While voters will select a governor, state representatives and a variety of other officials in the Nov. 2 election, in Bexley, the focus will be primarily on local issues.

While voters will select a governor, state representatives and a variety of other officials in the Nov. 2 election, in Bexley, the focus will be primarily on local issues.

The city of Bexley and the Bexley City School District both have tax issues on the ballot and voters in the city's 3C precinct will decide the fate of a controversial liquor permit request.

Issue 1, the Bexley City School District's request for a 6.5-mill operating levy, is a permanent levy that will generate approximately $2.9-million in new revenue annually for the school district and will cost homeowners about $199 a year or $17 a month per $100,000 of home value.

Issue 1 is the first Bexley schools levy on the ballot in six years. Six years ago district voters passed a school district income tax issue and promise to stay off the ballot for five years. Thanks to cost-cutting measures, including a reorganization of the district's central office, the district was able to go six years without asking voters for additional funding.

Issue 10 is the city's request to renew a tax levy that was originally approved by voters in 1975. It has been renewed every five years since then. It generates approximately $310,000 a year in tax revenues for the city and helps pay for basic city services.

Voters in Bexley's 3C precinct will vote on Issue 11A, a request to approve a local liquor option that would permit weekday alcohol sales at a proposed restaurant site being developed at 2585-2599 E. Main St.

The issue was filed by Henry Fein on behalf of Hero Investments Inc. The project is related to the redevelopment of the former Huntington Bank branch and Mailboxes etc. properties.

Cecilia Burford and a group of Montrose Elementary School parents have mounted opposition to the request because of the site's proximity to the school. They contend that the location is not appropriate for alcohol sales.

Developer John Royer, who is redeveloping the site, had no comment when contacted by ThisWeek for reaction to Burford's opposition to Issue 11A. Royer said only that he would prefer to let the voters decide the issue.

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