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Oregon stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars if Gov. John Kasich’s proposed biennial budget is approved, according to Matt Szollosi, state representative from the 49th district.
“The impact to the City of Oregon through the proposed budget is a loss of $900,000 for the two year period. The big hit is in a reduction in the local government fund,” said Szollosi. “The fund would be reduced by 25-percent the first year, followed by a 50-percent cut in the second year of the biennial budget.”
Officials in the Village of Woodville say they’ll look first to enacting spending cuts in the police department if a 7.4-mill property tax levy on Tuesday’s ballot isn’t renewed.
The levy generates about $332,519 annually and is the major source of funds for the village’s general fund, according to Barb Runion, village clerk-treasurer, and costs the owner of a home with an appraised value of $100,000 about $259 a year.
Area school district in Wood, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties will be on the ballot Tuesday with revenue requests.
In Wood County, the Eastwood Local School District is seeking renewal of a 1 percent, 5-year income tax issue.
The district recently announced plans to reduce the budget by $650,000 for the 2011-12 school year. The austerity plan includes laying off employees and reducing hours.
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian has tabled a proposed agreement with Law Director Paul Goldberg that would rehire him at a reduced salary following his retirement from the position on April 30.
Some on council at a meeting on April 25 wanted to review the details of the agreement before voting on it.
The deal calls for the city to pay Goldberg an annual salary of $49,000 for two years. Council has already approved his retirement at a previous meeting in April, which becomes effective on April 30. After that date, Goldberg would have to stop working for the city for 60 days, then would be re-employed by the city as law director under the new terms of his contract.
Treasurer outlines B-C-S revenue loss
A report by Anne Arnold to the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board was not what board members wanted to hear.
With a 3.9-mill emergency operating levy on Tuesday’s ballot, the board is hoping to avoid closing two more elementary schools in addition to Rocky Ridge Elementary School, which will be closed at the end of the school year as part of a re-alignment of the district due to a drop in enrollment.
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