The Lima News sent questionnaires to representatives for every issue on the ballot in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties for this election section. Representatives had the opportunity to discuss the major issues with their issue. Only basic information from the board of elections identifies organizations that did not return a questionnaire yet. We continue to receive more questionnaires every day, so check back here soon to see the latest submitted answers.
Levy sought: 0.45 mill renewal tax levy for five years
Purpose: New fire equipment
How much will it raise per year for your organization? $17,500
Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $7.88 per year for a $50,000 home; $15.76 for a $100,000 home.
Why does your organization need the levy? We need to replace old fire equipment with new or upgraded fire equipment.
What will happen if the levy fails? It will limit what new fire equipment can be purchased.
Submitted by Michael J. Moening, Pleasant Township fiscal officer