Senior center levy, liquor option on November ballot
Pickerington-area residents will vote Nov. 6 on the fates of a 0.2-mill operating levy renewal for the Pickerington Senior Center and a petition to allow Sunday wine and liquor sales at a Reynoldsburg Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
According to an official at the Fairfield County Board of Elections, certification of the issues to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot is expected by Aug. 20.
According to Violet Township Director of Operations Bill Yaple, the renewal of the five-year senior center levy would not result in an increase in taxes for township property owners. Rather, it would replace an existing levy that is set to expire at the end of this year.
If approved, the renewal levy would go into effect at the beginning of 2013, Yaple said last month, and the township would begin collecting taxes from it in 2014.
It would cost property owners in the township, including businesses and homeowners, about $6.13 per $100,000 of assessed property value.
"It's going to produce around $196,000 annually for the senior center," Yaple said last month. "It's for operations, repairs or whatever need be for that senior center."
Violet Township owns the Pickerington Senior Center at 150 Hereford Drive.
However, the township is not permitted to use any levy funds for purposes other than those related to the senior center.
The Pickerington Senior Center was established 27 years ago and, as of last March, had a membership of approximately 650 people. Membership is open to anyone age 50 or older, regardless of residency.
Annual dues are $12.50 per person.
The liquor option for Buffalo Wild Wings, 2386 Taylor Road in Reynoldsburg, would be voted on by residents in Violet Township's "A" voting district.
As of the Aug. 8 filing deadline, there were no contested races in Fairfield County for the general election, unless one or more independent candidates file by the Aug. 27 deadline.