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        Jerusalem Township residents will be voting on a .25-mill, five-year levy, known as Issue 17, on the Nov. 6 ballot.

        The levy is needed to fund development of new property the township purchased for Oakwood Cemetery, which is nearly full, according to trustees.

        “The existing cemetery is about 95 percent filled,” Trustee Mark Sattler told The Press last week. “There are less than 100 plots remaining.”

        The Ohio municipal code requires townships to provide a cemetery for residents.

        A State of the Schools presentation is planned for the Nov. 8 special meeting of the Woodmore school board.

        Superintendent Tim Rettig and treasurer Dan Russomanno will make the presentation and the public will be allowed to ask questions.

        The board will not take any action during the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Woodmore High School Media Center, 633 Fremont St., Elmore,

        Voters in Freedom Township will decide two levies on Nov. 6; a 0.4-mill, 3-year renewal issue for maintaining fire department equipment and a new 1-mill, 10-year levy that will be used for constructing a building to house the township administrative offices and store equipment and vehicles.

        The new levy, if passed, would generate about $73,000 annually.

        Ron Golightley, fiscal officer, said the township’s  current administration building and maintenance garage flood every year.

        As of Oct. 19, approximately 6,293 cubic yards of soil have been excavated from the former Brush Berylium site near Luckey as part of a remedial project, according to an update by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

        The contractor, North Wind Portage, Inc., has been working in the southwest corner of the site near Luckey and Gilbert roads. The volume represents approximately 15 percent of the volume of waste estimated in the first phase area of the project and about 4 percent of the total volume estimated for cleanup of the entire site.

       In Ottawa County, a majority of the local ballot issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are renewal requests.

        One exception is a 1 percent, 5-year earned income tax request voters in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will decide.




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