As we look ahead to May's election, Stow Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues on the ballot for Stow and Summit County residents.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Stow residents will have an opportunity to vote on a 7.84-mill renewal levy Nov. 6 for 10 years in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District.
If Issue 67 — the Stow-Munroe Falls School District's 10-year 7.84-mill levy —fails, the district plans to pursue the renewal levy again. The current five year levy in place is for 7.3-mills and generates $7.3 million annually for operating funds. It expires at the end of the year. The current levy, although passed five years ago at 7.3-mills, is being collected at 8.05-mills. According to Summit County Fiscal records, an 8.05-mill tax costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $250 annually. The millage for the renewal is higher than when it first passed and it is for 10 years, not five. The renewal levy, if passed Nov. 6, will still generate $7.3 million annually for the district. It would begin in 2013 with collection starting the …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The weekly print paper is suggesting residents vote "for" a 7.84-mill 10-year operating levy.
The Stow Sentry endorsed Issue 67 on Sunday. The paper stated since the Stow-Munroe Falls School District was once again rated "Excellent" in the state report card, the operating money is necessary to maintain that standard. Click here to read the Sentry's full endorsement. Do you agree with the paper? Vote and comment below!
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 …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Stow and Summit County.
As we look ahead to the Nov. 6 election, Stow Patch is devoted to bring you the information* you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates, because we'll continue to add details as they develop. Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Issue 67: Renewal tax levy 7.84 mills: The current 7.3-mil is expiring in its fifth year and the school district is asking voters to approve the renewal tax in November. The levy would generate $7.3 million annually for 10 years this time, not five, if passed. Summit County Fiscal Officer: Incumbent Kristen M. Scalise (D-Cuyahoga Falls) will face Ron Antal (R-Hudson) who owns Research Credit Group, Inc. in Stow. Summit County Executive: Incumbent Russ Pry (D-Akron) and Munroe Falls Mayor …
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…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Voters are making a difference today by casting a ballot, but we want to know ... what's the biggest issue or position on the ballot today? Take our poll.
If you aren't sick of voting, take our poll to help us identify the most important item on Stow's ballot today. Then, tell us why you think it is important and who you voted for, or if you voted "for" or "against" something. Before voting and participating in our poll here, check out The Patch Voter Guide to read about the issues and candidates.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Voting is a right not everyone always exercises. Tell us if you vote — why or why not?
Voter turnout is never 100 percent. So, we want to know why some people decide not to vote. In Stow's last election, which was a special election in August, only 6,660 went to the booth. Granted, Issue 2, a 6.57-mill operating levy was the only item on the ballot in Stow, but it's still a low turnout. With several heated races on the ballot, voter turnout is expected to be much greater. But, we still want to know why non-voters chose to avoid the polls. So, take our poll and then comment about why you don't vote or what reasons you'd give to non-voters about the importance of casting a ballot. Important Nov. 8 links:
Friday, September 30, 2011
You must be registered to vote by Oct. 11 to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.
Have a candidate or issue you want to support? Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 8 general election in Summit County. To vote in Summit County, you must be 18 before Nov. 8, 2011, a United States citizen, a resident for 30 days before the election, not incarcerated for a felony or have not have been declared incompetent or had your right to vote taken away by a court. You can fill out voter registration paperwork on-line To do so, here’s what you need: The application must be signed, posted marked 30 days before the election and mailed to the BOE at Summit County Board of Elections 470 Grant St. Akron, OH 44311. You can also register in person, at the BOE, or at the following locations: Persons …