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BG Schools to seek tax PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:39
Bowling Green School District voters will be asked to approve an additional 0.75-percent income tax when they go to the polls Nov. 6.
The Bowling Green Board of Education at a special meeting Monday voted unanimously to go with the five-year income tax levy rather than a property tax or a combination of a property tax and an income tax.
The 0.75-percent tax will generate $4,050,000 annually, according to Treasurer Rhonda Melchi.
The additional tax is necessary because the district faces a $12,239 deficit June 30, 2014 without new revenue.
If the income tax is passed the district is expected to be in the black through June 30, 2016. That is if the district doesn't experience further cuts in state funding.
Board President Eric Myers said "I was originally intrigued by a combination of property and income tax." However the residents he discussed the plan with "were not as positive."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:42
Rossford to see options if city drops TARTA PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:22
ROSSFORD - Before City Council asks citizens whether they want to exit the TARTA system, it wants to have an alternative for public transportation to offer them.
Council Monday on a 6-0 vote approved a contract with Clear View Strategies for $25,948 to develop options to provide transportation if the city leaves the Toledo municipal system.
The company is already doing a transportation study for the City of Perrysburg, which intends to leave TARTA.
Councilman Mike Scott said the study would "dovetail" with what Rossford's neighboring community is doing.
"We think it's important to have synergy with Perrysburg on this," Scott said.
Perrysburg and Rossford are the only Wood County municipalities that are members of TARTA. The study, Scott explained, will gather data on how Rossford citizens use public transportation.
Former home of BGSU presidents to be demolished PDF Print E-mail
Written by HAROLD BROWN Sentinel City Editor   
Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:58
Bowling Green State University confirmed Friday it is seeking bids to demolish a house in which four of its 11 presidents have resided.
Located at 838 E. Wooster Street just west of South College Drive, the structure was originally a kit home from Montgomery Ward, built in 1930 and renovated in 1950.
The house has served as the home of BGSU's Department of Popular Culture since the 1970s.
In late May the university demolished two structures directly west of the 838 address.
"I can confirm we are planning on demolishing the building," BGSU spokesperson David Kielmeyer said Friday afternoon. "It is in poor condition and would require a substantial investment to bring it up to being minimally acceptable."
He said the site, along with the adjacent properties where the buildings were demolished in May, is "one of the sites being considered for a new student health center." He declined to name other sites being considered.
The university announced earlier this month it was in discussions with Wood County Hospital to operate a new health center within the next two years. The present University Health Center is located on Ridge Street at Willard Drive.
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