Residents are sure to see some new faces on Upper Arlington City Council next year since one incumbent and eight challengers have filed to run in this fall's election.
Nine people filed for four City Council seats with the Franklin County Board of Elections by the Aug. 9 deadline for the Nov. 7 election.
The elections board is scheduled to certifiy petitions Aug. 21, according to board spokesman Aaron Sellers.
Only one of the hopefuls, Francis "Kip" Greenhill, currently is a council member.
Other seats up for grabs include those held by John C. Adams, David DeCapua and Debbie Johnson.
Adams announced in June he wouldn't seek re-election this fall after initially being appointed to council in December 2011, reappointed in January 2013 and elected to a four-year term in November that year.
Term limits precluded both DeCapua and Johnson from seeking re-election; each will conclude their second consecutive council terms at the end of this year.
Those who filed nominating petitions are:
* Michaela Burris, 1976 Northwest Blvd.
* Brian Close, 2830 Andover Road
* Bob Foulk, 2791 Stratford Drive
* Omar Ganoom, 1589 Stratford Road
* Francis "Kip" Greenhill, 2243 Atlee Court
* Michele M. Hoyle, 4175 Nottinghill Gate Road
Malika Jacobs, 2215 Cranford Road
* Jim Lynch, 1828 Harwitch Road
* Lowell Toms, 3388 Redding Road
For school board, seats currently held by Matt McClellan and Carol Mohr are up for a vote. McClellan will not seek re-election.
Barring the emergence of any write-in candidates and assuming their petitions will be certified, it appears two candidates will run unopposed for two seats on the board Nov. 7: Mohr, 2567 Westmont Blvd., and Scott McKenzie, 3905 Bramford Road
Upper Arlington schools will seek a combined 8.92-mill levy and bond issue on the November ballot.
If approved, a 3.75-mill operating levy would generate approximately $6.3 million in additional annual revenue for day-to-day expenses, such as teacher salaries, instructional and pupil support, technology and transportation.
Passage of the 5.17-mill bond issue would result in an influx of approximately $230 million over 38 years, according to district officials.
The bond money, plus a targeted minimum of $5 million in private donations, would fund the reconstruction of Upper Arlington High School and its athletics facilities, as well as renovations to each of the district's five elementary schools. District buildings are on average more than 63 years old.
If passed, the combined levy and bond would result in a tax increase of $312 per $100,000 of home valuation annually, as determined by the Franklin County Auditor's Office.
The owner of a $400,000 home would pay an additional $1,249 in property taxes each year, according to the district.