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Jerusalem Township trustees voted 2-0 to place a levy on the Nov. 3 ballot at a meeting on July 28 to fund sheriff’s patrols, which the township currently receives at no charge from Lucas County.
Trustees have not yet figured out the levy’s millage. They face an Aug. 20 deadline to place the levy on the November ballot.
The levy is in response to a notification by Lucas County commissioners last month that it was going to start charging nine unincorporated areas in the county, including Jerusalem Township, for sheriff’s patrols starting Jan. 1 due to budgetary constraints. That’s when commissioners plan to cut over $5 million from the sheriff’s budget.
Eastwood school officials are weighing options for possible financing of improvement projects to district buildings and whether to seek voter approval of financing for a new school building.
The school board in early July approved a resolution to apply for Qualified School Construction Bonds. The QSCB program enables districts to sell bonds for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The bonds are also available to help finance the construction of new buildings through the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC).
Board members last week discussed various bond financing options with a representative of Fifth Third Bank.
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Car sales generated by the so-called Cash for Clunkers program have been so robust that some area dealers say the $1 billion allocated by the federal government will be exhausted well before the program is scheduled to end on Nov. 1.
John Becerra, sales manager at Mathews Ford in Oregon, said he was certain the initial funding would soon be gone.
“That will happen, absolutely,” he said Wednesday, adding buyers flocked to the Navarre Avenue dealership when the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) officially began July 24.
He estimated 40-50 vehicles were sold under the program at the dealership in just the first few days.
Like a lot of 12-year-olds are these days, Brandon Rodriguez is looking to raise
However, Brandon doesn’t want the money to buy video games, a trip to the movies or some iTunes. Instead, the Oregon youth is planning a car wash fund-raiser to benefit the animals at the Toledo Area Humane Society.
Brandon, with the help of several friends and classmates, will be washing cars for donations Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ralphie’s on Navarre Avenue in Oregon.
“I like animals, and it bothers me to hear that they could be harmed or not taken care of,” Brandon said. “The Humane Society does very good things for animals and they need all the help they can get so I thought I should be one of those to help them.
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