What to expect on this fall’s ballot


Staff Report



Voters will have a lot to consider when they go to the polls November 3, 2015 in this year’s general election.

Aside from presidential and state candidates to consider, the local ballot is packed with issues and positions to deliberate. 18 Renewal levies, 4 replacement and 4 additional levies, and 4 local options (alcohol) are up for vote. For villages, 21 positions are open; all sixteen townships have a full term fiscal officer and trustee position open; two townships have an unexpired term seat to be filled; and 9 school board seats are up for vote.

Here is the preliminary pending certification on August 25, 2015 for local issues:

Levy Renewals

Morrow County Hospital General Fund Renewal 2.5 mills 5 years

Bennington Township Cemeteries Renewal .75 mill 5 years

Cardington Township Fire Renewal 1.5 mills 5 years

Cardington Village Current Expenses Renewal 1.5 mills 5 years

Cardington Village Fire Renewal 1.5 mills 5 years

Edison Village Current Expenses Renewal 3 mills 5 years

Edison Village Streets/Storm Sewers Renewal 1.5 mills 5 years

Elm Valley Fire District Fire Renewal 2.9 mills 5 years

Franklin Township Roads Renewal 2.5 mills 3 years

Fredericktown Rec. District Recreational Renewal 1.5 mills 3 years

Galion City Schools Current Expenses Renewal 7.73 mills 5 years

Harmony Township Fire Renewal 1 mill 5 years

North Bloomfield Twp Roads Renewal .5 mill 5 years

Perry-Congress Fire District Fire Renewal 1 mill 3 years

South Bloomfield Twp Roads Renewal 2.5 mills 5 years

Washington Township Fire Renewal 1 mill 5 years

Washington Township Roads Renewal 1 mill 5 years

Washington Township Cemeteries Renewal 1 mill 5 years

Local Options

Bennington Township Local Option Off Premise for Beer

Bennington Township Local Option On Premise for beer

Mt. Gilead Southwest Local Option Off Premise for beer Sunday Sales

Washington Township Local Option Off/On Premise for Beer & Wine

Replacement Levies

Chesterville Village Fire Replacement 1 mill 5 years

Chesterville Village Current Expenses Replacement 3 mills 5 years

Chesterville Village Current Expenses Replacement 1 mill 5 years

Mt. Gilead Village Recreational Replacement 1 mill 5 years

Additional Levies

Canaan Township Fire Additional 2.5 mills 5 years

Bennington Township Roads Additional 2 mills 3 years

Gilead Township Union Cemeteries Additional 0.5 mill 5 years

Marengo Village Current Expenses Additional 2.5 mills continuing

Villages:

Cardington Village (Mayor & 2 Council Members)

Chesterville Village & Sparta Village (Mayor, Clerk/Treas & 2 Council Members)

Edison Village (Mayor & 2 Council Members)

Fulton Village (Mayor & 2 Council Members & 2 Board of Public Affairs)

Marengo Village (Mayor & 2 Council Members)

Mt. Gilead Village (Mayor & 2 Council Members)

Township Offices: One Fiscal Officer in each Township full term. One Trustee in each Township full term

One Trustee in Perry Township-unexpired term ending 12/31/2017

One Trustee in Washington Township-unexpired term ending 12/31/2017

Board of Education:

Cardington Schools (3 School Board Members)

Highland, Mt. Gilead & Northmor Schools (2 School Board Members)

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Staff Report