911 renewal, increase among Nov. ballot issues

There will be 12 issues on the ballot around Fulton County for the November general election.

There will be one countywide issue on the ballot. A renewal and increase is proposed for the county 911 system. A five-year 0.7-mill renewal with a 0.3-mill increase is on the ballot.

The Evergreen School Local School District is seeking a five-year renewal and decrease for the district’s income tax. Approval would decrease the amount of the tax to 0.25 percent.

Voters in the Archbold Area School District will decided on a levy for the Archbold Community Library. The additional five-year, 1.2-mill levy would pay for current expenses at the library.

In German Township a new five-year, 2.0-mill levy for fire equipment and related fire expenses will be decided. Should it pass, the trustees have pledged to request that the county auditor stop collecting on the current five-year, 1.1-mill fire levy.

Fulton Township voters will see a five-year, 0.75-mill replacement levy for fire and rescue services. Pike Township voters will also decide on a replacement levy. Theirs is a five-year, 0.5-mill levy for fire protection and EMS services.

Replacement levies collect at the same millage but bring in more money than renewals because the amount collected is based off the current valuation of the area, not the valuation from when the levy first passed.

Amboy Township has a five-year, 1 -mill levy renewal for fire and rescue services on the ballot.

The Village of Lyons has two property tax renewals on the ballot in November. They will be seeking renewal of a five-year, 4.1-mill tax for current operating expenses and a five-year 0.5-mill for parks and recreation.

Chesterfield Township voters will decided on a five-year, 0.7-mill renewal for fire protection and EMS.

Fayette school district voters will decide on a five-year, 7.0-mill renewal levy for current operating expenses.

Voters in the Swanton Two precinct will decide on Sunday sales of spirituous liquor at the Swanton Sports Center, 610 N. Main St.

Staff Report