Union County residents will see quite a few local levies and other issues on the ballot when they step up to the polls in November.

Union County residents will see quite a few local levies and other issues on the ballot when they step up to the polls in November.

Aug. 4 was the deadline for local questions and issues to be submitted to the Union County Board of Elections to be included in the November general election. The issues to appear in the Nov. 2 general election include the following:

• Union County proposed tax levy (additional), providing for the continuing operations of Mental Health and Recovery Services and facilities. The levy would enact an additional 0.5 mills ($0.05 per $100 of valuation) for five years, first due in 2011.

• Union County Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Renewal) levy, providing for the operation of developmental disabilities programs and services, for the acquisition, construction, renovation, financing, maintenance and operation of MR/DD facilities. The renewal levy would constitute 3.8 mills of valuation, first due in calendar year 2012.

• Jerome Township unincorporated area (additional) levy, for providing and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, or sites, or sources of water supply and materials, as well as paying for permanent, part-time or volunteer firefighters or firefighting companies to do the same, along with purchasing ambulance equipment or providing for their service. The additional levy would constitute 2.9 mills of valuation for a continuing period of time, first due in 2011.

• Claibourne Township, (additional) tax levy, to provide for current operating expenses. The additional levy would constitute 2.0 mills of valuation for five years, commencing in 2011 and first due in 2012.
• Millcreek Township (Replacement) tax levy, to provide for fire protection/EMS service. The replacement levy would constitute 4.8 mills for three years, commencing in 2011 and first due in 2012.

•York Township (Renewal) tax levy, excluding the Northern Union County Fire District area, for fire protection. The renewal levy would constitute 6.0 mills for five years, commencing in 2010 and first due in 2011.

•Village of Magnetic Springs (renewal) tax levy, for current operating expenses. The renewal levy would constitute 5.0 mills for five years, commencing in 2011 and first due in 2012.

• Village of Richwood (replacement with decrease) tax levy, for current operating expenses. The replacement levy would constitute 1.2 mills for five years, commencing in 2010 and first due in 2011.

• Fairbanks Local School District (renewal) school income tax, overlaps to Madison County. The renewal levy would constitute one-quarter percent (0.25 percent) on the school district income of individuals and estates be imposed by the district to renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2011 for five years, beginning in 2012.

The deadline for voter registration in Ohio is Oct. 4. More information on voter registration, candidates and issues in Union County can be found online at www.electionsonthe.net/oh/union.