Worthington has several items on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election. Here's a brief recap of the local issues voters are likely to see on their ballots.
The Worthington City School District has both Issue 9 and Issue 10 on the ballot.
Issue 9 is a 2.58-mill, $89 million bond issue that will be used to upgrade technology, purchase new buses, make repairs to all middle schools and rebuild Perry and Worthingway middle schools.
Issue 10 is a permanent, incremental operating levy that would start at 2.9 mills and increase by 2 mills each year until it caps at 8.9 mills in the fourth year.
The issues would cost taxpayers a combined total of $191 annually per $100,000 of property value in the first year, according to Jeff McCuen, the district's treasurer.
Worthington Schools residents currently pay $1,545 per $100,000 of property value in district taxes, he said.
The levies are tied to the district's increase in enrollment and inflationary growth.
Issue 39 will allow residents to indicate whether or not they will allow city leaders to consider pooling the community's purchasing power for a bulk price for electricity. The vote will allow the city to explore the option into becoming a governmental aggregator, a community that forms a buying group on behalf of its residents, Rich Surace COO of Energy Alliances Consultant Group said.
Issue 39 is considered an opt-out program and requires a ballot vote. Residents would have to chose not to participate in the program.
Residents will vote on Issue 46, a 1.5-mill renewal levy for roads and streets.
The five-year levy is expected to raise $240,000 and would help pay for "general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges," according to information from the Franklin County Board of Elections.
Township Trustee Jim Roper said it also would help fund snow, leaf and brush removal and other road maintenance.
The levy would continue to cost $40 per $100,000 in property value and has an effective rate of 1.3 mills. Roper also said the measure would not increase taxes.
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