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Each general election, The Lima News provides this section profiling the candidates and issues. The Lima News sent questionnaires to each organization with a levy on the ballot in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties for this election section. Only names and basic information from the board of elections identify groups that not return a questionnaire. Cridersville - 2 mill renewal levyLevy sought: 2 mill renewalPurpose: Fire/EMS for four years.How much will it raise per year for your organization? $38,890Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $31 per year for a $50,000 home; $61 per year for a $100,000 home.Why does your organization need the levy? What will happen if the levy fails? Submitted by XXX XXX, XXXCridersville - 2 mill renewal levyLevy sought: 2 mill renewalPurpose: General operations.How much will it raise per year for your organization? $38,890Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $31 per year for a $50,000 home; $61 per year for a $100,000 home.Why does your organization need the levy? The levy helps support general fund operating expenses.What will happen if the levy fails? The loss of the levy, combined with predicted reductions of local government funding by the state, would result in a $60,000 decrease in revenue to the general fund. The village would be forced to make reductions in public services.Submitted by Susan Bassitt, assistant village clerk


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