Worthington voters will have several decisions to make on the Tuesday, Nov. 5, general-election ballot, including races for Worthington City Council and the Worthington Schools Board of Education.
Those decisions will include choosing from among 13 people running for three seats on council.
Incumbents Doug Foust, Bonnie Michael and Doug Smith all are running for reelection. They will be challenged by Candy Brooks, Peter Bucher, Paul Dorothy, Michael Farley, Karen Filina Wilson, Barton Hacker, Seth Kraut, Eddie Pauline, Jennifer Rhoads and Michael Troper.
For the two seats up for election on school board, Amy Lloyd and Kelly Needleman are running against incumbent Charlie Wilson.
Julie Keegan, who has served on the school board for 12 years and three terms, did not run for reelection.
Perry Township voters will consider a 1.5-mill, five-year renewal levy for road and bridge repairs.
The levy has been designated as Issue 4 by the Franklin County Board of Elections.
The levy would cost $40.09 a year per $100,000 in property value, according to Beth Beatty, township administrator. The 1.5-mill levy will expire Dec. 31, according to a release from the township, and the renewal would continue it another five years.
The release said the Franklin County Budget Commission has certified that the property-tax revenue from the levy would be $241,386 annually.
"This revenue will be earmarked for the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of residential streets and roadways," the release said.
"The funds generated through this levy will also pay for additional road department-related services, such as annual leaf and brush collection, snow and ice removal (and) general road maintenance."
The township's road department is funded by two 1.5-mill levies, the release said. The other 1.5-mill, five-year levy was renewed by township voters in November 2018.
Local voters also will consider a countywide levy: a 3.1-mill, 10-year renewal levy for Franklin County Children Services that has been designated as Issue 10 by the board of elections.
The 3.1-mill renewal levy is expected to generate more than $85.6 million annually, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The levy will cost homeowners about $84.50 per $100,000 in property valuation, and it is collecting at an effective rate of 2.76 mills, according to the Franklin County Auditor's Office.
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