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Willard voters could see additional school levy on May ballot

Aaron Krause • Jan 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

For the first time since the 1970s, Willard City Schools does not have a permanent improvement levy.

That's because voters in November declined to renew the levy, with about 56 percent voting against it and 44 percent voting to renew the levy.

As a result, in May, voters might be asked to approve an additional levy to raise money for purchasing supplies and maintenance contracts for the upcoming building.

School board members will vote at their next meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 on whether to place the levy on the ballot.

If approved, the 1.5-mill, five-year levy would bring in about $275,000 to $280,000 a year, superintendent Jeff Ritz said. He added the money raised cannot be used for salaries. If voters approve the levy, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $45.93, according to the Huron County auditor's office.

A story about this subject was published in the Reflector.

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