Monroeville schools go back to the voters

MONROEVILLE It's back to the voters for Monroeville Local Schools. A pair of levies will be on Tuesday's primary election a 3.75-mill emergency tax renewal and a 5.5-mill bond issue.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

MONROEVILLE It's back to the voters for Monroeville Local Schools.

A pair of levies will be on Tuesday's primary election a 3.75-mill emergency tax renewal and a 5.5-mill bond issue.

The renewal, which is not a new tax, will be for five years. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 house $114.84 per year.

The bond issue will be for a maximum of 28 years and the money collected will be used for "renovating, adding to, constructing, furnishing, equipping and otherwise improving school facilities and clearing and improving school sites," according to the ballot.

This is the fifth time the bond issue has been on the ballot in the past four years.

The 5.5-mill bond issue will cost the owner of a $100,000 house $168.44 per year.

"I just sent out a mailing with the language of the issues to let the people know what exactly each levy is for," Monroeville Superintendent Carol Girton said.

"We had teachers give us names of five parents of kids in their classrooms in grades kindergarten through eight. And we had those people call five other people. Anyone who had a question we had them turn them in. The whole experience was very positive for everybody," she said. "Most people were very nice, very open and very understanding. I'm always positive because these kids need more educational space.

"With this renovation, that would really help us upgrade our facilities. We are taking tests this week and we have every conceivable space they are even using my office. I just hope the people who said they were positive remember and go out to vote.

"We have a list of about 450 or 500 names and we are calling them reminding them to vote. We are not telling them how to vote, but to just go out and vote."

Girton calls the bond-related levy "a wonderful project for Monroeville," which should make the residents proud.

"It would be great. I just hope it happens for the community," she said.

Monroeville resident Matt Most said enough is enough when it comes to new taxes.

"There is a growing number of people that literally just cannot afford additional taxation, and that in the process of trying to bully voters into supporting the schools there may be more harm done than people realize," Most said in an e-mail. "Nothing is free, and as you are well aware the working class in this country is getting squeezed pretty hard. Unfortunately, this is the same group of people whose taxes are relied upon to fund schools."

PULL-OUT BOX:

There are 11 issues on Tuesday's ballot:

1. Bellevue City School District Income Tax Additional.

.75-mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: Bellevue 3, Bellevue 4, Lyme and Sherman townships.

2. Herrick Memorial Public Library Tax Levy Additional.

.77-mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: Clarksfield Township.

3. Lorain County Joint Vocational School Tax Levy Renewal.

.75-mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: Clarksfield Township.

4. Monroeville Local School District Bond Issue.

5.5-mills for maximum of 28 years.

Voting on the issue: Norwalk 4-C, Bronson 2, Lyme Township, Norwalk Township North and South, Peru Township, Ridgefield Township, Monroeville Village, Sherman Township and (Oxford Township in Erie County).

5. Monroeville Local School District Tax Levy Renewal.

3.75 mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: Norwalk 4-C, Bronson 2, Lyme Township, Norwalk Township North and South, Peru Township, Ridgefield Township, Monroeville Village, Sherman Township and (Oxford Township in Erie County).

6. North Fairfield Village Tax Levy Renewal.

1.8-mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: North Fairfield Village.

7. Ripley Township Tax Levy Additional.

1.9-mills for three years.

Voting on the issue: Ripley Township.

8. Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District Tax Levy Renewal.

4.8-mills for five years.

Voting on the issue: Plymouth Village and New Haven 1.

9. Vermilion River Ambulance District Tax Levy Replacement.

1-mill for five years.

Voting on the issue: Townsend Township North and South, Wakeman Township North, Wakeman Village and (Florence Township in Erie County).

10. Willard City Income Tax Additional.

1/8-mill for five years.

Voting on the issue: Willard 1, 2, 3A and B and 4 A and B.

11. Willard City School District Tax Levy Renewal.

1-mill for five years.

Voting on the issue: Willard 1, 2, 3A and B, Greenfield Township, New Haven Township 1 and 2, Norwich Township and Richmond Township.

Comments

Monroeville Gra...

I too would like to know what the deal is with the house I was told that they were originally going to use it for office space but it turned out to be unfeasable to make the required renovations , and I also understand that they put the house for sale but not the land so the house will have to be moved if someone wants it an d guess what they had no one put in an offer for it and I only heard about it after the date that they tried to sell it. Just another of their secrets. Lets see now, Why was it that we don't trust them?

no (Anonymous)

You dont have to wonder anymore why Monroeville is the Laughing stock of Huron County.

laughhing?who? ...

Actually,Monroeville is not the laughing stock of huron county!You would be surprised!Stats. say generation of people in a specific county (the higher population) has a higher esculation of negative effects.So in essence say if there is more people in Norwalk than Monroeville,they just might be the laughing stock of Huron Co.Food for your Thought!!!!

Arnold (Anonymous)

What you talkin' bout, Willis?

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