Morrow County voters approve road levy


150 miles of county roads set to be re-paved

By Zach Jones - zjones@civitasmedia.com



Zach Jones | The Sentinel The road levy was passed by Morrow County voters on March 15.


Zach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are heavily affected by freezing and thawing resulting from Ohio’s winters.


Zach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are not equipped to handle much of the modern farm equipment that uses them, according to Dennison.


Morrow County Road Levy (Roads Add. 2 Mills 5 Yrs) Total

For 6166 (54.94 percent)

Against 5057 (45.06 percent)

Morrow County voters have spoken. They want to re-pave the county’s existing roadways.

The newly passed ballot initiative will raise approximately $1.55 million per year, over five-year period, for the county to pave roads that would otherwise not get a fresh asphalt coat during that time period.

Following Tuesday’s passage of the proposed road levy, 150 miles of Morrow’s county roadways will be re-paved over the next five years, and an extension of the levy, at no additional cost to residents, would allow the department to pave the county’s 300 miles of roads in its entirety over a 10-year period.

Funds from the passed levy will be used to pad the county’s limited transportation repair budget, which is funded through a dwindling gas tax base and license plate fees.

Newly elected Morrow County Engineer Bart Dennison and his county street department are set to oversee the infastructure improvement project.

Zach Jones | The Sentinel The road levy was passed by Morrow County voters on March 15.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_IMG_6540-1.jpgZach Jones | The Sentinel The road levy was passed by Morrow County voters on March 15.

Zach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are heavily affected by freezing and thawing resulting from Ohio’s winters.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_IMG_6539-1.jpgZach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are heavily affected by freezing and thawing resulting from Ohio’s winters.

Zach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are not equipped to handle much of the modern farm equipment that uses them, according to Dennison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_IMG_6541-1.jpgZach Jones | The Sentinel Morrow’s county roads are not equipped to handle much of the modern farm equipment that uses them, according to Dennison.
150 miles of county roads set to be re-paved

By Zach Jones

zjones@civitasmedia.com

Morrow County Road Levy (Roads Add. 2 Mills 5 Yrs) Total

For 6166 (54.94 percent)

Against 5057 (45.06 percent)

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010