Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Voters in Avon Lake approve school levy, while Avon voters OK pair of city levies.
UPDATED 9:11 p.m. Voters approved the hotly debated 8.28-mill, emergency 10-year Avon Lake schools levy with 52 percent percent of the vote. Final, unofficial results show the measure passing, 3,192 to 2,928. In Avon, voters handily approved two city levies: a 1.90-mill, five year renewal levy for street maintenance and repair (736 votes to 276 votes); and a .45-mill, five year renewal levy for parks and recreation (728 votes to 294 votes). Lorain County voters approved two of three issues Tuesday: a levy to fund the county drug task force and a levy supporting Murray Ridge. Voters turned down a levy to fund expansion of RTA routes. Stay with Patch as we follow-up on this story post-election. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The candidates, voting information and issues that will affect Avon, Avon Lake and Lorain County.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Levy represents a $12 increase annually, per $100,000 valuation.
Avon and Avon Lake voters will see several issues on the May 7 Primary ballot including Issue 1, is a 5-year replacement 1.6875 mill levy for Murray Ridge Center. Passage will support mentally retarded and developmental disabled children and adults in Lorain County. This levy currently accounts for approximately one fourth of the agency’s revenue. More than one fourth of the programs of Murray Ridge Center will be impacted if the levy fails, since failure will affect federal funds received. Approval of the levy will cost approximately $12 more per year per $100,000 of home valuation. In March 2008, voters overwhelmingly supported the initial five-year levy that cost approximately $34 per $100,000 home valuation. The Lorain County Board of …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Neither levy will result in a tax increase.
Avon City Council introduced a resolution at the Feb. 4 council meeting to submit two replacement levies on the May 7 Primary Election. Neither levy is a tax increase. Street Maintenance and Repair Levy The city will be asking voters to approve a 1.9-mill 5-year renewal levy for street maintenance and repair. The millage represents a 10 percent decrease from the 2.0 mill rate previously approved on Nov. 6, 2007. The Lorain County Auditor’s Office has certified the value of the city at $730,797,100, allowing the city to determine what millage is required. If approved, the levy would generate $1,316,438 annually during the life of the levy. Council president Dan Zegarac said the levy would cost property owners $58.19 per $100,000 of home …