bucks Township is seeking a renewal and increase to 1.6 mills for its existing levy for ambulance services. The tax issue does not apply to residents of Baltic. 

Fairfield Township is asking voters for a five-year renewal of its existing 1.5-mill levy fire protection and ambulance levy. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

Franklin Township is seeking a five-year renewal for an existing 1-mill fire protection levy. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020. The township is also seeking a five-year renewal for its 1-mill roads and bridges levy. Both taxes would commence in 2019 and would be collected first in 2020. Neither of the taxes apply those residing within the Village of Strasburg.

Sugarcreek Township is seeking a 1-mill, five-year replacement for its existing roads and bridges levy and a 0.2-mill, five-year replacement for its cemetery levy. Both taxes would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020.

Union Township is seeking a 0.7-mill, five-year replacement for an existing current expense levy. The tax would commence in 2019 and would be due first in 2020. The tax issue does not apply to residents of Baltic. 

Washington Township is asking voters to approve a 2-mill, five-year replacement for its current expense levy. The tax would commence in 2018 and would be due first in 2019.

Other issues

The Mineral-Sandy Joint Ambulance District is asking voters to renew its existing 2.5-mill levy for an additional five years. Funds from the levy are used to provide ambulance and emergency medical services.

Local options

Precinct #44, Strasburg Village #2 - Sunday sales of beer, wine and mixed beverages Danop Ltd., dba Mickey Mart.

Precinct #13, New Philadelphia 1-A - Sunday sales of wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquor for El San Jose Mexican Restaurant.

Precinct # 77, Warwick Township East -  Sunday sales of wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquor for Y Tavern, LLC.

Stacey Carmany, Tusco TV


 


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