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Avon Lake School Levy Supporters Hosting Feb. 5 Meeting

Feb, 5 meeting will provide information and organize supporters.

Supporters of the proposed 8.28–mill May 7 levy are hosting an informational “kickoff” meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Avon Lake High School Commons.

The evening will be used to gather and help spread information and begin arranging help and support for the levy.

Levy supporters have formed a Facebook page to provide information on the 10-year levy. According to the page, The Merples--the exclusive group of the Avon Lake Chorale--will attend the meeting.

Last week, the Avon Lake Board of Education voted to proceed with a 10-year, $6.5 million emergency levy.

The annual cost per $100,000 valuation is $253.58.

A 9.04-mill levy was defeated in November by 675 votes.

Myron Thomas February 04, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Will they have tips for individuals on how to make money appear from nowhere to pay for this levy?
Donald Branch February 04, 2013 at 06:10 PM
No but they will have Howard Hanna flyers for the grumpy old people who dont want to pay taxes. They will highlight some of the nicer homes in the exclusive Sheffield Lake community. If you agree to move on the spot - you get a free $10.00 coupon good at any ABC check cashing for the purchase of liquor and cigarettes.
Sue H February 04, 2013 at 06:48 PM
I am all for Avon Lake schools, however this 8.26 mil levy is still WAY more than the district needs. The additional tax burden with an increased millage of 8.26 would be very hard for many households on tight budgets to absorb. Our neighboring city, Avon has an excellent school district too, with slightly more students in 2010-2011 than Avon Lake. Yet Avon spent significantly less per pupil than Avon Lake did. Avon per student cost was $4,362 vs Avon Lake's $6,161 in 2010-11. What's the story here? Please Avon Lake School district, get realistic as to what you're asking this community for in the way of increased taxes.
Myron Thomas February 04, 2013 at 06:55 PM
I asked my boss to give me more money today. I said that due to some things that I kind of knew were coming, plant devalue and the closing that was of no surprise to anyone, I was unable to stay within my budget. He stated for me to go cry in my new backyard playbarea or in the lounge of my new garage. He said maybe I should have just kept my eye on what was important, operational issues, I wouldn't be where I was right now. If they had persued operational funds many years ago to prep for the loss of revenue instead of taxing for things that do not educate kids, than a peep would probably not be heard.
George Z February 04, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Classic !
Nick Perry February 04, 2013 at 08:20 PM
thats hilarious!
Nick Perry February 04, 2013 at 08:23 PM
you failed to point out that Avon also has HUD housing..Avon Lake does not...Yes that does change and affect a community differently then communities without HUD housing....
Dave February 05, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Seems the popular answer is "good luck with that"
Joe Black February 05, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Wrong Nick. Avon Lake does have HUD housing. It's called Beachpark Towers.
Avon-Laker February 05, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Just because someone doesn't want to pay more taxes doesn't mean they are grumpy, old or anything else other than fed up with new taxes and mis-spent money.
Over it February 05, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Wow Donald....what a piece of brilliance.....time to go back down in moms basement and have your milk and cookies.
Don M February 05, 2013 at 11:13 PM
For the gentleman that wants all seniors to buy houses in Sheffield Lake because they do not want to pay taxes. Why stop there, also another gentleman says that Avon Lake has Hud housing in Beachpark which is also Seniors. Suggestion change the boundry lines and give up that part of Avon Lake to Sheffield Lake. When you are done getting rid of all the seniors then you should then finish the cleanse. Rid the city of all non-whites, gays and lesbians. Then if the levy goes down you will only have to blame your own kind
Samer February 06, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Im all for paying city taxes for our kids education. Ill even donate $500~1000 , if students are forced to PAY TO PLAY. One little BUT...Who's holding the school board accountable to prevent wasteful spending of funds? When was the last Treasury audit? You have my vote, if things were transparent more people maybe more accepting to the levy.
ninom February 07, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Todays PD the school district is getting $1.3 million more this year. Also has the board looked at everything to cut. Could make more cuts in the sports programs, example eliminate the swim and hockey team. You have to pay out for ice and pool time to have these teams. I am sure that there are other teams also that could be eliminated. Eliminate the two Asst.Principals at the high school and also at Lear Wood. Reduce busing and make more children walk or have parents drive. Cut to the bone everything not just a few items

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