Local issues set for May ballot in Portage County

By Mike Sever | Staff Writer Published:

Nine other local issues are headed for the May 7 ballot in addition to the Portage County Health Department's levy, including three school districts, two townships, a village and a city, and one local option.

The two largest measures are in Kent and Field, which have tried and failed to pass similar levies.

Kent City School District wants voter approval of an additional 8.9-mill levy for current expenses for a continuing period. The measure would bring in about $4.25 million a year in new funds. School officials said all of the revenue would go toward the general fund, and is needed to make up for the sharp reduction in state funding.

The Field Local School District is seeking an additional 5.0-mill levy for three years for current expenses.

Aurora is seeking an additional 1.2 mills for five years for police protection.

Fitz Simon LLC, doing business as Bar 145 in downtown Kent, is seeking a local option for Sunday sales of wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquor.

Windham Village is seeking an income tax increase of 0.5 percent for police, street maintenance and other services.

Hiram Township is seeking a 2.0-mills replacement levy for five years for fire protection.

Paris Township is seeking a 1.0-mill additional levy for five years for current expenses.

Mogadore Local School District (Summit County Overlap) is asking for an additional 5.9 mills for a continuing period for current expenses.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1125 or msever@recordpub.com

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