Five issues await voters in county primary election

By Will Sanders

March 20, 2014

By Will E Sanders

TROY — With the ballot for the May 6 primary election approved and proofed, Miami County Board of Elections Director Drew Higgins said he anticipates an estimated 30 percent voter turnout.

Local and state primary elections, along with a state constitutional amendment, will be decided by local voters and should generate “a lot of interest,” Higgins said.

Five local issues will be on various ballots throughout Miami County polling precincts on Election Day, and they are:

• In the city of Piqua and Washington and Springcreek townships, voters will help decide a proposed Piqua City School District tax issue. The 1.8 mill, five-year renewal levy is for the purpose of constructing improvements, renovations and additions to school facilities and will provide equipment, furnishings and site improvements.

• In the Tipp City and Monroe Township voters will consider a proposed tax levy for the Tipp City Exempted Village School District. The 2 mills, five-year renewal levy is for the purpose of permanent improvements.

• In the precincts of Staunton North and Staunton South in Staunton Township voters will help decide a proposed 1 mill renewal, five-year tax levy for fire, ambulance, paramedic and other emergency medical services.

• In the precincts of Bethel South Central, Bethel South East, Bethel West, Bethel East and Bethel/Huber Heights voters will weigh in on a proposed bond issue for the Bethel School District. The additional 7.94 mills levy for 37 years is for the purpose of constructing school facility improvements, additional, renovations and athletic facility improvements.

• In the Union East precinct, voters will consider a local option for Smitty’s Cruise Thru, located at 7770 S. Kessler-Frederick Road, West Milton. The business is hoping to receive a C-1, C-2 and D-6 liquor permits.

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