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: 0.75 percent new income tax for five years
Purpose: Current operating expenses
How much will it raise per year for your organization? $360,000
Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $225 per year for $30,000 income; $450 for $60,000 income
Why does your organization need the levy? This operating levy will provide Ridgemont with funds to meet current operating expenses for the day-to-day operations of the school district.
What will happen if the levy fails? Up to this point, the district has made cuts that did not directly affect the quality of education we provide. If this levy doesn’t pass, the quality of education will eventually be affected.
Submitted by Fred Reinemeyer, treasurer