Dublin Villager

Issue 48

Supporters file preliminary campaign finance report

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The Good Schools Committee promoting Issue 48 on the Franklin County ballot raised more than $40,000 through Oct. 17.

Utilizing fundraising dollars and money in its coffers, the group that supports Dublin City School's 6.94-mill ballot issue spent about $36,000 through Oct. 17, according to preliminary general campaign finance reports filed Oct. 25.

The Good Schools Committee had $41,855 in its coffers and raised $40,942 through Oct. 17 for a total balance of $82,827, the report said.

The group spent $36,082 and had a remaining balance of $46,745 on the Oct. 25 report that shows all collections and expenditures through Oct. 17.

Major contributors to the Good Schools Committee include the Ruscilli Construction Co., Rick & Gillis Law Group, Andrew Insurance Associates and Bruner Corp. for $2,500; Dublin Educators Association and Huntington National Bank for $2,000; and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co/Gallagher Benefit Services for $1,500; Schorr Architects, Gutridge Plumbing Inc., Pepple & Waggoner Ltd. and Medical Mutual for $1,000.

Other contributors include the Bailey Elementary School PTO for $750; Andrew Insurance Associates for $574; CompManagement Sedgwick Co., James Houk, Works International Inc., Underwood Orthodontics, Scottish Corners PTO, Productive Capital Management, Bricker & Eckler's state PAC, Chapman Elementary School PTO, Robert W. Baird and Co. and the Garland Company for $500; Eydie Schilling, R.E.M. Communications, Gary and Rhonda Sebach, Alumni Roofing Co. and Worthington-based Aleron for $300; and Sherwin-Williams, Olde Sawmill PTO, Dublin Dance Centre and Britton, Smith, Peters & Kalail Co, LPA for $250.

Major expenditures for the group include $1,500 to the Dublin Coffman Quarterback Club for a football program ad, $7,500 to Allerton Hill Consulting for communication services and $7,000 to Fallon Research & Communications for a levy and bond issue survey.

Performance Printing was paid $6,508 through Oct. 17 for various fliers, yard signs and other literature and Hopkins Printing was given $4,598 for postcards and postage.

Postage was also a major expense for the group and cost about $7,256.

Issue 48 is a combined 6.4-mill operating levy and $15.87-million bond on the Nov. 6 ballot. The operating levy would take district operations through the 2016 fiscal year, district officials have said, and the bond would fund maintenance, equipment and technology around the district in addition to expansion of the Davis Middle School commons area, improvements to the Riverside Elementary traffic flow and HVAC and fire alarm upgrade at Deer Run Elementary.

If approved by voters, Issue 48 would cost an additional $213 per $100,000 assessed home value annually.

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