Tipp bond issue fails at polls


By Cecilia Fox - [email protected]



Troy schools pass levy renewal

TROY — Troy City School district residents voted 63 percent in favor of the district’s five-year 5.8-mills levy renewal.

The 5.8-mills levy generates $3.4 million per year for the district. The levy was last renewed in 2011. According to unofficial results, there were 4,252 votes for the levy; 2526 against the levy as of press time.

“We are just thankful the people continue to support us,” said Doug Trostle, president of the Troy City School Board of Education.

“We work hard for the residents of Troy and the students in Troy. We try to be fiscally responsible. We are happy and pleased and proud that the community supports us,” said Joyce Reives, vice president of the Troy City School Board of Education.

This levy costs a $100,000 homeowner approximately 20 cents a day. The levy was first passed in 1996 and will not increase taxes, according to the district.

For more information about the district, visit www.troy.k12.oh.us.

TIPP CITY — Voters in Tipp City rejected a 3.98 mill bond issue for the construction of a new elementary school. The bond issue failed 62 percent to 37 percent as of press time.

“We’re obviously disappointed,” Superintendent Gretta Kumpf said. “This is a temporary setback.”

Supporters of the levy cited a 2015 Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFFC) assessment of the building that reported issues like asbestos, structural deterioration, insufficient heating, and obsolete electrical systems.

“The need is still real,” Kumpf added. “We’re not going to give up.”

Kumpf said that the board will discuss its plans for moving forward at their next meeting.

“Many taxpayers don’t see the need and I think there are those that simply do not want higher taxes. I understand that,” she said. “Unfortunately, state funding the way is, the largest burden is on the community.”

The bond issue would have generated almost $30 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $139 a year. The interest rate for the 37 year bond would have been 4.4 percent.

The district has been working with Ruetschle Architects to design a new building.

The school board had recently selected a construction company, depending on the the passage of the bond issue.

By Cecilia Fox

[email protected]

Troy schools pass levy renewal

TROY — Troy City School district residents voted 63 percent in favor of the district’s five-year 5.8-mills levy renewal.

The 5.8-mills levy generates $3.4 million per year for the district. The levy was last renewed in 2011. According to unofficial results, there were 4,252 votes for the levy; 2526 against the levy as of press time.

“We are just thankful the people continue to support us,” said Doug Trostle, president of the Troy City School Board of Education.

“We work hard for the residents of Troy and the students in Troy. We try to be fiscally responsible. We are happy and pleased and proud that the community supports us,” said Joyce Reives, vice president of the Troy City School Board of Education.

This levy costs a $100,000 homeowner approximately 20 cents a day. The levy was first passed in 1996 and will not increase taxes, according to the district.

For more information about the district, visit www.troy.k12.oh.us.

Reach Cecilia Fox at [email protected] or at (937) 552-2205

Reach Cecilia Fox at [email protected] or at (937) 552-2205

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