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: 1 percent renewal income tax for five years
Purpose: Operational expenses
How much will it raise per year for your organization? Approximately $640,000.
Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $300 per year for a $30,000 income, $600 per year for a $60,000 income.
Why does your organization need the levy? We need the levy to maintain the current level of excellence in our district.
What will happen if the levy fails? Reductions.
Submitted by Dale E. Lewellen, Superintendent