Elmwood plans for two levy renewals PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:33
JERRY CITY - Two renewal tax levies, which have been on the books since the 1990s for the Elmwood school district, are planned for the May ballot.
On Monday, the Board of Education, by unanimous 5-0 votes, took the first steps to place the 0.5- and 0.75-percent income tax levies on the ballot.
"The levies can be renewed at any time, so we have decided to move forward with them for the May election," said Superintendent Tony Borton.
The 0.5- and 0.75-percent income tax levies are set to expire in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
"We had great support the last time they were renewed," Borton said.
The staggered levies, earmarked for operating expenses, were last approved by voters in 2009. Both passed with 63 percent of the vote.
The 0.5-mill levy was first approved by voters in 1991 and the 0.75-mill levy in 1995.
When last approved in 2009, the 0.5-mill levy was expected to generate $635,000 in revenue annually, and the 0.75-mill issue about $950,000.
The resolution will now be sent to the Wood County Auditor's Office to certify the tax valuation before it comes back before board members for additional voting.
Also at Monday's meeting board members:
• Went into executive session to discuss bargaining sessions with public employees regarding compensation or terms and conditions of employment. They also planned to consider the employment and compensation of a public employee. No action was expected.
• Selected Brian King as president of the board and Trent Snowden as vice-president.

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