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Archbold School Levy Largest On May Ballot

The renewal of the Archbold Area School District’s $1.1-million emergency operating levy is the largest on the May 3 primary election ballot in Fulton County.

But the Wauseon Exempted Village School District is asking voters to approve two emergency levies. If both pass, the district will receive $1,316,089 from 8.43 mills.

The Archbold Area School District levy, if approved by voters in the district, will require that property owners be charged 5.39 mills. Brett Kolb, Fulton County auditor, calculated if the levy passes, the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $165.07 per year.

If passed, the levy will remain in effect for five years.

Paperwork for questions and money issues for the primary ballot originally had to be filed with the Fulton County Board of Elections by Wednesday, Feb. 2.

However, the board office was closed Wednesday because of the Tuesday night- Wednesday morning snowstorm. The deadline was pushed back to 4 pm, Thursday, Feb. 3. Wauseon’s Two Levies

The Wauseon school district is asking voters to renew an $835,000 emergency levy, which will require 4.05 mills.

Kolb calculated the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $124.03 a year if the levy passes.

Wauseon Schools are also asking in a new emergency levy for $841,089, which would require Kolb to levy 4.38 mills against property owners. The owner of a $100,000 home will pay $134.14 if the new levy passes.

If both levies pass, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay a total of $258.17.

If the renewal levy is passed, it will remain on the books for five years. The new levy, if passed, will be in place for eight years. Local Levies

Voters in the village of Archbold are being asked to renew the village’s 3.3-mill levy, which over the years has been reduced to an effective millage of .95 mills on agricultural and residential property.

A person with a $100,000 home in Archbold will pay $29.95 per year for five years if the renewal passes.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said money generated by the levy goes toward the operation of the village police and fire departments.

Fulton County Commissioners are asking for a renewal of the 2-mill EMS levy, which has an effective millage rate of 1.61 mills. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay about $49.63 to support the emergency medical service. If approved, the levy will last for five years.

County officials say the EMS levy could be “rolled back,” or millage reduced, if the property tax raises more money than necessary.

German Township voters, including residents of Archbold, will be asked to approve a new six-tenths (.6) of a mill, five-year levy for firefighting equipment.

If approved, a German Township homeowner with property valued at $100,000 will pay $18.31 per year.

Most of the money generated by the new levy will go to purchase a new fire truck, which will replace a 30-yearold pumper truck.

Voters in Clinton Township are being asked to renew a three-tenths (.3) of a mill levy for current expenses. The levy has an effective millage rate of .27 mills, and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $8.33 each year. The levy will last five years. Others

Other issues on Fulton County ballots this spring (levy costs based on a $100,000 house):

Village of Lyons, renewal of 3 mills (2.88 effective) for five years for current expenses; $88.14.

York Township, renewal, 1 mill (.92 effective), road improvements, five years, $28.26.

Village of Delta, renewal, 1 mill (.83 effective), recreation, five years, $25.38.

Gorham Township, renewal, .5 mill (.41 effective), cemetery maintenance, five years, $12.46.

Villages of Lyons and Metamora are asking voters to approve electrical aggregation.

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