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Marysville/Union County

Local issues include school levy, tax renewal


Local issues before Marysville residents in the Nov. 6 election inclu%de a school levy, a county sales tax renewal and a liquor option in the Nov. 6 election.

The Marysville school district is seeking a five-year, 4-mill levy which, if approved, would generate an estimated $2.7 million annually. It would cost an additional $122 a year per $100,000 of property valuations after exemptions.

Union County voters also will be asked to consider a renewal of a five-year, quarter-percent sales tax. Revenue would be split evenly between senior services and the county engineer's office. On a $100 taxable purchase, the renewal would cost a consumer 25 cents.

The sales tax generates between $1.7 million and $1.9 million per year and constitutes roughly 16 percent of the overall budget for the engineer's office.

Residents in Marysville's Ward 7 will be asked to approve an option that would allow the Kroger store at 1095 W. Fifth St. to sell spirituous liquor between 10 a.m. and midnight on Sundays.

Plain City, Richwood and Milford Center are all asking for an increases in their income taxes. Leesburg Township, which includes Magnetic Springs, is asking for a property tax increase.

Plain City is asking for a 0.5-percent increase over its current 1-percent income tax, which has been in place for two decades. The 1-percent income tax brings in roughly $1 million and the increase, if voters approve, is expected to bring in another $500,000 per year.

The village of Richwood is asking voters to double their income tax from 1 to 2 percent. Additional funds would be used solely for street improvements and maintenance. Residents will also consider a five-year, 3-mill operating levy, to take the place of the current 4-mill levy.

Milford Center residents will vote on a 0.5-percent income tax increase (from 1 percent) for "general municipal operations, maintenance, new equipment, and capital improvements of the village."

And, residents in Leesburg Township will decide whether to replace a current 3-mill levy with a 4-mill levy to pay for emergency services equipment for the fire department.

Voters throughout Union County will decide the fate of State Issue 1, asking whether there should be a convention to revise the Ohio Constitution; and State Issue 2, seeking to create a state-funded commission to draw legislative and congressional districts.

Marysville residents will also vote in these races:

Union County Prosecutor: Candidates are incumbent Republican David Phillips and Independent Alison Boggs.

26th Ohio Senate: Candidates are incumbent Republican Dave Burke and Democrat Tanyce J. Addison.

86th Ohio House: Candidates are incumbent Republican Dorothy Pelanda or Democrat Cheryl A. Johncox.

Republicans running unopposed in the Nov. 6 election include: Union County Commissioners Steve A. Stolte and Charles A. Hall; Clerk of Courts Teresa L. Nickle; Sheriff Malcum (Jamie) Patton; county Treasurer Donna M. Rausch; county Engineer Jeff Stauch and county Coroner David T. Applegate II.