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      The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board will review the results of Tuesday’s election and then decide how to again seek voter approval of additional tax funding for the school district, Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, said last week,

        Voters last week rejected a request for a 1 percent tax on earned income by a 323-vote margin; 2,147 for to 2,470 against, according to unofficial results.

        Parmigian said the issue only passed in a Benton Township precinct.

        On Nov. 6, Oregon voters will decide whether to renew the .5 mill local senior levy.

        The levy originally passed on Nov. 5, 2013, to provide funding for senior services from 2014 to 2018. The levy was passed for the purpose of providing additional funds for senior services in the city.

        Mayor Mike Seferian said he believes the public will support the renewal because of the demand for services at the senior center.

        This year, the city is looking at a couple of major projects, including improvements to the senior center building, and its parking lot.

        City Administrator Mike Beazley said there is much more activity at the senior center than in the previous facility, an old water pumping station on Bayshore Road.

        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.



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