Sunday, March 10, 2013
Stow Patch readers react to proposal raised at Stow Safety Task Force
Stow Mayor Sara Drew raised the possibility of a ballot issue tax to pay to hire police officers specifically to staff Stow-Munroe Falls School buildings this week. And Stow Patch readers had plenty to say about the idea. Here's what some readers have to say: Melissa Bysura — "How about we remove the stigma and start properly treating people suffering from mental health issues first? Did armed officers in the schools prevent the Columbine shootings? No. This is a knee jerk reaction..." Ryan — "Placing officers at schools is an extreme overraction to a terrible tragedy. It would create an unneeded financial burden on the residence of Stow..." Dave B. — "I am all for security in the schools to prevent future tradgedies. However, I think that…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Stow Mayor Sara Drew's Safety Task Force discussed the idea of a ballot issue to raise money to hire more cops to put in schools
At Thursday's meeting of Stow's Safety Task Force Mayor Sara Drew broached the idea, via a written statement, of a ballot issue tax to raise money to hire new police officers specifically to staff Stow-Munroe Falls Schools buildings. Police chiefs for both the Stow and Munroe Falls departments said they would need extra officers to provide a full-time presence in the schools. The task force has been charged with finding ways to improve security in the community and to make recommendations to Stow City Council and the board of education. Drew said that one of the task force suggestions might be for a levy or ballot issue. Click here to see what city and school officials said about the idea. Take our poll below and tell us if you would …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Issue 5 failed by just 90 votes on Tuesday night; however, another five-year, 6.83-mill levy is on the way this November.
The voters have spoken: Issue 5 has been rejected. Tonight’s results mark the third levy failure in the last 10 months for the Woodridge Local Schools. The next move is to focus on passing a levy identical to Issue 5 in November. If passed, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said Woodridge Local Schools Superintendent Walter Davis. In the event the November issue fails, the Woodridge Board of Education will need to approve seven-figure cuts ($1.2 million in personnel, $600,000 in employee benefits) to keep the budget balanced and in the black through 2015, said Woodridge School treasurer Deanna Levenger. If approved by the board, the next …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Get polling locations, voting hours and levy information below.
Voters will cast ballots on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to either approve or strike down Issue 5, the Woodridge Local Schools 6.83-mill, five-year levy. If passed, Issue 5 would generated $3 million per year over the next five years and cost homeowners an additional $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation. Voting hours will run from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your polling location, refer below: Akron polling locations Boston Heights Village polling location Boston Township polling location Cuyahoga Falls polling locations Peninsula polling locations Richfield Township polling location Sagamore Township polling location To determine which polling location to report to, click here for the Summit County Board of Elections Polling Location …
Monday, June 18, 2012
There's a lot of time between now and election day this November, but Patch wants to know if you've made up your mind already about how you'll vote for the school district's renewal levy.
There's still about five months until the election in November, but Patch wants to know — how will you vote on the 10-year 7.84-mil renewal levy? Be sure to take the unscientific poll and tell everyone why you will or won't support the ballot issue. Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether a renewal levy that generates $7.3 million annually will be collected for the next 10 years for the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District this November. The current levy is for five years at 7.3-mils and expires at the end of 2012. The renewal levy, which will still generate $7.3 million annually, is for 10-years at 7.84-mils this time. If passed in November, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home: The first collection would begin …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education approved the last step to put a renewal on the Nov. 6.
Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether a renewal levy that generates $7.3 million annually will be collected for the next 10 years for the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District this November. The current levy is for five years at 7.3-mils and expires at the end of 2012. The renewal levy, which will still generate $7.3 million annually, is for 10-years at 7.84-mils this time. If passed in November, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home: The first collection would begin in 2014 for the 2013 taxes. The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education voted 4-1 to approve putting the levy on the ballot June 11. Board Member Rod Armstrong voted against the measure. He said he would be more comfortable asking voters for a levy for …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Take a look at the agenda before you go to the meeting.
During Monday's Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting, the final steps to put a 10-year $7.3 million levy expiring this year on the November ballot are expected to be approved. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Also on Monday's agenda: The complete agenda is attached to this post in the form of a .pdf.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The levy would generate $7.3 million annually for 10 years, but the millage amount is still uncertain.
A 5-year 7.3-mill levy set to expire this year is closer to being on the November ballot. But this time, the Stow-Munroe Falls School District is going to ask voters to approve the renewal levy for 10 years. The board voted 4-1 to direct Treasurer/CFO Catherine Bulgrin to have the county certify the district's value and how much millage will generate $7.3 million. Board Member Rod Armstrong cast the dissenting vote. "I don't feel that we need to go for a 10-year levy, in analyzing the five-year forecast (which was unanimously approved May 29) and knowing what our financial future is, I'm more comfortable dropping the millage by at least $2 million or $3 million and I'd like to go with a 2-year levy." He explained that going for a 2-year…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is expected to take the necessary steps toward putting a renewal levy that expires this year on the November ballot.
A five-year renewal levy is set to expire this year and the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is expected to take the first of two steps toward getting it on the November ballot at the next meeting May 29. The emergency levy expiring this year generates $7.3 million annually at 7.3-mills. Bulgrin said passing the renewal levy, which is not a new tax, is "crucial." Bulgrin said the district will pursue the renewal levy for 10 years this time. The levy will still generate $7.3 million annually, but because of new mainly decreased property values, she said she is guessing the millage will be around 8. Even if the millage is increased, the amount each homeowner will pay will remain around the same, she said. During the May 29 meeting, the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Summit County voters could see a 2.25-mill renewal levy for the Children Services Board.