Plethora of issues before voters


Health dept., 911 levies among them

By Drew Stambaugh - [email protected]



Two countywide property tax requests are among several issues on the ballot in Fulton County on Nov. 8.

The Fulton County Health Department is seeking a renewal and increase for a levy providing the department with sufficient funds to carry out the district’s health program. The 10-year levy, would go from 0.5 mills to 0.6 mills if approved.

Voters will also decide on the renewal of a 5-year, 1-mill levy for Fulton County’s 911 system.

A pair of school levies are also on the ballot. The Evergreen Local School District will again ask voters to renew a 5-year, 0.25% income tax to pay current expenses.

The issue was defeated in May by a margin of 805-719.

The Fayette Local School District is seeking renewal of a 5-year, 7-mill levy to cover operating expenses.

Four fire service related levies will also be decided, including two that have increases.

German Township is asking voters to renew and increase a levy for purchasing and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, and any related fire expenses. The request is for renewal of 0.5-mills and an increase of 0.5-mills for a total of 1-mill.

York Township seeks replacement of a 5-year, 1-mill levy along with an increase of 1-mill. The total would be a 2-mill levy for fire protection and EMS.

Fulton and Chesterfield townships are both asking for renewal of current levies for fire protection and EMS. The Fulton Township levy is for 5 years and 1-mill, while the Chesterfield Township levy is for 5 years and 0.7-mills.

There are also three issues on the ballot for alcohol sales.

The Wauseon Four precinct will vote on the sale of wine and mixed beberages and the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor at The Table on Fulton, 206 N. Fulton St.

The Wauseon Five precinct will vote on the sale of wine and mixed beverages and the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor at Skye Cinema, 455 Airport Highway.

The Royalton precinct will decide on Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor at Wolf It Down BBQ, 122 W. Morenci St., Lyons.

Early voting

With the election nearing, early voting has begun throughout Ohio.

In-person absentee voting in Fulton County takes place at the Board of Elections, 135 Courthouse Plaza.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until Oct. 28. Voting is offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

From Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, voting will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Nov. 6, voting hours will be 1-5 p.m., with voting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.

A mail-in absentee ballot can be requested by submitting an application which can be found at www.boe.ohio.gov/fulton.

In Lucas County, early in-person voting is held at 3737 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Use entrance C.

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Health dept., 911 levies among them

By Drew Stambaugh

[email protected]