Area voters consider school renewal levies

By Sam Shriver -


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LIMA — Area voters will be considering the renewal of several school levies on election day.

In Allen County, Perry school district voters will consider a 4.9 mill, five-year levy for current expenses.

That levy is expected to generate $439,905 for the district.

Spencerville schools are asking voters to renew a 1.4 mill five-year levy for permanent improvements.

In a posting on the district’s website, it notes, “The PI levy is used for repairs such as roofs, heating and cooling, flooring and other facility repairs with an asset life of five years or more. As our K-12 building is currently 13 years old, we are approaching a timeframe where repairs will be increasing.”

Vantage Career Center is asking for a 0.7 mill renewal five-year levy for permanent improvements. Vantage’s district encompasses several counties in the area.

According to the Citizens for Vantage Facebook page, there will be “no new taxes (except Delphos),” and it provides “critical funding to keep equipment and facilities current.” The cost to taxpayers is $5.11 annually on a $50,000 home or $10.23 annually on a $100,000 home for the levy, which first passed in 1996.

In Auglaize County, some voters will help decide the fate of the Vantage Career Center renewal, as well as the renewal levy for Spencerville schools.

In Putnam County, the Putnam County Board of Developmental Disabilities is also looking for passage of a 0.5 mill, 10-year renewal levy, which will be used for current expenses and maintenance for Brookhill Center.

The Ottawa-Glandorf school district is looking for the renewal of a 2 mill, five-year levy for emergency requirements.

In a posting to the OG Citizens for Basic Education Facebook page, “This levy collects $451,000 for the district and is used for general operating expenses. The dollar amount collected has not increased since 1980. The original millage in 1980 was 7.1 mills, and the current renewal has been reduced to 2 mills.”

Some voters will also consider the Vantage renewal levy.

Some people in Putnam County will help decide a 3.36 mill five-year renewal levy for McComb schools. If passed, that money will be used for permanent improvements.

They will also help decide a 3 mill five-year renewal for Patrick Henry schools. That levy is for emergency requirements.

By Sam Shriver


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Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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