Willard voters could see additional school levy on May ballot

1.5-mill, five-year levy would bring in about $275,000 to $280,000 a year.
Aaron Krause
Jan 10, 2013

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.

Comments

Lillie Chaos

Now you are making me nuts!

onlyinamerica

You have to actually earn money to actually pay taxes. Anyone mean or nice can vote to raise frivilous taxes for unneeded things such as a new school!

arnmcrmn

I thought all this was covered under the initial levy that passed to build the new building.? Wasn't there money in the building levy for permanent improvement? If not, all I can say is they dropped the ball. Should of all been figured into one levy and not two. Doesn't look good and I am a huge school supporter.

OneWhoReallyCares

arnmcrmn, that is the way the school admins play this cat and mouse game. They get you to bite and wham!, they got you. See, they know that the people in this community have no other option but to pass an operating levy because if we don't they'll threaten you with pay to play or no more this or no more that. Yet these fat cats will never sit down and actually think things through....nice sports complex behind O'Reillys. Great example. These kids will be traveling for every game this spring and think about all the extra $$$ that will be, or should I say lost. Brilliant planning, I love it. Believe It, sure wish I could see how that big education would help you in a dark alley fight, bet the person with the street education may have one up on ya. But, you could could probably talk your way out of that with your fancy education.

believe it

Actually my education would tell me not to go down a dark alley in the first place...BOOM!

Lillie Chaos

much better....thank you

OneWhoReallyCares

Believe It, that was a good come back, and the BOOM at the end, priceless. But, I don't think that was your education talking to you I think it was your backbone, or should I say lack of.

believe it

I'm here for you, baby!

believe it

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